3 Ways Tap Water Can Cause Hair Loss

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In this article you’ll discover why tap water and heavy metals can cause hair loss. You’ll also learn exactly what to do to stop the effects and give your hair the best chance to recovering.

Tap Water and Fluoride

If you don’t filter your water, you are the filter. So if you drink tap water then your body is essentially filtering out all the organic and inorganic impurities that have been left there or are put into the water on purpose.

Depending on where you live and the quality of the tap water there, this can mean a gradual build-up of chemicals such as sodium fluoride, which is the active ingredient in rat poison, chlorine and aluminium along with some heavy metals like nickel, lead and cadmium that are far from beneficial to have in the bloodstream.

Sodium fluoride can cause dryness and inflammation in the scalp, speeding up the process of hair miniaturization, so it’s best to avoid this nasty chemical wherever possible.

And limescale (also known as calcium carbonate) which is present in hard water can cause scalp calcification and hair loss.

Using a shower filter can help remove some of the nasty chemicals and calcium from the tap water. This can help reduce scalp irritation and dryness.

Drinking plastic bottled water isn’t that much better either since chemicals have been shown to leach into the water through the plastic. The larger the bottle the less severe this is, so avoid small bottles and buy gallon bottles for use at home if you have to, or go for glass.

However, bottled water (natural spring mineral water) is definitely preferable to tap water as you won’t be getting the fluoride.

Luckily there’s an easy way to get water that’s ideal for drinking and that is to use a device that attaches onto the kitchen tap called a Micro-Water Generator.

This device first filters water through an activated charcoal filter to remove larger suspended particles and microbes. The water then enters a chamber which electrolyses the water, drawing the nasty chemicals like chlorine, fluoride and the heavy metals to one side for disposal.

The device also ionizes the water making it a potent antioxidant which then scavenges damaging free radicals in the body.

If that wasn’t enough, micro-water also which forms clusters of water molecules about half the normal size, which then pass more quickly into the tissues.

I personally don’t have a micro-water generator in my home (it is quite expensive) but if you have the money it can be a great investment.

Heavy Metals Found In Tap Water

Heavy metals are very potent little things with an excellent capacity to act as biocatalysts. In greater quantities than we’re used to heavy metals can wreak havoc because they can speed up and sometimes even completely alter the natural bioelectric reactions that take place continuously inside the body on a cellular level.

Some heavy metals that enter the body can act as intermediaries between biological reactions that take place with our hormones. Higher concentrations of heavy metals than we have evolved to function with could be increasing the production of hormones that should only exist in very low quantities inside the body.

Unnaturally high quantities of heavy metals, and one in particular could be speeding up (catalyzing) the transformation of Testosterone into DHT by making it much, much easier for 5-alpha-reductase to bond to the testosterone.

Types of heavy metals

Cadmium was found to be one of the most potent heavy metal biocatalysts. The others such as arsenic, barium, chromium, lead, mercury and silver all increased the speed of reaction as well, but it was cadmium that he found to be particularly powerful.

Before we look at how to reduce the levels of cadmium and other heavy metals back to their natural levels let’s take a look at how they got there in the first place.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave in a mountainous region in Nepal and eating wild nuts and berries your whole life, chances are you will have an unnatural amount of heavy metals inside your body.