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Understand Your Strands: Mineral Deficiencies

When people experience hair thinning or loss they often do not know the cause as to why. Genetics, diet, stress, environment, medical issues, and deficiencies all play a role in hair health. It is important to have an understanding of minerals in regards to your hair health.

Essential minerals, vitamins, and amino acids are all required for cells to properly function in the body. A lack of these key minerals disrupts the hair growth cycle leading to hair loss. Without proper mineral levels, your hair is starved for the nutrients it needs; thus, disrupting the growth cycle and shedding. A mineral imbalance is one of the most common causes of hair loss and they often go undetected.

Some of the most important minerals for hair health include: copper, iron, selenium, and zinc. These key minerals help strengthen hair follicles at a cellular level and enhance blood flow to the hair follicle. They also can help inhibit the production of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which plays a large role in hair loss. It is important to note that not only can a mineral deficiency cause hair loss, but so can an excessive amount of one mineral. Too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your hair as well.

Are you curious to know what your mineral levels are? Schedule your AlopeciaDX blood test today by calling 615.662.8722 or complete our consultation form online. Want to learn more about yourself and get a customized treatment plan? Discover the AlopeciaDX blood test available from HPIHair Partners.