Wednesday, June 20, 2012


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.

I get MY zinc from pumpkin seeds (raw) IF roasted U lose the health benefits. Also, garlic, sesame seeds and dark chocolate are great zinc sources....

Please NOTE.....

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

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