Q. Should a nutritional approach to hair restoration be considered?
Quality nutrition as part of a long term lifestyle  choice can certainly optimize a person’s overall health and well being. Nutrition plays a critical role in hair restoration success. Processes in the body depend on the availability of building blocks and agents needed to carry out basic functions. This includes the health of hair follicles.

A nutritional approach to restoring hair  can help support a foundation for long term success. However, in most cases, it should not be relied upon as a central focus for treatment.


Nutrition and hair restoration success

Most of the nutrients needed by the hair follicles are adequately provided by a well rounded diet. The hair organs particularly benefit from an abundance of B vitamins including Biotin, iron, zinc, vitamin C and amino acids. This can be found in protein rich foods as well as leafy greens and colorful vegetables.

If you are considering the use of supplements, make sure you do so under the direction of a physician who will be able to recommend safe dosage levels.

Hair restoration treatment should ideally have a proactive form of intervention (e.g.  hair transplantation or medications) which is supported by more passive and long term measures for optimal health such as nutrition.

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(Flickr- Creative Commons) Iron can be found in many dark green plant sources. It is an important mineral for preventing hair loss

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