Because of vitamin deficiency, some may experience hair loss. This type of deficiency is called telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is when the hair is prematurely forced from the growing stage (anagen) to the resting stage, therefore causing hair loss. You can prevent hair loss from vitamin deficiency with a good hair care regimen and diet, which should include some essential vitamins.
To help prevent hair loss, which vitamins are essential to your diet?
Vitamin C, Biotin, Niacin, Iron, and Zinc are some of the essential vitamins for hair growth. Eating enough of these vitamins helps prevent hair loss.
Vitamin C increases collagen production in the body. It’s a rich source for antioxidants and helps fight off unstable cell-damaging atoms that cause brittle hair.
Biotin is the best vitamin for hair. Biotin helps strengthen the body’s keratin, which is the protein that makes hair and nails.
Niacin helps a lot with blood circulation. It helps bring oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles.
Iron is critical for producing proteins called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body.
Zinc is vital to hair tissue growth and repair. It helps oil glands around hair follicles to work their best.
How can you fit all this into your diet?
If making sure to include all the right vitamins to your diet is a challenge, there is a more natural way. The easy button for this would be supplements that promote hair growth. There are many hair growth supplements on the market. Some may be worried about taking supplements because they don’t understand the ingredients. There are drug-free options that contain ingredients from natural origins. Though supplements may seem like the way to solve the problem, most doctors will likely agree that the best source for vitamins is in the food we eat.
Need more information on which vitamins may be best for you?
While the supplement industry is continuing to grow, it’s harder to find what works. Dr. Varona will be happy to discuss the best options during your consultation. Schedule your appointment today.