Nutritional Factors and Supplements in Hair Loss

Nutritional Factors and Supplements in Hair Loss, People often associate having healthy-looking hair as a cursor of general health and beauty. Your hair needs certain nutrients to stay healthy and facilitate growth, just like other parts of your body. As a matter of fact, we know that some kinds of nutritional deficits have a correlation with hair loss. 

Of course, there are other factors at play. Your hormonal balance, genetic predispositions, and age have an effect on your hair growth. Thus, there are changes you can make in your eating habits to optimise nutrition. 


A variety of vitamins have functions related to hair growth. Below, we talk about three vitamin kinds that have an important impact on hair health. When there is a deficiency of any of these vitamins, our hair—actually, our overall health—suffers.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A has a crucial role in cell growth for all the cells in our body. The tissue with the fastest growth rate in our body is hair, seconded by our nails. 

Glands on our skin secrete an oily substance called sebum. Sebum keeps the skin moisturised and healthy, and our body needs vitamin A to produce sebum.

Though we stress that you should avoid having a vitamin A deficiency, it doesn’t mean that you should take too much of it. Research demonstrates that an excessive intake of vitamin A may lead to hair loss too. 

Certain products such as pumpkin, spinach, sweet potato, and carrots contain a good deal of beta carotene. Our body converts beta carotene into vitamin A.

Vitamin B

You must have surely heard about biotin, right? Well, as it turns out, biotin is another name for vitamin B7. 

Biotin appears in many kinds of food, so deficiency is rare among the population. 

  • The people that get the most benefit from biotin supplementation are the people with a deficiency in the first place
  • We still do not have enough data to conclude if biotin supplementation has benefits for people without a deficiency.

Other types of vitamin B have roles in red blood cell production and oxygen circulation. Scalp and follicles, though, definitely get positive effects from a balanced intake of B vitamins. 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that help prevent damage from free radicals. Free radicals are oxidative agents that may appear as a result of a number of different reasons. 

In a clinical study, hair loss patients saw a 35 per cent increase in hair growth after eight months of regular vitamin E supplement intake. The placebo group, though, only saw .1 per cent increase.

Avocados, almonds, spinach, and some kinds of seed (especially sunflower seeds) have a good deal of vitamin E packed in them.

These are all good additions to your daily diet to supplement the growth and health of your hair. esteGrande Instagram

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