Cyclical Nutritional Therapy For Hair Restoration
Patients with hair loss often inquire whether nutritional supplements can help restore hair growth or prevent further hair loss. In fact, many will start dietary supplements without consultation in the hope that the supplements will help. The unregulated supplement industry also capitalizes on this population’s vulnerability.
Hair follicle is amongst the most metabolically active unit in the body, and hence hair growth is impacted by calorie and protein malnutrition as well as micronutrient deficiency. Nutritional deficiency impacts both hair structure and hair growth. Effects on hair growth include acute telogen effluvium (TE), a well-known effect of sudden weight loss or decreased protein intake. Studies have also reported potential associations between nutritional deficiency and chronic TE, male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss, and alopecia areata.
Nutritional deficiencies are on the rise becoming more common than we can realize. The problem of deriving nutrition from food is compounded by the fact that the nutritive value of the agricultural produce from the farms itself is falling down due to changes in the soil including decrease in the mineral content, use of pesticides, fertilizers and fast-growing crops which do not assimilate enough nutrients.
Nutrient mining and leaching are exacerbated by use of fertilizers. Nutrient exhaustion, over cultivation, lack of return of organic matter to the soil and deforestation are leading to this global phenomenon.
This is where cyclical nutritional therapy comes into play. The purpose of the program is to provide the body with the right nutrients in the right doses in a synergistic, complementary manner, so that they are absorbed easily and will render good results for hair growth. Excess use of any single nutrient turns out to be ineffective as a balance of all micronutrients in the body is essential to ensure wellness. High dose nutritional supplements can become ineffective and also reverses the benefits.
Cyclical nutrition therapy program, known as Hair Fact, includes low-dose synergistic combinations of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids to be taken by mouth in a cyclical manner. Studies using Hair Fact showed consistent improvements in the form of correction of hair fall and minimum 18% increased density within two months with further improvement to a maximum of 156% over one year. Hair Fact is the foundation of hair restoration and maintaining the health of hair. It can be combined with all the other treatments for hair restoration.