Yesterday got over very quickly! was what Mr. P said right after we got up today. Well, it has not been that easy for me though. Lately I have been learning quite a lot about perspectives and that is something I have saved for some other post.
The last few weeks have actually been very trying for me, teaching me a lot of things and actually testing me as to how much can I be optimistic. So far, I would not really say I have failed but I have not passed with flying colors either. Anyways, I know I am talking cryptically and in circles.
I do not want to really explain the circumstances as it would be a long story but the last few weeks have really been hard and I am grateful that I have been able to blog almost consistently and not abandoned the blog. So, the only thing I would like to convey is that Always be prepared. Do not procrastinate. You never know what is awaiting you right in the next second!.
And, on that note, I am keeping today simple and want to write down about something I have always wanted to!
There was a time when I would look around everywhere on the net about hair growth and whether it was forum or facebook chats or any other place, the only thing I would find was people discussing about which vitamins supplements would work for them! The funny thing is that I would notice them taking the supplements without any doctor’s recommendations or prescriptions.
#1. Aim at getting Vitamins from your Diet
Try to make changes in your diet and see if your nutritional deficiency gets overcome. In most of the cases, it would happen. unless it is a major problem inside your body in which you would any way need a doctor’s intervention.
If you think you are short of some vitamin in your body, it is better to get a doctor’s advise on it. And, then, follow whatever doctor advises. Otherwise, under no circumstances should you consider taking a supplement.
#2. Excess of Vitamins can wreak havoc in your body!
If you take an overdose of any vitamin, it can be harmful instead of doing good to your body and leads to vitamin toxicity.
#3. Not all Supplements are made the Same
For example, there has been a lot of controversy on fish oils and whether they are really as effective and are they safe for consumption. So, do you research well.
#4. Every Vitamin has a different pattern of dosage
This is extremely important to know. Every vitamin I have been prescribed till day comes with some or the other dosage pattern.
Some are supposed to be taken everyday for a week. give a break of a week or month and then continuing the dosage in similar pattern for a set number of time.
Some are supposed to be taken for a month and then a gap of one month and alternating in that way.
Some have to be taken only once a week, the ones which are high in dosage!
So, you should take those vitamins in the same way only and not following those instructions would either result in over-dosage or other issues. And, for the pattern, you have to consult a doc!
#5. Supplementing your Vitamins with other Minerals
So, it is really not enough to just take your vitamins regularly. They have to be supplemented in turn with a balanced diet as well. All the nutrients work in conjunction for a healthy body. So, this goes back to the #1 point actually that try to get your vitamins with a balanced diet.
So, those are my points in justification on why you should NOT take supplements without consulting a doctor. What do you say? Do you take any supplements on self-prescription or do you prefer to consult a doctor? Or, better still, do you take a balanced diet?
Earlier Posts from #OneMonthtoHealthyHair event:
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 1 – Hot Oil Treatment
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity of the Week – 1
#OneMonthofHealthyHair – Activity 2 – Get a Hair Cut!
#OneMonthofHealthyHair – Activity 3 – Go for a Hair Wash!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 4 – Essential Oils for Hair Care!
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 5 – Weekend Hair Care Routine – I
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity of the Week – 2
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 6 – How to take care of your Scalp?
#OneMonthtoHealthyHair – Activity 7 – Dry Shampoo for Clean Scalp!