Do you find yourself asking the question – “where did all of this hair come from?”

Insufficient caloric intake or a deficiency in some of the nutritional components listed below can lead to hair loss:

*Iron – Numerous studies show that low iron levels in blood have been linked to increased rates of hair loss. Iron is an essential nutrient in restoring hair growth and preventing shedding. 

*Vitamin D – Studies have shown that low Vitamin D levels are associated with female hair loss. 

*Minerals – Copper, magnesium, selenium and zinc are just a few of the minerals that help to maintain hair health and aid in the ability of our hair to function properly.

*Biotin – As an essential B vitamin (B7), biotin acts as a co-factor in the body for a variety of metabolic reactions including the formation of various proteins and amino acids. These proteins and amino acids play a crucial role in hair health.

*Protein – Although not a common deficiency in North America, inadequate protein intake can contribute to hair loss.

*Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Along with adequate protein intake, omega 3’s can help to prevent hair loss.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for hair health. Ensure that you are getting adequate amounts of essential nutrients through a healthy diet and take appropriate supplementation as needed. Reduce stress and use ‘natural’ skin and hair care products for you and your family.