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by: Better Not Younger
June 27, 2020
Most of us are aware that the nutritional needs of our bones and bodies change as we age. We require fewer calories to avoid weight gain and more calcium to feed our bones. But is there a vitamin that can fix our aging hair?
It turns out there are several.
If you are facing accelerated hair loss, you may be deficient in more than one vitamin, and it is essential to know the culprits. Your cells rely on vitamins to function and grow, and deficiencies may exacerbate hair fall.
Your scalp boasts nearly 100,000 hair follicles, and of these, 90% reside in the growing (anagen) stage and require micronutrients like vitamins to sufficiently forge a robust head of hair. So if you are finding more strands in your brush than on your head, read on to find out which vitamins you should take for hair loss.
Hair’s primary building block is a protein called keratin, made up of 18 amino acids and comprising up to 95% of your total hair fiber by weight.
Your hair also consists of water and natural oils, called lipids and has three essential structures: the outermost layer, called the cuticle, is made of overlapping shingle-like cells that give your hair its shine; the middle layer known as the cortex contains protein filament bundles; and the medulla, a honeycomb-like, spongy core inside the cortex.
According to Cleveland Clinic, about 30 million U.S. women will suffer the most widespread type of alopecia called female pattern hair loss.
The psychological impact of alopecia on women can be particularly devastating, causing depression and anxiety, with many women feeling a fractured sense of emotional well-being.
As you age, your hair and scalp undergo physiological changes. Your follicles shrink and create skinnier, shorter hair shafts. Thin, gray, or white hairs replace your thicker hairs. Some of your follicles may shut down and stop regenerating new hairs completely, leading to hair loss.
Aging changes in hair also include protein loss that affects your hair's color, strength, and elasticity. Reduced elasticity means more hair breakage when it is pulled or brushed, leading to that dreaded wad of hair in your brush.
As you roll past your 40s and beyond, your tresses often need a nutritional kick. Many women cannot absorb the vitamins because of their evolving gastrointestinal physiology, often caused by atrophic gastritis, a disorder found in many aging women.
This condition causes damage to stomach-acid-producing cells. Reduced stomach acid adversely affects the nutritional absorption of vitamins, including B12, vitamin D, and other nutrients.
In other words, your body and hair could use an extra blast of nutrition. Better Not Younger formulates their Significant Other Hair Fortifying Vitamins to address your particular hair biology requirements, and deliver nutrients right where they are needed.
Vitamin- and mineral-packed gummies will vitalize your follicles to reduce hair loss, foster vigorous hair growth, and provide you with lustrous locks. Micronutrients found in Significant Other Hair Fortifying Vitamins include:
If you have arrived at your 40s and discover your hair thinning, delve into your diet. Eating sensible foods laden with proteins and antioxidants, including leafy greens, eggs, salmon, berries, avocados, and carrots should be priority number one. Your tresses need vitamins to thrive after all.
You can still have the mane of your dreams, even if you are unable to consume a balanced diet. Supplement your food intake and nourish your scalp and hair with Better Not Younger’s Significant Other’s Hair Fortifying Vitamins. These gummies are vegan, cruelty-free — and delicious!