In the past several decades, it has been common for people to spend so much of their time indoors. Add to this, poor nutrition and now we are seeing a rise in ‘Vitamin D Deficiency based hair loss’.
But what are the symptoms of a Vitamin D Deficiency and how can it be prevented?
Vitamin D Is a fat-soluble vitamin that is generated from exposure to UV-B light, although it can also be obtained in certain foods and through supplements.
It not only helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus to keep the bones strong, but it also has a key function in cell modulation and the immune system which is the link to hair growth.
Vitamin D stimulates hair follicles, so a deficiency may lead to hair loss.
A Vitamin D deficiency may also be linked to ‘Alopecia Areata’… an autoimmune condition that causes patchy hair loss.
Recommended Levels of Vitamin D and Supplementation