Hair Growth and the role of Vitamins

Hair Growth and the role of Vitamins

Hair Growth and the role of Vitamins

Most men will suffer from hair loss over their lifetime. Also, increasingly more women. With fewer than half of all women maintaining a full head of hair. There are many products available promising better hair quality. As well as hair growth. Maybe first look a little closer to home.

Dr. Fotis Gkaragkounis, a leading FUE hair transplant specialist. With over 10 years helping hair loss sufferers. He says “it is important to maintain a balanced diet for the general health of your body and aspects such as skin, nails and hair are often the first to show signs of a deficiency.”

Occasionally hair loss can be due to a vitamin deficiency. If the case a deficiency can be corrected by adding vitamin-rich foods to your diet or using supplementation. Some vitamins have antioxidant properties that help to fight the extrinsic factors of hair loss. Poor nutrition, including vitamin deficiencies, can be a major influence of hair loss. Balancing and using natural therapies can work to help hair loss.

A small sample of how you can potentially help your hair become healthier and stronger.

  1. Fish Oil

Eat omega-3 foods like salmon, mackerel, tuna. Whitefish and sardines. If your diet does not include enough omega-3 foods, think of taking a fish oil supplement. This can help reduce inflammation that causes hair disorders. If you already take blood-thinning medications, including aspirin, seek the advice of your doctor.

  1. Zinc

Zinc is a powerful inhibitor of hair follicle deterioration. It can quicken hair follicle recovery. Studies have suggested that some alopecia areata patients have had a zinc deficiency. Oral zinc sulfate therapy had served as an effective treatment.

As zinc benefits the hair follicle health it has been used for decades for treating or as a supplement to aid the recovery after a variety of hair loss conditions, such as telogen effluvium and alopecia areata.

  1. B-Complex Vitamin (Biotin & B5)

Vitamin B5 supports the adrenal glands. Which help stimulate hair growth. Biotin benefits your hair by rebuilding hairs that have been damaged from over-shampooing. Exposure to the sun, blow-drying and ironing.

Consuming biotin and vitamin B5 foods, such as eggs, beef, chicken, avocado, beans, nuts, and potatoes, can help to avoid a deficiency and aid healthy hair growth.

  1. Vitamin C

Active as an antioxidant, vitamin C fights oxidative stress that contributes to hair greying and hair loss.

To fight free radical damage and guard the hair against aging, ensure a good intake of vitamin C foods like oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries, grapefruit, and kiwi.

If a supplement is required, take 500–1,000 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily as an antioxidant.

  1. Iron

To aid healthy hair growth to ensure iron-rich foods are included in your daily diet every day, spinach, collard greens, egg yolks, beef steak, navy beans, and black beans.

There have been a number of studies that have examined the link between an iron deficiency and hair loss, some have suggested that a deficiency in iron can be related to alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium hair loss conditions.

Because an iron deficiency may lead to hair loss, ensure that you get your daily recommended amount by eating plenty of iron-rich foods and taking a daily multivitamin. However, be wary of excessive iron supplementation.

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