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Vitamins to prevent hair loss and gray hair

Vitamins to prevent hair loss and gray hair Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Vitamins are crucial components of our diet, and their presence or absence can have a significant impact on health. That's why it is important to know which vitamin deficiencies can lead to graying of hair and hair loss, according to nutritionist Vira Kuryn.

What causes gray hair

Many people believe that gray hair is purely genetic, but that's not always the case. The nutritionist suggests that early graying due to genetic reasons occurs before the age of 30-35. Research on cases beyond this age has shown that in 80% of instances, graying is characterized by a deficiency in micro- and macronutrients.

A low level of B-group vitamins, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, as well as vitamin D, iron, and selenium, accompanies the appearance of gray hair even in childhood and adolescence.

"If you're not ready to see silver strands in the mirror, try to eliminate non-genetic factors negatively affecting the body and address vitamin deficiencies with supplements," the report says.

Symptoms of vitamin deficiency in winter

Avitaminosis is a deficiency of one or a group of vitamins in the body. It most commonly occurs in spring, but a lack of vitamins in winter is not an uncommon occurrence either.

The absence of a balanced diet, insufficient amounts of foods containing essential substances and vitamins - all of these lead to avitaminosis in winter.

The main signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiency in winter include:

  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Cracks in the corners of the mouth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Hair loss
  • Mood swings
  • Bone pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Apathy
  • Frequent colds
  • Muscle weakness
  • Memory problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet

The human body needs vitamins to keep your health strong in winter more than in any other season. The key to this is a healthy and balanced diet.

During winter, vitamins are essential for boosting immunity, providing vitality and energy, as well as preventing dryness and dullness of the skin and hair. Opt for foods with maximum fiber, minerals, and vitamins content.

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.