Cause and effect of micronutrients on hair growth

Thes nutritional factors in general and micronutrients in particular that affect (hair) health has been proven in studies. POWERHAIR® supplements therefore support hair growth because they supplement the daily diet where there is a lack of selected nutrients in everyday life.

Influence of diet

The causal connection between optimal nutrition and our physical health, with which ideally all (micro)nutrients are supplied in the required quantities through daily food, is generally recognized. Conversely, an undersupply sooner or later leads to deficiency symptoms. Hair health is also brought about by nutrition from the inside out, for which the adequate supply of stressed micronutrients is the most important prerequisite. What studies, like those on “Nutritional Factors and Hair Loss” by Dr. Hugh Rushton (Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, England).

Micronutrients and hair loss

Micronutrients - vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fatty acids and amino acids - are essential for the production site in which hair is formed, the so-called hair follicles, which surround and nourish the hair root. If the supply of nutrients is damaged or interrupted, hair loss occurs. Any measure to prevent and treat hair loss must therefore target the follicles themselves if they are to be successful.

In their 2018 review of "The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss," dermatologists Hind M. Almohanna, Azhar A. Ahmed, John P. Tsatalis, and Antonella Tosti highlighted the importance of vitamins and minerals to combat hair loss and for growth and that supplementation in the case of deficiency symptoms contributes to normal (hair/follicle) development and function.

The vitamins and minerals associated with the beneficial development, prevention and treatment of hair loss and growth are expressly named in this scientific work: the role of vitamin B12 and folic acid (folate) in rapid growth, for example how the effective Effect of vitamin D on hair production and maintenance. Further results show a clear connection between iron and zinc deficiency and hair loss, which another study by Dr. Emily L. Guo and Dr. Rajani Katta, who studies the effects of nutrient deficiencies and targeted and supplemental intakes of nutrients instead of or to supplement the usual diet. Micronutrients (including biotin, iron, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, C, D, E, B vitamins and amino acids) are unanimously attested as supporting and maintaining properties for normal hair development.

The micronutrients contained in the POWERHAIR® supplements have been proven to support the natural structure and care of hair and are able to compensate for vitamin or mineral deficiencies where they are lacking in everyday nutrition.

Selection of literature:

  • Rushton,D.Clinical Dermatology (2002)
  • Almohanna, H M., et al. Dermatology and Therapy (2019)
  • Guo, E.L. and R. Katta Dermatology Practical & Conceptual (2017)

More information on vitamins can be found here, as well as on the ingredients used in POWERHAIR® products and their properties, under the heading Product info on our website.