Does anyone know when Propecia (the hair-loss prevention pill) will be available in generic form?
I think the patent expires soon but can’t find any information as to when exactly. There is a lot of fake stuff out there – but at about $2 per pill, a generic form would be nice. I believe its made right now by Merck.
sam smith answers:
My husband has been ordering the generic version finasteride for years from http://www.rxmex.net . It is authentic, still in blister packs and manufacturers name and expiration dates. You will not get counterfeit meds here. I think he gets around 90 pills for $70 and it is working GREAT!
if youre not balding and you take pills for hair loss what will happen?
Will your hair grow thicker? Will nothing happen? Would i grow a girl stache?
sam smith answers:
Well if they do what it says on the tin your hair should fall out.
I didn’t actually know there were pills for hair loss. I can understand there being pills for the PREVENTION of hair loss, but that’s not what you asked about, lol.
What can I do to stop my back pain?
My back has been in serious pain for a few months now. It comes and goes but is very painful. The chiropractor didnt help and neither do pain pills or stretching. What should I do?
sam smith answers:
97% of people are vitamin D deficient – you may be also. I suggest having vitD levels tested. I was in severe chronic pain for 10 years & no doctor ever mentioned vitD deficiency.
83% of people with low back pain were vitamin D deficient
95% of people with chronic pain had the pain go away with vitamin D
My theory is that since vitD is a mucolytic agent, it keeps lymph fluid thin & flowing. When the lymph fluids get thick &the fluids pool around nerves putting pressure on the nerves & triggering pain. Lymph fluids have no “pump” like the heart & works on gravity & movement to flow & fluids drain away relieving pressure on the nerves.
Symptoms of acute vitD deficiency can include –
Weakness, Sadness, Listlessness, Tiredness, Muscle-Pain,
Twitching, (Eyelid, Arm, or Legs)
fingernails have small white spots,
Standing causes back, hip, groin, and/or leg pain.
Vitamin D3 deficiency has become an epidemic, probably because people are washing daily. If you wash skin exposed to the sun within 48 hours, you wash off the oils where the vitamin D production starts. In northern latitudes (above that of Atlanta, Georgia) the sun is at too low an angle for half the year to provide sufficient UV radiation. If even available, UVB rays are only accessible while the sun is directly overhead. Most people need to take vitamin D, especially seniors, as the ability to synthesize vitamin D in the skin declines with age.
With exposure to sunlight in the summer, the body can generate up to 20,000iu of vitamin D per hour with no ill effects. In addition, no adverse effects have been seen with supplemental vitamin D intakes up to 10,000 IU daily.
Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system, bones & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems. Many researchers claim that optimized vitamin D levels are more effective than a flu shot in preventing viral infections.
Always take your vitamin D with a fat-containing meal to ensure absorption.
Some prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol – vitamin D2). As warned by the National Institute of Health –
Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. U.S. RDA are much too low. Current recommendations from researchers are for 35iu per pound – a 143# person needs minimum of 5000iu per day (which is for minimal needs and does not replenish depleted stores) & the rda is 600iu.
Research published by Grassroots Health from the D*Action study shows that 97.5% of the adult population needs to take 9,600 IU’s of vitamin D per day in order to elevate their levels above 40ng/ml, which they believe is the absolute minimum for disease prevention. Need 14,100 IU/d to get 97.5% of the population above 50 ng/ml Universal intake of up to 40,000 IU vitamin D per day is unlikely to result in vitamin D toxicity.
I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating for optimal health.
Your vitamin D level should never be below 32 ng/ml, and any levels below 20 ng/ml are considered serious deficiency states, increasing your risk of as many as 16 different cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few.
They found that the body does not reliably begin storing cholecalciferol in fat and muscle tissue until 25(OH)D levels get above 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L). That is, at levels below 50 ng/ml (125 nmol/L), the body uses up vitamin D as fast as you can make it, or take it, indicating chronic substrate starvation—not a good thing. 25(OH)D levels should be between 50–80 ng/ml (125–200 nmol/L), year-round.
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