Hair Loss and Vitamin B12 Deficiency


Hair Loss and premature greying are considered some of the common hair issues people suffer from. We keep on adopting new treatments and still don’t gain any benefit from it. Numerous medicated shampoos and supplements are launched in the market every month, but these are hardly beneficial. If your medicated shampoo is not working the way you want it to, then chances are that you are suffering from a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is important for hair growth and natural hair color. In that case, it is ideal that you immediately consult a doctor.

Let us first understand why and how this deficiency is caused.

What is Vitamin B12 and Why is it Important?

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an important vitamin. All B group vitamins convert food into energy but what makes B12 stand apart is its role in human metabolism. Our body needs B12 for a healthy brain, making red blood cells, healthy immune system and memory function. Pregnant women and elderly people require vitamin B12 in larger quantity.

What causes the deficiency of Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 deficiency is caused due to the following reasons:-

  • Immune system disorders
  • Heavy drinking
  • Pernicious anaemia
  • Tapeworm infection
  • Absent or low stomach acids

Apart from these causes, people who are vegetarian also get vitamin B12 deficiency. This is because vegans abstain from consuming animal products. An  alternative for such people will be to take B12 supplements.

How is Vitamin B12 Beneficial for Hair?

Vitamin B12 is vital for hair growth and pigmentation. Hair follicles receive proper nutrients and therefore, are able to regenerate rapidly. Our body makes natural pigments called melanin, which is responsible for the color of hair and skin. It, therefore, maintains the natural color of our hair. Lack of vitamin B12 leads to premature greying of the hair.

What are the Best Foods Containing Vitamin B12?

Plant foods do not contain B12 vitamin, which is why vegans hve this deficiency. Animal food like fish, red meat, prawns, poultry and eggs contain a high amount of Vitamin B12 in them. The reason is the presence of a good number of bacteria in their gut. Vitamin B12 can only be synthesized by bacteria. Dairy products such as yoghurt, paneer and milk contain this vitamin.

Note: We would like to add that B12 supplements should be taken after your doctor’s prescription.

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