September 05, 2018

Menopause and Your Hair

For many women, hair loss during menopause is a stressful and all too common occurrence and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can be an excellent treatment option. However, did you know your diet can also play a huge role in maintaining healthy hair during menopause?

Protein and your Hair

Keratin is a protein and is the building block of your hair, and whilst it is not directly found in food, its production is directly affected by how much protein is in your diet. A lack of protein in your diet can have a lasting impact on your hair health, especially during  perimenopause and menopause. Keratin is made up from amino acids, which your body gets from protein rich foods such as red meat, beans, fish, eggs and milk, as well as vegetables such as kale and asparagus.  Absolute Collagen as a supplement provides a full 8 grams of protein containing the essential amino acids that are required by the hair and body, these are:

 

Amino Acid

Benefit for the Hair

Arginine

Helps to improve blood supply to the roots of the hair and encourage hair growth

Histidine

Improves the tensile strength of the hair

Isoleucine

Aids muscle recovery and usage of proteins

leucine

Aids muscle recovery and usage of proteins

Lysine

Aids in the absorption of iron a major cause in excessive hair shedding. Increases the efficiency of DHT blockers in the body, DHT is a major factor in male pattern hair loss

Methionine

Helps the body manufacture keratin, the main structure of the hair shaft, adds smoothness and shine to the hair.

Phenylalanine

Can help with the symptoms of depression, something that many people with hair and scalp concerns suffer from, we know that feeling better and managing stress has a positive impact on the hair growth and scalp.

Threonine

Essential for protein metabolisation, the formation of collagen and elastin. Can enhance the immune systems function.

Tyrosine

 

Needed for our metabolism, and for adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands, all of which have an impact on hair growth cycles, also good for treating anxiety and depression.

 


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