To the health professional, hair loss in women may seem a complex area requiring specialist knowledge for diagnosis purposes. Whilst this is true from a small proportion of cases, 95% of hair loss cases can be divided into just 2 aetiological types: genetic hair loss (20%) and CTE (80%). Research involving hundreds of women has shown that the major cause of CTE is low serum ferritin. This reflects the amount of 'storage' iron in the body. When serum ferritin falls below a certain point which, varies to a degree between individuals, the hair growth cycle is disrupted and hair shedding results.
For some women, this results in gradual hair loss - the end result to the sufferer being a 'thinner' ponytail or less hair to clip back. In others , the hair loss is very obvious with more hair in the brush and in the sink after shampooing. Low serum ferritin in women is now a widespread problem due, to reduced red meat consumption and menstrual blood loss in women of reproductive age. A low serum ferritin does not necessarily mean the patient is anaemic (i.e. reduced haemoglobin level), CTE may occur without changes to haemoglobin concentration.
Research has shown that if the serum ferritin is raised above the individual's 'trigger point', then normal hair growth re-establishes. The studies have supported this fact have also identified the importance of using a specific combination of nutrients which are present in Lamberts Florisene.