20 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Hair Loss

One thing that can be easily overlooked in terms of vitamin D benefits is hair health. While certain nutrients are commonly associated with hair growth, like biotin and protein, there are a plethora of contributing factors, including vitamin D.

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A study conducted at Cairo University found that hair loss in females ages 18 to 45 was linked to vitamin D deficiency. Research has also linked vitamin D deficiency to alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. Keeping your vitamin D levels high may help keep your locks healthy and help ward off threatening conditions.