Hair Loss - Too Much Zinc?
I am a 61 years old and have always had a full head of hair. Several months ago I noticed the hair on the top of my head was thinning to the point that a lot of my scalp was showing through and believe me, it concerned me a lot. It seemed to be getting worse and worse and I was at a loss on how to stop it.
Over the past several years I have become somewhat of a supplement nut for concerns like heart disease, prostate, joint and sexual health. I began to wonder if some of these supplements were having a negative effect on my hair so started doing a little research on this. Turns out that taking too much zinc, selenium or vitamin A can all lead to hair loss and the item on this list that caught my eye was zinc.
For improved sexual function I had been supplementing with 50mg zinc tablets in addition to the 15mg of zinc that my multi-vitamin gives me. I can’t really say how much improvement in sexual function I ever got from the 50mg tablets, so it wasn’t hard to make the decision to eliminate this from my daily intake to see if I could stop my hair from falling out.
Well, it has been over a month now since cutting out the extra 50mg of zinc and there has been a significant change in my hair loss. Not only has my hair stopped falling out, it has already started growing back in and is significantly thicker then it has been in a long time.
I can only say this has been a huge relief and only wanted to pass on my experience with zinc as I know there are quite a few guys here that supplement zinc with similar amounts and to be on the lookout for thinning hair.
Just in case you were wondering what supplements might be good for your hair, these include Vitamin B complex, Vitamin D, iron and oddly enough Vitamin A which was also on the bad list. I guess that one is a balancing act. I should also mention that men should not supplement iron as we get enough iron from our diets and too much iron has a negative cardiovascular effect among many other problems.
The primary goal of PE should be to make your penis as healthy as possible in both form and function. If you do that, increased size will follow.
Last edited by gprent : 12-31-2012 at .