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For many suffering from it, hair loss is a sensitive subject. We either see it as a natural part of life and learn to live with it, or we go through life self-conscious and constantly aware of our receding hairlines. Luckily, excessive hair loss can be prevented (and in some cases reversed) by introducing these four vitamins to our diets. Before that, though, it’s worth mentioning that there is some controversy over how effective artificial vitamins are.

It’s a well-known fact that it is more effective to try and improve your diet and ingest vitamins naturally. And with plenty of recipes that include nutrient-rich superfoods around, nowadays doing that is a lot less difficult (and delicious!) than it used to be. If you feel like your vitamin deficiency is hindering your health or might be responsible for your hair loss, these four vitamins are what you should be focusing on.

Vitamin C

Apart from keratin, your hair also owes its structure to iron and another important protein – collagen. Vitamin C plays a big part in the creation of collagen and the absorption of iron. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, peppers, guavas, and tomatoes.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A isn’t just vital for your eyesight and immune system, but also for hair and cell growth. If your diet lacks vitamin A for a long enough time, there’s a good chance you might start losing hair. Sources of vitamin A include dairy, fish, carrots, and liver.

Biotin

As with vitamin A, diets lacking biotin are also linked to hair loss. That being said, cases of baldness due to biotin deficiency are very rare, because this particular vitamin can be found in most foods including nuts, bananas, peas, cereals, and avocados.

Vitamin D

The exact impact of vitamin D on hair growth is still being researched, but in cases of its absence, it has been found to cause alopecia. This vitamin can be found in foods such as cheese, egg yolks, and fatty fish, but your body can also produce it when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

For more information on how vitamins can improve your health, see the helpful infographic below from medalerthelp.org

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