If you're experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, biotin may assist in regrowth. There's some research to suggest that increased biotin intake can improve overall hair quality, including thickness and shine.
I know for a fact that after my daughter, Michelle, had her first child, she had kept her hair. In fact, it was thick and looked wonderful! I asked what she took to maintain the health of her hair and she mentioned ‘biotin.’ So, I thought just taking biotin would help me or getting it a shampoo would help my hair loss problem. Well, it didn’t! Age has so much to do with it and being that I went through menopause, I needed more than just taking biotin.
Along with taking the herbs for menopause (pre-menopause for younger women), mentioned in a previous chapter, as well as the bee pollen, I heard about folate. Now, I had been taking a supplement of folic acid, but when I learned it was a synthetic form of folate, that’s not the same as taking the real stuff!
A diet with sufficient folate can help support healthier hair growth. This B Vitamin is important for one’s hair because it has a hand in keeping so many functions of one’s body running smoothly. Regarding the foundations of healthy hair, folate plays an important role in DNA synthesis and how we replicate our cells, which truly is the groundwork of how our body gets and keeps us going.
To get more specific, folate is the key in keeping our red blood cells circulating in healthy numbers, which ensures a steady flow of the nutrients and oxygen our hard-at-work hair follicles need. Hair growth, being an energy-dependent process, leans on folate and other B vitamins to help us break down our food and generate energy. Folate also helps to maintain our hair growth cycle. For example, folate helps support optima blood sugar regulation, which helps us side step the unwanted impacts of insulin resistance.
Excellent sources of folate in found in green, leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, avocados, asparagus, beans, beets, and broccoli. Despite, consuming some of these foods that are known for containing folate, had not helped this aging woman! I prefer a supplement to make sure I am getting the right amount.
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