The Dark Side of Zinc for Hair_ Vital Tip for Hair Growth Dr. Eric Berg DC

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The Dark Side of Zinc for Hair_ Vital Tip for Hair Growth Dr. Eric Berg DC


The Dark Side of Zinc for Hair_ Vital Tip for Hair Growth Dr. Eric Berg DC

there's a dark side of zinc relating to your hair that we need to talk about now since zinc is probably one of the most important trace minerals for your hair you need to know that too much zinc can cause the same exact problem with your hair as not enough zinc so zinc being a trace mineral is involved in over 300 different enzymes relating to your immune system testosterone sense of smell taste Vision reproduction skin health I mean it's involved in almost every part of your immune system but I want to touch on the relationship between zinc and your hair because a lot of people are taking way too much zinc and that could be the reason why things get worse so the reason why you might lose your hair

Zinc's Impact on Hair: Navigating the Dark Side and Vital Tips

 when you don't have enough zinc is that zinc is needed to support the growth of the hair follicle now what is the hair follicle it's not the actual hair it's the pore or shaft that the hair grows out of and it's just beneath your scalp and so the growth of that follicle is dependent on zinc and if you don't have zinc you're not going to have follicles for the hair to grow out of zinc is also needed for collagen and keratin two types of protein that allows the hair to be strong and elastic so if you're deficient in zinc you're going to have thin hair and brittle hair because it's not going to be elastic and also zinc is needed to

 make this enzyme Alp I'm not going to get into the name of it it's not important but Alp is involved in three different Pathways that control the different phases of hair growth so for example if you have one of the phases of hair being a little too short or not even existing at all because you don't have enough zinc you're going to have hair loss just from that enzyme and on top of that that enzyme is also responsible for feeding the hair follicle energy so it can actually work correctly and so as you can see zinc is really really important your hair depends on it okay and I'm going to talk about the amounts 

Unveiling Zinc's Complex Relationship with Hair Growth

 zinc that you need but let's just first talk about what happens when you get too much zinc and what those numbers are when you get too much zinc you actually create a copper deficiency in the body because zinc and copper work together like a teeter-totter just like in calcium and magnesium but the more zinc that you take the more copper you're going to need and if you're taking zinc without copper that's when you can create problems but copper itself is involved in hair growth as well copper maintains the color of your hair so if you have to color your hair very often chances are you could be

 missing copper copper also helps the structural Integrity of the hair and so this could actually show up as a thinning hair brittle hair or even hair loss copper is the co-factor or helper molecule in different enzymes that relate to the growth of hair as well as the maintenance of your hair so copper will help prevent the hair loss prevent air thinning and it will support the follicle that that shaft of the hair so when you think of zinc toxicity think of a copper deficiency so here's the important part the upper tolerance the amount of zinc that you can take without any side effects is roughly about 40 milligrams per day and this is for adults and you're not going to have any bad effects from that and just so you

Balancing Zinc for Healthy Hair: Essential Insights

 know the bad effects would be feeling nauseous you might have vomiting decrease appetite abdominal cramps diarrhea and headaches but here's the thing you need to know in certain circumstances you need to take high amounts of zinc like if you have an autoimmune disease or you get an infection or you have inflammation of the gut which prevents the absorption of zinc because most of the absorption happens in the small intestine and just so you know when you eat food that's high in zinc like whether you're eating oysters any Meats shellfish seaweed or cheese you're only absorb 20 to 40 percent of the

 zinc from those foods but if you have inflammation in your gut it's going to be less than that now on top of that there's other things that decrease the absorption of zinc like stress like a high carb diet like phytic acid now what is phytic acid that's a an anti-nutrient in grains that prevents the absorption of zinc and other minerals and then another thing is if your estrogen dominant let's say you're taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy as estrogen or progesterone you can block the absorption of zinc and then you also have your stomach acid if your stomach acid is not strong enough you're not

Exploring Zinc's Role in Hair Health: Facts and Cautions

 going to absorb zinc so in those situations you have to take more and in some videos I even recommend taking 200 or even 250 milligrams of zinc short term to overcome a certain health problem whether it's autoimmune or inflammation or whatever but the key is making sure you take enough copper to prevent any side effects at all and so roughly the ratio of zinc to Copper that I would recommend is like 10 to 1. 10 times more zinc than copper so let's say for example you don't have an autoimmune disease you're not going through an infection you don't have any problems with your small intestine I would take the upper limit dose of 40 milligrams of zinc per day and then I would roughly

 take like one milligram of copper now these numbers are arbitrary worry they're not exact so it can be around that but generally speaking if you do like a 10 to 1 ratio of zinc to Copper you're not going to experience symptoms but some people actually like to start off small and just do like maybe 10 milligrams of zinc and maybe see how that does maybe work up but so many people are deficient in zinc 1.1 billion people on this planet are deficient in zinc and what the body will do it'll allocate that

Zinc's Paradox in Hair Growth: Understanding the Balance

 zinc to the most important uh functions of the body and not to everything so the body tends to ration out or use the zinc the most important parts and that probably be related to reproduction sperm count things like that but your hair probably is not the top of the list for survival as a priority I mean you can survive without your hair just fine but as a species we can't survive without reproducing so you have a

 couple options with zinc make sure that you're avoiding things that prevent the absorption but also you might want to be taking some zinc in addition to that eating foods high in zinc now there's a lot more to know about zinc it's a fascinating mineral if you haven't seen this video you should probably check it out right now .

Resource :Dr. Eric Berg DC

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