The follicular unit is an organ composed of groups of 1-4 hairs, and oil glands, nerves, blood vessels, and muscles, wrapped in collagen.
— Dr. Mark Anton, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
The follicular unit contains layers of specialized cells that support hair growth. There is a bulge that contains a nest of stem cells for hair regeneration. And, there are skin cells. Preserving the follicular unit ensures maximum survival and growth of the hair.
The hair continuously cycles through a growth phase, a degeneration phase, and a resting phase. And, just like our skin, hair follicles age. The promotion of hair follicle growth is strongly influenced by hormones, growth factors, and proteins.
During menopause hormone status changes and many women experience hair loss. Many foods contain precursors to hormone synthesis and also exert a direct impact on the structure, growth, and maintenance of hair and skin. Poor nutrition is a major factor in hair loss.
Cysteine and methionine are precursors to keratin hair protein synthesis.
L-lysine s found in the inner part of the hair root and controls hair shape and volume. Fats in the diet are involved in hormone synthesis and hair retention.
Vitamin C is involved with creating of the hair shaft and a lack of Vitamin C can indirectly cause hair loss. Vitamin C is antioxidant and low levels cause aging of the hair follicles.
It is responsible for moisturizing and protecting the hair giving it strength. A deficiency of Vitamin A can reduce the speed at which cells regenerate and new cells are created.
Low concentrations of Vitamin D3 causes hair loss. Vitamin D3 promotes hair follicle generation.
Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in women with Alopecia Areata (AA) an inflammatory induced hair loss condition.
All of the B vitamins are important for hair growth.
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Polyphenols are antioxidants that act on the skin as an antioxidant, modify enzyme activity and protect the skin from UV radiation. They stimulate skin circulation necessary to nourish the hair.
Dietary supplementation for hair loss would include Zinc, Copper, Iron, Vitamins A, D, E, Niacin, B12, and Biotin. Lysine combined with iron reduces hair loss.
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