There are an estimated 375 million people worldwide who follow a vegetarian diet. Whether for health reasons, cultural, religion or ethical beliefs, avoiding meat, poultry and fish is considered an acceptable dietary choice by the majority of health experts. However some vegetarians have been left feeling alarmed by recent reports suggesting that not eating meat can increase your risk of hair loss.

Is Vegetarianism Linked to Baldness?

There is no evidence that suggests that following a balanced vegetarian diet has links to baldness. The important word to focus on here is “balanced”. Our bodies need vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates to work properly. Nutritional deficiencies can develop when our bodies don’t get enough of a certain nutrient on a regular basis and can lead to an array of health issues such as fatigue, depression and hair loss.

Vegetarians & Nutritional Deficiencies

Health experts say the best way to avoid nutritional deficiencies is to eat a wide array of different foods. For those who don’t wish to eat meat, the concern is ensuring that they get the nutrients that are usually found in animal products from other foods. This also applies to anyone who follows a diet that restricts certain food groups whether for weight-loss or due to food allergies.

Some of the key nutrients that are abundant in meats are zinc, B vitamins, iron and protein. These nutrients are also found in plant foods, though in some cases they are harder for the body to absorb. It is perfectly possible for a vegetarian to avoid any deficiencies substituting animal foods with plant foods of a similar nutritional profile. However, it is not always realistic to follow a perfectly balanced diet and even meat-eaters might find it hard to be sure that they are getting enough of the right nutrients. This is one good reason to consider taking a dietary supplement.

A Dietary Supplement to Boost Your Hair Health

Vinci Hair Clinic’s Vitruvian Line is a dietary supplement suitable for anyone who wants to improve their hair health, whether they are on a meat-free eating plan or not. It contains vitamins, minerals and plant extracts to support hair growth and is available exclusively from Vinci. Adding Vitruvian Line to your daily routine is your first line of defence against hair loss caused by nutritional deficiencies.

Does a Vegetarian Diet Increase Your Risk of Hair Loss?