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When Things Get Hairy: Probiotics and Hair Loss

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As we age, we start to lose a lot of stuff: eyesight, height, agility…. It can be a little frustrating. But one of the most overwhelming things to lose is hair. Two thirds of men will suffer through some kind of hair loss while women make up 40% of the total amount of people balding each year in the US. Even though this is a natural occurrence and not dangerous is any way, many people feel defeated, and dare we say old, once they start losing their locks. Luckily, we have the scoop on how probiotics can help slow down or even stopping hair loss!

 

Probiotics and Hair Loss

Probiotics support and promote the health of your microbiome, which is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of your body. The microbiome is the powerhouse of your immune system, digestive system, and -some research even indicates- your nervous system.  Adding even more value to Probiotics, some studies showed that probiotics can thicken your hair! Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated an increase in hair follicles in aged male mice when probiotics were ingested regularly. Besides an increase in hair follicles, these mice had improved skin pH and fur luster.  Wow!

 

The Search Continues

There is still a lot of research to be done to definitively “prove” how probiotics can lessen and stop hair loss. Each person is different and sometimes, not even the sophisticated technology of probiotics can upstage genetics. If you suffer from hair loss of any kind, consulting a doctor is the best first step to take; there are so many solutions out there! If you feel that you could benefit from an all-natural hair loss treatment, try some probiotics! It could be the thing that keeps the hair on your head!

 

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