There are many different factors leading to thinning hair or hair loss. The most common reasons are due to heredity, stress and poor nutrition. Whatever may be the cause of your thinning hair or hair loss, there are vitamins that will help you regain, thicken and grow healthy hair. Before you start taking vitamins for your hair, you should find out the cause of your hair loss and check with your doctor first.
People who have hair loss on the crowns of their head, is due to hereditary genes and changes in hormone levels, which certain hormone levels contributes to the hair loss. Stress can lead to hair loss because your immune system becomes weak. A weaken immune system due to stress; will attack tissues, cells and hair follicles. Poor nutrition can cause hair loss, simply because all of our body systems need good nutrition to function properly.
Not eating healthy foods or foods lacking protein and essential vitamins will cause your hair to thin and fall out. If you cannot get enough protein and vitamins out of the foods you eat, then you should consider vitamin and mineral supplements since the condition of your hair follicles are influenced by the benefits of the vitamins consumed by your body. Your hair can reflect the state of your health. If your nutrition is poor and your life is stressed, your hair will definitely show it.
Vitamins A, B, C, E, Zinc, Magnesium and Liver Oil all grows and promote healthy hair.
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that is important for its production of scalp sebum and hair follicle nourishment. An adequate source of Vitamin A is pre-formed, pre-formed vitamin A can only be found in animal foods and in a synthetic supplement. You can also eat full-fat dairy products, natural butter and egg yolks to get the benefit of vitamin A. Be cautious not to take in too much vitamin A, because it can build up in your body at dangerous levels, causing adverse side effects.
Vitamin B group includes B12, Biotin, Niacin, Panthenol, Pyridoxine, Thiamine and Pantothenic Acid. All of these substances support scalp circulation, the growth of hair and help regrow hair once lost. All B-Vitamins have different metabolic processes, therefore the intake of vitamin needs to be properly balanced and ingested, because a significant imbalance of vitamin B is harmful to your health. Vitamin B5 (Panthenol) may stop hair loss and help to regrow hair. Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) promotes blood circulation to your scalp. Inositol a form of vitamin B can help prevent hair loss. Vitamins B-6 and B-12 plays a role in healthy hair growth. Biotin can also prevent your hair from graying prematurely. Para-amino benzoic, acid is another form of vitamin B which may prevent your hair from graying. Good sources of vitamin B can be found in milk, egg yolks, yeast, wheat germ, whole breads, molasses, carrots, almonds, onion, cabbage, lettuce, strawberries, raspberries and isolated vitamin B pills.
Vitamin C not only is good for preventing colds, but also good for hair. Vitamin C contains a potent antioxidant important for the growth of healthy hair. Fruits and vegetables provides the necessary amount of vitamin C needed to grow hair, especially one rich in vitamin C like, lemons, oranges, tomatoes, peppers and berries. If you do not eat at least 2 servings of fruits or vegetables daily, then a vitamin C supplement pill is necessary if you want to grow hair or maintain healthy hair.
Vitamin E is the most beneficial vitamin for hair loss, because it delivers oxygen and nutrients directly to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth. Vitamin E also stimulates healthy hair growth because it boosts the immune system. You can find a good source of vitamin E in beans, nuts, wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, seeds, avocados and eggs.
Zinc and Magnesium
Zinc and Magnesium are great supplements if you are trying to repair your thinning or damaged hair. If you are losing your hair due to stress, then Zinc with Magnesium would be the ideal supplement for you since Zinc help treats stress. If you are severely deficient in Zinc, that could be the cause of your hair thinning or falling out at such a fast pace. Zinc also helps you digest carbohydrates better and treats sufferers of hypoglycemia which both also contributes to hair loss.
Liver Oil is a nutritional supplement and is actually fish oil derived from cod livers.
Cod liver oil is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin D and is one of the most effective providers of omega-3 fatty acids. Liver Oil helps nourish skin, hair and nails which ultimately improves the condition of the skin and grow healthier longer hair.
Taking an adequate combination of the vitamins mentioned above will help you recover healthy hair suffering from thinning or complete hair loss. Setting up a daily vitamin regimen to control your hair loss will have you seeing clear positive results in 8 to 12 weeks of fuller, longer, shiny healthy hair.