questions and answers
Where the cause can be identified; i.e. a recent illness or pregnancy for example, there is no need to do anything. However, if no readily identifiable problem can be found and the shedding persists then Florisene® should be considered (see “Which hair loss best describes my situation?” on the “Causes of hair loss” page). In studies of women complaining of persistent excessive hair shedding (chronic telogen effluvium, CTE) 95% had a deficiency in one or more of the nutrients present in Florisene®. Most women taking three tablets per day see a reduction in hair shedding within six months, although some require a longer period due to the extent of the prevailing deficiency.
For a significant proportion of women the amount of iron found in a multivitamin alone is insufficient to reach the required ferritin level for optimal hair growth. The unique formulation of Florisene® is optimised to maximise the uptake of iron and other essential nutrients that are required for hair growth. In addition, the key amino acid L-lysine in Florisene® has specific benefits of its own with regard to scalp hair metabolism. It is advisable not to take any other iron containing supplements whilst taking Florisene®.
While you may not be anaemic by current medical criteria, it is well recognised that for non-essential tissue such as hair, you can be nutritionally deficient without having any outward medical symptoms. Research has shown that Florisene® can correct the iron imbalance found in 95% of those affected with CTE. It would be worthwhile trying Florisene® for six months. If you are still concerned about your hair after this period then professional help should be sought.
While there are several causes of thinning hair a significant proportion of women have a nutritionally based problem. Although Florisene® will not correct any hormonal imbalance, it will correct thinning hair arising from having less hair in the active growth phase than you should. It would be worth trying Florisene for six months. If you are still concerned about your hair after this treatment period you should seek medical advice.
If you have noticed an increase in hair shedding it would be advisable to see your GP to have your serum ferritin checked. If it is below 70μg/L you should take Florisene®. If you are seeing more scalp it would be advisable to check your thyroid and oestrogen status to see if there is an imbalance.
By following the dosage instructions for Florisene®, normal individuals can suffer no ill health or “iron-overload”. However, anyone suffering from Haemochromatosis should not use Florisene® as this disorder leads to unnaturally high iron levels in the blood. Because of the iron content of Florisene®, this preparation would not be recommended.
Florisene® does not help improve the shine and/or “life” in hair. We would suggest that you shampoo your hair frequently i.e. at least twice a week or daily if you live in a large city. Rinse with warm water and use a good quality conditioner as necessary. Avoid harsh towel drying, over chemical processing, and hot hair dryers.
Split ends are a problem that involves loss of water from the hair fibre, together with a loss of the outer cell covering (cuticle), which is then subjected to abrasive and drying effects. You have to examine how you shampoo and dry your hair. As a guide, you should shampoo at least twice a week or daily if you live in a large city. Use warm water and two applications of shampoo (one if shampooing daily), rinse thoroughly and use a conditioner to the ends of the hair. Pat the hair dry; do not rub the hair vigorously with a towel. Try to minimise the use of heated rollers, hair dryers and other heat generating processes.
Florisene® is not suitable for the treatment of genetic hair loss in men or women – unless there is also an underlying nutritional problem.