Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hair Loss - Vitamin D - Vitamin C - Low Iron

If you’re removing more hair from the drain than usual, you may want to take a closer look at your vitamin D and C intake (low iron = anemia = symptom of low levels of Vitamin C: These may be causing your hair loss.

Researchers at Cairo University found that women who were experiencing hair loss also had lower levels of iron and vitamin D2 — and hair loss only got worse as the levels dropped.
"This is the first time vitamin D’s possible role in hair loss has been highlighted," explains Rania Mounir Abdel Hay, MD, a dermatologist at Cairo University, and co-author of the study. "It might regulate the expression of genes that promote normal hair follicle growth." As for iron: Low levels may inhibit an essential enzyme that has been associated with hair loss in mice.
Consider taking a vitamin D supplement, which has more than just healthy hair benefits: It could prevent heart disease, cancer, and bone fractures. 
I sell a high quality Vitamin D that has 2000IU, $20 for a 90 day supply.  If you live in the Pacific Northwest, it is found that vitamin D levels are lower in a major portion of the population so it is even more important to have this important vitamin.  Low level Vitamin D has also been linked to breast cancer. 
Vitamin D and hair loss – Bone pain and muscle weakness could be a sign of vitamin D deficiency. Though lacking this essential vitamin is commonly associated with life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment in older adults and even cancer.  As mentioned above, researchers at Cairo University have now found a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and hair loss among women. Get your Vitamin D today, (I get out in the sun, but that still doesn’t give me enough).  I take one a day of my 2000IU to stay within the normal range. 
Vitamin C – This antioxidant is needed for the growth and repair of many different tissues throughout the body. It forms proteins used to make skin, tendons and blood vessels, it helps heal wounds and form scar tissue. Vitamin C also maintains healthy hair growth because it helps produce red blood cells, which keep hair follicles blood-enriched and vital. A few symptoms of vitamin C deficiency are anemia (iron deficiency), an inability to fight infections, and hair loss.
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