Are you removing more hair in your shower drain than usual? Then you may want to consider looking into your diet.

If you have low levels of iron and vitamin D deficiency, these things could be the reason for your thinning hair.



A research conducted by the Cairo University found that women who were experiencing hair loss, also had lower levels of vitamin D2 and iron and their hair loss only got worse as the levels lowered.

This is the first time, that vitamin D’s possible role in hair loss have been highlighted. This might regulate the role of genes that promote normal hair follicle growth. And for iron, low levels may inhibit an essential enzyme that has been linked with hair loss in mice.


You should consume a minimum of 600 IU of vitamin D daily. But if you are over the age of 71, consume at least 800.

To get enough Vitamin D into your diet, you can choose salmon which contains 450 IU per 3-ounce serving and fortified milk or orange juice has 115 to 135 IU. You can also consider a vitamin D supplement, to help prevent cancer, heart disease and bone fractures.