Stop hair loss from the inside

About beautiful, thick hair both men and women are happy. Every year they spend vast sums on all kinds of care products: from shampoo, to conditioner, tint, treatments and sprays, to expensive visits to the hairdresser. But as they say – true beauty comes from within and this also applies to the hair! Hair is dependent on our psyche, hormones and it wants to be nourished with the right micronutrients.

If there is an increasing amount of hair in the brush or if the hairdresser makes a remark that it is thinning, then it is advisable to take care of the causes. Of course, especially in men there is the hereditary predisposition, which is noticeable in receding hairline or the back of the head. This form of hormonally induced hair loss can at least be delayed with a healthy diet and avoidance of obesity and elevated cholesterol.

However, hair root sensitivity to hormones such as androgens can also affect women and show up more in the forehead or crown area. More often than with local hair loss, however, we have to deal with diffuse, unclear hair loss. This can affect both men and women. If the first symptoms are recognizable, the “cause research” begins.

Stress or anxiety, for example, contribute to hair loss because stress can worsen blood circulation, among other things. Poor blood flow or microcirculation is also favored by smoking or hyperacidity. Therefore, hair benefits from an alkaline, natural whole food diet. Alkaline foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, herbs and especially mushrooms. These also provide valuable protein, minerals and trace elements.

Such a diet should be supplemented by adequate vitamin D levels, because this also plays a role in hair growth. Vitamin D can be formed in the skin by sunlight in the summer between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. However, in winter the sun is too low. The UVB light is missing. Therefore, from October, sufficient quantities should be taken daily as a preparation. Adequate iron levels are also important for hair growth.

In addition, there are various drugs that negatively affect hair growth, such as some antihypertensives, cholesterol-lowering drugs or antibiotics. In package inserts, hair loss is often described as a side effect. Environmental pollution from toxins and heavy metals are also increasing causes. This is why supporting our detoxification organs is so important. Women in particular should also have their thyroid health checked regularly. Both hyper- and hypofunction can affect healthy hair growth. In the case of hypofunction, the eyebrows are occasionally affected as well. They then increasingly thin out.

In many cases, of course, various causes come together or remain unclear. Therefore, one should support as diverse as possible. The basis is measures that promote blood circulation such as exercise, diet and improved stress resistance.

Vital mushrooms are a perfect complement. They support hair health in many ways. Mushrooms are valuable sources of nutrients. They have special health-promoting properties that have helped them to be called medicinal or vital mushrooms. Here are some of these mushrooms in portrait:

The vital mushroom Polyporus umbellatus supports the lymphatic system and drainage. Scientists have found in it ingredients that promote healthy hair growth. The “kidney and liver mushrooms” Cordyceps sinensis and Reishi serve the general strengthening and detoxification. Both are traditionally used for hormonal imbalances such as thyroid imbalances or menopausal symptoms.

Many mushrooms also have a beneficial effect on sugar and fat metabolism – an important aspect of blood circulation and vascular health. The vital mushroom Auricularia, which can be supplemented by the Reishi or the famous Shiitake, is particularly good for blood circulation.

In order to get a better idea of the causes of hair loss, it is advisable to talk to an experienced therapist. Ideally, this can also immediately recommend the suitable vital mushrooms. For an individual recommendation, please use our free telephone consultation: +49 40 334686-300. There you will also learn which mushroom growers are recommended.

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