- Skin & Hair Care Consultant
Experiencing heavy amount of hair loss lately? Sometimes, it’s not external factors that cause hair loss; what you eat, or don’t, can cause untimely hair shedding. Vitamin deficiency happens to be one of the biggest causes for hair loss, and the sooner you take an action, the better you can control the situation. Here go five powerful vitamins that you need to stock up on:
1. Vitamin A
What it does: Regulates the synthesis of retinoic acid in the hair follicle, and Increases scalp oil production.
Daily recommended dose: 2,500IU
2. Vitamin B12
What it does: Cells need to divide constantly to produce new hair - a process that requires production of new DNA. Vitamin B12 boosts that process and reduces hair loss.
Daily recommended dose: 50mg
3. Vitamin B3
What it does: Also known as niacin, Vitamin B3 reduces cholesterol in the scalp, thus, promoting hair growth. Also essential for healthy scalp circulation.
Daily recommended dose: 16-18mg
What it does: Prevents scalp and hair dryness, and promotes hair growth .
Daily recommended dose: 30mcg
5. Vitamin E
What it does: Helps enhance scalp circulation and cell regeneration, both of which are necessary for hair growth.
Daily recommended dose: 15-19mg