The role of antioxidants
Antioxidants are compounds that are able to neutralize aggressive oxygen molecules (ROS) and prevent oxidative damage. Many substances can be classified as antioxidants, including zinc, selenium, and vitamins A and E, as well as vitamin C and polyphenols
Oxidative stress has been linked to hair loss. Laboratory studies on specific skin cells from male hair loss patients have shown that oxidative stress can play an important role in balding and hair loss development. In addition, a study on antioxidant enzymes and oxidation of fatty acids in the cell membrane of the scalp of patients with alopecia areata revealed excessive free radical generation in the scalp, accompanied by high levels of antioxidant enzymes that were unable to advance protect against oxidative stress.
Multiple nutrient deficiencies can lead to hair loss. Surveys for such defects must be guided by living conditions and physical examination. Nutrient deficiencies can also be caused by genetic disorders, various diseases or unbalanced nutritional practices.
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Almohanna, H.M., et al. Dermatology and Therapy (2019)
Guo, E.L.and R Katta Dermatology Practical and Conceptual (2017)