Add Fat To Your Diet And Combat Hair Loss
Recent research has suggested that eating more saturated fats can actually prevent hair loss. We already know that eating the right kinds of fat can help weight loss and prevent heart disease, and now researchers state that a deficiency in Omega 3 fats (those found in fish, nuts, and plants) can result in hair loss. A lack of this can cause your scalp to turn itchy, your hair to become stiff and even fall out.
DHT Hormone Can Cause Hair Loss
While male pattern baldness is the most coming type of hair loss, with a receding hair line at the top and front of your head combined with a thinning crown, there is another reason why this may occur: male hormones. The DHT hormone apparently, is closely linked to male pattern baldness. This hormone is important in males as it aids the development of male characteristics, and it is five times stronger than testosterone. How it effects male hair growth is this: it makes the hair follicles so small they cannot grow out through the skin, thus leaving areas hairless.
Inhibiting Medication With Side Effects
To combat this treatment, new medications have been developed, such as Propecia and Proscar, which inhibits the production of DHT. However, there are side effects and sometimes unknown risks for long time users with this sort of medication. Men can experience a loss of sex drive and impotence among some causes of long term use, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Saturated Fats Are Good For Your Hair
Saturated fats also inhibit DHT’s production, without these unfortunate side effects. Testosterone is converted into DHT by the 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) enzyme. An increase in 5-AR means an increase in hair loss, basically, yet saturated fat will naturally lower 5-AR’s levels, thus a reduction in hair loss occurs. Men that eat saturated fats like, butter and coconut oil, along with other healthy fats are less likely to have hair loss. Saturated fats contain a natural cholesterol that makes you healthier, so for years where we have been told to steer clear of butter, it is actually beneficial to us. Where we have filled our shopping trolleys with low-fat goods, this no longer needs to be the case. So, if you want to ensure you remain with a full head of hair, then make sure you are getting the right balanced intake of saturated fats. It should also be noted that many horse trainers feed their horses with flax seeds, so that they have a shiny and fine-looking coat. And guess what flax seeds are? Yes, that’s right: Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
If you feel that you are losing your hair and want to do something about it, then make sure you discuss advanced hair loss treatment with us at Jonathan Gerow SMP. You can book a free consultation with one of our experts to discuss what kind of treatment you are looking for, and what your expectations are when it comes to results. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information today!