Zinc against hair loss - this is how you fight the causes from the inside!

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If you look under Hair loss suffers, the despair is usually great! No wonder: After all, hair shapes our appearance considerably. Self-confidence shrinks with the number of hairs on the head. The important thing now is to stay calm and find the cause of the problem: Wrong diet, StressHormonal fluctuations in women, predisposition or diseases can be possible triggers for hair loss.

A very common cause is a lack of nutrients: zinc deficiency or also Iron deficiency! Studies show that sufferers often have very low levels of zinc in their blood. And zinc is very important for the hair, as it also has a regulating effect on many processes that can be dangerous for the hair. So it's best to have your blood work checked by a doctor, and if you really do have a zinc deficiency, you can find out here what you can do about it, and why zinc is so important!

How can I tell if I have a zinc deficiency?

These symptoms indicate a zinc deficiency in the blood. However, you should still consult a doctor to be on the safe side and get a reliable diagnosis!

  1. Hair loss
  2. Skin changes and inflammations
  3. Impaired wound healing
  4. Persistent loss of appetite
  5. Disturbed sense of taste
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Increased susceptibility to infections
  8. Problems with reproduction

When do we speak of hair loss and what forms are there?

It is normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day, as old hairs have to fall out naturally at some point to make room for new hairs. However, this hair loss usually happens at different times because the hair is in different phases of the growth cycle. These phases are:

  • Growth phase: It lasts approximately three to seven years and affects an average of 85% of hair.
  • Resting phase: This lasts about three weeks and only affects 1% of hair at a time!
  • Failure phase: Here, a new hair is already growing while the old one is falling out of the skin. It lasts about three months and affects about 14% of the hairs!

Hair loss only occurs when more than 100 hairs fall out every day over a longer period of time. There are different forms of hair loss:

  • Diffuse hair loss: The hair evenly decreases all over the head. The causes are often nutrient deficiencies, hormone fluctuations, thyroid disorders, stress or infections. 
  • Circular hair loss: This is where you get circular bald patches in the middle of the normally growing hair. The trigger is an attack of the immune system on the own hair roots. These are either temporarily "switched off" or, in the worst case, even permanently destroyed.
  • Androgenetic hair loss: The hair suddenly grows back thinner overall and then at some point often no longer grows at all. This is caused by a hypersensitivity of the hair roots to male hormones. The hormones cause the hair roots to shrink until they atrophy. 

How zinc can help against hair loss

  • Zinc keeps the scalp healthy: And a healthy scalp means healthy hair roots that are well supplied with all nutrients. This is important for hair production. When zinc is missing, harmful influences lead to diffuse hair loss!
  • Zinc soothes and protects: It calms overreactions of the immune system and protects the hair roots from inflammation that can result from misdirected attacks of the immune system. Without enough zinc, the hair roots are more easily destroyed by such attacks, resulting in circular hair loss!
  • Zinc inhibits the conversion of testosterone: The conversion of the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is inhibited. This causes the hair roots to atrophy in hereditary hypersensitivity. If there is too little zinc in the body, the destructive effect of DHT is intensified and androgenetic hair loss occurs!

What to do about zinc deficiency?

Unfortunately, zinc cannot be produced by your body. These are the most effective methods to correct your zinc deficiency: 

  • Go to the dermatologist: If you suffer from severe hair loss, you should always consult your dermatologist first. He or she can determine the cause of your hair loss and suggest a specific treatment. Sometimes you need antibiotics, cortisone or hormones. 
  • Taking tabletsIn most cases, however, zinc deficiency can be remedied by taking tablets. This way, the trace element really does reach the body in sufficient quantities and can effectively fulfil hair-protecting functions. However, the tablets should not be taken for longer than eight weeks, as otherwise an overdose can occur!
  • Healthy eating: Vital, wholesome foods are important to correct zinc deficiency or prevent it from occurring in the first place. Zinc is found in the following foods, for example: Beef and pork, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, cheese, nuts, cereals and pulses. By the way, these foods also contain iron, which is also very important, and important vitamins!
  • Care for your scalp: We recommend using our Laduti Anti Hair Loss Shampoo if you want to do something good for your hair and scalp. Please do not rub too hard or blow dry too hot! Let your hair air dry instead. Don't overdo it with styling products and colouring. Tying your hair too tightly when styling your hair is also not a good idea, as this can insult the hair roots. 

Does Laduti help against hair loss in a similar way to zinc?

If you want to combat hair loss particularly effectively and quickly, you should definitely try our highly effective Laduti Hair Serum in addition to all the recommendations above. It contains the extremely valuable vitamin Biotin. Laduti penetrates deep into the scalp, where it supplies your hair roots with biotin and other important active ingredients from nature - such as ginseng, Rosemary and hyaluronic acid.

Our Hair Serum promotes hair growth in the long term and also makes your hair shine beautifully. The hair follicles are strengthened enormously from the inside out by this product and thus become more resistant overall. Laduti is free of hormones and does not contain the controversial active ingredient Minoxidilwhich can cause unpleasant side effects. Laduti Hair Serum has been dermatologically tested and rated "very good". There are no known side effects. If you are already so desperate that you are even thinking about a hair transplant, try the Laduti Hair Serum first. It helps extremely effectively!

Questions & Answers

Can too much zinc in the body also cause hair loss?

Unfortunately, not only a deficiency but also too much zinc can be harmful to your health, which is why you should definitely consult a doctor and have a blood count done before you start taking zinc tablets. 

What is the maximum amount of zinc one should consume per day via supplements?

The rule of thumb is: 2.25 mg for adults. The BfR states this as the upper limit, although zinc in food is already included in this.

Why should you not take zinc for more than eight weeks?

Zinc is a component of many enzymes and thus involved in many processes in the body. A prolonged possible overdose can have severe long-term consequences. 

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