Vitamins & Minerals Supplements
Your hair thrives best in a healthy well nourished body and several vitamins are needed by the body in order to help in overall health, wellness, and growth of your hair. The specific vitamins and minerals that can have a profound effect on your hair's overall health are described below. These are vitamins A, B, C, D, & E along with some minerals and sulfur.
When shopping around for a hair growth supplement, be sure it includes the vitamins and minerals listed here along with other natural herbs to give you the best results possible. While hair growth supplements are helpful in achieving healthy hair growth, you need to be careful not to exceed the recommended dosage because excess intake can produce adverse effects on your hair leaving you worse of then when you started.
A careful check on the quantity is necessary to prevent the overdose of even the safest dietary supplements. Be sure to balance out your supplements along with your
in order to receive the best possible outcome for you.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 5,000 IU
Vitamin A is vital because it includes antioxidants that will assist in the production of healthy sebum in the scalp. Sebum is important in lubricating the hair follicles, preventing dryness and clogging of the sebaceous glands. It keeps moisture in the strands of your hair so you will have less chances of breakage. Vitamin A is involved in the growth and maintenance of your hair and can be applied to the hair shaft and massaged in, as well as taken internally through supplements and/or nutrition.
A deficiency in vitamin A makes your scalp become dry and thick causing dandruff that could eventually lead to hair loss. On the other hand a large amount (100,000 IU or more daily) for an extended amount of time can trigger hair loss. If you experience this issue simply stop taking such hight amounts of vitamin A and your problems will be reversed.
There are many B vitamins that are important for the health and growth of your hair, they aid the body in handling stress which can cause hair loss. The B vitamins are best taken together and are frequently sold with the label B Complex.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 1.5 mg
Thiamine (B1) is essential for growing healthy hair, skin, & musculature system because of it's usefulness in times of stress, it's also been used to treat fatigue, irritability, and depression as well all which can lead to poor hair health.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 1.7 mg
Riboflaving (B2) Prevents dandruff in the scalp and helps with the absorption of iron which is an essential mineral to hair growth.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 20 mg
Niacin (B3) improves and enhances scalp circulation producing blood flow to your follicles promoting hair growth.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 10 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) is necessary for scalp health as it prevents hair loss. It produces growth and stimulates new growth as well.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 1.3 mg
Pyridoxine (B6) creates melanin which gives color to your hair and its' also effective in preventing hair loss as well.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 30 mg
Biotin (B7) produces keratin (which makes up the hair, skin, and nails). It thickens the hair strands and helps to prevent premature graying and hair loss.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 100 mg
Inositol (B8) creates healthy cell growth which is necessary for healty hair growth as it reduces hair loss from the root.
B9 (Folic Acid)
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 400 mcg
Folic acid (B9) renews the cells needed to grow your hair.
B12 (Cobalamins or Cyanocobalamin)
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 2.4 mcg
Cobalamin/Cyanocobalamin stimulates hair growth, and prevents hair loss.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 60 mg
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help to maintain both hair health and skin health, it helps the body absorb iron, which is needed to grow your hair. It's also important in maintaining collagen in the body, collagen is essential in keeping your body tissues connected and tightly packed (health bonus).
A deficiency in vitamin C results to hair breakages and split ends.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 30 IU
Vitamin E is another antioxidant that controls and enhances scalp circulation and improves the condition of your hair. It is responsible in keeping a healthy blood circulation and good supply of oxygen to different parts of the body.
A deficiency in this vitamin results to ineffective absorption of fats from your diet which can ultimately be revealed through your hair.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 1000 IU
Vitamin D reduces hair loss by stimulating the hair follicle and the cells that form the hair shaft.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 2 mg
Copper prolongs the original color of your hair helping it to keep from greying.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 150 mcg
Iodine regulates your thyroid hormone for proper hair growth. Beautiful hair and skin require optimal thyroid function, as thyroid diseases can lead to thinning hair.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 18 mg
Iron prevents hair loss and reduces balding. It also aids in combating anemia.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 2 mg
Manganese is necessary for overall growth. The maintenance of the nervous system, thyroid function and hair. It forms the blood clotting factors in healthy bones and joints.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 70 mug
Selenium properly uses proteins and hormones to produce more hair. Used with zinc and vitamin A , C, E and B6 it aids in promoting hair regrowth.
Dietary Reference Intake (DRI): 15 mcg
Zinc is vital in tissue growth and repair. It also stimulates secretion of oil in the scalp and hair follicles. Severe deficiency of zinc can cause scalp problems and baldness.
Safe Dosage: 1000/3000 mg
MSM is a naturally organic sulfur that naturally increases your
hair growth phase,
it stimulates your scalp's circulation, which nourishes your hair follicles allowing your hair to reach growth longer than it otherwise would.