Hair loss has become a common problem worldwide. You lose hair due to many reasons and one of them is the deficiency of vital vitamins. Given below are 5 top vitamins to stop hair loss. If you consume these vitamins in the required quantity you can prevent hair loss.
It is one of the most essential vitamins for hair loss. Vitamin C is in fact required for overall health. It improves your blood circulation which eventually causes sufficient blood to reach your scalp and hair follicles.
Thus your hair roots get all nutrients required for hair growth. In another words, Vitamin C nourishes your hair. This vitamin also boosts your immune system; thus your body can fight any disease which can promote hair loss.
Vitamin C also thins your blood and lowers high cholesterol; especially bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in your bloodstream. Bad cholesterol leads to the development of atherosclerosis which is a condition in which plaque (fatty deposits) gets deposited on the walls of the arteries and blood vessels.
This hardens and narrows your arteries and blood vessels and as a result, blood flow is obstructed. Thus it prevents sufficient of blood to reach your scalp and hair roots. But this vitamin prevents the development of atherosclerosis and thus prevents hair loss.
Vitamin C is very good for your liver and it is a fact that if your liver will be in good health your hair will also remain healthy and strong. You can drink one lemon juice daily in a glass of water (lemonade) and consume fruits such as orange, apples, papaya etc to obtain Vitamin C naturally.
Vitamin D is another vitamin of vital importance for the growth of new hair or for hair loss prevention. It is very effective in preventing hair loss because this vitamin stimulates the hair follicles. It also stimulates the cells and shaft of your hair, thus your hair get full amount of blood supply and it is nourished very well.
For strong hair and for the growth of your hair there are some vital nutrients such as iron, calcium, protein etc which should be supplied to your hair follicles in sufficient quantity. This job is done by your blood but in absence of Vitamin D your digestive system is unable to absorb iron, calcium etc from your food.
Thus even though you consume foods rich in iron, calcium etc, they are not going to benefit you in hair loss due to Vitamin D deficiency. Hence you should take sufficient amount of Vitamin D.
Since your body can not produce this vitamin itself you have to depend on foods and other natural sources. Sun is one of the best natural sources of Vitamin D and since we get Vitamin D from Sun’s rays, it is also known as sunshine vitamin.
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High levels of Vitamin D in your body also prevent you from sunburn; hence if you want to avoid sunburn or dry hair you should take Vitamin D in sufficient quantity. Some epidemiological evidences also prove that the deficiency of Vitamin D may lead to various types of cancers. Hence this vitamin is not only for hair growth but also for your overall health. You can also get Vitamin D from eggs, fortified milk, fishes such as tuna, salmons etc .
Vitamin E is considered as an excellent vitamin for skin and hair. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant and prevents many diseases but its deficiency also leads to hair loss, baldness and skin diseases. This vitamin is very effective in increasing blood flow in your body by building capillaries in your system. Vitamin E prevents hair loss as well as promotes new hair growth.
This is the reason that when you apply some oils regularly on your scalp you find improvement in your hair. This is because most of the hair oils contain Vitamin E. Olive oil, almond oil etc are good sources of Vitamin E and if you apply (massage) these oils alternatively you can prevent hair loss and baldness.
Spinach, nuts, wheat germ, avocados, soy beans, seeds etc are also good sources of Vitamin E. This vitamin has also anti aging properties hence sufficient intake of this vitamin keeps you young and free from wrinkles.
Vitamin A is well known for providing huge benefits to your eyes but the benefits of this vitamin is not just limited to eyes. It is equally beneficial for your hair also. This vitamin promotes hair growth and keeps your hair strong.
Vitamin A too improves blood circulation and enhances your immunity which prevents hair fall and baldness. Deficiency of Vitamin A not only leads to eye problems but you also suffer from hair loss and baldness. Many skin care products contain Vitamin A so that your skin can be nourished from external products.
Vitamin A is also taken in the form of supplement. However you should not take Vitamin A in excess quantity otherwise it will become toxic and harm your liver as well overall health. Some good sources of Vitamin A are carrots, sweet potatoes, milk, green vegetables, eggs, liver etc.
Vitamin B is a group of 8 vitamins such as Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12 etc. All these vitamins play vital role in preventing hair loss. Since stress is one of the biggest causes of hair loss and other diseases, these vitamins help you to combat stress.
B vitamins have the capabilities to calm down your stressed nerves and give strength to your nerves. Vitamins such as niacin, folic acid etc relax your nerves and promote proper blood supply to your scalp. Above all, Vitamin B 12 is itself a component of your hair hence its deficiency would cause weak hair and its abundance will promote hair growth.
Thus your hair roots can absorb iron and other vital nutrients from your blood. If brain will not function properly you will suffer from hair fall as well as sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, low sperm count etc.
B vitamins cure impotence and other sexual problems because they cure mental disorders and all sexual activities are related to your brain to great extent. Banana, garlic, spinach, dairy products, salmon, walnuts, sunflower seeds etc are good sources of B Vitamins.
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