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|2/1/2012||I wasn't quite sure which category to put this question. I had estrogen positive, stage 1 breast cancer 5 years ago. I am 60 years old and my hair is thinning on top. I was wondering if it was safe to take Viviscal to help my hair get thicker? I just wanted to make sure their wasn't any estrogen in this product. My daughter saw this product on the Dr. Oz show and I think the person was a breast cancer survivor. I'm afraid to take it until I know it is safe for me.|
The ingredients say they are: Viviscal® supplements contain the exclusive AminoMar C ™ Marine Complex which provides the essential nutrients needed to nourish thinning hair and encourages growth of existing hair. Horsetail Extract is an organic form of silica which increases the strength of the hair and revitalizes lifeless hair. Fortified with Vitamin C derived from the Acerola Cherry which is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C available. Contains one or more of the following: cod, English whiting, shark, and microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, natural orangeflavor, glycerol
Thank you so much!
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|2/1/2012||Based on the detailed list of ingredients you have provided, there is nothing there that is estrogen based. hope it helps you.|
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