Today more so than in the past few decades, people are looking for natural remedies to address the many types of health conditions that are plaguing our society; with information being shared more easily than ever before it’s no wonder why. We’ve posted in the past about the difference between supplements and drugs, but wanted to go a little more in-depth about how plant based and natural products can help the systems of your body function optimally and specifically help with hair growth and combating hair loss.
First, natural remedies are far less likely to have side effects as they match biogenetically with your body’s inner workings. While pharmaceuticals have their place, they are not natural to your body’s environment and can disrupt its naturally functioning systems. It is for this reason that they should be looked at as a short term solution to be used in conjunction with long term natural therapies. When looking for the appropriate natural product for you, consider the following: 1.) The vast majority of micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) are most effective when consumed with other, corresponding elements. 2.) More isn’t necessarily better. While it is common to see over 100% of certain components in a product, not all can be mega dosed without a down side. Even if they can, you will eventually pass a point of diminishing returns. It’s best to stick to what the experts have put together. These two points are the biggest reasons why naturally blended products are found to be more effective than their singularly consumed counterparts. All the work of dosages and combinations are done for you.
The most common fault pointed to for losing hair is genetics. DNA contains coding instructions that create all the proteins in the body that manifest your physical traits. For ages, most have considered this to be “fate”. Through recent studies in Epigenetics, science has found that these genes are more like switches that can be turned off and on by lifestyle choices. The fact that most lifestyle behaviors are learned from your parents can explain why traits like baldness and hair thinning at a certain age have repeated generation after generation. Aside from the genetic factor, medical issues can also affect baldness such as immune disorders and thyroid imbalances. Not only can these diseases cause the reduction of hair but the side effects coming from prescription medications for them and others like birth control pills, anti-depressant as well as a number of drugs have shown to do the same. But again, it is important not to consider this fate or feel that there is nothing you can do. Through proper nutrition and supplementation, many people are finding way to reverse hair loss and revitalize their hair to a thickness they have lost or even better than they have ever seen.
In the past few years, a number of researchers have studied a wide variety of plant extracts in order to treat hair loss, thinning of hair and help keep hair healthy and thick for years. A short list of the elements include Silica (Bamboo Extract), Gingko Biloba, Silica, Grape Seed, Green Tea, Saw Palmetto, and Pygeum Africanum to name a few. As we mentioned earlier, all these are proven effective, but are most bioavailable in the proper dosages and when blended with other matching agents. So be sure to eat foods that are rich in vitamin C and taking supplements containing a regular intake of vitamins A, E, B, MSM, Biotin and Pantothenic Acid as these have all been proven beneficial to hair health.
These are just some of the proven components naturally derived from plants that will benefit you when it comes to hair growth. If you are experiencing baldness, thinning and other hair and scalp problems, it is very important to treat it as soon as possible by eating healthy foods and by applying natural oils and taking quality natural supplements. So if you are worried about your hair, experiencing baldness or if hair loss runs in your family, going on natural treatment can not only lessen your worries but will give you comfort and confidence that you will have thick healthy hair for years to come!