Diet plays an important role in many aspects of our lives, including heart health, skin longevity, energy levels and beyond. Unfortunately, the average American does not get all the nutrients they need from diet alone. Vitamin deficiency can lead to numerous health concerns, and hair loss is one of the most frustrating side effects.
Which vitamin deficiencies can cause hair loss?
The recommended consumption of vitamins varies on a person’s age, sex and type of vitamin or mineral. Some vitamin deficiencies can lead to headaches, fatigue, anxiety and even depression. Having low levels of the following vitamins has been linked to hair loss in both men and women:
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports the reproductive system, healthy vision, the immune system, and keeps the organs working properly. It is naturally present in many foods, including eggs, spinach, poultry, fish and dairy.
Interestingly, hair loss can occur with a vitamin A deficiency but also if a person consumes too much of this nutrient. Because vitamin A is one of the nutrients we often get plenty of through diet alone, it is important to monitor other supplements, creams and medications that contain it to avoid ingesting too much.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
If you are interested in healthy skin, nails and hair, you have probably heard of biotin. Biotin is the common name for vitamin B7, an essential nutrient involved in a wide range of metabolic processes. A lack of biotin can lead to hair loss, nausea, muscle pain and memory problems.
Vitamin D is essential for immunity, bone strength, cell growth and mental wellbeing! This vitamin truly does it all, and it is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies in Americans. Vitamin D is responsible for creating new hair follicles, and a vitamin D deficiency has been linked to alopecia. When the body lacks sufficient vitamin D, it cannot create new hair follicles, stunting new hair growth and resulting in baldness.
How can I treat my hair loss?
If your hair loss is due to a vitamin deficiency, taking oral supplements or changing your diet can help stimulate natural hair growth. Don’t know where to begin? LaserCap Company, creators of The Original LaserCap technology, can help. Maximize your hair regrowth results with LaserCapRx, our holistic, Tri-Therapy program combining:
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