Vitamin That Prevents Hair Loss

      A member of the vitamin B group named Inositol helps in the growth of healthy hair and prevents hair fall. Other functions of inositol in the body are transportation of fat, providing nourishment to the brain cells, lowering cholesterol levels and preventing eczema. Almost 99 per cent of the inositol taken is absorbed by the body. Absorption is slow and it is converted to sugar by the process of catabolism in the kidneys.

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sources of B vitamin



Major sources of inositol are liver, dried lima beans, brewers yeast, beaf brain and heart, grape fruit, wheat germ, raisins, unrefined molasses, cabbage and peanuts.

Recommended daily intake

For both men and women a daily intake of 1,000 mg of inositol is recommended but for children it should be 550mg.

Symptoms of Deficiency

      According to scientists deficiency of inositol can lead to alopecia or patchy baldness, hypertension, gastritis, penetration of fat in the liver, hardening of liver and eczema.

Premature Greying

      Among the three anti-grey-hair B group vitamins Inositol is a major one.The other two are panthonic acid and para-aminobenzoic acid (paba).Wheat germ,yeast and liver provides all three of these B group vitamins so if one must include these in one’s diet to get considerable results.


      Nutritional deficiency is partially considered to be a reason of bald-headedness  in men, the cause of which is lack of inositol. Animals too loose hair due to this vitamin deficiency and when diet includes inositol a healthy layer of hair grows once again.. Research has shown that inositol requirement in a woman’s body is low, therefore lack of which may not probably  be a major cause of the slow growth of hair

A list of other vitamins good for hair:

  • Vitamin A: It’s antioxidant property thelps in the making of healthy sebum in the scalp.Sources rich in Vitamin A are meat, fish liver oil, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, cabbage, , broccoli carrots, apricots and peaches.
  • Vitamin C: It helps maintain healthy and dandruff free hair. Sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, tomatoes, and dark green vegetables.
  • Vitamin E: it helps in improve the circulation of the scalp. Food sources rich in vitamin E are vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables.
  • Biotin: it works as an anti aging agent by preventing graying of hair and hair loss. Sources of biotin are: whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk.

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