How Vitamin D and Other Vitamin Groups Are Linked To Hair Loss

Lack of any nutrients has a detrimental effect on the body and hair suffers primarily from such starvation. At the same time, some elements have the most direct effect on the condition of the hairline. For example, vitamin D or B12, the lack of which leads to circulatory disorders in the scalp. It is noteworthy that it is very easy to make up for the lack of some useful elements…

We are talking about vitamin D. Most of it is produced under the influence of light. At the same time, doctors recommend taking this element from birth. What is it so important that it binds hair loss and vitamin D?



Vitamin D is classified as a group of fat-soluble substances. It is removed from the body slowly, unlike, for example, water-soluble B12, with sufficient admission, it can accumulate about “reserve” and then expend as needed.

Several types of this element are known, in particular five variants, but for the human body only ergocalziferol (D2) and cholecalziferol (D3) are important.


Value for the body

In the human body, vitamin D promotes the absorption of phosphorus and calcium, making it a direct participant in the formation and renewal of bone tissue as well as hair. And these processes take place on a daily basis.

This element is especially necessary for the growing body, when many tissues, bone skeletons and hair are formed. When vitamin D is deficient, the body stops absorbing the necessary amount of calcium. As a result, all the dependent parts of the body, including the hair cover, begin to suffer a strong hair loss.


Helping hair

If we talk about the direct impact of element D on the hair, it should be noted that it is almost of paramount importance. It helps provide nutrients to hair bulbs. As well as vitamin B12 deficiency, D deficiency leads to circulatory disorders. Hair stops getting the proper amount of food, blood and oxygen. As a result, a strong hair loss begins.

Since hair is deprived of adequate support, their condition in general deteriorates. Strands dim, become brittle, turn into lifeless patches. If poor hair condition is accompanied by insomnia, loss of appetite, blurred vision, it is safe to declare the lack of vitamin D.


Effect on baldness

Previously, it was thought that vitamin D is only necessary for the formation of a bone skeleton and maintain its condition. To date, it has been scientifically proven that it is also necessary for hair, preventing their loss.

A special study conducted on mice showed that with the complete deprivation of their chollekalciferol there was complete hair loss, observed along with signs of rickets.

In addition to providing hair with calcium, vitamin D promotes the maturation of hair follicles. As well as in its composition has fatty acids, which are important for strengthening hair. The importance of these fatty acids is invaluable for the formation of natural oils in the scalp, which helps to prevent the occurrence of dandruff and itching. If there is a lack of cholalciferol, hair loss occurs.

It should be noted that hair loss can cause a lack of other vitamins, such as B12 or E. To determine the true “guilty” it is desirable to consult a doctor. If there is a shortage of element D will be given recommendations to change the diet, may be necessary to take special drugs.


How to increase the amount of vitamin D?

If it is established that hair loss is caused by a lack of vitamin D, rather than B12, E, A or other, then the following methods can be used to make up for it:

  1. Since the body itself has considerable importance for the production of this substance, it is necessary to spend a certain amount of time, at least 5-10 minutes, in the open sun every day. It is desirable that this period occurred at the time of 6 to 10 o’clock in the morning, when the sun’s rays are most useful.
  2. Eat foods rich in vitamin D.
  3. Take special drugs to make up for the deficiency of this element.

Important! Vitamin D drugs should be taken only with the doctor’s prescription, because the excess of it affects negatively, and since the element is fat-soluble, it is very poorly excreted from the body. It is necessary to treat the sunlight carefully – too much of it increases the production of skin-damaging melatonin.


How does the anomaly of content manifest itself?

In hypovitaminosis, the lack of element D in the body, children begin to develop rickets. In adults, the deficiency disrupts the functionality of the neuromuscular apparatus, there is lethargy skeletal musculature, there is an incorrect regulation of the digestive tract. Laboratory tests show a decrease in the level of phosphorus in plasma, a decrease in the amount of calcium, excess of phosphate.

Hypervitaminosis, excess, cholekalciferol is characterized by weakness,nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, sharp joint pain, muscle and headaches, increased pressure, slowing pulse, breathing difficulties.


Interaction with other substances

Vitamin D is notable for the fact that it itself is compatible with almost any vitamins. That is, you can take it with vitamins such useful against hair loss as B12, E, A, C. However, it should be taken into account that some elements are antagonists, that is, not combined with each other, as, for example, E and B12. Therefore, it is better to take vitamin D at the same time as one substance.

If vitamin E is lack in the body, it is impossible to normal metabolism in the liver of element D. Overdose of cholekalciferol leads to iron deficiency, because the first place is calcium absorption.

Taking drugs that reduce cholesterol, it is necessary to take into account that such reduce the absorption of vitamin D, which is fat-soluble. Therefore, it is necessary to make some interval between the reception of funds.

The use of laxatives reduces the absorption of cholalciferol and disrupts its metabolism in the body. Vitamin D can reduce the effectiveness of heart glycosides. Normal absorption of the element is also affected by corticosteroid hormones, anti-TB drugs, steroid hormones, antacids.


Which products contain

Vitamin D contains products such as all dairy products, butter and vegetable oils, egg yolks, seafood, fish liver, herring, tuna, mackerel, mackerel. In fresh milk this element is not enough, and besides its absorption interferes with phosphorus. By the way, dairy products are a good source of vitamin B12.

Contain vitamin D and some plant products – potatoes, parsley, oatmeal. However, in general, in plant food of this substance, as well as B12, very little, that it is worth thinking about vegetarians and pay attention to animal products.

The main source, of course, is the own synthesis of cholalciferol in the body, occurring under the influence of sunlight. But it is necessary to know that when the atmosphere is smoked in urban environments, the production of this element is reduced, synthesis is reduced and with a strong tanning of the skin.

If your own vitamin D is not enough for the body, and you can’t get the right amount with food, you can take fish oil, which was used before the opening of element D.


How to make up the shortfall with drugs

If hair loss occurred due to a lack of cholekalciferol, while waiting for its natural replenishment can lead to even more deterioration of the hair, it is worth trying to fill the “reserve” with special drugs. It is not recommended to exceed the norm:

  • Pregnant women – 400-600 IU once a day for ten days;
  • nursing mothers – 500 IU per day if necessary;
  • children – 500 IU per day in autumn and winter;
  • adults for prevention – 300-500 IU every day;
  • 2,000-4000 IU per day for two months.

Vitamin D products are sold in the form of various drugs, oil solution, drops and vials. Separately, it is worth talking about vials. When hair drops out, they can be used to make nourishing masks. You can add the contents of the vials to any mask.

Particularly useful for hair loss will be a mixture of vitamin D and castor, or any other vegetable, oil. One vial should be mixed with two spoons of oil and applied to curls for half an hour. Doing this procedure regularly can very soon note a decrease in the intensity of hair loss. A great addition to this mask will be vitamin B12, which is considered a “growth activator.”

You can use expensive hair cosmetics, provide proper care for the hair, but if the body needs vitamin components, then any actions will be useless until the shortage of the necessary elements is filled. Therefore, it is extremely important to monitor the fact that there were no conditions of avitaminosis, which, first of all, will react to hair.

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Dr. Med. Raoul Hasert is a specialist in dermatology and venereology. He is a senior physician in Praxisklinik Dr. Hasert.

5 thoughts on “How Vitamin D and Other Vitamin Groups Are Linked To Hair Loss”

  1. Your method of explaining how vitamin D affect hair Growth in this
    article is genuinely good, every one can easily understand it, Thanks a lot.


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