Hair loss and role of vitamins


Hair loss and balding is not only a huge and increasing problem for men with male pattern baldness, but it is also unfortunately on the rise for women. Research suggests that there are actually genetic causes for balding, but there are also hormonal imbalances at work, and sometimes even vitamin and mineral deficiencies which only add to and accelerate hair loss and thinning. Studies do show that if there are people in your immediate family that have experienced hair loss, there is a great likelihood that you will experience the same hair loss and/or thinning by about the same age, or at least in the same vicinity.

Also, if you have certain diseases or ailments, such as Lupus, Hyper or Hypo Thyroidism, you are going to be much more predisposed to experiencing premature hair loss and hair thinning, regardless of your sex. These facts make many people feel hopeless about their “future hair”, and throw their hands up in surrender to their certain fate. But, what most people don’t realize is that they can help keep the hair the have on their head as well as grow healthier, strong new hair by taking certain vitamins and ensuring they get proper nutrition in the foods they choose to eat on a daily basis.

There are even some advanced supplements on the market that will combine a lot of these ingredients all into one so that you are not popping twelve pills a day simply to get all of them in your diet in adequate amounts without having to carefully examine every morsel of food you put in your mouth to make sure you are getting your daily allowance of these potentially follicle-saving nutrients.

The first vitamin is one that actually receives a little more attention for its therapeutic properties for female hair loss. It’s a very common and easily obtained vitamin, and you probably in fact get a little dose of this in your daily multi-vitamin if you take one. It’s vitamin E. Vitamin E has long been touted as a great vitamin for both skin and hair health. While no research has directly associated vitamin E with actual hair regrowth, many believe that vitamin E plays an integral role in maintaining healthy, soft and shiny hair, as well as supple skin.

Vtiamin E is actually very plentiful in many foods in the American diet, and so a deficiency in the vitamin is relatively uncommong. Certain animal fats contain vitamin E, dark green leafy veggies, milk fat, whole grains, eggs, and other foods all are rich in this vitamin, so chances are you are getting plenty of it. Vitamin E is also reportedly an antioxidant, but beware, you can over do it on vitamin E. Vitamin E can store in the system and become toxic, so in this case, there is “too much of a good thing”. Your diet should suffice, and if you take a vitamin, the amount in the vitamin should be fine. This is also a common vitamin found in many hair health and hair regrowth supplements.

Vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 are another family of “buzz vitamins” for healthy hair growth and maintenance. B6 is really primarily known as an energy sustainer and provider to most of us, but what about what this vitamin can do to help prevent hair loss and sustain hair health and vitality (making it “pretty”)? Vitamin B6 helps your body to produce melanin, which is the natural chemical responsible for creating the pigment in your hair and is found in many hair health and loss supplements, including the provillus hair loss product. Not only does B6 help to prevent hair loss from occurring, it also helps your hair to maintain its youthful, healthy color. B12 has demonstrated its abilities to prevent hair loss.


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