Revealed! quot;The Secrets to Preventing and Stopping Hair Lossquot;
The best start to preventing hair loss is understanding
the basics of hair: what it is, how it grows, what system
malfunctions can cause it to stop growing. And this
e-course will cover the bases for you.
Hair is the fastest growing tissue of the body, made up
of proteins called keratins. Every strand of hair is made
up of three layers: the inner layer or medulla (only
present in thick hairs); the middle layer or cortex, which
determines the strength, texture, and color of hair; and
the cuticle, which protects the cortex. Hair grows from
roots, which are enclosed in follicles. Below this is a
layer of skin called the dermal papilla, which is fed by
the bloodstream carrying nourishment vital to the
growth of hair. Only the roots of hair are actually alive,
while the visible part of hair is dead tissue, and therefore
unable to heal itself. It is vital then to take care of the
scalp and body in order to perpetuate hair growth and
Reportedly only bone marrow grows faster in our body
than hair does. The average scalp contains 100,000-
150,000 hair follicles and hairs, with 90% growing and
10% resting at any given time. Hair actually grows in
three stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. The
anagen phase is the phase where hair is actively
growing, and of course this phase is longer for follicles
in the scalp than anywhere else on your body, and
lasts longer for women than men. It is natural for follicles
to atrophy and hair to fall out, and this is called the
catagen phase. This phase is only temporary, and
eventually the follicle enters the telogen phase where it
is resting. These are the 10% at rest mentioned above.
Normal anagen phases last approximately five years, with
catagen phases lasting about three weeks, and telogen
phases lasting approximately 12 weeks. As you see it is
natural to lose some hair. Natural hair loss is considered
to be in the range of 100 hairs per day. It is not apparent
to most people that hair is actually being lost until more
than 50% of a person's hair is actually lost...
In tomorrow's continuation of this e-course, we will begin
to cover the causes of the quot;unnatural hair lossquot; which leads
to thinning hair and baldness. This section will give you
the basis for understanding how to prevent and stop
Understanding Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic Alopecia is the medical name for the most common
type of hair loss. It is more commonly known as pattern baldness.
Pattern Baldness can affect both men and women although men
experience a much greater degree of loss.
Male Pattern Baldness
In men the pattern of loss usually starts with a receding
hairline which then advances to thinnng at the top of
Several baldness patterns are commonly recognized and
classified. These classifications are based on the degree
of hair thinning and the affected areas of the scalp.
About 35 million men in the United States experience
hair loss as a result of male pattern baldness.
Male pattern baldness affects 50-80% of Caucasian
men. African Americans and other races have a slightly
lower incidence male pattern baldness.
Pattern Baldness in men begins anytime after onset
Female Pattern Baldness
In women pattern baldness appears as diffuse hair loss
occurring over most of the scalp. For women pattern
baldness or androgenetic alopecia occurs in 20-40% of
the general female population. Hair loss in women is
usually different than in men. Women will very rarely
get bald spots. The hair loss is more diffuse.
It is usually an overall thinning effect. This can
make hair-styling rather challenging.
Development of Pattern Baldness
Androgenetic Alopecia or Pattern Baldness is caused
by DHT. Due to the genetic predisposition for hair
loss, the hair follicles have many receptors for DHT.
Pattern Baldness develops as the hair follicle shrinks
and spends less time in the active growth phase. This
means the hair is shed faster than before. So new
hair must come in, but as hair follicle shrinks the
newer hair becomes thinner and thinner. Eventually
those areas may have only a very thin layer of hair
(peach fuss) or nothing at all.
In tomorrow's lesson we will demystify the role of
DHT in hair loss and will begin explaining other
factors that can also affect the degree of hair loss
you may personally experience.
Understanding the DHT Factor
The most widely accepted theory of what causes Androgenetic
Alopecia is the DHT factor. DHT is produced when the enzyme
5 alpha reductase combines with testosterone. DHT then attaches
it self to the hair follicle eventually causing it to stop producing hair.
Picture a big boulder on your chest that will not let you stand up
and it barely allows you to breath. It will make it nearly impossible
for you to eat or do anything else. You may hold on for a while,
but eventually you will die.
This is what DHT does to your hair follicles. It deprives them of
food and oxygen. As the hair follicle weakens, the hair it produces
will get thinner and thinner. Eventually, the hair follicle dies and
stops producing hair altogether. When enough hair follicles die
is when you begin to notice the thinning of your hair and even
While we all produce DHT, there does exist an inherited genetic
trait (that can come from either side of the family--mother or
father's side), that will make some of us much more susceptible
to DHT. Back to our analogy, when you inherit the genetic trait,
even a small or medium size rock would cause you to die.
In addition to this DHT factor there are other secondary factors
that may also contribute to the hair loss. While they do not
cause pattern baldness, they do affect how susceptible (weak)
the hair follicle is to the effects of DHT. By being aware of these
additional factors, we can increase our ability to fight DHT and
increase our chances of preventing and halting hair loss through
the blocking of DHT.
In tomorrow's lesson we will cover the additional factor that can
make your hair more susceptible to DHT and its devastating effects.
As we mentioned in Lesson 3, in addition to the DHT factor there
are other secondary factors that may also contribute to the hair loss.
While they do not cause pattern baldness, they do affect how
susceptible (weak) the hair follicle is to the effects of DHT. By being
aware of these additional factors, we can increase our ability to fight
DHT and increase our chances of preventing and halting hair loss
through the blocking of DHT.
The accumulation of sebum in the scalp is believed
to block hair follicles and contribute to hair loss.
Recently, a group of Japanese researchers reported
a correlation between excessive sebum in the scalp
and hair loss. Excessive sebum often accompanying
thinning hair is attributed to an enlargement of the
sebaceous gland. They believe excessive sebum
causes a high level of 5-alpha reductase which is then
converted to DHT and also to pore clogging which
would lead to malnutrition of the hair root.
Cholesterol which has been known to produce the
enzyme 5 alpha reductase can also accumulate in the
skin and scalp. When this cholesterol accumulation
comes in contact with sunlight it produces the enzyme
5 alpha reductase directly in the scalp. Since the hair
follicles contain testosterone, DHT is then produced in
the skin and on the scalp. Since the ultimate goal is to
block DHT from reaching the hair follicles, it is very
important to keep cholesterol from accumulating in
The lack of good blood circulation to the scalp may
contribute to hair loss. When the hair root is well
supplied with blood it is stronger and less susceptible
to the shrinking effects caused by DHT.
Good blood flow strengthens and rejuvenates the
small blood vessels in the scalp. Stronger blood
vessels Increases the longevity of the hair follicles
specially in thinning areas and encourages hair growth.
There is evidence that the production of the enzyme
5 alpha reductase is triggered by age. Many scientist
believe that the free radical damage caused by our
continuous exposure to pollutants, stress, and various
stimuli is what accelerates the aging process in many
of us. This aging process is what triggers the beginnings
of hair loss. If we can keep our bodies from aging
prematurely, then we can at least delay hair loss.
While it is widely accepted that chemical treatments,
pollution, hair-styling products, etc. DO NOT cause hair
loss (Androgenetic Alopecia), they can dry and weaken
all the hair increasing breakage and making the hair
loss seem worse.
Poor Nutrition--Lack of Essential Vitamins
It is important that you have a good nutritional base not
only to prevent hair loss, but for your overall health.
There are certain vitamins and minerals that are
indispensable for hair health. Some of these vitamins
and minerals are easy to get from everyday
foods and some are not. For those that are not
easily obtained, there are a variety of supplements
that can help you achieve the correct nutritional
Sebum and Cholesterol Cleansers
As we established in the hair loss causes section of this e-course,
Sebum and Cholesterol build-up can clog the hair follicles leading
to malnutrition of the hair root and an increase production of DHT.
Like wise, excess cholesterol in the scalp can lead to an increase
in the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which is then converted to DHT.
This is why when fighting hair loss it is imperative to keep the
scalp clean and free of sebum and cholesterol build-up. The
ingredients and products in this e-mail course are well known for
their ability to deep cleanse the scalp and keeping it healthy.
Below you will find the best ingredients/products to keep the
scalp free from sebum and cholesterol build-up.
Jojoba oil emulsifies and removes sebum from the scalp,
which can cause thinning hair and baldness. Jojoba Oil
penetrates the layers of waxy sebum and removes them
without chemicals or harsh detergents, thus promoting
growth of thicker, healthier hair.
Olive oil has been used for many years in the prevention
of hair loss. Since olive oil has the ability to reduce cholesterol,
it is able to reduce its accumulation in the scalp. Since it
reduces cholesterol it also inhibits the production of the enzyme
5 alpha reductase and therefore inhibits the production of DHT.
Helps keep the scalp clean and healthy. Olive Oil improves scalp
condition and adds shine and body to hair.
HairEver makes a wonderful shampoo and conditioner called
OLIVA. The shampoo and conditioner contain both Olive oil
and Aloe Vera. Both of these ingredients are essential for
a healthy scalp and hair.
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Aloe vera is a very versatile product. Aside from it's well known
moisturizing effects, it contains many of the products that
seem to be effective in fighting hair loss. Like biotin,
b-vitamins, zinc and even inositil. It also has anti-bacterial
properties that help keep the scalp healthy, controlling the
bodies immune response which we know can have adverse
effects on hair growth. In addition the moisturizing qualities
when applied to the scalp increase the blood circulation to
the hair follicle.
The Oliva HairEver Shampoo and Conditioner and the
Jason-Thin-to-Thick Shampoo and Conditioner contain
Aloe Vera. You can buy either shampoo here:
Tar and Hemp Oil are two other ingredients that are great
for cleaning the scalp and removing excess sebum.
You can read more about them here:
Tar and Hemp Oil
In the next section of this e-course we will cover the
importance of having good blood circulation to the hair
root to prevent damage and promote growth.
Promote Blood Circulation and Hair Growth
Lack of oxygen and blood flow to the scalp contribute to
hair loss by weakening the hair follicle and making it
more susceptible to the effects of DHT. Good Blood flow
is essential to the nourishment and growth of hair follicles.
Again when the hair root is well supplied with blood it is
able to better withstand the quot;minimizationquot; effects
of DHT. For over 5000 years Chinese herbalist have maintained
that as long as there is good blood supply to the scalp,
hair loss can be prevented. The products presented in
this part of the e-course help prevent or stop hair loss by
helping to increase blood flow to even the smallest capillaries
supplying the hair follicles. They also help to make blood
circulation throughout the scalp more efficient.
Offers many health benefits. It is known as a powerful
quot;brain and memoryquot; enhancer. Regarding hair loss, Gotu
Kola helps increase circulation and blood flow to the scalp.
When enough blood reaches the follicles, they are less likely
to be killed by the effects of DHT. They are stronger and
healthier. Prevention of mental fatigue and enhanced
concentration and memory. A balancing tonic that both
increases energy and relaxes the body. Stimulates the
central nervous system, aids circulation especially in
the legs, and is a mild diuretic. Aids in many types of
wound healing. Used for rheumatism, blood diseases, mental
disorders, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure,
sore throat, and hepatitis.
Used as an antioxidant, improves circulation, brain functions
and memory. Works particularly well on the brain and nervous
system. It is effective in reducing the symptoms of conditions,
such as Alzheimer's, depression, visual problems, and
problems of blood circulation. It may also help treat heart
disease, strokes, dementia, Raynaud's disease, head injuries,
leg cramps, macular degeneration, tinnitus, impotence
due to poor blood flow, and diabetes-related nerve damage.
The product quot;Brain Stormquot; combines these two ingredients
making it a powerful product to help increase blood
circulation to the scalp.
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Next to oxygen, silicon (Si) is the most prevalent element on
Earth. Silicon exists as part of rocks such as granite and
quartz or in sand and clay. As crystalline quartz, it
constitutes approximately 28% of the earth's crust.
Until recently, silicon (Si) was not thought to be of physiological
importance since most plant and animal tissues contain
relatively small amounts. Further investigation revealed that
silicon is present in all soil-grown plants and sometimes in
large concentrations. Although only trace amounts are
found in the body tissues, research has determined that these
small amounts are vital to health. In light of recent research
demonstrating the significant physiological benefit from
silicon consumption, scientists and researchers recognize
silicon's need as an essential nutrient.
Silicon's promise as a nutrient that strengthens bones,
joints, skin, hair and nails is fully realized in high absorption of
The Silicon product with the highest absorption is Biosil.
You can purchase Biosil here:
Has a dilating effect on vessels and capillaries thereby
increasing circulation to the scalp and stimulating hair
growth. Niacin may also reduce the accumulation of
cholesterol which is important since cholesterol on the
scalp converts to the enzyme 5 alpha reductase.
In addition to Niacin (B3), many B vitamins are very
important in preventing hair loss and promoting
growth of healthy hair. Including a B-complex as part
of your personal strategy is important and offers many
other health benefits.
We will cover the importance of Vitamins and Minerals
for healthy hair in an upcoming lesson.
If you want to get ahead of the class, you can
visit this page:
Hair Loss Vitamins
There are other products that can increase blood
circulation to the hair root and therefore promote
healthy hair and new hair growth. You can read
more about them here:
Products that Increase Blood Circulation
In our next lesson, we will cover the importance
of anti-aging ingredients and the effects of free
radicals on hair loss.
Free Radical Damage and Hair Loss
Many scientist believe that there is a direct correlation between
aging and hair loss. Since age is one of the triggers for the
production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, it is understandable
why delaying the effects of aging can also delay hair loss.
In addition, free radical damage can affect the hair follicles
making them more susceptible to the effects of DHT.
Poor diet, aided and abetted by smoking and air pollution,
impinges on hair health by activating free radicals,
miscreant molecules that can attack cells, including the
cells that make new hair.
If you are truly interested in fighting hair loss and you
smoke, you need to quit! Smoking will shrink your
hair follicles and reduce the blood flow to the root.
If you smoke, you hair follicles will be easily and
quickly killed by DHT. To help you quit, you may
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For years the effects of stress and anxiety have been
greatly underestimated. We now know that stress has
a truly lethal effect in our lives. A recent study found
that high stress is a better indicator of heart disease
than is high cholesterol. It is no surprise that stress
also has a very negative effect on our hair. Stress will
weaken the hair follicles affecting their ability to fight-off
the effects of DHT. There is finally an e-book that it
is absolutely guaranteed to work. It will show you how
to get rid of Depression, Stress and Anxiety. And you
will be able to do it, drug free. You can get a hold of this
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Anti-Aging Products for Hair Loss
The following products will not only help your body
fight the effects of aging, but will also help protect
your hair from free radical damage and help
prevent hair loss.
Has been gaining recognition for its anti-aging properties.
Specifically its ability to penetrate deeply into the skin and
moisturize it. In several studies emu oil has shown its ability
to increase epidermal (skin) thickness. This is great news
However, the most important anti-aging property for hair loss
is that it has shown that it can quot;chargequot; the hair follicles.
This means that the hair follicle is kept in its androgen
(growth) stage longer. It has shown great promise in the
actual regrowth of hair. It has also been recommended for
hair loss due to its anti-androgen properties. Place directly
in the scalp it can lower DHT levels and therefore prevent
damage the hair follicle. Yet another added benefit is that
the oil contains many essential fatty acids and it is absorbed
very well into the skin and scalp. This promotes the overall
health of the scalp and hair.
So in summary, it is now believed that emu oil may not
only halt hair loss, but it may actually promote regrowth.
The oil is non-greasy at it can be applied directly to the
scalp at night.
Selenium and Zinc
Both products eliminate the free radical damage caused by
the oxidation of fats on the scalp and in the body. There
is increasing evidence that the use of these products
can help slow down hair loss. Recently, zinc in particular
has been receiving more attention for its role in stopping
hair loss. Zinc seems to be more important and effective
than previously thought. There have been studies in which
zinc is shown to inhibit 5 alpha reductase activity and
therefore inhibits the productions of DHT. These two trace
elements offer other benefits as well.
Selenium and Zinc to Prevent Hair Loss
• Block DHT by inhibiting the activity of the
enzyme 5 alpha reductase.
• Anti-aging properties-eliminate free
• Promote hair growth.
• Pumpkin Seed is a great natural source of Zinc.
The Pumpkin Seed Complex contains both Zinc and
Selenium. It also contains many other ingredients that
help block DHT and promote hair growth.
Buy Pumpkin Seed Capsules here
There are many other anti-aging products worth
checking out like Alpha Lipoic Acid and Aloe Vera.
To find out more about this product, you can visit
Natural Anti-Aging Products
In our next lesson, we will cover the importance
of nourishing and protecting your hair and scalp.
Nourish your Hair and Scalp
Our hair IS affected by pollution, chemical treatments, stress,
nutritional deficiencies, etc. It is understandable that if the quot;normalquot;
hair (the hair that is not being affected by DHT) is limp, dry and
breaks easily, any actual hair loss is going to be more noticeable.
In addition, mal nourished hair roots will age faster and will be
more susceptible to the effects of DHT. So in addition to
preventing hair loss, we should maintain our hair as strong
and as healthy as we can. This will make the thinning of the
hair due to hair loss be less noticeable. And again, strong
hair follicles can better withstand the DHT attack.
Jojoba oil is an excellent product and an important component
to the our hair loss halting strategy. It significantly nourishes
the hair and scalp promoting their overall health. Its scalp
cleaning properties have been well documented. In addition,
promotes hair growth and has anti-aging properties.
To learn more about jojoba oil, you can visit this page:
Jojoba Oil and Hair Loss
Nourishes the hair and scalp by moisturizing them.
In addition, its anti-biotic properties keep the scalp
healthy and free of bacteria and fungus which can lead
to scalp and hair problems. It also contains many
of the products that seem to be effective in fighting
hair loss. Like biotin, b-vitamins, zinc and even inositil.
In addition the moisturizing qualities when applied to
the scalp increase the blood circulation to the hair follicle.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring,
organic sulfur-containing compound related to another
sulfur-containing substance, DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide).
Though it is believed that MSM also relieves chronic
headaches and back pain, it is the relief of arthritis pain
as its biggest claim to fame. In theory, MSM reduces
inflammation by increasing the effectiveness of cortisol,
which is the body's own natural inflammation fighter.
MSM is necessary for collagen synthesis: skin, hair
and nails. MSM helps keep the hair, skin, and nails
healthy. It is also a free radical scavenger. Meaning
that it protects against free radical damage. MSM is
quickly gaining recognition as a supplement used for
the treatment of allergies, boosting the immune system,
aiding in the healing of scar tissue and promoting healthy
joints. Recently, new evidence has been found that MSM
makes hair grow faster.
To Learn more about Aloe Vera, MSM, Jojoba and other
products that nourish and protect your hair and scalp. You
can visit this page:
Products that Protect and Nourish the Scalp
Biotin is a B vitamin and it is the best known
vitamin for the health and beauty of Hair, Skin
and Nails. Also referred to as Vitamin H,
this vitamin promotes hair growth, protects
against dryness and is involved in the
biosynthesis of unsaturated fats.
More about Biotin and all the other essential
vitamins and minerals for healthy hair will be
covered in tomorrow's lesson. To get ahead of
class and learn about the powerful combination
of Niacin and Biotin for hair growth go here:
Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Beautiful Strong Hair
One key factor in maintaining a growing protein on a part of one's
biological body is obvious: one must maintain a healthy diet.
Although certain factors have been definitely identified as
contributors to hair loss, we must keep in mind that hair is
part of the complete biological system of the human body.
Being a system, dysfunctions in one part of the system can
contribute to dysfunctions in other parts; chain reactions occur
when one part of the body malfunctions, causing other parts
within the system to falter. To maintain optimum health, it is
best to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen.
Principally, the main vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that one
must ingest in some form to maintain healthy hair are vitamin A,
all B vitamins-particularly vitamins B-6 and B-12, folic acid,
biotin, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, iron, zinc, iodine, protein
of course, silica, essential fatty acids (EFA's, formerly known
as vitamin F) and last but not least one must consume water.
You can find all the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy
hair in Vitol's Great Hair.
Vitamin A is a key component to developing healthy cells and
tissues in the body, including hair. Additionally it works with
silica and zinc to prevent drying and clogging of the sebaceous
glands, the glands vital to producing sebum, which is an
important lubricant for the hair follicle. Vitamin A deficiencies
commonly cause thickening of the scalp, dry hair, and dandruff.
Air pollution, smoking, extremely bright light, certain
cholesterol-lowering drugs, laxatives, and aspirin are some
known vitamin A inhibitors. Liver, fish oil, eggs, fortified milk,
and red, yellow, and orange vegetables are good sources
for vitamin A, as are some dark green leafy vegetables
like spinach. Be particularly careful if you take vitamin A
supplements, as vitamin A is fat-soluble, allowing the body
to store it and making it easy for the body to overdose
on vitamin A.
B-vitamins work interdependently and therefore all levels
of B vitamins need to be sufficient in order to maintain proper
health. Vitamins B-6, folic acid, biotin, and vitamin B-12
are all key components in maintaining healthy hemoglobin
levels in the blood, which is the iron-containing portion
of red-blood cells. Hemoglobin's primary function is to carry
oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body, so if
these vitamins were deficient in one's body, then hair and
skin would indeed suffer.
Vitamin C is responsible for the development of healthy
collagen, which is necessary to hold body tissues together.
A vitamin C deficiency can cause split ends and hair
breakage, yet this is easily reversible with an increase
to normal vitamin C levels.
Vitamin E is necessary to provide good blood circulation
to the scalp by increasing the uptake of oxygen.
Copper is a trace mineral that is also necessary in the
production of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin as mentioned earlier
is vital to the process of carrying oxygen to tissues such
as the hair, and obviously hair is alive cannot grow
without proper oxygen, yet it does not breathe as other
components of our body do, because the oxygen must get
to the shaft of the hair. Another key mineral vital in the
production of hemoglobin is iron. Iron is found in two
forms, heme and non-heme; heme iron is much easier
to absorb into the system. This is where the problem lies.
Of course most people know that red meat is a good
source of iron, however red meat is non-heme iron and is
difficult for the body to absorb, as are many iron supplements.
Good heme iron sources are green leafy vegetables,
kidney beans, and bran. Additionally, one can increase the
absorption of non-heme iron into the body by consuming
non-heme food sources and vitamin C sources in the
Zinc is another vital component to healthy
hair, being that it is responsible for cell production, tissue
growth and repair, and the maintenance of the oil-secreting
glands of the scalp. It also plays a large role in protein
synthesis and collagen formation. For this reason, zinc
is important for both hair maintenance and dandruff prevention.
Most Americans are deficient in zinc.
Iodine is vital to the growth of hair. Sheep farmers
long ago discovered that vegetation void of iodine
due to iodine-depleted soil will adversely affect the
growth of wool in sheep. Likewise, our hair needs iodine to
grow. Iodine is synthetically added to table salt, however
in this form it is not assimilated well into the body and can
therefore cause iodine overload. An excess of iodine in the
body can adversely affect the thyroid. It is best to use
non-iodized salt and retrieve your iodine from natural
food sources. These include seaweed, salmon, seafood,
lima beans, molasses, eggs, potatoes with the skin on,
watercress and garlic.As mentioned in an
earlier lesson, one of the most difficult nutrients vital to hair
growth to get in one's diet is the trace mineral silica.
Silicon is a form of silicon and is the second most
abundant element in the earth's crust, second only
to oxygen. The Earth provides everything we need for
health, and with silicon being so abundant, it would seem
that there would never be a problem with silica deficiency.
Unfortunately, trace minerals are rare in Western diets
because our food is processed and our soil depleted by
chemical treatments so often that trace minerals are lost.
Silica is vital to the strength of hair, and although it will
not necessarily stop hair from falling out from the follicle,
it will stop hair breakage. It works by stimulating the cell
metabolism and formation, which slows the aging process.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) are fatty acids that are
needed by the body yet not produced by the body. EFA's
are a key component to healthy skin, hair and nails.
Common skin diseases, like eczema and seborrhea, are
in part caused by deficiencies in EFA's. Including deep-water
fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout, or herring
approximately three times a week will provide sufficient
amounts of EFA's. However, if for some reason you
cannot eat deep-water fish or have an extreme dislike
for it, it may be necessary to take a supplement to obtain
the required amount of EFA's.
Last but not least, make sure to include the proper amount
of water in your diet. Water is vital to proper hydration,
which is necessary in order for all nutrients to be utilized
properly by the body, not to mention the proper function
of every cell in the body including hair follicles.
The suggested amount of water intake daily is eight 8-ounce
glasses of water a day, or 64 ounces a day.
Although nutritional remedies were those that were discussed
here, supplements can be used if one feels they are simply
unable to eat properly due to work schedule or dislike of
certain foods. Nutritional supplements containing these
same vitamins and minerals can be taken. There are some
cautions to taking supplements of certain vitamins and
minerals, particularly those that are fat-soluble because
the body stores them. Vitamin A can be highly toxic and
supplements of vitamin A should be avoided unless
recommended by a doctor. It is best to achieve one's
vitamin A requirements either by food or through a multivitamin.
Also remember that smoking and second hand smoke can
cause blocking of vitamin A assimilation, so it is best to avoid
smoking and remove one's self from areas and situations
where second hand smoke is present if at all possible.
Zinc is one fat-soluble mineral that can cause harm if an
overdose is taken. Zinc can rob the body of copper, mentioned
above as a key nutrient in hair growth and health, not to
mention in other functions of the body. Zinc supplements
should be taken in low doses, such as 5mg at a time.
There is a quot;trickquot; to tell if you are taking too much zinc.
When the zinc levels in the body have surpassed the level
that they can be used, a metallic taste begins to form.
If you pay attention to the metallic taste, you will know
when enough zinc has been consumed, and you can then
stop consuming zinc immediately.
Since there are so few foods to mention that are grown
in North America and contain a good amount of silica,
supplements may truly be needed. Nettle is also a good
source of silica (and it is also a DHT blocker). Another
great source of Silica is Biosil Liquid Silicon.
Supplements of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) can be
easily added to our daily routines. The best EFA and the
one most recommended is Evening Primrose Oil. This
oil is available in easy to take capsules.
There are a number of foods and substances to avoid
and limit the intake of. Substances such as alcohol,
caffeine, sugar and nicotine can deplete the body of
nutrients and raise adrenal levels, which will cause a
chain reaction of producing more androgen and causing
hair loss. High levels of saturated fat and cholesterol rich
foods are also linked to increased DHT levels and their
consumption should be limited. Additionally, common
table salt has been linked to hair loss. And the average
diet provides the recommended amount of sodium intake;
therefore, salt should never be added to food. However,
when using salt for seasoning during cooking, be sure
to use salt with Iodine being that it is a nutrient that is
vital to hair growth as well, unless you are a regular
consumer of seafood, which contains high levels of Iodine.
There are products like Vitol's Great Hair which contain all
of these essential vitamins and minerals in the perfect
balance to give your hair and your body all the nutrition
that they need. The basic prescription for the ultimate
nutritionally healthy hair would be:
• Vitol's Great Hair supplement
• Evening Primrose Oil capsules
• Biosil Liquid Silica.
You can get all of these products here:
If you follow this prescription your hair will have all the
nutrition it needs to grow strong, healthy, shinny and
to be able to better fight the effects of any left over DHT.
Please remember that if there is one thing that we have
tried to make very clear in this e-course is that if you
hope to have any impact on your hair loss, you need
to be taking a DHT blocker. So don't forget to add a
natural DHT blocker to the prescription above.
We hope this e-course has given you a clear understanding
of the causes of hair loss and the many options you
have to fight it. Take advantage of all the advances that
science has made regarding this subject and begin
treating your hair loss today.
Yes, you can prevent and even stop hair loss.
Also, don't forget my number one recommendation for
looking great while you treat your hair loss. HairSoReal!
If you have not tried it yet, I highly recommended. As I
said before, I guarantee you will love it or I will give you
your money back. Don't delay...Order it today, we will
ship it right-away and in a few days you will see the
amazing results for yourself on yourself!
While everything we have covered in this report applies
to both men and women. There are some issues that
are gender specific. You can get a supplement to
this e-course which will cover topics of specific interest
to men and to women. To get this supplement, all you
will need to do is send a blank e-mail--You will be asked
to confirm your request. Remember, we do this because
the information we send is quite valuable and we only
want to send it to those who truly want it.