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Vitamins That Can Help Treat and Prevent Thinning Hair

Hair loss and thinning hair is a natural occurrence that is generally related to hereditary genes, but nevertheless, it can also be caused by poor diet as in the case of lack of the proper vitamins and needed minerals to augment a healthy stimulation of follicles. In some cases, it is also caused by psychological stimuli such as stress and anxiety. Other variables can be rooted out from diseases, hormonal imbalance or even lack of proper care which can be the result of improper clinical use of medication or galenicals which include soaps, shampoos or even hair care products.

Essential VitaminsThough some may be just a matter of nature taking it’s course, there are alternative methods on how to improve if not prevent such apparent causes of hair loss. It is always best to consult a specialist before trying any form of self medication that may do more harm than good. One of the most common form of regimen for hair loss is oral supplements that come in the form of vitamins, particularly, Vitamin C (citric acid), Vitamin A (carotenoids of the beta-carotene group), Vitamin E (tocopherol) and Vitamin H (biotin). Most of the vitamins mentioned here are anti-oxidants and help the body absorb the needed nutrients much more better for adequate utilization of the body.

It is a general accepted clinical fact that any of the food groups that contain these essential vitamins are advantageous to the cellular propagation of cell renewal and rejuvenation, and in that aspect, can be beneficial to stimulating a healthy hair growth. It can also noted that Vitamin B complex of the thiamine group can greatly increase the growth of hair along with Vitamin E. It is evidently observed in pregnant or lactating women with slight Vitamin B deficiency caused by the need of their hair, as healthy hair growth deprives the body of the much needed Vitamin B.

On the other hand, the lack of needed proteins and minerals can also have an effect on thinning hair. Our hair can be compared to our teeth and finger nails as they to need an adequate quantity of proteins and minerals to maintain their suppleness. Since our hair, finger and toe nails not to mention our skin for that matter are all outside of our body, the daily rigors of pollutants and even ultraviolet radiation, mostly coming from the sun, take their toll on us. Vitamins, minerals and proteins help hand in hand to regress and rejuvenate our cells, much more our hair follicles that suffer from all of the potential damaging effects of the environment. Hair split ends are a common sign of damage that result from both environmental increments and improper dietary intake.

The most simplest method of assuring proper hair nutrition is in the way of how we eat. Our daily dietary intake is one of the most crucial stages in where we can prevent hair loss. Avoiding fatty, oily foods can greatly help as too much oil thins down our hair follicles.


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I am 53 years old and live in Miami. I have two kids, one boy and one girl with my wife Linda. My son Jon is now 19 years old and in College. My daughter Jennifer is 14 and still in High-School. We also have a dog. When I don’t work in the marketing department of a health company, I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I don’t do as much sport as I should but my family and me go on a skiing vacation at least once a year.