People often write me asking about different vitamins and minerals that they can consume to avoid hair loss troubles. So I decided to create this quick list of nutrients that should help you prevent hair loss in the future. Of course, I can’t guarantee that this will work but, this is a very good start for optimal health and healthy hair.
1. Trace Mineral Silica
Silica is one of the main minerals that you need when it comes to healthy hair growth and getting the nutrients you need for hair loss. Most American diets are deficient in this one mineral. Supplementing your diet with silica alone will probably help you more than any other vitamin or mineral.
It’s very difficult to get the silica you need because many vitamin supplements aren’t absorbable and cooking often removes the silica from the food you eat. Good sources of silica are millet, whole wheat, oats and barley.
You must have iodine for healthy hair. Iodine is extremely important when it comes to stopping hair loss but, you need a certain type of iodine for preventing hair loss. Your generic table salt won’t cut it as a source of iodine. That type of iodine could easily cause you to overdose. Getting too much iodine is actually a cause of hair loss.
So stay away from iodized salt and and start getting your iodine from food sources. These include kelp, yogurt (low fat), cow’s milk, boiled eggs, strawberries and Mozzarella cheese.
So you should avoid iodized salt and start getting your iodine from kelp, yogurt, strawberries, Cow’s milk, and boiled eggs.
You need zinc for healthy hair growth but, getting too much zinc actually blocks exertion of other minerals. So it’s best to get your zinc from food sources like lima beans, chickpeas, raw cashews, and almonds.
Iron is another important mineral that works to help you keep a full head of hair.
Make sure you get all of your iron from food sources, don’t bother with taking iron supplements. Lean red meat, oysters, tuna, dried beans, Brazil nuts, and asparagus are good sources of iron.