5 Dietary Supplements To Reduce Post COVID Hair Fall
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People who have chronic stress or have just recovered from frequent fever or long-term illnesses experience hair fall. Therefore, hair fall problems after COVID-19 have become quite common in recent days. In addition, the CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)  has noted that hair loss is a potential long-term effect of COVID-19 that’s currently under investigation. But fret not; the following foods recommended by Nutritionist Aakriti Arora will replenish the vitamin and minerals bank in your body, which will lessen your hair fall and promote hair growth. If you are highly deficient in these vitamins and minerals, it is advised to consult your physician and get these prescribed as soon as possible.

  • VITAMIN A: Every cell in our body needs vitamin A for growth. This includes the hair follicle as well, which is the fastest-growing cell in the human body. Sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, spinach, eggs, and yoghurt are all rich in beta-carotene, which is later turned into vitamin A. Diets lacking vitamin A often lead to several problems, including hair fall. But beware, high doses of this vitamin are toxic for the body. Always remember, moderation is essential when dealing with vitamin A.
  • VITAMIN D: Many kinds of research show that vitamin D helps create new follicles in the scalp from where new hair can grow. Unfortunately, most people, especially in urban cities, don’t get enough of this vitamin. Eating enough egg yolks, oily fish, mushrooms, and foods fortified with the vitamin will naturally help you get over vitamin D deficiency. Also, don’t forget to soak in the early morning sun to get a booster dose of Vitamin D free of charge.

  • VITAMIN C: Vitamin C is significant for the absorption of Iron in your body. In addition, being a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C protects the scalp from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits and guavas are a must-have in your diet to naturally boost this amazing vitamin's consumption.
  • IRON: Iron deficiency is quite common in people who have recovered from COVID-19, especially women. Lower levels of iron in your body can cause an array of problems, and hairball is one of them. Include plenty of spinach, legumes, beans, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds in your diet to promote healthy iron levels.
  • OMEGA 3: Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects that counteract any inflammation causing hair shedding. They also promote hair growth and help to thicken the hair. Some familiar food sources of omega 3 include - salmon, walnuts, sunflower seeds, tuna and flaxseeds.

So go ahead, add these essential vitamins and minerals to your diet to arrest your hair fall, and get ready to flaunt a thicker and shinier mane.