Viviscal Pro As A Supplement For Hair Loss

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May is National Hair Loss Month: a time dedicated to promoting awareness about this common condition and the ongoing stigma surrounding it. Because of this stigma, many individuals may not be aware of the options available to them. Not only are many types of hair loss treatable, they are also preventable. For example, at Balanced Body Health & Wellness, we utilize a combination of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and supplementation to restore and maintain hair growth. Our preferred hair loss vitamin is Viviscal Pro due to its clinically proven results and effective combination of ingredients. Let’s review two prominent causes of hair loss and discuss the science behind Viviscal Pro’s efficacy in hair restoration.

Review of Hormonal Hair Loss

Hormones are a frequent culprit in thinning or balding hair. Estrogen and thyroid hormones are particularly important in the regulation of the hair growth cycle. Fluctuations or imbalances in these hormones can disrupt this cycle, leading to increased shedding and reduced hair density.

Estrogen

Estrogen is known to promote hair growth and prolong the growth phase of the hair cycle. Specifically, it helps maintain the hair in the anagen (growth) phase for a longer period. This effect can be seen firsthand in many pregnant women, who notice thicker and shinier hair due to a spike in estrogen levels. 

A decline in estrogen levels has the opposite effect. Hair may begin to shed more frequently as estrogen declines, which can happen naturally as we age (menopause) or as a result of certain medical conditions, such as an autoimmune or pituitary disorder. 

Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid hormones, including thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), regulate metabolism and energy production in the body. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can disrupt the hair growth cycle, causing hair to become brittle, dry, and prone to shedding. Hypothyroidism, in particular, is associated with hair thinning and loss due to decreased metabolic activity affecting the hair follicles.

Viviscal Pro: A Solution for Hair Health

Hair resotration requires a holistic approach that involves addressing the underlying cause and ensuring the body has the nutritional resources so fuel its natural processes. There are hundreds of supplements available on the market for hair loss, so choosing one can seem fairly daunting. Furthermore, supplements, in general, are not subject to FDA scrutinization. This means the quality of these supplements can vary significantly from brand to brand. So how do you know which supplements for hair loss to take?

The providers at Balanced Body Health & Wellness recommend Viviscal Pro as a leading suppement for hair loss. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients called “AminoMarin,” as well as a slew of hair and skin boosting vitamins and minerals that you don’t often see in other hair loss suppements:

Ingredients In Viviscal Pro

AminoMarTM

AminoMarTM is a blend of extracts derived from shark cartilage and oysters. Rich in essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, extracts provide the building blocks necessary for healthy hair growth. Shark cartilage is high in a type of collagen that has significantly more bioavailability than other sources due to its high solubility. Oysters are extremely high in vitamin B12, iron, Vitamin A, selenium, and zinc. These ingredients support the production of keratin, the protein that makes up the structure of hair, ensuring stronger, more resilient strands.

Horsetail

Horsetail is a relic from prehistoric times. What was once the size of an evergreen tree now exists as a small, brush-shaped plant that grows predominantly near marshes and water runoff areas. It has been used in herbal medicine for centuries, predominantly as a diuretic. Indigenous peoples also took advantage of the plants hardiness and unique shape to scour dishes and cookware. 

Horsetail also happens to be an abundant natural source of silica. Silica is mineral that strengthens hair follicles and improves hair elasticity. Silica also helps to maintain the structural integrity of hair, reducing breakage and brittleness. This makes horsetail a valuable addition to the Viviscal Pro supplement. 

Zinc

Zinc plays a vital role in hair tissue growth and repair. It also helps to regulate hormone levels, including those involved in the hair growth cycle, and supports the immune system, which is essential for overall scalp health. Remember that, in Viviscal Pro, you get another punch of zinc from the oyster extract.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes collagen production, which is necessary for maintaining the integrity of hair follicles and supporting the growth of healthy hair. It also supports zinc as an immunomodulator and aids in the absorption of iron, another mineral needed for optimal hair growth (see below).

Biotin

Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is essential for metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids, all of which are necessary for healthy skin and hair. Biotin deficiency has been linked to hair thinning, especially in case of telogen effluvium. This is a sudden loss of large amounts of hair, usually following a period of chronic stress. 

Niacin & Iron

Iron acts as a binder of oxygen within the cells, while niacin (Vitamin B3) improves circulation to the scalp. They work together to ensure enough oxygen reaches the hair roots, supporting their metabolic activity. 

Calcium

It is fairly well known that calcium supports strong bones, but it is also critical for healthy hair. Calcium and iron deficiencies can contribute to hair loss. Calcium supports hair growth by promoting cell proliferation in hair follicles, while iron is essential for transporting oxygen to the hair roots, supporting their metabolic activity.

Millet Seed Extract (Miliacin)

Viviscal Pro also incorporates millet seed extract. This extract contains miliacin, a compound that stimulates keratinocyte metabolism and proliferation. Keratinocytes are the main cellular component of the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of skin. Supplementation with miliacin has been shown to reduce scalp dryness and helps to strengthen hair shafts, reduce breakage, and improve overall hair texture and appearance.

Viviscal Pro For Hair Loss in Omaha

As Omaha’s top functional medicine provider, Balanced Body Health & Wellness is proud to offer our patients a variety of holistic treatment options and individually tailored wellness guides. If you are suffering from hair loss, please call or go online to schedule a consultation. We will work with you to develop a plan that incorporates medical, nutritional, and lifestyle changes to achieve long-lasting results.