One of the concerns that HCG dieters have is hair loss. Because our drops are homeopathic and have no side effects, any loss of hair is not from our HCG formulation. However, hair loss is common with any diet program or an increase in stress on the body. Don’t worry, the hair loss is temporary and will grow back once you hit your target weight.
Hair will naturally fall out after 4-5 years before cycling and being replaced with and a new hair. During diets or times of high stress the hair follicles stop growing to conserve body resouces. Once you reach your target weight or stop over stressing the body the new hair growth pushes the old hair out of the follicle. You may have just as much hair as before but the new hairs are short and will take time to grow. This process occurs constantly throughout our lives but goes at a more rapid pace during weight loss or times of high stress.
According to Lisa Shea (BellaOnline Low Carb Editor), three key nutrients and vitamins recommended to help your hair are protein, iron and zinc. Supplementing them will not STOP the temporary hair loss while you diet since the hair loss is a normal part of your body’s reaction to losing the weight. However, it can help the hair grow in more fully and more healthy once you stop dieting/stressing the body. Call our health coaches at 800-980-7208 for more information.