If you weren’t born with the kind of thick, luscious swinging hair that we see on the shampoo commercials all is not lost. And even though nothing can promise hair like that, these five supplements are almost guaranteed to help improve the texture, quality as well as the thickness of your crowning glory. They can all be purchased as single supplements but you may find some already packaged as a combo for better hair.
There seems to be strong evidence that a deficiency of this specific B Vitamin (Vitamin B7) will result in hair loss. It appears to replenish both hair roots and follicles and add to hair strength.
As an extra bonus eczema and psoriasis sufferers may see an improvement in their skin condition. Take at least 1000 mcg. and up to 5000 mcg. daily.
2) Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B Complex vitamins include the entire range of B Vitamins in varying amounts.And taking a vitamin B complex will ensure you’re getting all the B vitamins necessary for better hair growth and maintenance. Biotin (mentioned above) is one of the B vitamins included in the vitamin B complex but taking it as well as the entire B complex is alright, as long as the complex doesn’t include a huge amount of Biotin.
The reason for this is that all the B Vitamins work really well together and are best absorbed as a complex, to complete a number of vital bodily functions. Together they will work best to strengthen hair and should be included in your hair improvement regimen.
Since there are so many B vitamins within the B vitamin complex and all require different vitamin quantities, it is best to trust some of the better brands to include the amount of B’s you need. Ask a natural health consultant to ensure you don’t take more than the tolerable upper intake levels.
Silica is relatively unknown as a natural mineral yet it can do some pretty amazing things in our bodies. We are born with large amounts of silica but this depletes as we age. Silica enables the calcium in our bodies to build strong teeth bones and hair.
Because it helps to achieve hormonal balance, which is necessary to prevent hair loss, it’s essential for better hair and hair integrity.
Silica also helps prevent hair loss by bonding with other minerals and taking this nourishment to the peripherals of the body, including the hair.
There are many forms of silica on the market today, available in capsule, liquid or gel form. Many people are now trying the new source of silica from bamboo which has shown positive results.
Take at least 55 mcg. of silica per day for better hair or the recommended dosage from your purchase.
4) Saw palmetto
Saw palmetto has been traditionally used to treat BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia), a condition of the prostate that occurs in men as they age. However saw palmetto also showspromise as an herb to help prevent or slow hair loss. It appears to block the enzyme 5-alpha reductase which is required to convert testosterone into DHT. And DHT is the main villain in causing male pattern baldness. DHT adheres to scalp follicle receptors and causes them to shrink. This stops new hair growth as well as causing existing hair to fall out. Saw palmetto is suited for both male and female pattern hair loss.
Insufficient research into the effectiveness of saw palmetto for hair loss has not stopped many health companies for including it in their products., and many people from enjoying good results.
Take up to two doses of about 160 mg. per day, standardized to 85%-95% total fatty acids, which is about the safe dosage for treatment of BPH.
5) Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are important to maintaining health but they also play a big role in the health of your hair. They help with blood circulation and cell growth which are important to both skin and hair growth. A deficiency in Omega 3 fatty acids will result in dry flaky skin as well as dandruff which can lead to hair loss.
Take up to 2 doses of 1000 mg. in capsules or the equivalent in liquid form, per day for optimum benefit.
Patience is always a worthwhile virtue when waiting for results. It could take up to 2 months to see any notable improvement in your hair. But there may be a few pleasant surprises as a result: These five supplements, taken to improve the quality of your hair, may also provide the additional benefit of helping your skin, reducing inflammation or providing additional energy!
If you’re not sure, consult with your doctor or naturopath before embarking on a complete hair improvement regime, checking that there are no contraindications with personal medications and prescriptions.
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