Thursday, 24 January 2013

What Vitamin Should You Take for Hair Loss?

Vitamin A
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that aids in scalp oil production. It's important to note that excess amounts of vitamin A can have undesirable effects, by inhibiting hair growth, and can even be toxic.

B12 can be responsible for hair loss by itself simply due to a deficiency. Frequently injections of B12 can resolve hair loss issues. It is not stored well by the body and is required for the body's use of oxygen and for metabolism. It is needed for activation of B6 and helps in creating niacin. B12 is most absorbable when taken with vitamin C and the daily recommended dose is 50mg.
B6 is also thought to prevent hair loss. It also aids in hair coloring and has a major role in creation of niacin, which is needed for healthy circulation. B6 must be entirely obtained through diet or supplementation because the human body cannot synthesize it by itself.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant and helps maintain healthy hair. It aids in synthesis of collagen and is readily available in the diet. The daily recommended dose is 90 to 120mg.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is vital to scalp circulation and cell regeneration, both necessary for hair growth. The daily recommended dose is 15 to 19mg.