Vitmain D Is Good For Hair Loss
Experiments have recently shown that vitamin D is good for hair loss. Premature hair loss affects many men and also women.
The current treatments include hair transplants which can cost many thousands of dollars and new drugs such as minoxidal. The drugs however have side effects such as loss of sex drive.
So the irony is you want to look better and have a full head of hair but in achieving that you perhaps lose your drive for wanting it in the first place…very bizarre!
A report shows that increasing vitamin D levels in mice helped hair growth:-
“Recently, researchers found that giving vitamin D to lab mice helped stem cells grow new hair follicles. They published their findings in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 6Microscopic receptors that bind to vitamin D in the skin have become the main focus for many research teams.
Vitamin D won’t bring back hair that’s already gone.7 But a lack of the vitamin in the body could speed up the hair loss process. 1
The Mayo Clinic reminds us that as little as 10 minutes of sun exposure may be enough to prevent deficiencies. 8
There is concern, however, that we don’t get enough vitamin D through either sun exposure or diet. 9 Especially if you live in an area of the country without much sun… take a supplement.
You can also get plenty of the nutrient from natural foods. Fatty fish and fish oils are an excellent source. Milk is fortified with vitamin D. Of course raw is always your best bet. Some brands of orange juice are too. Plus cheese, yogurts and egg yolks.
We knew vitamin D is essential for strong, healthy bones. We also knew it’s vital for healthy skin and lustrous hair. And now the latest studies offer exciting news about vitamin D and hair loss.
So get outside… and make sure you’re getting enough.”
The B vitamins and minerals have also in the past been shown to be necessary for good hair condition and growth. So even though it has been discovered that vitamin D is good for hair loss, it is also good to make sure that you are receiving an adequate all round supply of vitamins and minerals.