Vitamins Prevent Hair Loss: Vitamin A, B, C, D, and Vitamin E
Many nutrients have been
shown to prevent hair loss and grow hair. Hair Loss can be caused by vitamin
deficiency, or by other causes such as aging, drug use, or infections. Adding
vitamins to the diet grows hair by improving circulation, reducing stress, and
adjusting hormones, all of which are known causes of hair loss.
Vitamin A is involved in
the growth and maintenance of hair, as well as the skin. Vitamin A regulates
the synthesis of retinoic acid in the hair follicle. Vitamin A is added to skincare products and is beneficial for hair growth as well. It can be applied to
the hair shaft and massaged in, as well as taken internally.
B vitamins help grow
hair by aiding the body to handle stress and stress can cause hair loss.
Inositol, one of the B vitamins, has been shown to speed hair growth. B12 is
another B vitamin that prevents hair loss because B12 is a component of the
hair itself. Many people are deficient in this nutrient, especially
vegetarians because B12 is mainly found in meat and eggs. The B vitamins are
best taken together and are frequently sold with the label B Complex.
Vitamin C also helps the
body absorb iron, which is needed to grow hair. The human body does not make
its own vitamin C, so food or supplement sources are required, such as fruits
and vegetables. The recommended daily dose of vitamin C is 1000 to 2000 mg
Taking vitamin D stops
hair loss. Research published in 2009 reports that vitamin D has been used to
treat skin conditions such as psoriasis for over 10 years. Vitamin D reduces
hair loss by stimulating the hair follicle and the cells that form the hair
shaft. Following research that shows a worldwide vitamin D deficiency epidemic,
the recommended daily intake of vitamin D has been changed from 400 to at least
1000 IU per day.
Vitamin E builds
capillaries in the body and improved blood flow on the scalp encourages hair
growth. Adding 400 IU a day of vitamin E to the diet stimulates the hair
follicles to grow hair. Vitamin E can also be massaged into the scalp to
encourage blood flow to the scalp.
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Many whole foods contain
bio-available vitamins, but adding supplements to the diet increases the
nutrition available in the bloodstream to stimulate hair growth.
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