Hair Loss Prevention is as Easy as ABC

Losing your hair is a natural part of aging. Sure, it is probably not fun and it may even make you self-conscious but the good news is that it happens to healthy people at any age; its really just about your genetic makeup.  The average person loses about 100 hairs a day; it is just that we grow them back at a quicker rate when we are younger.

Now, hair loss can be a result of poor health or nutrition so if you really do want to slow the rate of hair loss there are things you can do, even early in life, before you may start to experience hair loss at all.  For example, you can improve your diet and eat more vitamin-rich foods. Or you could take a vitamin/herbal supplement to ensure that you are filling in what gaps you may have in your diet.

And the really good news?  It’s as easy as A. B. C.Image result for Hair Loss Prevention is as Easy as ABC


Vitamin A is an antioxidant—anti-aging—compound which promotes healthy cell and tissue growth. Obviously, then, this is a good vitamin for ensuring consistent hair growth.  You can get vitamin A from fish, eggs, and liver. If you are a vegetarian (or don’t get enough veggies on a regular basis) you could also consider adding more dark leafy green vegetables to your diet. This includes things like kale, spinach, chard, and arugula. Colorful fruits and vegetables—like bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots—are also rich in Vitamin A. As a bonus, Vitamin A is also good for maintaining healthy eyesight.

The VITAMIN B Complex

It is called the “Vitamin B Complex” because there are several “B” vitamins.  Collectively, they improve energy consumption and preservation but in terms of hair health B6 and B12 and folic acid/folate are the three that will most benefit. You can get more of these vitamins from a B-Vitamin complex supplement or you could simply eat more beef, fish, eggs, pork, chicken, and soybeans (almost anything high in protein) as well as more dark leafy greens (do you sense a trend?).


Finally, we have Vitamin C. This is another antioxidant, and nutritionists consider it the king of immunity and collagen production.  Collagen, of course, is the substance that holds other tissues together (like the skin, the muscles, and the organs); essentially, it is the mortar, the cement, the glue.  The human body cannot store Vitamin C for very long so you have to continuously replenish it.  The good news is that you can get vitamin C easily from citrus fruits, tomatoes, berries, melons and—once again—dark leafy greens (no, I definitely sense a trend).