9 Vitamins For Long And Healthy Hair

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I am sure everyone dream of flaunting long and silky hair. But achieving those locks could be pretty difficult sometimes. Harsh weather, chemical laden shampoos and pollution take toll on hair. To reverse the damage we again go for spa treatments which again contains lots of chemicals. Then why not to consider the natural products to take care of our hair. Instead of using chemical laden products and treatment we can make sure to have diet & products consist of natural vitamins which would help us to accelerate the hair growth and make it stronger naturally.

Here Is A List Of Some Vitamins Which Are Very Much Beneficial For Hair Growth:

1. Vitamin C

We all know Vitamin c is widely used in skin care products and recipes. But here we gonna discuss how it can be beneficial for our hair as well. It helps to grow and strengthen your hair. Vitamin c helps to absorb iron and hence makes hair stronger. Low intake of vitamin c could result into dry hair and split ends which eventually leads to a hair fall. Generally vitamin C is found in most of the fruits and vegetables such as cauliflower, tomatoes, Green peppers, papaya, Oranges , Kiwis etc. You can have at least 5 of these in your daily servings to get the necessary vitamin C . Focus more on colored vegetables and fruits. For eg. Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Oranges etc. They known to contain higher amount of vitamin c. Apart from this you can also consult your dietitian or a Doctor for Vitamin C Supplements.

Vitamin C

2. Vitamin B

Vitamin B also known as B Complex consist of 8 vitamins such as B1(thiamine), B2(riboflavin), B3(niacin), B5(pentothenic acid), B6(pyridoxine), B7(Biotin), B9(Folate) & B12(Cobalamin). Vitamin B12 plays very important role in taking care of our Energy, Metabolism, Muscles, Skin, Hair & Nails. Vitamin B12 is known to promote hair growth. Hence it is advised to include all the vitamin b rich foods in our diet everyday. You can include eggs, meats, Nuts,salmon, chicken, lentils, chickpeas, vegetables & grains. You may also consult your dietitian if you have a severe deficiency. Lack of Vitamin B can cause you thinning of hair and hair loss. Vitamin B is water soluble and gets excreted through urine everyday. Hence daily supplement of Vitamin B is very necessary.

Vitamin B

3. Biotin

Biotin also known as Vitamin B7 Plays a vital role in accelerating the hair growth. Many people nowadays rely on biotin supplements for hair and nails. Our hair is made of keratin which is also a form of a protein. Proteins are build up from amino acids which is formed with the reaction of biotin and cell enzymes. Which eventually increase the hair protein and promotes the hair growth.Biotin is water soluble hence it is necessary to get the dose everyday. You can get your daily dose of biotin from various food products such as eggs, avocados, salmon and nuts. Apart form this you can also consult your dietitian for supplements.


4. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is widely known to strengthen our bones. Vitamin D is also known to promote healthy follicle growth. The Best way to get adequate amount of Vitamin D is to walk in sunshine for some time during early morning. There are also food products which you can rely on for vitamin D such as Eggs, Milk, Mushrooms and Fish.

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5. Niacin

Niacin is also known as Vitamin B3. Niacin is known to boost energy and improves blood flow to the scalp which accelerates the hair growth. Apart from hair growth it also helps to thicken the hair strands. The core function of niacin is transform carbohydrates to energy and hence improves the blood circulation by maintaining the blood cell structures. In result it provides more oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles. Niacin can be found in many food products such as beef, eggs, nuts, sunflower seeds and dairy products. Deficiency of niacin can lead to hair thinning and weight gain.


6. Folic Acid

Folic acid is also known as Vitamin B9. Folic acid plays a very important role in cells & Tissues development. Especially in women , it is very essential for fetus development. Apart from these folic acid is also known to promote healthy hair growth. It helps to renew the cell which aids the hair growth. Deficiency of folic acid can lead to hair thinning and prey mature graying of hair. You may find folic acid in various food products such as Citrus fruits, Spinach, Avocados, Asparagus, Raspberries, Oranges, Mushrooms etc. Overdose of Folic acid can also lead to some side effects such as Mental depression, Skin Rashes, Hypertension & Fatigue. It is always advisable to consult your dietitian before getting any kind of supplements.

Folic Acid

7. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a boon for our Hair and Skin. It is an anti oxidant which actually helps to repair and built up the tissues. Vitamin E is also known as Alpha-Tocopherol. Vitamin E aids the blood circulation which provides adequate nourishment to your hair. Hence promotes healthier hair growth. It also balances the oil production and PH level of the scalp. It prevents hair damage due its anti oxidant properties. Vitamin E also helps to condition your hair due to its emollient properties. If we massage vitamin E oil on scalp , it improves the blood circulation and also deeply conditions our hair. There many food products through which we can get our daily dose of vitamin E such as Green Vegetables. Sprouts, Nuts, Avocados, Broccoli, Papaya, olives etc. There many Vitamin E supplements available in the market in capsule form. You can consult your dietitian before consumption of the same

Vitamin E

8. Iron

Many of us might have heard this that anemia leads to hair growth which is actually true. Anemia is nothing but an iron deficiency. Iron is very important nutrient in hair growth. Iron improves the blood circulation which eventually pumps up more oxygen to the roots. Apart from Supplements we can also incorporate iron rich food items in our platter such as Soybeans, Spinach, Broccoli, Red meat, Nuts, Cereals and Eggs.


9. Magnesium

Magnesium is know to absorb nutrients in the body especially Calcium. We all know we need calcium in our bones and magnesium helps to absorb calcium in the body in the bone areas. Deficiency of magnesium can lead to accumulation of calcium on arteries. In case of hair, the calcium gets accumulated on scalp which leads to dry and flaky scalp. You must have observed in the most of anti dandruff shampoos magnesium is the core ingredient.The reason behind it it to dissolve those flaky particles. You can get your daily dose of magnesium through spinach, dark chocolates,pumpkin seeds, rice bran etc.


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