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Astaxanthin & 5ar

Post  averagejoe001 on Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:56 am

Hi there

Wanted to know if people think 12mg every weekday is too much? Would it inhibit 5ar more than required? I knaw that there are other health benefits, but want to see if I'm overdoing it. Any studies on longer term use (e.g. 4-6 months)?

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Post  averagejoe001 on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:40 am

Bumping this up.. any thoughts?

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Post  SonofOdin on Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:05 am

I used it for a year or more at a 8mg to sometimes 12mg dosage because I was taking in hopes it'd increase my athletic performance. This was before mpb. When mpb hit I stopped everything I was taking and frantically began researching what might be causing my hair loss, hoping it wasn't genetics. In short, all I noticed was my skin had a healthier glow as I took more. No negatives, though, it obviously didn't stop my hair loss on its own.
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Post  averagejoe001 on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:09 pm

Thanks..good to hear from another long term user. It seems that there are a lot of overall health benefits. Is it fair to presume that you didn't see any hair improvements? I'm wondering if the whole 5ar thing is overstated in those clinical studies.

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Post  SonofOdin on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:14 pm

Yeah, zero hair improvements but it's a great supplement for your overall health. I attribute Asataxanthin to the fact I've mysteriously been having to go down prescriptions on my contacts as well. But, who knows really. The only visible effect I can observe with certainty is the skin tone improvement.
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Post  averagejoe001 on Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:44 pm

I'm not so sure on the whole 5ar thing. You would think 9 months+ on something like Astaxanthin at that dosage would make some difference. Unless of course, its down to the fact that astaxanthin (or any other herbal) has nothing on fin

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Post  SonofOdin on Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:56 am

I believe there is a piece to the puzzle we're missing. Finasteride is doing more that we don't know about. Take a look at this thread for another example: http://immortalhair.forumandco.com/t8272p30-ecklonia-cava-as-effective-as-propecia-if-i-m-understanding-this-paper-correctly-why-is-no-one-talking-about-this

EC should be competing with Fin, but it's not. I'm not saying EC is a bad supplement either, I'd have to try it myself, but it's not a one pill wonder, whereas many men pop a small fin pill and go along with their day with no other form of regimen involved. But, in Astaxanthin's case, if you can afford it keep taking it. I just remembered another benefit is when I was taking dosages like I was, it was almost like sunburns were a thing of the past. And...I'm very fair and used to sunburn with even a few minutes exposure. Now the sun actually tans me and I'd never received so many compliments in my life the first summer I was on astax.
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Post  averagejoe001 on Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:33 am

Thanks..I have been using EC for a long time. While I understand its potency as an antioxidant, its not done much for hair loss imo

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