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How To Use Probiotics For Hair Loss Treatment

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pickleExcessive hair loss is an extremely distressing condition for both males and females. Everyone wants a quick fix to this problem, but till this date no concrete cure has been found. Although, there have been phenomenal developments in the management of this condition, one of the time tested and now scientifically proven treatment is the use of probiotics for hair loss treatment. Read on for more details...


How To Treat Hair Loss With Probiotics

Hair loss can be caused due to many reasons health problems, stress, medication, environmental conditions, etc. Probiotics have been found beneficial in reducing hair loss as well as hair regrowth.  This is how they function

  • Probiotics reduce the pathogenic bacteria content, and keep blood healthy. Healthy blood nourishes the hair and promotes growth.
  • Research has revealed that there is communication between the brain and gut. Stress challenges neurogenic skin inflammation and hair growth inhibition. Lactobacillus supplementation in the animal module reduces skin inflammation, improves skin homeostasis, and hair growth.
  • Topical applicaction of probiotics helps reduce the scal yeast load, which in turn is known to cause dandruff and hair loss. 


How To Incorporate Probiotics To Treat Hair Loss

  • Probiotics are generally safe and well tolerated in the body and can be easily included in our daily diet.

  • Probiotics work better when specific microbial strains are used in the required dose. This dose is age dependent.

  • Probiotics must contain active cultures (i.e., pasteurized yogurts and kefir will bot do the trick) and care on the microbial strain consumed and date of expiration.

  • Probiotics can be consumed in daily diet in the form of diary products like acidophilus milk, kefir, cultured milk, cultured buttermilk, and yogurt.

  • Probiotics can also be added to daily diet by incorporating soy, rice or coconut milk with live microbes, pickled vegetables (Raw kimchi, sauerkraut or pickled beets, carrots or other vegetables), hummus, rejuvenac, kombucha, tempeh, natto, formulated health bars, miso, cereals, and certain probiotic salad dressings.

  • Sugar can increase bloating, thus use unsweetened form of probiotics.

  • Probiotics are also available in a wide variety of dietary supplements in capsule, tablets or liquid forms for easy use.

  • Prebiotics promote growth of probiotics in the body, thus improve their efficacy.



Best Probiotics for Hair Loss

Strains of Lactobacilus and Bifidobacteria are most suitable to treat hair loss problems.

You can choose from a variety of commercial probiotic products like Acidophilus liquid, Primadophilus optima, Bifidophilous chews, Acidophilus milk, Nutrition now PB8 Acidophilus, Probiotic complex quantum, Probiotic yoghurt, Choice Super 8 High Potency Probiotic, Advanced Adult Probiotic, Yakult, Align, Activia yogurt, EcoVag, Yoplait YoPlus, Stonyfield yogurt, Pearl, Dong Quai, Coco Biotic, Goodbelly splash, Goodbelly probiotic fruit drink, Mutaflor, Actimel, etc.


Things to Remember while Using Probiotic Therapy

Probiotic foods can be administered in any age group and is extremely safe. However, people who have compromised immunity should not be given probiotics as it increases the risk of infection. If probiotic supplements are used it is best if used under medical supervision.


Learn more home remedies to tackle hair loss from our article.


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