Vitamin D and Hair Loss

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Why is my hair falling out?

The primary cause of hair loss for most men AND women is typically genetics. Even if your mother and father both had a full head of hair, that gene could still be pop up, unannounced. But there are secondary causes of hair loss that some people aren’t aware of. If you are struggling with hair loss, make sure do double check the following in a blood work panel:

  • Thyroid
  • Iron
  • All hormone levels – estrogen and testosterone

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for human health and  plays roles in bone health and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. When deficient, vitamin D can contribute to a handful of health-related issues; among these is the potential for hair loss.

Some facts about vitamin D and hair loss…

  • A recent study held at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, found that vitamin D supplementation stimulated hair growth. The research was conducted with subjects that could not grow hair under normal circumstances.
  • There are also clinical studies that prove there is a connection between vitamin D and the quality of hair. Its deficiency can cause change in hair color, hair thinning and hair loss in both men and women.
  • In today’s society, most people spend their time indoors which allows for little sun exposure. Because vitamin D is synthesized in the skin through the exposure of UV rays, a surprisingly high percentage of the population have vitamin D deficiencies or low levels of vitamin D in their bodies.
  • Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium in the body, which is essential for healthy follicles and healthy hair. Therefor calcium deficiencies or having a low calcium level can also lead to shedding or thinning hair.
  • Vitamin D contains Omega 3 fatty acids which help keep the scalp free of infections. Omega 3 also helps maintain proper circulation of nutrients which is important for hair growth.

Giving your body the right amount of nutritional support helps encourage the development of stronger hair cells and the production of healthier hair growth.

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