Women: Stop Thinning Hair with This Mineral

Thinning Hair

Are you finding more hair in the drain lately? Or more strands in your brush?

If so, you’re not alone. Men aren’t the only ones who suffer from severe hair loss. But for men, you expect it. For women, it can be even more embarrassing and devastating.

Moderate hair loss among women isn’t uncommon. But if you’re struggling to fix your hair to hide noticeable thinning? That’s not normal. And you’ll want to pay close attention to a recent French study.

Researchers analyzed serum levels of a certain mineral in over 5,000 women over an eight-year period.1 Women with significantly lower reserves of this mineral suffered from severe hair loss. In fact, this compound proved to be so vital for hair growth that the women who started with normal levels and later dropped to the verge of being deficient…increased their risk of severe hair loss by 28 percent.

Did you know? Every person has about 100,000 hairs that grow to a maximum length of one-half inch monthly. Hair is made up of a type of protein called keratin. Getting adequate amounts of protein will help keep hair shiny, healthy and safely secure in your hair follicles.

Another study found similar results.2 The women who didn’t have enough of this mineral suffered hair loss.

So what mineral can help give you back your voluminous mane?


Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reviewed over 40 years of research and confirmed the other studies’ findings.3

“We believe that treatment for hair loss is enhanced when iron deficiency, with or without anemia, is treated,” said Dr. Leonid Benjamin Trost and colleagues.4 “It is not the silver bullet for baldness, but it can definitely help maximize how a patient regrows hair.”

Iron transports oxygen to all the organs of your body. That includes your scalp. Your scalp needs oxygen to keep hair follicles healthy. And you need healthy hair follicles for hair to grow.

Fact is, iron deficiency is a common issue among women.5 It could be the result of a number of things—blood loss, diet, absorption problems, chronic disease, and of course menstruation. So if you’re worried about hair loss, make sure you get enough iron in your diet.

Great sources of iron include lean meat, oysters, dried beans, eggs, spinach, kale, and raisins. To make sure your body is properly absorbing iron, make sure to include vitamin C rich foods in your diet as well.

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1 http://www.jle.com/e-docs/00/04/36/9A/article.phtml
2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20021982
3 http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(05)04745-6/abstract
4 http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196057,00.html
5 http://www.irondisorders.org/women

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  1. gena says:

    I have noticed that problem. Not only loss of way too much hair but the hair has gotten finer and more brittle. I know when I worked at an animal shelter we would feed the anemic dogs and cats raw chicken livers. Wondering if cooked or fried chicken or calves liver would help. Used to eat them often but quit eating both a few years back. I loved both not sure why I quit eating them. Loved liver and onions. Would that help? And need to take a vitamin C supplement I guess as I do not eat much fruit. I grow and eat a lot of tomatoes, is that good enough on vitamin C? Are prenatal vitamins safe for nonpregnant older women? they have, I understand a lot of iron.

  2. Lloyd Hedden says:

    This is an alternate solution to solve the loss of hair: When you are ready to take a shower, wash your hair to clean it with your regular hair shampoo, and wash it out. Use a mixture of 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 caster oil, about an ounce of each% of each. Leave it in for five to ten minutes, then continue with your shower, as usual. Wash it out as usual, with the shampoo that you normally use. This mixture will cost about $2.00 at the drug store. (It will last for months/years). I use it when I shower, and take the treatment, (when I remember it).

    I am 79 1/2 years old, been using this mixture, when I think about it for about twenty years. I have a full head of hair, and have my hair cut about once a month. Never any problems, and appear like a 20 year old.
    Well worth trying !! No Charge! Just enjoy the younger girls!

    Lloyd Hedden Bluffton, SC.

  3. Yael Parras says:

    Anemia is the most common disorder of the blood. The several kinds of anemia are produced by a variety of underlying causes. It can be classified in a variety of ways, based on the morphology of RBCs, underlying etiologic mechanisms, and discernible clinical spectra, to mention a few. The three main classes include excessive blood loss (acutely such as a hemorrhage or chronically through low-volume loss), excessive blood cell destruction (hemolysis) or deficient red blood cell production (ineffective hematopoiesis).’..^:

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  4. Irene Matic says:

    Please, explain what is caster oil? Thank you

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