How to Avoid Starving Your Way to Hair Loss
You’re probably a relatively healthy person. You exercise, eat well, and take good care of yourself. But you might still suffer from hair loss.
A lot of hair loss problems may be genetic, and beyond the power of any hair loss product. But often the root goes deeper than that.
Growth and repair of hair follicles
Remember that your hair goes through regular growth cycles. Each strand of hair grows out of a tiny bundle of cells called a follicle. A healthy follicle will regularly produce a hair shaft, and then remain dormant for a time. Eventually, the hair shaft will fall out, and your follicle will begin to produce a new strand of hair.
For optimum hair growth, your follicles need nutrients that form the building materials for new hair. Also, your follicles need antioxidants to resist damage from pollution, the sun, and disease. When something damages your hair or your scalp, your follicles need to be nourished so they can heal.
In other words, your hair, like every part of your anatomy, has to feed. And without a good hair loss product, you might be starving your hair, even on a healthy diet.
The reason for this has to do with the way your body allocates trace minerals and micronutrients.
Trace minerals and hair loss
Some research suggests that 90% of Americans are deficient in chromium. Very few people would think to take a chromium supplement, or would know how much to take. So your intake is limited to begin with. Refining and processing strip a lot of the chromium out of the food you eat.
Finally, your body uses up what little chromium it gets to metabolize processed sugar. And most people consume far too much processed sugar in soft drinks, desserts, and almost any food that comes in a jar or a can.
Chromium is an example of a trace mineral. It’s something your body may need in tiny, literally microscopic amounts. Because the quantities are so small, it can be harder to know how much you need and how much you’re getting.
Not all the relationships between trace minerals and hair loss are fully understood. But it’s clear that when your body is working with minimal amounts of a trace mineral, your hair follicles are one of the last systems that to be fed. All the precious trace elements first go to your heart, brain, and other vital organs.
Conversely, everything you do to support your overall health and the health of your vital organs will have an impact on the health of your hair.
Hair loss remedies and your immune system
Do you remember how you felt the last time you had a bad cold or the flu? You were probably weak and tired. It was hard to concentrate. It was harder to do almost everything. When you’re ill, most of your energy goes to fighting off the disease and repairing the damage.
When you’re weakened by an illness, your follicles may become “tired” as well. Hair growth may slow down or stop for a while. In extreme cases, sickness may cause you to lose more hair over a short period of time.
For this reason, part of a natural hair loss remedy should include supplements that can support overall good health. See a listing of herbs for a natural hair loss remedy, and view Samson's hair loss treatment products.
Hair loss remedies and your health
You can buy chemical hair loss products that will artificially stimulate the growth of your hair. But these chemicals may not address the root cause of the problem. If you’re starving your hair follicles, you may need to take additional measures to get the best results.
Many different factors affect your health. And anything that impacts your health can impact the balance of nutrients that reach your hair. If you’re unhealthy, or if your diet is deficient, you hair may suffer. And even when you seem healthy, your hair may still be starving for certain nutrients.
To feed your hair properly, try a natural herbal hair loss product designed specifically to provide the nutrients your follicles need. Samson’s secret uses the best quality organically grown herbs to help you grow strong, healthy hair. For more information, contact Samsons Hair department.
This article is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Always consult a physician before using dietary supplements.
originally published 10-11-2005