Aside from stress and pollution, one of the leading causes of hair fall is vitamin deficiency. Normally, people who suffer from hair loss also suffer from vitamin deficiency in their diets.
1. Biotin (vitamin H)
The most popular vitamin that aids in hair loss is biotin or vitamin H. Biotin is part of the B complex family and has been proven to prevent hair loss. Another benefit of biotin is that it prevents gray hairs. This vitamin is in milk, yeast and egg yolks.
Lack of iron in the body not only causes to anemia, but it also contributes to hair loss. People who have iron deficiency and hair loss should increase their iron intake. This should make a significant change in hair growth. Iron is maximum in spinach,lentils, mango. ayurvedic medicines recommendation: saptamrit loha, punarnava mandur.
We’ve seen it as ingredients of shampoos and conditions, the vitamin B complex family also aids in hair loss as it strengthens hair follicles – making it less prone to damage and hair loss. Eating food with vitamin B content will increase hair growth and reduce hair loss. vitamin B supplements are fruits like bananas, apple, oranges etc. vitamin B is also rich in milk, avocado, potatoes, broccoli, oats.
An often taken for granted supplement, Zinc – which is abundant in red meat – can reverse any scalp problems once brought back in your diet. Ayurvedic medicine- laghu vasant malti contains zinc in natural form which get absorb easily in body. zinc rich food pista, sesame & also peanuts.
Though part of the anti-oxidants group, vitamin A – when taken excessively leads to hair loss and since it is non-water soluble, it can be fatal to certain consumers. So it is advisable to check-in with your dietitian or nutritionist to know what is too much. Milk is the best Vitamin A supplement.
Commonly found in meat and poultry, Protein is yet another vital component of the hair. Actually, it composes 90% of the hair’s structure. Along with B complex vitamins, protein is also a common ingredient in shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments. It is also one of the thing that make hair strong and resistant against damage. coconut milk is very rich in protein for external use.
8. Pantothenic Acid
A mineral called Pantothenic Acid is vital to the health of the scalp. It is also one of the main component of the cells in the body and aids in the conversion of food to energy. Hair follicle starts to fall upon lack of this nutrient in our body – it also results in constipation and other ailments.
Beautiful hair isn’t just skin deep. It goes beyond that. So if you are suffering from hair loss or any hair or scalp problem, try to look in your diet. You may be eating too much or too little of what is vital for your body systems to function correctly. A person may splurge on all those expensive anti-hair loss shampoos, conditioners and hair loss treatments but without proper diet and nutrition all those will go to waste. pantothenic acid rich foods are mainly whole grains.
An Article By
Dr Kinshuk Parikh
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Dr Kinshuk Parikh is an Ayurveda consultant and a health writer. She has studied Ayurveda and clinical research from India and now moved to USA california.
With encouragement of her family and friends she has started writing articles on various health topics. She is also an 24*7 available health professional for her relatives and friends. She’s more a counselor then a doctor, after all she believes in “The best doctor gives the least medicines”. She has the passion of healing patients through Ayurveda, research, counselling, food, yoga and meditation.