Why Your Body Thinks Hair Is Non-Essential and What To Do About It

Why Your Body Thinks Hair Is Non-Essential and What To Do About It

Hair is a non-essential tissue, but it has very high nutritional requirements to be healthy and to grow.  Among the highest in the body, in fact.  In other words, hair receives last priority for nutrients and bioactive compounds, even though, it has the greatest need for them.  Hair cells are the second fastest growing cells in the body, second only to intestinal cells, and so there is a lot of competition for the strands on one’s head.  Your body must prioritize the critical organs, such as heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, etc.

As hair grows from stem cells, the quantity and availability of stem cells is also determinative of hair growth.  We know that all manner of input that stresses the body and mind, ages and decreases our stem cells, further complicating hair health.

Additionally, over 1200 genes govern hair growth, cycling and communications.  If this complex mechanism breaks down, one experiences hair loss and/or alopecia areata where hair falls in a balding patches.

Beautiful scalp means beautiful hair.  Collagen makes up 70% of your dermis, the middle layer of your skin that contains the follicle and root of each individual hair.  Ensuring optimal collagen production contributes to healthier dermis and hair.  Vitamin C is essential for the body to produce collagen, however, your body cannot make Vitamin C on its own, nor can it store it.  Vitamin C needs to be supplied daily.

Vitamin C is needed for a wide range of bodily functions, including wound healing, tissue support, bone health, collagen production and protection from free radical damage. In terms of your hair, Vitamin C is vital for the absorption of iron – a deficiency of which can cause chronic hair loss and hair not growing past a certain length.  Vitamin C deficiency usually occurs when there is lack of Vitamin C in someone's daily diet.  However, smoking, alcohol abuse, chronic illness and eating disorders can also deplete the body of Vitamin C, and lead to vitamin deficiency anaemia.

Vitamin C, as well as collagen, also act as antioxidants and fight damage caused by free radicals, which develop in your body due to stress, pollutants, chemicals, toxins, buildup, smoking, poor diet, alcohol and other environmental influences. Too many free radicals can harm your cells, proteins and DNA, causing hair loss and damage.

Our active botanical scalp & hair mask is rich source of absorbable Vitamin C, including in Baobab, Amla, Moringa, Papaya, Peppermint, Bitter Orange, Lemongrass, Geranium and others, is an essential nutrient in tissue and cellular repair and regeneration, collagen production and potent antioxidant activity.

To ensure its vitality and longevity, it is absolutely necessary to nurture and nourish your scalp & hair on a regular, frequent basis with products designed to target cellular health.

M F L O R E N S performance-driven blend of the finest concentrated tree, plant, herb, spice, vegetable, fruit and flower oils deliver the full-spectrum nutrients your scalp & hair need to thrive. Owing to the molecular and biological symbiosis between your body and M F L O R E N S formulations, your scalp & hair will easily absorb these key nutrients. Ensuring healthy levels of certain minerals in particular will encourage hair growth and help prevent breakage.

Also consider foods rich In Vitamin C
Kiwi Fruit
Brussel Sprouts
Red and Green Peppers
Sweet Potatoes

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