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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nutrition in your hair oil

Nutrition in your hair oil

Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body: the average rate of growth is about one half inch a month. Optimal hair growth occurs from age 15 to 30, slows down from age 40 to 50, and is progressively lost by about age 50. Most men lose hair to some degree by age 35 and are more likely to lose their hair than are women. On a healthy scalp, 90% to 95% of hair follicles are growing, less than 1% is declining, and 5% to 10% are resting.

Now let’s examine the nutrients and natural substances which may have benefit for promoting healthy hair.

Vitamin A
This vitamin protects hair follicle cells from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin A deficiency causes dry hair, while taking large amounts can cause hair loss.
Vitamin C
One of vitamin C’s major functions is to help produce and maintain healthy collagen, the connective tissue type found within hair follicles. Vitamin C is also a strong antioxidant and protects both the cells found within follicles and cells in nearby blood vessels.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E helps to maintain the integrity of cell membranes of hair follicles. The vitamin provides physical stability to cell membranes as an antioxidant while promoting healthy skin and hair.
Vitamins B1, B2, Niacin & Pantothenic acid
Reduced levels of thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, and pantothenic acid can contribute to the undernourishment of hair-follicle cells
Folic acid
A decrease in folic acid may contribute to decreased hair-follicle cell division and growth.
Biotin is required for a number of enzymatic reactions within the body, and is necessary for the proper metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Over time, poor metabolism of nutrients can contribute to undernourished hair follicle cells.
A fraction of the body’s calcium stimulates cell mediators that act on cell-membrane phospholipids in hair-follicle cells. Most Americans fail to meet the recommended daily intake for calcium.
Suboptimal thyroid functioning can lead to abnormal hair growth
Zinc is essential for DNA and RNA production, which, in turn, leads to normal follicle-cell division.
Selenium is also necessary for iodine metabolism. Case studies have indicated that selenium deficiency can lead to cancer, heart disease, and poor hair growth.
L-Methionine, one of four sulfur-containing amino acids, supports hair strength by providing adequate amounts of sulfur to hair cells. Sulfur is required for healthy connective tissue formation. Hair requires sulfur for normal growth and appearance
L-Cysteine supports hair strength by providing adequate amounts of sulfur to hair cells

Compared to the diet eaten by Americans, the Asian diet is rich in vegetables and herbs. Male pattern baldness among Asians is uncommon and this may be the result of nutrient and herb intakes acting as enzyme inhibitors. So you should take proper diet not only for hair but also for your body.

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