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1688 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2010 2:11 PM by adaroseti RSS
adaroseti Rookie 3 posts since
Jul 25, 2010
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Jul 25, 2010 9:18 AM

Any supplements needed?

Hi, I'm a newbie runner (4 months, with the last 2 taking it seriously) and I want to know: any supplements I need to take? I don't believe in "just pop some multivitamins and other elements" school of thought, but I do feel tired after a run (currently 7.3K) for the whole day and I started losing hair in a bad way. Is there something obvious that I should be doing? Is it something supported by some research as well? Thank you in advance for your ideas.

  • tomscookie Pro 188 posts since
    Jul 9, 2010
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    1. Jul 25, 2010 9:43 AM (in response to adaroseti)
    Re: Any supplements needed?

    Your hair falling out and your lack of energy could mean many things. Have you talked to your doctor about these issues?






    Starting Weight  297 lbs 04/01/10

    C25K - Start Date - 07/12/10

    C25K - Graduation Date - 09/16/10

    Current Weight 248 lbs 09/17/10

    Ace of Hearts 5k - 10/10/10   54:08



  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,369 posts since
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    3. Jul 25, 2010 12:48 PM (in response to adaroseti)
    Re: Any supplements needed?

    If you're eating a good, well-balanced diet, you shouldn't need supplements.  You don't mention your running schedule - how often, how far - or other things like age.  Your tiredness could be related to mileage increases.  I don't know of any running related problems that would lead to hair loss.

     

    Len





    Len

  • tomscookie Pro 188 posts since
    Jul 9, 2010
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    4. Jul 25, 2010 12:51 PM (in response to adaroseti)
    Re: Any supplements needed?

    Is it from one area of your head or all over?






    Starting Weight  297 lbs 04/01/10

    C25K - Start Date - 07/12/10

    C25K - Graduation Date - 09/16/10

    Current Weight 248 lbs 09/17/10

    Ace of Hearts 5k - 10/10/10   54:08



  • MCWing Amateur 18 posts since
    May 31, 2010
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    5. Jul 25, 2010 1:00 PM (in response to adaroseti)
    Re: Any supplements needed?

    Are you at a healthy weight? I ask because I know from past experience that when I lost too much weight, my hair started falling out. Even if you are at a heathy weight, it may be some kind of vitamin deficiency.... I am glad to hear you will be seeing your doctor soon though! Good luck.

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