The human body is an amazingly complex and wonderful machine, but it cannot function without a supply of food. The nutrients in food are needed for energy, movement, heat, growth, repair, hair growth and sometimes reproduction. The body needs to be able to digest the foods it takes in so that it can be used in various ways.
There are six basic types of nutrients and two basic non-nutrients found in food. The six nutrients are carbohydrate, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, trace elements; the two non-nutrients are fibre and water. Generally speaking most foods contain several nutrients, in varying amounts.
The most popular vitamin that aids in hair loss is biotin or vitamin H. Biotin is part of the B complex family and has been proven to prevent hair loss. Another benefit of biotin is that it prevents gray hairs. This vitamin is in milk, yeast and egg yolks. Zinc
An often taken for granted supplement, Zinc – which is abundant in red meat – can reverse any scalp problems once brought back in your diet. Another benefit of increased Zinc intake (for those who suffer Zinc deficiency), is it boosts your sex life. It has also been found by researchers to have that effect. So it guarantees not only beautiful hair but a wonderful time in bed.
Vitamin E increases oxygen uptake, which improves circulation to the scalp. It improves health and growth of hair. Since hair health is tied to the immune health, vitamin E is believed to stimulate hair growth by enhancing the immune function.
Dosage: Start with 400 IU daily and slowly increase to 800-1,000 IU daily.
Vitamin A is plays a vital role in maintaining healthy hair, skin, and vision. But A word of caution, too much vitamin A can actually cause hair loss by increasing the sebum in your hair follicles. Sebum is a substance produced by cholesterol which in normal amounts is conducive to healthy skin and hair, but too much can encourage the growth of bacteria at the follicle level and thus actually cause hair loss.