Can Low Iron Levels Cause Hair Loss?

Hello, this is Giampaolo Floris and Daniel from and in this post we will talk about the connection between low iron levels and hair loss.

Different scientific researches show that cures and methods for hair loss are enhanced when iron deficiency is treated.

For example, Dr. Bergfeld, a renowned researcher and a dermatologist from Cleveland Clinic has discovered, during years of studies, that whatever the cause of hair loss is, for both sexes, having too little iron in the blood makes it much worse.

When treating patients for iron deficiency, this has shown to increase their ability to regrow hair.

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Also another researcher, named Dr. Cotsarelis, who is the director of the University of Pennsylvania Hair and Scalp Clinic, has also been studying iron supplementation in patients with different forms of excessive hair thinning, and confirm that replenishing hair-loss patients’ iron stores with supplements of this important mineral, well they are more likely to regrow hair, or at least decrease the excessive hair shedding.”

So why is Iron important for your hair’s health?

Well, Iron is an essential mineral, which helps to transport oxygen throughout the body.

Iron is infact an important component of hemoglobin, which is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout our system.

If you don’t have enough iron in your veins, your body can’t make healthy red blood cells which can carry oxygen.

And as we say in the intro videos of our own program to stop hair loss naturally proper blood circulation to the hair follicles, is an essential factor to the health of your hair follicles, and your hair in general.

Avoid iron overload, when trying to treat excessive hair thinning

Anyway, unless you have iron deficiency, diagnosed by a doctor, don’t take iron supplements on your own, as this may lead to a very dangerous condition called iron overload.

Take them only under the supervision of your doctor or a specialized practitioner, who knows what he is doing.

In fact, for example, if you take too much vitamin C, well your body can eliminate it easily, but our system is not able to get rid of iron quickly, so, if you are not deficient in this mineral, you can get iron overload when this is taken in excess, and it can be dangerous.

Just check your iron levels according to your doctor’s guidance.

Don’t forget to include iron-rich foods in your diet (safer than taking supplements)

In the meanwhile, make sure your diet is full of iron-rich foods, such as tofu, prunes, lentils, beans, lean beef, oysters, spinach, and raisins.

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Remember to check also our stop hair loss natural program, in our home page.