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Dr. Alan Bauman: Hair Loss Supplements and Nutrition (Video)

Dr. Bauman explains if supplements can help with your hair loss treatment efforts, including some of his go-to recommendations.

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Dr. Alan Bauman: Hair Loss Supplements and Nutrition (Video)

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Hello, everyone. It's doctor Alan Bauman from Bauman Medical hair transplant and hair loss treatment center coming to you on behalf of Strut today. And one of the most common questions that comes up during consultations for hair loss is is there a magic vitamin or supplement? What can I be taking to help my hair grow nutritionally?

Well, let's take a step back and take a peek at why nutritional supplementation, especially vitamins or herbs or other things that you could do could help with hair growth.

First off, hair follicles are the most highly metabolic cell population in your body. That means that they have the highest mitotic or division rate of any cell population. That means also that they are very, very sensitive to changes in nutrients and fuel. So you wanna make sure that you have good nutrient fuel intake.

And specifically, we talk a lot about protein. So, one of the things I often recommend is making sure that your protein intake is adequate because hair follicles build hair fibers, which are basically let's face it – mostly protein. But there are other things that could be helpful.

Certain minerals, certain vitamins, b-complex in particular, even biotin, very important for hair growth. If you're deficient in biotin, you're not gonna be growing good hair. Good news is that most people are not deficient in biotin, but the extra biotin isn't harmful in any way, shape, or form. So, one of the things that we've developed here at Bauman Medical is a series of different vitamins and supplements to help folks who are struggling with thinning hair and hair loss.

Now there's no magic vitamin as I said previously, but you could use a multivitamin that contains very, very specific vitamins and mineral content You could do protein supplementation, let's say collagen protein, you could add biotin to that, and then you could add other things to help enhance your digestion and absorption of those materials, for example, a good probiotic.

And so those are just some of the things that we consider important when it comes to hair loss nutritionally. Other things like herbs are mainly gonna be substitutes for pharmaceutical intervention or address other issues. For example, Ashwagandha would be great for stress, making your body more resistant to the effects of cortisol and stress.

You could also use something to reduce overall body inflammation.

Whether it's a herb or supplement like Curcumin/Tumeric or as I mentioned before, a probiotic, or even something special along with a hair transplant procedure or PRP to recruit stem cells out of your bone marrow. There's some interesting nutritionals that help do all of that. So as I said, there's no magic miracle vitamin for hair loss, but there are important reasons to use supplements when it comes to growing good, quality, thick and healthy head of hair. If you have any questions about nutrition and hair loss, please connect with your physician today or click some of the links below. And if you have any questions, check out my other videos, and send me any questions that you might have.

Watch more Dr. Bauman videos:

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