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Did U know.... Zinc deficiency can cause dandruff! YES... it is true!
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a role in many of our body's
functions, including metabolism and how our body catalyzes enzymes. The
nutrient is also vital to the healthy upkeep of our neurological and
immune systems and the structure of our cells' membranes. A deficiency
of zinc can cause a number of physical symptoms, including the flaking of the scalp referred to as dandruff.
I grew up knowing Head N Shoulders shampoo was great for dry scalp... I
didn't know until I got older it was because of the zinc. A thing
to remember is that using a zinc shampoo to fight and prevent dandruff
does NOT offer the same benefits as taking zinc orally through foods or
vitamin supplementation. It is also important to know that using a zinc
shampoo does NOT boost your immune function or reverse neurological
impairment, both of which may be signs of a zinc deficiency.
Eating a diet rich in zinc can help prevent and resolve dandruff. Adding
the mineral to your meals, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and other
vitamins, can help build up a healthy scalp that is less prone to
itching and flaking. Zinc is naturally present in animal proteins,
including pork, beef, poultry, oysters and crab meat. Vegetarians can
protect their scalp by including baked beans, chickpeas, cheddar cheese
and a variety of nuts in their diet. Peanuts, almonds and cashews are
among some of the best ways to get zinc into your diet.
MY zinc from pumpkin seeds (raw) IF roasted U lose the health benefits.
Also, garlic, sesame seeds and dark chocolate are great zinc
Zinc deficiency is not
the only cause of dandruff. Stress, yeast infections of the scalp and
sensitivity to hair care products can also contribute to the flaking of
skin on your scalp.
IF U are taking zinc or your levels are
good and U are also using a zinc product shampoo and U are still
noticing symptoms Please contact a DR...... ♥ Cindy