How To Hack Gray/grey Hair?
I haven't seen any meaningful discussion on this in the biohacking community, and due to my present situation, I am keenly interested in the topic!
I'm a 29 year old male, 5'10" and 170lbs at the moment, and in recent months there has been an onslaught of grey/white hairs erupting from both sides of my head. It's so dramatic after my most recent haircut, the majority of friends who see me comment on it, asking "when did this start happening?" The answer to that question is: just a few months ago. The answer to "why" it's happening is completely evading me...
I'll give a quick synopsis of my lifestyle and diet, and if you see anything either present that could be causing it, or anything absent that could help prevent/reverse it, please let me know!
I've been bulletproof for over a year now quite consistently. I wake up around 10am without an alarm after about 8 hours of sleep. I immediately drink bulletproof coffee (about 16 ounces, 2tbs MCT, 1tbs butter, upgraded coffee beans). With my coffee I supplement with collagen, vitamin C, kelp/iodine, magnesium, krill oil, D3, and K2. Between 10am to 5pm I don't eat, but I take 1tbs of MCT oil twice in that time about an hour or two apart from each other. Then around 5pm or 6pm I eat my main meal (1/2lb grass fed beef, 4 pastured eggs, 3tbs butter). I usually also include a large head of broccoli with my meal, but I've been trying to lean out, so I cut the broccoli to reduce carbs. With this meal, I supplement with kelp/iodine, zinc/copper, adrenal optimizer, cordyceps mushroom, selenium, and biotin. If I get hungry before bed, I'll usually drink 8oz of full fat organic coconut milk. I usually have 1 day a week not eating bulletproof with friends, where I consume a lot of carbs and calories. I maintain roughly an 18/6 intermittent fasting schedule, sometimes pushing it to 20-24 hours fasting. Lately I've been doing Dave's 2tsp of honey with 1tbs MCT before bed. I guess the only other thing to mention is my water intake, which is usually between 128-200 ounces per day.
So - from what I've seen, most people think copper supplementation is most important. I've also seen the importance of iodine to ensure proper thyroid. I'm in ketosis most of the time - could that be a stressor? I intermittent fast everyday, could that be a stressor? I have yet to see a full elaboration on the how, when, and why to use Glutathione, but could that be something to add?
My day job involves regularly lifting semi-heavy objects. I just started incorporating the Body By Science 12 minute per week workout protocol. I also recently purchased an inversion therapy table, and have been hanging upside down for about 5 minutes a day (it's been said the increased blood flow to the head improves the health of the scalp, among other things).
I don't know what to add or subtract from any of the above, but I'd love to hear your thoughts!