I am a big fan of dietary sources of vitamins and minerals.They are perfect for long-term health.But what happens when your body undergoes a special physiological condition or you have a deficiency?Then just diet may be inadequate to make up the deficiency.
After I had my baby, I suffered tremendous hair fall.
Now knowing the cause was one thing and treating it was another.Guess what I did?
I researched hair fall like it was my Ph.D. topic and can comfortably say that things have improved.
5 things which have helped me grow my hair
Decrease stress: This is non-negotiable.The more we stress the more stress hormones are released.These cause a toxic build-up of free radicals which damage each of your cells.
The right diet rich in vitamins, minerals.Biotin, Vitamin E, a variety of micronutrients, and quality protein in your diet are all essential for good hair and I followed these steps for better hair health.
I started using only pure organic coconut oil to oil my hair.Research shows coconut oil has the most compatible molecular size for easy penetration into the hair follicles and gets absorbed into your scalp easily.
I also started applying 2 capsules of Evion mixed with coconut oil as a super nutrient for my scalp.Watch the video to know exactly how I apply the hair oil mixed with VitaminE
I got my blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid profile , and lipid profile checked.Then I took a short course of Vitamin E supplements.
Studies show an association between oxidative stress and hair fall. Patients with hair loss exhibit lower levels of antioxidants in their scalp area.
Who should avoid taking oral supplements of Vitamin E
- If you have known hypersensitivity to Vitamin E.
- Patients who have been treated with chemotherapy.
- Patient with scalp trauma.
- Concomitant or used within 6 months, medications, such as steroids, oral contraceptives, cytotoxic agents, vasodilators, antihypertensive agents, anticonvulsant drugs, ß-adrenergic receptor blockers, diuretics, spironolactone, cimetidine, cyclosporine or ketoconazole.
Disclaimer: There are no studies to support indiscriminate supplementation with Vitamin E .Specific conditions and people will be helped with vitamin E supplements. The challenge lies in establishing ideal selection criteria to predict who will benefit from vitamin E supplementation
This is my personal experience and information shared is for awareness.This is not to be considered a professional medical advice.All supplements to be taken under a doctors supervision.Read my full disclaimer.
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