Anyone with a basic knowledge of how the body works is very likely aware of the important role that vitamins and minerals have in maintaining daily health.
You don’t have to be a physician to know that a deficiency of vitamins can lead to health outcomes that are less than ideal. ??
For those experiencing hair loss, one of the first lines of defense against continued hair fall is to balance your diet.
Ensuring that you aren’t experiencing a vitamin deficiency is a valuable resource in your fight against further hair loss.
The 8 Vitamins you need to know about
- Biotin or Vitamin H – Biotin is instrumental in preventing hair loss, when consumed in adequate quantities. Biotin is also useful for preventing the formation of men hair. You’ll find Biotin in your jug of milk, yeast, and in the yolks of eggs.
- Iron – Iron deficiency is well known for causing anemia among men and women, but most are unaware of its connection to hair loss. By balancing and correcting your iron intake, you can improve your overall hair growth.
- Vitamin B – Vitamin B complex is vital for shoring up and strengthening hair follicles. Many a shampoo product trumpets its Vitamin B ingredients, and for good reason.
- Zinc – The only thing most people know about zinc is that it…starts with a Z. Its benefits are not well known, but among them are reversing problems originating in the scalp.
- Anti-Oxidants – The anti-oxidants are Vitamins A, C, and E. Anti-oxidants are useful for ridding the body of toxins and improving the functionality of the immune system. Vitamin E is excellent for the skin (notice all of the Vitamin E-based lotions on the market), and just as good for the hair. Be sure all three of the vitamins are present in your diet for best results.
- Vitamin A – The right proportion of Vitamin A is absolutely necessary for good hair growth and maintenance. However, taking too much can lead to hair loss. It’s important to understand that too much of something is: simply that. Too much. Don’t overload on vitamins in an effort to speed hair growth.
- Protein – Found in everything from animal products to nuts and legumes, protein is a necessary component of every diet. The structure of the hair is almost completely composed of protein, so it should be obvious why it is a necessary for good hair growth. Protein is also useful for strengthening hair and building up resistance to hair damage.
- Pantothenic Acid – This mineral is important for proper functioning of the scalp, and is instrumental in the vital process of converting food intake to energy output. For those lacking appropriate levels of pantothenic acid, it is possible to experience failing hair follicles, as well as other symptoms like constipation.
NOTE: Using a topical hair loss treatment along with modifying your diet to include some if not all of these above vitamins and nutrients can be a very powerful approach to fending off and fighting hair loss.
Correcting your diet is job one
Though you may have a family history of hair loss, you don’t have to give up once your hair starts to fall. Indeed, you can take a serious look at your diet, and be sure that you’re eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein in order to build a balanced eating plan.
By ensuring that you’re ingesting every vitamin necessary for healthy and vibrant hair growth, you can help your body produce an attractive head of hair.