Vitamin D deficiency and hair loss

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is best absorbed with greasy foods. A large amount of it is found mainly in animal foods: oily fish (salmon, catfish, mackerel, sardines, tuna), fish caviar, egg yolk and dairy products. It is also formed in the body under the sunlight exposure.

Vitamin D plays an important role in the regulation of calcium and phosphorus in the body, reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes, is involved in the regulation of the blood and immune systems, and other processes.

Reasons for vitamin D deficiency:
· wearing closed clothing, long stay indoors, short time in the sun;

· dark skin color;

· reduced intake from food: vegetarianism, veganism, allergy to milk protein;

· reduced digestion and absorption in the intestine, due to various reasons;

· increased consumption or deposition of vitamin D. It occurs during pregnancy, in childhood, with active physical activities and obesity.

Hair loss, nail deterioration, hand sweating, body weakness, fatigue and headaches are just a few of the symptoms of this vitamin deficiency.

Studies conducted over the past 5 years have proven that when vitamin D deficiency is replenished, hair loss stops. And with complex treatment with lotions, the percentage of anagen hair was higher compared to the group that did not receive vitamin D.

It is possible to determine the lack of a vitamin D only by the results of the test. The doctor prescribes the dosage individually according to the test. There is no average value.

Remember that an overdose of vitamins can lead to poor health and adversely affect the functioning of internal organs. Therefore, it is important to start taking them only with the recommendation of a doctor who looks not only at vitamin analyzes, but also at the whole picture: heredity, chronic diseases, environment, stress, etc.