Symptoms, conditions and causes

What mineral am I deficient in If I'm losing hair?

What is a trace mineral? A trace mineral is a mineral that’s needed in very tiny (or trace) amounts. Trace minerals are helper nutrients in enzymes and proteins.

Important trace minerals for hair:

1. Iron

If you’re anemic and you’re deficient in iron, one symptom can be hair loss.

2. Silicon

Silicon helps with the structure of your hair.

3. Zinc

If you’re deficient in zinc, you could develop male pattern baldness.

4. Copper

Copper is involved with the color of your hair and building collagen.

5. Selenium

This is one of the most powerful antioxidants.

Last updated: Jun 07, 2024 15:00 PM