I love supplements for a variety of reason but I preach laying the proper foundations for healthy hair from the inside out. There are a ton of vitamins and supplements aimed to help your overall well-being but not every vitamin or brand is created equal nor has the same formula. It can become overwhelming so here are my top five essential vitamins that are great for healthy hair from the inside out.
Top 5 Vitamins & Supplements for Healthy Hair
Multi-vitamins: Since many folks don’t gather the right amount of nutrients in a day, multivitamins are a great way to cover the basic vitamins you are missing. This is a non-negotiable vitamin for me. Every day one-a-day.
B-complex: These vitamins assist with keeping our bodies running on a daily base. For example, B12 helps oxygenate the blood vessels, which leads; while B6 helps stop thinning hair. These vitamins directly assist in our energy levels and the conversion of food to fuel.
Omegas: Lack of proper amount and ratio of omega fats in your diet could not only cause issues with hair loss but also the entire body. For example, a deficiency in omega-3 can cause brittle nails, change in skin condition, mental concentration, depression and much more.
Probiotics: Gut health is the foundation for overall health and thus good gut health will help your body produce healthier hair. Probiotics help improve intestinal flora balance, inhibit harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, and increase resistance to infection. Fermented foods such as kefir, sauerkraut, and miso are some options fo natural probiotics.
Vitamin D: This is an uncommon and an overlooked vitamin because the body naturally produces it when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Vitamin d helps with depression, weight loss, blood pressure, fighting diseases and much more. Low vitamin D levels are associated with increased risks of cardiovascular and neurological disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. Yes, lack of vitamin D can even cause hair loss as one of its symptoms.
These are the basic essentials not just to hair but also overall health. Not every vitamin is created equal so make sure you compare the amount, sources and various types of supplements and vitamins that are best for you. Other supplements may vary on your daily lifestyle needs.
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