Deficiency Of These 5 Minerals Can Weaken Your Roots & Cause Hair Loss

  • 14 May 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Mineral deficiency can actually cause a havoc on your hair. Keeping the hair healthy is a tough task today and all thanks to the ever growing increase of chemical products, pollution, stress and inadequate diet.

Deficiency Of These 5 Minerals Can Weaken Your Roots & Cause Hair Loss

Minerals are known to be constituents of every cell in the human body and the major nutrients like vitamins, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, enzymes, oils etc. are needed by the body for proper cellular functions.

By far, mineral imbalance is the most common cause of various diseases that are actually difficult to note or identify and also find the right cure due to a severe lack of proper diagnosis.

What are the causes of mineral imbalance?

Excessive Exercise: Too much of exercise & workout leads to chronic stress which causes the condition of Telogen Effluvium(TE).TE is a condition in which the hair follicles goes into a resting phase prematurely, leading to excessive hair fall.

Excessive Exercise

Nutritional Deficiency

Nutritional Deficiency: Along with exercise people follow crash diet courses to quickly lose weight. This creates a disastrous impact on the functioning of the body, lack of proper nutrients leads to deficiency of iron, vitamins, proteins, zinc, etc. The hair roots like all other parts of the body needs nutrients to stay healthy & lack of it leads to limp, lusterless, dull, damaged hair.

Stress: Modern day lifestyle leads to undue stress faced by all. Stress, if not kept under control, can lead to excessive hair fall.


Sweat Build up

Sweat Build up: Exercise & workouts lead to excessive sweat on the scalp. After every workout it’s mandatory to thoroughly rinse the scalp with chemical free shampoo.

Use of Steroids: People at times take steroids to push their physical fitness, this has great side effects, one of them being hair loss.

Use of Steroids

Swimming & Chlorine

Swimming & Chlorine: Swimming is a wonderful exercise but generally high ratio of chlorine is used in the pools to keep it clean. This chemical damages the hair follicles & leads to hair fall.

Top Nutrients for hair Follicles:

  1. Iron: Eating iron is mandatory just in case you are thinking about healthy circulation. It simply helps deliver blood to the body’s cells. Carelessness in this regard would cause blunders as your blood would stop carrying enough oxygen to your scalp which is utmost important to stimulate hair growth. Food items rich in Iron: Whole grains, dark leafy greens, red meat, clams, oysters.
    Iron food
  2. Vitamins A & C: Both of these vitamins lead to the production of sebum ( a substance that the hair follicles spit out ). It acts as a natural hair conditioner and also prevents hair from breaking off. Vitamin C is also known to enhance the amount of blood-boosting iron that our body can easily use. While all these nutrients are good for us but a overdose can result in hair loss too. Like: more than 15,000 IU of vitamin A can result in hair loss. Thus, the recommended daily allowance of the vitamin for men is only 5000 IU per day. Food items rich in Vitamin A & C: Pumpkin, Sweet potato, broccoli, spinach etc. Vitamins A & C food
  3. Magnesium: It is known to be the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and it is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions of which hair growth is just one. In case, an individual doesn’t get enough of it, it causes increased inflammation and hair loss. Food items rich in Magnesium: Halibut, almonds, spinach, lentils, cashews, brown rice etc. Magnesium food
  4. Selenium: A very small element that helps the human body in making selenoproteins that is further responsible to regulate metabolism, reproduction, DNA synthesis, immunity and it also stimulates hair follicles to boost hair growth. Food items rich in Selenium: Harn, Brazil nuts, tuna, shrimp sardines etc. Selenium food


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