Vitamin B and Hair Loss

VitaminB and Hair Loss

Vitamin B and Hair Loss

Poor nutrition is a growing concern around the world, and its effects on our health are vast. These include weight gain, depression, disease AND HAIR LOSS. Hair like every other part of our body relies on cell function to work optimally. Cells in turn rely on good nutrition and an optimal environment to properly complete their functions.

B vitamins are one of the most likely nutrients for a hair-loss sufferer to be deficient in. B vitamins are lost from our body as a result of stress, poor diet, alcohol and exercise.

how does vitamin B contributes to hair loss

Why do we need Vitamin B?

Each of the 8 B vitamins play an extremely important role in our bodies and need to co-exist together to synergistically work their magic. Some of the important functions they produce and support are:
•  Cellular energy
•  Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism
•  DNA and RNA synthesis
•  Fatty acid synthesis
•  Growth and development inc HAIR
•  Anti-oxidant activity
•  Healthy nervous system function

Vitmain B and hair loss

Symptoms of a Vitamin B deficiency:

B vitamins are one of the most likely nutrients for a hair-loss sufferer to be deficient in. B vitamins are lost from our body as a result of stress, poor diet, alcohol and exercise.

Symptoms of deficiency depends on what type of B vitamin one lacks. For example, the B vitamins folate, B6 and B12 are necessary cofactors in an essential cellular process called the methylation cycle. In this cycle, all three B vitamins are used to convert a potentially damaging molecule called homocysteine into the amino-acid cysteine – which is an amino acid  that is vitally important for hair growth. Also when homocysteine is left high in the body due to a compromised methylation cycle, it decreases blood flow to the brain and scalp, which can lead to blood vessel deterioration and can cause hair follicles to die.

Other B vitamin deficiency signs are:
•  Fatigue
•  Confusion
•  Anxiety
•  Low immune system
•  Skin rashes
•  Anemia
•  Slow metabolism 

 

hair loss due to vitamin B deficiency

What foods contain Vitamin B?

The human body cannot store B Vitamins, it is therefore crucial to include them daily in our diet and supplement when demands on our bodies are high.  Food sources rich in B vitamins are:
•  Liver
•  Brewer’s yeast
•  Nuts
•  Eggs
•  Fish
•  Beef 
•  Beans
•  Fruits
•  Green leafy vegetables

 

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