Hair loss treatment is complicated. That is because hair loss is not caused by just one factor, such as genes or over-styling, but by any number of things, like aging, stress, hormones, over styling, genetics, thyroid disease or poor diet.
What is the Nutrafol 4-R Approach in Hair Loss Treatment?
The best way to explain proper hair loss treatment is to respond to some of the most common hair vitamin myths so that we make it very clear for you just why only vitamins are not enough.
Myth: Hair vitamins do not work. I took them for my thinning hair and nothing happened.
Answer: That is because hair thinning and/or loss is a complicated issue and it needs a multi-targeted response. Vitamins – while they certainly are important – can not possibly address everything that is going on in your body. Your hair loss could be the result of any number of factors, including stress, hormonal imbalance, aging, genetics or over-styling.
Nutrafol works to Rebalance hormones with adaptogens. This powerful hair growth supplement Repairs with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, such as BioCurcumin (the main ingredient of turmeric, which is such a powerful anti-inflammatory that even some arthritis doctors recommend it to their patients). Nutrafol Revitalizes with natural vasodilators to increase scalp circulation which, in turn, leads to follicle stimulation. Finally, it supports the Regrowth of the hair and that is where the vitamins, minerals and amino acids (which are the building blocks of proteins) come in.
Myth: My hair is color-treated and I use blow dryers and flat irons every day, so how can vitamins help – don’t I just need a good conditioner?
Answer: Beautiful, thick, healthy hair is all about nourishment. What’s happening INSIDE your body is reflected on the OUTSIDE. When you are healthy and strong, so will your hair be. That is exactly why we take the 4-R Approach with anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, adaptogens, natural vasodilators – and of course vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Myth: Biotin is part of the B-Complex family, so as long as I take a multi-vitamin, I will be fine.
Answer: It is true that our daily requirement of Biotin is rather small, but if you take oral antibiotics or anti-convulsive medications, or have absorption problems, you will increase your need. If you are a raw foodist, be especially careful; raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin which binds to the Biotin, making it less efficient. One symptom of Biotin deficiency is hair loss, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Myth: I just have to accept that, as I age, my hair will thin – no vitamins will help.
Answer: One of the things that really causes aging (and disease) is the presence of free radicals, rogue cells that are often compared to human rust. The right hair loss treatment includes a lot of antioxidants to fight them! Some vitamins, such as C and E, are natural antioxidants. Stress can also create them, wreaking havoc on your hormones and other body systems. By no means is this a complete list, but here are just a few of the things in the Nutrafol Hair Growth Supplement:
EVNOLMAX®, a form of Vitamin E extracted from EVNol SupraBio® palm oil, that has been shown in a clinical study to increase hair growth on average by 34%.
SENSORIL® ASHWAGANDHA, proven to decrease the levels of hair damaging stress hormone Cortisol by up to 30.5%, reduce inflammatory C-reactive protein (CRP) by 35.2% and improve resistance to stress.
BCM-95® BIOCURCUMIN, potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant clinically proven to lower inflammatory biomarkers, like CRP. Extracted from turmeric, curcumin optimizes the immune system + fights many inflammatory molecules that slow hair growth.
US PLUS® SAW PALMETTO, with a dual-patented CO2 ultra-high-pressure technology. US Plus® has a fatty acid to lauric acid ratio exceeding USP Monograph standards. Saw palmetto is proven to help prevent testosterone conversion to DHT, a leading cause of male pattern baldness.
CYANTINE® HNS, a solubilized, more bioavailable and bioactive keratin provides the building blocks of hair – amino acids like cysteine and proline; proven to improve hair strength and brightness.
HYDROLYZED MARINE COLLAGEN & HYALURONIC ACID, re-builds the structural integrity of the hair follicle environment, improve moisture, and promote diffusion of nutrients. Hydrolyzed to a low molecular weight for better bioavailability.
…but you can see more, by reading about Nutrafol’s Patented Ingredients.
Genes, Baldness – And More Hair Loss Treatment Myths
Myth: Baldness is in my genes so there is nothing I can do.
Answer: A genetic predisposition just means that your follicles are sensitive to one of your body’s hormones or to the environment. The powerful botanicals of Nutrafol combats either of those problems. No one has to accept hair loss.
Myth: I already take a B-complex vitamin to aid stress, so that is enough.
Answer: Here is the thing about stress: When it is chronic and long-term, it does a lot of physical damage. The most dangerous of these is inflammation, which hurts each body-system, including cardiovascular and endocrine (those hormones again!), so it is no wonder that it can result in hair loss. You also need anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, amino acids and adaptogens, to combat the hair loss.
Myth: Hair vitamins will make me grow hair all over my body.
Answer: Think of women using weights – they can not possibly bulk up like men, because their bodies are different. It is the same with hair. The hair on your head grows in a different pattern than the hair on your body.
Myth: Hair vitamins have side effects.
Answer: At Nutrafol, everything is natural, from the antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, the adaptogens, which are always plant-based, to the anti-inflammatories like BioCurcumin.
Myth: Hair vitamins will make my skin break out.
Answer: Our products are all-natural, chemical and toxin-free. In fact, one symptom of a Biotin deficiency is dermatitis so, if you do not have enough, chances are THAT will make your skin break out.