It is well known that zinc and iron are essential for health regrowth. It is less known that magnesium deficiency can slow down hair growth and cause premature hair graying.
It's estimated that well over 80% of adult Americans do not consume the desired daily amount of magnesium.
How much magnesium do we need to consume every day?
Adult males should be consuming about 400 mg of magnesium per day, and adult females should be getting at least 310 mg.
What are the leading causes for Magnesium deficiency?
- Inadequate intake for magnesium in the diet
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Gastrointestinal diseases like celiac or Crohn's.
- Loss of magnesium due to excessive sweating or urination
- Medications, including some diuretics and antibiotics
- Vitamin D deficiency
- How does magnesium help with hair growth?
How does magnesium help fight hair loss?
When taken orally, magnesium helps with protein synthesis. Our hair strands are made almost entirely of keratin, a type of protein. Better protein synthesis means healthier hair regrowth.
Can I get more magnesium through my diet?
Beans, seeds, rice, seafood, dark leafy greens, and nuts are excellent sources of magnesium. Some of the calcium supplements also supply magnesium to aid in calcium absorption.
Excellent sources for magnesium include:
- Seeds and nuts
- Fatty fish
- Dark chocolate
What are the best magnesium supplements for hair regrowth?
The best supplements for women with hair will include the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals needed for new hair regrowth. MDhair's Restore Supplements include, in addition to 100 mg of magnesium, the essential minerals Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, and Manganese. It also contains Vitamin C, D, E, B1, B5, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, and Vitamin K2K1. These supplements were specially formulated to support healthier hair regrowth and are allowed for us in breasting women.