At some stage most men and many women will suffer the loss of some or all of their hair. It’s part of life, but the question is, can vitamins, and supplements slow this loss down or reverse it? For men and women, hair loss is caused by genetics, changes in hormones, illnesses, medication, autoimmune disorders, stress and malnutrition.
Other causes of hair loss include:
Bleaches and perms
Tight ponytails and braids
Weaves or hair extensions
Hair roots can’t bear the weight and pulling, and so the hair falls out. To prevent hair thinning and loss caused by these practices, just stop.
Some cures people swear by to prevent hair loss:
Citrullus colocynthis schrad extract
Cuscuta reflexa Roxb extract
Thuja orientalis extract
Polygonum multiflorum extract
Eclipta alba extract
These plants and herbs might have a positive effect, however, most studies were carried out on mice, not people.
Experts differ about vitamins and supplements preventing hair loss, with some saying if you aren’t seriously deficient it shouldn’t affect your hair. Others also say a head of healthy hair is an indicator of good health.
Those who believe they work, suggest biotin, a form of B vitamin, zinc, or iron, and vitamin D, which are all involved in hair growth. So it stands to reason that if you have these at normal levels it will help you to increase your hair’s density and lessen its loss.
Other supplements and vitamins some say are great for growing hair are:
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
Vitamin A, and vitamin E
Many of these are found in a variety of foods and drinks as well.
The market is awash with hair loss cures, but are they placebos? According to a double blind study in 2012 by Viviscal funded by its owners, Lifes2Good they aren’t. Though not an entirely independent study, it showed that after 90 and 180 days an oral nutritional supplement promoted ‘significant hair growth’ in women who were experiencing temporary thinning of hair.
However, teasing out marketing from science is difficult. There is a lack of scientific evidence to prove over-the-counter hair growth supplements work for hair loss. It’s true that vitamin deficiencies, especially of vitamin D and iron, can be a factor in excess hair shedding, but there isn’t enough proof to say vitamins and supplements help.
If the problem of hair loss is genetic, they’re even more unlikely to work. Many people are disappointed after spending a fortune on vitamins and supplements to find they don’t work for them. However, it takes time for the blood enriched by the vitamins to reach the hair follicles so if you decide to take them, give them time to work.
Remember, if you are taking medication prescribed by your doctor, check that there are no conflicts from combining them with vitamins and supplements for hair loss.
Bioscor Natural Hair Regrowth Program
Come in for a free no-obligation consultation to assess your suitability. Thereafter, a doctor will review your medical history and blood test results.
Our treatment consists of a take-home kit which can be used in the comfort of your own home, as well as regular in-house treatments performed at our clinic.
Within 3-4 months of treatment, our team will review your hair growth results and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan before your next review.
At Bioscor, we understand how it feels to lose your hair. Losing your hair can be a crushing blow to your self-esteem. It can affect your social life, work performance and overall view of yourself. Hair is important to our well-being. Because it is so visible, it becomes part of our identity.
We have been treating hair loss since 1992. Apart from true and tried methods, we embrace innovative techniques and have incorporated PRP treatment into our Natural Hair Regrowth Program to give even better, faster results.
Great results (just see our images!)
Long track record (25+ years in the business)
No surgery with long recovery periods
*Results may vary amongst individuals
Always a pleasure to walk in. All the staff are wonderful and helpful. They have been for almost 20 years.
Been on the program for 5 years and it continues to work and keep growing more and more.
Hair treatment that works! In the first 3 months I saw a huge difference with my hair growth.
You don’t need to lose any more hair.
Contact us today and find out how you can grow your confidence back!