These supplements helped regrow my thinning hair — and they’re on sale at Bed Bath & Beyond
A few years ago I started to notice my ponytail felt so much thinner than usual. I’d had a stressful few years, and hair loss had become a disturbing side effect. The doctor later confirmed that the culprit was hormonal fluctuations — mine were caused by stress, but women lose their hair to everything from genetics to perimenopause.
So I started trying every supplement I could, including collagen and vitamin D3. Within months, my hair started to thicken and my overall health improved. Bed Bath & Beyond offers some top quality hair-thickening supplements like Vital Proteins collagen and Nature's Bounty vitamin D — and they're all on sale for Welcome Rewards+ members.
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Vital Proteins 11.5 oz. Collagen Peptides, Vanilla
Our bodies produce collagen naturally to strengthen tendons, ligaments, and skin. Collagen also provides the amino acids necessary to build keratin, which is what hair is made up of. After a lot of research, I settled on collagen peptide powder. This Vital Proteins blend has 20 grams of all-important collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine.
As a bonus, collagen does wonders for joints, and it’s seemed to help heal a herniated disc in my spine recently — I’m finally pain-free now. This dissolves so well into my morning coffee — it disappears, never clumps and it's texture free. No wonder nearly 6,000 Bed Bath & Beyond shoppers have given it a perfect five-star rating. If you aren't a fan of vanilla, you can opt for the original version instead.
Vital Proteins 20 oz. Original Collagen Peptides Powder
Nature's Bounty Vitamin D 5000 IU Tablets, 100 count
Did you know that more than 40% of adults are deficient in Vitamin D — and that number jumps as high as 82% in certain racial and ethnic groups? The National Institutes of Health calls it “an ignored epidemic,” and it’s been linked to everything from depression to back pain (and yes, hair loss, too).
I found all of this out when I had a thyroid panel done several years ago, and my doctor was shocked to see how low my vitamin D levels were (it’s never a good feeling to shock a doctor!). After taking prescription-strength vitamin D for a month, I now maintain with an over-the-counter Vitamin D3 supplement. This 5000 IU dosage is fairly safe for the average person but definitely consult your doctor about what vitamin D dosage is right for you.
Nature's Bounty Turmeric Extract 500 mg Capsules, 45 Count
I also take turmeric. When I herniated my L5/S1 spinal disc, I was desperate for natural remedies. My research led me to turmeric supplements, and my pain management doctor confirmed that turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory — great for any type of inflammation, in fact.
A friend with a similar issue told me to make sure the turmeric supplement I took contained the active component curcumin, which studies show is a powerful anti-inflammatory. I now take 500 mg of turmeric once a day. But again, check with your doctor before starting any supplement.