Hair Loss caused by low levels of zinc and copper? Are they really important.
Zinc and copper are considered important for hair growth. These trace elements are supposed to play an essential role in hair growth. A study was done on 4 different types of hair loss.
"312 patients who were diagnosed with alopecia areata (AA), male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss and telogen effluvium (TE) (2008 to 2011; Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital). Zinc and copper serum concentrations were evaluated between controls and each of four types of hair loss patients." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC387020...
In all of the hair loss patients, the mean serum zinc was 84.33±22.88, significantly lower than the control group (97.94±21.05 µg/dl) (p=0.002), whereas the serum copper was 96.44±22.62, which was not significantly different (p=0.975). The analysis of each group showed that all groups of hair loss had statistically lower zinc concentration, but not copper concentrations. However, the ratio of the patients with serum zinc concentration lower than 70 µg/dl was significantly high in only the AA group (odds ratio, OR 4.02; confidence interval, CI 1.13 to 14.31) and the TE group (OR 1.12; CI 1.12 to 17.68).
So what does this mean?
Zinc levels were found to be lower in all hair loss groups. And copper levels were not significantly low.
Help Hair Shake contains zinc to replace and maintain normal levels of daily zinc.
Most important we suggest visiting one of our Help Hair Clinics to have a blood test for zinc levels and thyroid levels, CBC ,Fe+(iron), ferritin.
A good review of your overall health can improve your results with our products.