Niacin’s Significance in Hair Loss Prevention

Niacin's Significance in Hair Loss PreventionNiacin, otherwise known as vitamin B3, is one of the essential nutrients necessary for an adequate body functioning and health. Although niacin typically does not receive the same attention as its colleagues in the vitamin B group, such as vitamin B1 or thiamin, vitamin B2, B6 or B12, recent studies have demonstrated its significance in a large number of physiological processes.

It is now known to participate in many metabolic and cellular repair processes that happen in the human body. Niacin is slightly neglected because its deficiency is a rare phenomenon because it is available in decent amounts in many foods. The only food that is really low in niacin is corn or maize, so vitamin B3 deficiency still occurs in the developing countries where the population base their nutrition on maize-derived foods. Niacin deficiency is known as pellagra, and it is very rare in developed countries.

Niacin participates in DNA repair processes, which is an extremely important part of adequate cell functioning. Even though typical niacin deficiency is rare, low amounts of niacin can also cause health problems that are not immediately visible, such as fragile hair, dry skin, poor recovery after exercise and digestive problems. Without sufficient niacin, the DNA repair process may be slow and inefficient, which may delay healing and may facilitate tumor growth due to mutations. Locally applied niacin has been shown to stimulate hair growth and hair “fullness” in women in a medical research study.

Niacin also helps convert carbohydrates and fat into energy in a biochemical cycle that place in almost every cell. Several research studies have concluded that niacin supplementation can lower cholesterol levels, which protects against heart disease. Steroid hormones produced in the adrenal glands, including cortisol, aldosterone and testosterone, are “manufactured” with the direct participation of niacin in the chemical process. Niacin deficiency can be easily prevented through a diet abundant in whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes.   

Resources

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17168873 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/niacin/NS_patient-niacin

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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Increasing Blood Flow Lets your Hair Thrive

Increasing Blood Flow Lets your Hair ThriveEverything in your body is nurtured by your blood. Without having nutrient-rich blood traveling throughout your body, vital organs would not receive the material they need to function. Your brain needs good blood flow, your limbs, your skin, and organs too. Following this logic it makes sense that without good blood flow to your hair, it will not grow well, and will even start to die. If you rob your hair of the nutrients and other materials that it needs to thrive, then it will wither.

Decreased Blood Flow Leads to Hair Loss

Many things can lead to premature hair loss in a person. Hair loss can be brought on by a poor diet, inflammation of the scalp, imbalances in internal chemistry, and by decreased blood flow. It is also true that a bald head will have less blood flow too. Without hair actively requiring nourishment to grow, your body will send less blood to your scalp and it will remain a poor area to grow hair.

Increasing Blood Flow

The solution to your problems is not to go through some ridiculously expensive and invasive surgery to artificially make your blood pump better to your scalp. What you want to do is to provide a healthy environment for your body to grow in. To do this give it a good diet that contains all of the minerals, nutrients, and calories that it needs to produce healthy hair. If you give your body what it requires to function then it will correct low blood flow on its own and your scalp will begin to see decreased hair loss, and even hair regrowth over time.

Unfortunately testing for blood flow is not going to be very effective. If you are already balding or bald you are going to find that you have less blood flow to your scalp. This may or may not be because of a lack of nutrients. Your body naturally sends less blood to the scalp when it is not growing hair. It is a leap of faith of your part to improve your diet and lifestyle in order to promote healthier levels of blood flow in your body. There is a good chance that this will help your hair repair itself, or even begin to grow back in.

Resources

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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Don’t Forget Choline in your Diet

Don’t Forget Choline in your DietLet’s talk about Choline today. Choline works in a very similar way to B vitamins. You already make choline in your liver. You can also get it from a wide variety of different sources including fish and meat, and it can also be found in nuts, peas and eggs. Choline works in the body by moving fat and making it into energy.

Why Do I Need Choline?

If you don’t get enough Choline, it can cause problems with your cells and your nerves. If you get tingling or numbness in your limbs, this can also be a sign of low choline levels. Choline is and has been used in a variety of different ways for different medical conditions, including for treating cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis. It even helps with asthma, and has been used to help with depression in people.

Choline can really help your kidneys because it helps to balance out the water found in your body. However, choline is not for everyone and might not help people with certain kidney or liver conditions.

Choline and Hair

Now, let’s get to what it can do for your hair. Because choline helps to balance out the body, it can really help with your scalp and your hair. As we all probably have seen in life, stress can cause or at least contribute to hair loss. Well, choline is believed to help people to manage their stress, which can help with minimizing hair loss!

Choline is also beneficial for hair because it can help to bring about protection to the follicles that the hair grow on. When used with Inositol, choline can actually help hair to grow again by creating new cells. Choline was also shown in a study to help to reign in those genetic predispositions to hair loss as well.

Resources

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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