Hair loss is so common that it affects nearly 50% of women, and a whopping 80% of men. No wonder the hair care has been the largest corporation of the beauty business!
FDA approved supplements:
For over-the-counter hair care, The Food and Drug Association (FDA) approval is not needed; therefore leaving the manufacturing company to make sure the product is "safe" for individuals and their scalps.
There has only been one FDA approved hair supplement sold over-the-counter proven to treat hair loss in both men and women –Minoxidil (Rogaine, Theroxidil, Re-Stim, and Re-Stim+) by stimulating hair growth and inhibiting hair from thinning. This supplement has been found to be effective in 2/3 men and 1/5 women, being most effective on those less than 40 years who have recently experienced hair loss.
Understand, the relationship between nutrients and hair loss is most often related to an underlying nutrient deficiency. Limited 2013 research shows that women with hair loss had wildly lower serum vitamin D levels compared to those not experiencing hair loss, and 2015 studies found a significant increase in the regrowth of hair after six months of omega-3 and 6, and antioxidant supplementation.
Common Causes of Hair Loss:
This B-vitamin is needed for all macronutrient metabolism, which makes it so detrimental to our nutrition. A deficiency in biotin can lead to a poor metabolism and undernourished hair follicles. Although research shows this deficiency can lead to severe hair loss, there is no evidence that shows biotin prevents hair loss.
Good food sources of Biotin include:
Overall, it is important to understand that this list of 14 proteins, vitamins, and minerals can all come from food items! If you feel you are having hair loss, try enhancing your diet with more nutrient-dense food items of all varieties, because you may be experiencing a nutrient deficiency.
Be full. Be fit. Be your own beautiful profit.