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Greying seems to have gone in to reverse.


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Bus Stop Boxer

Not made any concious effort in this regard. But as im 54, i have started taking Centrum over 50s blueys. Look a bit like viagra so im told.

I've been on an off-on pill cocktail/quest for a good while now, due to increased awareness of the power of innate immunity,

FOR ALL OF THE WINTER BUGS, CHRIS WHITTY, YOU CUNT, but this is a welcome side effect.

Taking:

Selenium+zinc.

Vit D and seperate K2 for extra absorption.

High strength garlic

Ahswaganda.

Nattokinase (half of my family have appalling track records with circulation).

Plus a long term prescription med.

And now more recently the aforementioned Centrum 50+, which is the most recent addition, and seems to coincide with me, subtly, turning back in to the feggin Milk Tray man.:Old:

Anyone else had a slowing/regression of greying due to pills?

I'm pleased as punch i dont look a day older than 53.:Jumping:

PS. I am in no way connected with the Centrum people.

 

 

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Dogtania
15 hours ago, Bus Stop Boxer said:

Not made any concious effort in this regard. But as im 54, i have started taking Centrum over 50s blueys. Look a bit like viagra so im told.

I've been on an off-on pill cocktail/quest for a good while now, due to increased awareness of the power of innate immunity,

FOR ALL OF THE WINTER BUGS, CHRIS WHITTY, YOU CUNT, but this is a welcome side effect.

Taking:

Selenium+zinc.

Vit D and seperate K2 for extra absorption.

High strength garlic

Ahswaganda.

Nattokinase (half of my family have appalling track records with circulation).

Plus a long term prescription med.

And now more recently the aforementioned Centrum 50+, which is the most recent addition, and seems to coincide with me, subtly, turning back in to the feggin Milk Tray man.:Old:

Anyone else had a slowing/regression of greying due to pills?

I'm pleased as punch i dont look a day older than 53.:Jumping:

PS. I am in no way connected with the Centrum people.

 

 

So your not a pfizer agent then, well that's good😅

Not taken myself but heard someone mention they prefer the wellman brand or found it worked better.  They were in the 20's age bracket though.  Guessing they may well be much of a muchness.

The high strength garlic... Not sure if you mean the allicin max.  I do have a bottle someone was complaining I smelt of garlic earlier in the year and they are meant to be pretty good.

It's the main active ingredient but at a high concentration.  Personally still think the whole bulb better though.  Bit pricey but gets good reviews.

Not heard of the Nattokinase before, I see it's like natto.  May look into.

On the fermentation tip, someone gave me a jar of their homemade kimchi.  It's still fermenting in the fridge I think but probably good to go soon.  They only started making last year I think but quite into now.  Will see how it tastes and probably make my own if good.   Much cheaper and apparantly way better than the stuff you get at the local "farmers market" or supermarket etc.

 

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Vendetta
15 hours ago, Bus Stop Boxer said:

Not made any concious effort in this regard. But as im 54, i have started taking Centrum over 50s blueys. Look a bit like viagra so im told.

I've been on an off-on pill cocktail/quest for a good while now, due to increased awareness of the power of innate immunity,

FOR ALL OF THE WINTER BUGS, CHRIS WHITTY, YOU CUNT, but this is a welcome side effect.

Taking:

Selenium+zinc.

Vit D and seperate K2 for extra absorption.

High strength garlic

Ahswaganda.

Nattokinase (half of my family have appalling track records with circulation).

Plus a long term prescription med.

And now more recently the aforementioned Centrum 50+, which is the most recent addition, and seems to coincide with me, subtly, turning back in to the feggin Milk Tray man.:Old:

Anyone else had a slowing/regression of greying due to pills?

I'm pleased as punch i dont look a day older than 53.:Jumping:

PS. I am in no way connected with the Centrum people.

 

 

I don’t carry the grey hair gene.

All my male ancestors on my fathers side - not one grey hair between em’!

I’m sure I’ve read an article on non greyness is associated with longevity (something about cell division and telomeres - I will see if I can find it). 

Interestingly the baldness gene is carried on a persons mother’s paternal side. 
 

Before you ask.... no my fathers or his fathers weren’t bald.....grandfather took a  full head of brown hair to the grave so I’ve been told....! 
 

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3 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

I don’t carry the grey hair gene.

All my male ancestors on my fathers side - not one grey hair between em’!

I’m sure I’ve read an article on non greyness is associated with longevity (something about cell division and telomeres - I will see if I can find it). 

Interestingly the baldness gene is carried on a persons mother’s paternal side. 
 

Before you ask.... no my fathers or his fathers weren’t bald.....grandfather took a  full head of brown hair to the grave so I’ve been told....! 
 

Well I'm both grey and balding.

It's a funny thing genetics. I think you're right about greyness and longevity, but presumably going grey  and/or bald evolved and persisted because of some related benefit.

looking in the mirror I'm fucked if I can see what the benefit may be though .

xD

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Vendetta

They think Graying is caused by 6 possible factors:

  1. Impaired DNA repair in melanocytes.
  2. A loss of enzymes responsible for melanogenesis.
  3. A loss of telomerase may also contribute to graying. Telomerase is an enzyme that adds nucleotides, or molecular building blocks, to telomeres.  Telomeres are repeated nucleotide sequences that cap the ends of chromosomes and take the form of loops. Telomeres protect chromosomes from being fused, recombined or recognized as damaged DNA. Of note, chromosomes consist of DNA.
  4. Anti-apoptotic signaling may prevent cell death of melanocytes thus keeping older melanocytes around instead of being replaced by new melanocytes derived from progenitor or stem cells.
  5. Proliferation of free radicals secondary to decreased production of antioxidative enzymes and nonenzymatic antioxidative molecules may lead to graying. Free radicals are reactive species that damage structural membranes of cells.
  6. Stress has also been linked to graying. Some evidence suggests that an increase in the level of stress hormones may interfere with the delivery of melanin to keratinocytes.
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Don Coglione

I have a head of hair that would make even @The XYY Man jealous. 

Over the last several years, I have found that the extent of my grey comes and goes (one might say recedes) with my stress levels; although in 2020, despite no stress, increased booze consumption has seen the grey winning.

Neither of my parents showed much grey; even at 80, I reckon my mother had fewer grey hairs than most people half her age.

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Don Coglione
Just now, The XYY Man said:

I have hardly any grey hairs above my sideburns. People accuse me of dying my hair, which I do not.

Even a hairdresser cutting it asked me what brand of dye I used so she could get some for her husband as it looked so natural...! That's 'cos it fucking is....!!!

Weirdly, I haven't shaved for a fortnight and my beard is more grey than Kenny Rogers'....!

 

XYY

Fuck me, you must look rough - he's long dead!

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Vendetta
8 minutes ago, The XYY Man said:

I have hardly any grey hairs above my sideburns. People accuse me of dying my hair, which I do not.

Even a hairdresser cutting it asked me what brand of dye I used so she could get some for her husband as it looked so natural...! That's 'cos it fucking is....!!!

Weirdly, I haven't shaved for a fortnight and my beard is more grey than Kenny Rogers'....!

 

XYY

I am 46.

Not one grey hair in a full head of hair.

I also stopped shaving 3 weeks ago - not one grey hair at all. 
 

I think my annual 20-30 day water fasts also have a massive positive impact on my hair strength, appearance and general well being.

I am planning to live to 100 if I can. Just need to find a good supplier of youthful blood to keep me going.....

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I have more grey hair than either of my parents did at my age and more than my mum has now (my dad is no longer with us so I can't say for him).  I also have more grey hair than my sister who is 2 years older than me.

It's bloody annoying.

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1 hour ago, stop_the_craziness said:

I have more grey hair than either of my parents did at my age and more than my mum has now (my dad is no longer with us so I can't say for him).  I also have more grey hair than my sister who is 2 years older than me.

It's bloody annoying.

You got stress in your life?

Also think about taking vit D and B12 if not already. 

 

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27 minutes ago, Vendetta said:

You got stress in your life?

Also think about taking vit D and B12 if not already. 

 

I don't at the moment, but I certainly have had, so that could be when the grey did its ravages.

And I've just started on higher Vit D and my multi-vit has B12 so hopefully I won't get too much more.

The Vit D tablets in hot water was fun.  It went fizzing crazy, which took me by surprise, but the taste was brilliant, like a comforting non-sugary Lemsip so that's something that I'll keep.

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3 minutes ago, stop_the_craziness said:

I don't at the moment, but I certainly have had, so that could be when the grey did its ravages.

And I've just started on higher Vit D and my multi-vit has B12 so hopefully I won't get too much more.

The Vit D tablets in hot water was fun.  It went fizzing crazy, which took me by surprise, but the taste was brilliant, like a comforting non-sugary Lemsip so that's something that I'll keep.

Vitamin D won’t be destroyed by heat - that’s good news. However Vitamin C will be completely destroyed in boiling water.

 

What Vitamin D carbonated tablet are you using? Please post a link. 

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1 minute ago, Vendetta said:

Vitamin D won’t be destroyed by heat - that’s good news. However Vitamin C will be completely destroyed in boiling water.

 

What Vitamin D carbonated tablet are you using? Please post a link. 

Bog standard Boots Calcium and Vit D tablet.  I'm doing it more for the calcium at this point as I've gone cold turkey on milk and haven't yet managed to make up the same calcium content from the alternatives because I'm such a Miss Picky about what I will and won't eat.  The Vit D is just a top up to the other Vit D that I am taking. (It's starting to look like Working Poor's accusation of me being a drug addict is coming true :D )

Boots Effervescent Calcium + Vitamin D & K 20 Tablets - Boots

 

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3 hours ago, The XYY Man said:

I have hardly any grey hairs above my sideburns. People accuse me of dying my hair, which I do not.

Even a hairdresser cutting it asked me what brand of dye I used so she could get some for her husband as it looked so natural...! That's 'cos it fucking is....!!!

Weirdly, I haven't shaved for a fortnight and my beard is more grey than Kenny Rogers'....!

 

XYY

Ask her to shave your arse next time eh?

1 hour ago, Vendetta said:

You got stress in your life?

Also think about taking vit D and B12 if not already. 

 

I am thinking it might be the B12 coming back via the Centrum thats worked for me.

Not that this was a problem i was trying to solve. Wasnt arsed.

I guess we are all stressed to a point.

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steppensheep

I'm starting to look like a balding Santa.

 

It doesn't bother me too much appearance wise but is a sad reminder of how old I suddenly got. (56).

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7 minutes ago, steppensheep said:

I'm starting to look like a balding Santa.

 

It doesn't bother me too much appearance wise but is a sad reminder of how old I suddenly got. (56).

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On 03/01/2021 at 11:00, Vendetta said:

I am 46.

Not one grey hair in a full head of hair.

I also stopped shaving 3 weeks ago - not one grey hair at all. 
 

I think my annual 20-30 day water fasts also have a massive positive impact on my hair strength, appearance and general well being.

I am planning to live to 100 if I can. Just need to find a good supplier of youthful blood to keep me going.....

How many years have you been fasting like that?

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On 02/01/2021 at 18:22, Bus Stop Boxer said:

Not made any concious effort in this regard. But as im 54, i have started taking Centrum over 50s blueys. Look a bit like viagra so im told.

I've been on an off-on pill cocktail/quest for a good while now, due to increased awareness of the power of innate immunity,

FOR ALL OF THE WINTER BUGS, CHRIS WHITTY, YOU CUNT, but this is a welcome side effect.

Taking:

Selenium+zinc.

Vit D and seperate K2 for extra absorption.

High strength garlic

Ahswaganda.

Nattokinase (half of my family have appalling track records with circulation).

Plus a long term prescription med.

And now more recently the aforementioned Centrum 50+, which is the most recent addition, and seems to coincide with me, subtly, turning back in to the feggin Milk Tray man.:Old:

Anyone else had a slowing/regression of greying due to pills?

I'm pleased as punch i dont look a day older than 53.:Jumping:

PS. I am in no way connected with the Centrum people.

 

You are way ahead of most folk for even knowing that K2 and Nattokinase even exist. I eat a bit of natto every day which I hope will cover those bases.

One or two brazil nuts a day to cover selenium.

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My hair has been grey for over 30 years now, it has periods where it's completely silver and periods where it's salt and pepper. It's going through a salt and pepper phase at the moment. I have no idea what drives the changes.

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On 03/01/2021 at 10:20, SpectrumFX said:

Well I'm both grey and balding.

It's a funny thing genetics. I think you're right about greyness and longevity, but presumably going grey  and/or bald evolved and persisted because of some related benefit.

looking in the mirror I'm fucked if I can see what the benefit may be though .

xD

Only evolutionary advantage if you are balding might be putting in more effort on the body to compensate. Hair lets me down but bod is in Benjamin Button mode, seriously I was more out of shape 40 years ago at 16.

I guess if you have loads of hair you can afford to let the rest slip. My Dad's got loads of hair in his eighties and is very baldist. It's hilarious if a guy has a walking stick or in a wheel chair he still thinks they're younger than me if they have a full head of hair. 

 

 

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Democorruptcy

I'm in my 50's with a full head of luscious brown hair, not one grey hair.

 

 

My eyes are shit though.

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3 hours ago, crashmonitor said:

Only evolutionary advantage if you are balding might be putting in more effort on the body to compensate. Hair lets me down but bod is in Benjamin Button mode, seriously I was more out of shape 40 years ago at 16.

I guess if you have loads of hair you can afford to let the rest slip. My Dad's got loads of hair in his eighties and is very baldist. It's hilarious if a guy has a walking stick or in a wheel chair he still thinks they're younger than me if they have a full head of hair. 

 

 

My mum is crazy baldist - listening to her you'd think people lost their hair on purpose, just to piss her off.  It's utterly bizarre.

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Hail the Tripod

Late 40s and I have hardly any in my head hair, although my chin stubble is pretty grey.

My Dad only became predominantly grey in his 80s. I don’t think he took any supplements, just got blind drunk most nights.

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