Hair Loss


Our body needs vitamins and minerals to have a balanced metabolism, normal enzyme and hormone production and flawless functioning of its parts such as the digestive system, nervous system, memory, etc. The problem arises when human body faces the overload or deficiency of certain minerals. Either of these two problems can affect metabolism, disturb enzyme and hormone secretion and imbalance different body functions, hence leading to different sorts of diseases ranging from hair loss and skin diseases to depression, obesity, anemia and many other undesirable situations.

Most important points we need to know about hair loss:

When your hair starts to thin out we should help it by taking action on time and finding the cause. When a wisp of hair is lost, its root is preserved in the hair skin for about 6 months. After this period, fat and other materials block pores in the head skin and the root is stifled to death shortly afterwards. If someone starts the therapy before the loss of the hair root, desirable result will be easily and quickly achieved, but after the hair root is gone, forming a new hair root is difficult or sometimes impossible.

Main causes of hair loss:

1.Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency: One of the most important causes of hair loss is vitamin and mineral deficiency. Being all busy and leading an urban lifestyle, most people tend to eat more convenience and fast food. These kinds of foods are usually high in calories and low in nutrients. Furthermore, using hormones to fatten the livestock and poultry and industrial methods in growing fruits and vegetables and other foodstuff makes these foods shining and attractive but low in vitamins and minerals, causing a deficiency of many vitamins and minerals in human body. Lack of vitamins group B, A, C and E and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc weakens hair roots and disturbs the grown of new hair wisps.

2. Mineral Overload: An overload of certain minerals in the body is another cause for hair loss. Iron and copper overloads,being very common these days, directly affect hair loss in men and women. For further reading about copper overload, click here!

3. Slow metabolism: Slow metabolism, low and imbalanced hormone secretion is still another cause of hair loss. Thyroid and adrenal glands are two important endocrine glands of the human body whose functioning is vital for survival. Very important hormones such as triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxin (T4), cortisol, testosterone, DHEA and many others are secreted by these glands whose duties include regulating the rate of cell metabolism, regulating digestive system, energy generation, protein production, tissue restoration, sleep regulation, sexual system regulation, and dozens of other responsibilities. The ratios of these hormones in people's body account for their metabolic type and rate. When thyroid and adrenal glands are overactive, causing hyperthyroidism, and hyperadrenalism respectively, the person's metabolism is faster, whereas underactive thyroid and adrenal glands, which cause hypothyroidism and hypoadrenalism respectively, will result in slow metabolism. In order for these glands to function appropriately and in a balanced way, they need various vitamins and minerals, the deficiency or overload of any mineral in the body can cause overactivity or underactivity of these glands, ending up in undesirable situations such as hair loss.

4. Genetic Causes in Men: As men become sexually mature and as they grow older, the secretion of testosterone hormone and its conversion to dihydrotestosterone (commonly abbreviated to DHT) rises, which causes baldness and hair loss in men. This problem is easily resolved by using caffeine shampoossuch as Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo or other brands. Caffeine stops the hair root from absorbing DHT.

5. Inappropriate Shampoos &Poor Hair Care: Usually shampoos containing conditioners cause hair loss in some people. On the other hand, excessive hair washing or washing hair at long intervals and using inappropriate shampoos are among effective causes that stunt your hair growth and aggravate hair loss.

6. Stress: Any form of stress including the stress caused by living in crowded cities, emotional, economic or other forms of stress slow down the activity of endocrine glands and disturbs body mineral ratios. Whenever someone is stressed out, adrenal glands undertake responsibility and with the secretion of various hormones, they deliver the body from pressure and stress. That might be why most of us, when stressed out, have often felt a sort of pain around our kidneys. This uses up considerable amounts of zinc and magnesium in the body. Continued stress situation exhausts resources of zinc and magnesium in the body and causes the depletion of many other vitamins and minerals; a situation which could result in many problems including the increase of your hair loss.

NB: Aging, by itself, isn't a cause of hair loss. The main cause or set of causes are inadequate nutrition, depletion of useful elements in the body and the disturbance of the balance of minerals which are brought about by aging. The deficiency or overload of vitamins and minerals slows down metabolism and the functioning of endocrine glands, which consequently causes hair loss.


In Body Tune-up's therapy program, through hair mineral analysis, the mineral and vitamin ratios of your body are measured and regulated. With their regulation, the functioning of thyroid and adrenaline glands is balanced, which regulates hormone ratios in the body and treats your hair loss in a short period of time, without the use of hormone or chemical pills. Afterwards, with the use of medically tested and approved solutions like minoxidil you will help the regrowth of your lost hair.


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