Can Zinc Cause Hair Loss?

I am eating a balanced diet, but I think that it doesn’t include foods that are rich in zinc, which is important for hair growth.
Can zinc cause hair loss?

One Answer to “Can Zinc Cause Hair Loss?”

  1. Corey Says:

    Many people think that zinc is responsible for hair loss. Zinc has been associated with the raising levels of testosterone that connects with the increase of DHT, a hormone that eats away the hair. However, studies have shown that production of DHT is just limited.

    The actual benefit of zinc as one of the known vitamins for hair loss is that it modulates the serum and testosterone levels in the body. You can maintain a balanced level of hormones in your body by decreasing the chances of having hair loss while keeping DHT in check.

    Lack of zinc contributes to the weakening of the hair shafts which leads to breakage and slow hair re-growth.

    Zinc deficiency also affects the performance of oil secreting glands that are attached to the hair follicles. This increases the likelihood of the hair shedding off. Normally, an individual shed around fifty to one hundred strands of hair per day. But with zinc deficiency, it may cause more hair to fall than what is normal.

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