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Vitamin for hair loss - will it work?

Even taking your vitamin for hair loss, a certain amount of hair will fall out every month anyway. So don't be concerned by normal shedding. Problems arise when the shedding of hair is greater than the regeneration. Some things are associated with greater hair loss: * heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, and lead. * sudden weight loss * increased stress * excess copper (oral contraceptives can result in excess copper) * underactive thyroid gland * a diet low in b vitamins * women can lose more hair after childbirth Also, bleaching, perming and some colour treatments will cause a lot of hair breakage. Its important to understand these causes so you take the correct approach - you may not need a vitamin for hair loss. You may need to correct thyroid activity, or deal with heavy metals. If you're concerned about excess hair loss, it might be a good idea to find out what's causing it. A Checklist * Are there hereditary factors? * Are you taking any medications that might have hair loss as a side effect or that prevent absorption of any vitamin for hair loss you are taking? * Are you under a lot of stress lately? How many of these vitamins and nutrients are in your vitamin for hair loss? Folic acid - may delay the onset of grey hair, and is helpful in preventing hair loss. 500 - 2000 mcg (that's micrograms) per day Paba - some evidence from the 1940's that it can help return grey or white hair to its original colour Biotin, Pantothenic acid, & niacin - these B vitamins are associated with hair health. silica - can be associated with hair loss. Supplementation of silica or silica rich herbs like horsetail are recommended more when hair follicles are still alive. 30 -50 mg per day zinc - associated with greyness and poor hair growth. May be beneficial for those with male pattern baldness, as it inhibits an enzyme associated with converting testosterone to DHT (wh
Asked On : Thu, 11 Dec 2008
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Several cosmetic choices hair loss are high protein shampoos that provide an appearance of fuller hair. These shampoos give hair more texture and thickness. Mousses can offer more body too. Keratin protein fiber powders brushed in to your hair create a look and feel of greater hair fullness also. Scalp sealers reduce the contrast between your hair and scalp. Consider a lighter hair color to reduce the contract between your hair color and scalp. All these products are readily available.
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Nutrition and Dietary Recommendations Nutritional deficiencies can contribute to increased hair shedding by weakening hair shafts that cause breakage to the hair and slow regrowth. Hair problems that are caused by nutritional deficiencies can be corrected by a proper diet. Principal nutrients that are involved include vitamin A, certain B vitamins, the vitamin biotin, vitamin C, copper, iron, zinc, protein, and water. Vitamin A Adequate intake of vitamin A is vital in helping to promote the growth and health of cells and tissues throughout the body, including the hair and scalp. Prolonged vitamin A deficiency can lead to hair loss and dandruff caused by the buildup of cellular debris in the hair follicles. The daily intake of vitamin A for adults is 5,000 IU (international units). The body actually gets vitamin A in two ways: from plant sources in the form of carotenoids, such as beta carotene, that convert to vitamin A in the body. These sources include red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables as w
Answered: Sun, 14 Dec 2008
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ah ha!! eat well sleep well feel good... chak-de-phatte no hair raising stories?
Answered: Mon, 15 Dec 2008
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The hair is comprised mostly of protein. To encourage hair growth, adhere to a diet rich in protein. A recommended diet for this purpose includes calves liver, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, and two tablespoons of granulated lecithin. Along with protein, these foods are also high in B vitamins, an important nutrient for hair. European studies have found that soy protein reinforces hair and stimulates its growth. In one study, The hair growth increased by 15 percent. Tofu and soy milk are good sources of soy protein. Other good sources of protein are: low-fat cheese, eggs, fish, beans, brewer's yeast and yogurt. Another important nutrient for hair health is silica. Studies in the former Soviet Union have shown that silica therapy slowed hair loss. Organic silica added to shampoo was found to help prevent baldness, stimulate healthier hair growth and assure beautiful shine, luster and strength. Some scientists claim that they have effectively stopped further hair loss by adding silica to their shampoo. This
Answered: Sun, 14 Dec 2008
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