vitamins deficiency symptoms

Essential minerals for healthy hair

Calcium

Calcium is essential for healthy hair growth. You get Calcium by eating foods such as dairy, fish, nuts, lentils and sesame seeds.

Copper

Copper helps prevent hair loss and defects in hair color and structure. You get copper by eating foods such as shellfish, liver, green vegetables, eggs, chicken and beans.

Iodine

Iodine is very important for healthy hair growth.
Iodine helps regulate thyroid hormones. Thyroid disease is the number one cause of disease-related hair loss. You canget  iodine from foods such as fish, seaweed, kelp, iodized salt and garlic. Stay away from iodized salt.

Silica

Silica prevents hair loss by strengthening the hair.

Supplementing your diet with silica alone will probably help you more than any of the other minerals combined because silica helps utilize several other nutrients. Boron, copper, manganese, magnesium, fluorine, phosphorus, zinc and strontium all benefit from silica supplementation.

The only problem is that its very hard to get trace minerals because of the way most western civilizations cook and process their food.

You can get enough trace mineral silica in your diet by eating oats, millet, barley, whole wheat, and algae. Good sources of soloca are also such foods as seafood, soybeans, rice and green vegetables.

Manganese

Manganese prevents hair from growing too slowly. You get Manganese from foods such as eggs, whole grain cereals, avocados, beans, nuts, meat and chicken.

Zinc

Zinc is very important when it comes to tissue growth and hair growth in particular.
It helps to secrete the scalp with much needed oil and avoid dandruff that could possibly cause hair loss. It also helps with the absorption of other nutrients that you need.   Zinc is mineral that you could easily overdose on. Too much zinc could actually block the absorption of other minerals.

Choose naturals sources og zinc -organic beef, beef liver, lima beans,  chickpeas, split peas, raw cashews, pecans, green peas, almonds, ginger root and eggs.

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