Can Multivitamins Stop Hair Loss?
If you are experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, you are not alone. It is estimated that by age 30, approximately 25% of men start balding and by age 60, that number goes up to 66%. Although baldness is not as common with women, the psychological impact of hair loss can be much greater. With women, hair loss typically occurs after the age of 50 and usually involves a reduction in the density of the hair all around the scalp, whereas with men balding is localized in one particular area.
There are three main causes for hair loss – genes, aging, and nutrient deficiencies. There is little you can do about the first two, but improving your nutritional intake can definitely help you slow down and even stop hair loss. Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are important for both your overall health and the health of your hair. Studies indicate that that an unbalanced diet, poor food choices, and deficiency in some vitamins and minerals may cause hair thinning.
A double-blind scientific study carried out at the University of Science in Malaysia concluded that taking vitamin E daily increased hair growth in balding men by 42%. Other key nutrients for preventing hair loss are folic acid, biotin, magnesium, inositol, sulfur, and zinc. Making sure that you supplement your diet with these vitamins and minerals on a daily basis is one of the best things you can do to slow down hair loss and maintain the health of your remaining hair. We recommend taking a well-balanced high-quality multivitamin in order to reduce the rate of your hair loss.
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