by Ken Winston Caine
Cleveland Clinic medical researchers think they have uncovered a major nutritional factor in several common types of hair loss plaguing both men and women.
Even better, they report that a pennies-per-day nutritional supplement can regrow lost hair.
However, the supplement they use, elemental iron, can be dangerous, even fatal, so don’t rush out and buy a bottle of cheap iron pills.
Iron toxicity can build up without obvious symptoms. Iron supplements are best taken with periodic medical monitoring.
About 15 percent of people are super sensitive to iron and can quickly develop toxicity. If you don’t know whether you are one, ask your doctor to test you. And ask also for a ferritin test to determine your true iron levels.
Oft-ignored, minor deficiency of iron implicated in balding
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