The health of your hair is a window into the body’s internal health. Hair loss is one of the greatest indicators of poor health, currently affecting men and women in increasing numbers.
Just as more and more people are suffering from suboptimal health, hair loss is on the rise; yet the true sources of hair loss and how to stop hair loss in men and women, are not being addressed.
Two Root Causes Of Hair Loss
I regularly speak about Toxicity and Insulin Resistance being the root causes of most health issues and accelerated aging; hair loss is no different.
As we age, we tend to increase our insulin resistance and the build-up of toxins in the body.
Toxicity and Hair Loss
Toxins from heavy metals, radiation, Graphene Oxide, Spike Proteins, GMO’s in our food, pesticides and herbicides all hinder our cells from absorbing the proper nutrients and minerals needed for overall health, including the health of the hair follicles.
Radiation causes DNA to become “scrambled” and the cell walls to become rigid, causing an inability to absorb nutrients efficiently.
Hair follicles need important nutrients including:
- amino acids from protein
- B vitamins
- minerals like iodine
Regardless of how much of those nutrients you are ingesting, if your cells can’t absorb nutrients, hair loss will occur.
Insulin Resistance and Hair Loss
When you suffer from high insulin and high blood sugar from eating processed food, high amounts of sugar, and glucose, then the levels of androgens and testosterone increase in the body.
Those androgens convert into DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, which is a metabolite or derivative of testosterone metabolism. The testosterone combines with an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase to create DHT.
DHT can cross the blood-brain barrier and cause issues throughout the body including clogging the hair follicle, hindering the hair follicle’s ability to absorb the needed protein and minerals for healthy hair growth. As a result, the hair follicle shrinks. In other words, DHT doesn’t cause baldness, but it causes the hair to starve. Halting DHT production is key to stopping hair loss.
More Causes of Hair Loss
Loss of Collagen
Hair is dependent on collagen for growth, and as we age, we naturally lose collagen throughout the body, especially in the bones, hair, eyes, skin, joints, and nails. If collagen isn’t replaced through supplements and diet, health can suffer, including hair loss. There are 16 types of collagen in our body, but the majority of the collagen in our body is type I, II, III, or IV.
Lack of Amino Acids
Amino acids are the building blocks of hair. Without sufficient amino acids, hair follicles will starve, leading to thinning and eventually hair loss.
Many vegans, vegetarians, and people on low protein diets will suffer from hair loss due to the insufficient amino acids in their diet, as the body will use any ingested nutrients for the more important internal organs before it delivers nutrients to the hair, skin, and nails.
Calcium can be deposited throughout the body in the joints, kidneys, and hair follicles. With time, the build-up of calcium inhibits necessary nutrients from reaching the hair follicles and tissues in general.
Magnesium is not only needed for hair growth, but it also counteracts calcium’s negative effects throughout the body, including the hair follicle.
If there are insufficient magnesium levels in the body, the hair follicles don’t receive the needed magnesium for growth and further, will suffer from calcium clogging the follicles.
Moreover, magnesium is needed for protein synthesis, and considering hair is made from nearly all protein and amino acids, magnesium deficiency would hinder the absorption of the necessary protein for hair.
Lastly, magnesium can dampen the effects of DHT on the hair follicles; without magnesium, DHT will do more damage to the hair follicles.
Fluoride is a toxin found in water, toothpaste, and food that we ingest and expose our skin and hair to. Just like calcium, fluoride can build up in our tissues and hair follicles.
Fluoride fits perfectly in iodine receptor sites throughout the body; if the body is deficient in iodine, those receptors become filled with fluoride.
Fluoride also clogs your thyroid, causing thyroid disease, which can lead to additional hair loss.
One common symptom of thyroid disease, Hashimoto’s or hypothyroidism is hair loss. This is typically due to a lack of iodine, ATP production (cellular energy), mitochondrial function, and overall lack of nutrients feeding the thyroid and the hair. When the body is suffering from a lack of resources and energy, it will sacrifice the hair, skin and nails in order to protect the vital organs.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition in women correlated to high insulin resistance. Common symptoms of PCOS include hair loss and increased facial hair. This is usually correlated to hypothyroid disease as well.
Estrogen dominance can be caused by xenoestrogens from the environment, stress, processed foods, insulin resistance, and poor liver health. Poor Liver health inhibits the body’s ability to detox the excess estrogen, which will lead to unexplained weight gain, moodiness, and hair loss.
Gluten is not only known to cause Leaky Gut which inhibits nutrient absorption and triggers the autoimmune disease but it is also correlated to hypothyroidism and creating thyroid autoimmune issues. Gluten leads to hair loss through suboptimal thyroid function and it is compounded by inhibited nutrient absorption.
Many people report losing hair after a traumatic event or a stressful period in their life. Hair loss due to stress is down to the fact that cortisol, the hormone released at high levels during stress, breaks down protein, and inhibits the absorption of protein in the hair follicles.
How to Stop Hair Loss (in Men and Women)
The hair loss industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The unfortunate fact is that many products in the hair loss market simply do not work, or cause nasty side effects.
From shampoos containing harsh chemicals to over-the-counter pills “guaranteed to grow hair”, what the majority of hair loss companies don’t address is the why; WHY is hair loss occurring?
Relying on a hair loss shampoo to reverse hair loss is a band-aid solution, when in fact the cause of your hair loss must be determined and resolved.
Improving your health is the number one way to stop hair loss from occurring, and the key to preventing further hair loss.
Products to Help Stop & Prevent Hair Loss
The X49 Stem Cell Activation Patch is based on increasing AHK-Cu, a copper peptide. AHK-Cu peptide improves hair density by preventing hair loss and by stimulating hair growth. With age, the blood supply to the scalp gets compromised, this can lead to excessive hair loss and reduced hair growth. AHK-Cu peptide promotes new blood vessels by triggering the release of VEGF. AHK-Cu not only improves the blood flow to the existing hair follicles but also stimulates the growth of new hair follicles and improves the size of hair follicle receptors.
The X49 Stem Cell Patch also prevents the conversion of testosterone to DHT and down-regulates the effect of DHT on hair follicle receptors. The anagen phase is the growth phase of hair follicles where the hair follicles actively grow, and the AHK-Cu peptide can help the hair follicles remain in the growth phase of the cycle and allow the strands to stay there for 3 to 5 years.
X49 also increases energy and recovery after exercise, increases stamina, improves cardiovascular function and focus, reduces belly fat, increases muscle tone and strength, and increases lean body mass and bone density. It may help protect from 5G and radiation.
MyVitalC is Carbon 60, a potent antioxidant that has been shown to not only encourage faster and thicker hair growth but also extend lifespan by 90 percent, improve sleep, improve wrinkles, strengthen bones, improve athletic performance, improve libido, and more.
UTH29 Hair Gel increases hair follicle size which is attributed to thicker and fuller hair. It stimulates blood flow to the scalp to provide the hair with oxygen and nutrients to support hair rejuvenation.
Liquid BioCell Collagen
Unlike any other collagen supplement, Liquid BioCell Collagen provides you with a naturally-occurring matrix of hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate. This helps promote healthier, fuller hair, healthier joints, and younger-looking skin.
The combination harbors potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The formulation also helps reduce oxidative stress and inflammation that accelerate the aging process.
By utilizing Accelerated Keto to lower blood sugar, and insulin, and burn stored body fat for energy, you will be able to easily intermittently fast without cravings and focus on a low carb, high wild animal protein diet. As a result, inflammation will be reduced, PCOS and Insulin Resistance may reverse, and this will help feed the hair follicles the proper nutrients and encourage hair growth.
Copper is one of the vital components of the natural dark pigment, melanin, which gives coloration to the skin, hair, and eyes.
Melanin is produced by melanocytes—but only with the aid of the cuproenzyme called tyrosinase, which is derived from copper.
Copper is also known to help in preventing the graying of hair. Copper aids in maintaining the color of your eyes as you age along with zinc. In fact, copper is known to be an anti-aging element.
Magnesium Breakthrough by BioOptimizers
Magnesium Breakthrough by BioOptimizers is a potent magnesium formulation of 7 types of magnesium. It dampens the effects of DHT on the hair follicle, counteracts the calcium negative effects on the hair, and feeds the hair the needed magnesium for optimal hair growth.
Additionally, Magnesium Breakthrough helps reduce stress, improve sleep quality, induce relaxation and help with over 600 biochemical mechanisms in the body.
Iodine helps regulate estrogen, alleviate estrogen dominance and feeds the thyroid much needed iodine.
As a result, Acceleradine can help reverse hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, and inflammation. It also helps detox the cells in the hair follicles and throughout the body of calcium, fluoride, heavy metals, and radiation.
Nucnomore can help to eliminate all non-ionizing radiation and ionizing radiation. Radiation not only causes an increased risk of cancer, thyroid disease, and other chronic diseases, but also degrades the health of the cells which leads to accelerated aging and hair loss. Nucnomore is the only supplement able to zero out radiation from the body.
Accelerated Scalar Silver enhances your immune system’s ability to devitalize foreign pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. If your immune system is bombarded with fighting foreign pathogens, especially topically, it can’t simultaneously engage in anti-aging mechanisms of autoimmune issues.
By keeping the immune system strong, the body engages in anti-inflammatory processes, leading to optimal health and hair growth.
Glutathione is the master antioxidant, detoxifier, immune booster and neuroprotector. As a result of using the Y-Age Glutathione Patch, the body successfully detoxes from the toxins that inhibit hair growth. The patch increases glutathione by 300% in 24 hours.
When the Y-Age Glutathione Patch is worn with X39 Patch, glutathione production increases to 400%. Additionally, it is antiviral and great for infections. Also known to help with longevity, the glutathione patch signals the body to make glutathione.
Wild Animal Protein, Zinc, Amino Acids, B Vitamins
It is a misnomer that your vitamins and minerals come from vegetables and plant foods; the most nutrient-dense foods are wild animal meats and fish. Nutrients including zinc, amino acids, and B vitamins are necessary for healthy hair and thyroid and are found in these wild animal sources.
We then added additional ingredients to enhance not just thyroid health but overall physical and mental health. This has a positive effect on hair growth.
Trace Minerals are essential for hair health, and the Accelerated Ancient Salt has over 62 minerals in addition to added scalar frequencies to support detoxification from radiation and other toxins that could be clogging the hair follicles.
Besides being the best-tasting salt you will have experienced, this is a strongly negatively charged salt. Because of the negative charge, it helps “pull out” positively charged toxins, parasites, and undigested fats.
Accelerated Salt is made from a pure, raw, unbleached, unheated, unrefined ancient seabed and sea salt from pristine sources that contain no harmful or synthetic excipients. It is a mixture of five precious salts from high-frequency locations in the Andes Mountains, the Himalayas, and Utah. It is Scalar Charged to further enhance its Frequency. Through the use of basic quantum mechanics combined with the high purity of raw materials, a Scalar field is developed. The resultant Scalar energy is a Higher Frequency of energy that helps create the organization of the DNA.
The Aeon Lifewave patch, known as the “Happy Patch”, works through different mechanisms to encourage healthy hair growth. It increases SOD antioxidants in the body, turns on our innate immune system, and lowers stress– all factors related to hair health.
Aeon Patch benefits include:
- stress reduction
- healthy inflammatory response
- reduction of cortisol & C reactive proteins,
- elevation of DHEA,
- calm sense of well-being
- increased energy
Just as the Accelerated Ancient Salt is rich in minerals, the
Quintessential 0.9 can supply the body and the hair follicles with the needed trace minerals for optimal hair health. Quintessential is the perfect Isotonic solution of organic ocean minerals diluted with natural alpine spring water to achieve the same consistency as your blood plasma. It supports homeostasis, rehydration, and normal digestion.
Vitamin D helps reduce stress and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory; both help encourage healthy hair growth.
Low Carb Diet
Gluten and many grains could be not only disrupting thyroid function, leading to hair loss, but also could be causing Leaky Gut, which inhibits nutrient absorption. The first thing the body will sacrifice when nutrients are not available is hair. Focusing on nutrient dense wild protein, specific vegetables that don’t contain sulfur or oxalates, and healthy fats will encourage healthy hair growth.
7-8 Hours of quality sleep is imperative for the body to repair and this includes hair growth.
Through exercise and stress management modalities, cortisol and blood sugar will be maintained at healthy levels, and won’t disrupt healthy hair growth. Chronic and acute stress is the leading cause of hair loss.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.