Flaxseed Oil Benefits for Hair Loss

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By Hot Health October 22, 2016 19:26
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Flaxseed Oil Benefits for Hair Loss

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Benefits of Flaxseed Oil for Hair Loss

There are many things that are rumored to be effective to treat hair loss, one very beneficial nutrient is flax seed oil. This oil is becoming increasingly popular for its role in reversing baldness. Here we describe how this miracle actually achieves this feat.

Before we dive headfirst into the useful properties of the oil, let us first tell you the basis of baldness in men and women. In the male gender, most commonly, the reason is found to be hormonal. High levels of the male hormone, DHT shrinks the hair follicles so that the hair literally dries and falls off.

Another common reason is nutrition. Men and women, today, have diets that are anything but healthy. Our bodies utilize the food we consume by breaking them down and providing energy to our cells. This, in turn, allows the cells to duplicate themselves, helping prevent disease. The junk food and imbalanced food intake make it hard for the body to absorb the actual beneficial nutrients. This results in less than the optimal supply of nutrients to the hair with the resultant hair loss.

In the quest to achieve weight loss, the general population has shifted to a complete fat cut, which has led to some severe consequences. Little do they know, that good fat, such as that in good vegetable oils is actually beneficial and is needed by the body in small quantities. They are needed for healthy brain development and also has its role in hair health while contributing a bare minimum to the blood cholesterol levels.

Flaxseed oil is another beneficial oil and has a number of constituents that can turn the situation around to increase hair growth and reduce hair loss. The benefits of flaxseed oil for hair loss and the body include:

  • Strengths hair follicles and skin cells, flaxseed oil is filled to the brim with beneficial fats, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential for the growth of these cells and hence prevention of hair loss.
  • Balanced environment, in the scalp which helps to promote hair growth
  • Makes cells healthy, which results in stronger hair follicles and hence strong hair.
  • Gives hair a protective covering, the fatty acids also give the hair a unique protective covering that helps isolate it from repeated damage
  • Eliminates free radicals, which are toxic chemicals produced during the energy production process. These chemicals cause harm and retard the growth of hair. Omega 3 and omega-6 fatty acids help eliminate them for a healthier environment for the hair to grow in.

However, where flaxseed oil is so beneficial for hair growth, research from The Dietary Supplement nutritional experts suggests that taking excessive amounts can actually turn the tables around to cause hair loss.

Flaxseed oil in quantities greater than 1000mg/day is proven to cause hair loss. Hence, the recommended intake falls in a range between 100 mg/day and 1000mg/day. The patients with diseases like mental disorders or heart disease and rheumatic arthritis are likely to benefit from higher levels of intake, while the normal population should stick to values around 500 mg/day for the results.

All in all, flaxseed oil has many benefits for the body and hair. In addition to this, it is also extremely easy to incorporate into your diet as well. It contains the necessary omega 3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are the real mediators of the benefits. Besides flax seed oil, these fatty acids are also abundant in a number of other foods, including mackerel, salmon, sardines, and walnuts.

Hence, the incorporation of these beneficial nutrients in your diet is not that big a problem. Your diet needs a little modification and doing it in favor of flaxseed oil will benefit you a lot!

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By Hot Health October 22, 2016 19:26
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