Fructose Intolerance & Zinc Malabsorption

Hair loss in both men and women is more common than you might think and there are a number of factors that can contribute towards, and cause, hair thinning and hair loss.

Hair loss is often a difficult topic to talk about due to the huge impact in can have on individuals’ confidence, self-esteem and general wellbeing. It’s also often difficult to pinpoint the cause of hair loss and hair thinning.

However if you are suffering from hair loss and hair thinning, one of the main things to look out for is nutrient deficiency as this has been proven to cause hair loss.

We’ve created a helpful guide outlining everything that you need to know about Fructose intolerance its link to hair loss.

What is Fructose intolerance and zinc malabsorption?

Fructose intolerance occurs in the body when cells on the surface of the intestines are not able to successfully break down fructose efficiently. Found in a wide range of fruit and vegetables, Fructose is a simple sugar known as a monosaccharide.


And zinc malabsorption occurs when the body does not have the Zinc it needs to function. After all, the human body needs a variety of different vitamins and minerals to function optimally and Zinc is required for a number of important processes.


What can you eat if you have a fructose intolerance?

If you have a fructose intolerance, it’s important that you avoid or limit high-fructose foods, such as juices, asparagus, peas, apples, grapes and watermelon. This is because if your digestive system is unable to absorb fructose, it can cause a number of unpleasant side affects such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea and excessive gas.


Lower fructose foods such as strawberries, carrots bananas, blueberries,, avocados, green beans and lettuce should also be limited to smaller portions rather than avoided altogether.


What are best types of zinc supplements to take?

The good news is that if you do have a fructose intolerance, there are a number of Zinc supplements that you can take to ensure that your body is still getting the correct amount of this essential micronutrient.

However, there are many different forms of zinc supplements, which have been developed to treat a number of different conditions, whilst ensuring that your body gets the Zinc it needs. With this in mind, it’s important that you do your research when it comes to deciding the best form of Zinc for you. After all, your body needs Zinc for a number of processes including protein synthesis, wound healing, hormone production and cell division.


Here’s a look at some of the best forms of Zinc available:

  • Zinc Gluconate
  • Zinx Orotate
  • Zinc Citrate
  • Zinc Acetate
  • Zinc Picolinate
  • Zinc Sulfate
  • Zinc Oxide

Zinc supplements are available in capsule, tablet, powdered, time-released, nasal spray and lozenge forms and the type of Zinc that is right for you will depend on your current health. A daily dose of KeraHealth Hair contains 9mg of Zinc, which is 82% of the daily recommended dose.


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Fay Afghahi

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