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7 Effective Supplements for Thick and Strong Hair
Australians spend hundreds of dollars every year on their hair care regime. Product sales have been growing 7 or 8 per cent a year for several years, making the hair and skin care industry worth over US$900 million.
After investing all this time and money into your line up of shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, serums, masks and what not, it’s particularly painful to see strands of hair on your hair brush everyday.
Hair care starts from the inside. We all know that a balanced diet is key for overall health and wellbeing, but it’s also essential for strong, healthy hair. Ideally, your diet should be made up of a balance of protein and leafy greens.
But even the best diets can still have gaps. Finding the right supplements to support your overall hair health can help you make sure your bases are covered.
Here are 7 vitamins, anti-oxidants and proteins that help to thicken and strengthen your hair from the inside out:
- Biotin or Vitamin B
Any supplement that claims to help strengthen hair probably contains Biotin. Also known as Vitamin B7, it is essential in breaking down Keratin, a protein that makes up hair, skin & nails. It’s commonly found in meat and eggs. If your everyday diet doesn’t incorporate these items, taking supplements will boost your biotin levels.
Zinc is a mineral that’s essential for good health. It helps in the metabolism of nutrients and plays a big role in maintaining your immune system. It supports hair tissue growth & repair and keeps the oil glands around hair follicles functional and unclogged. Research also shows that zinc deficiency has been linked to hair loss.Since the body doesn’t store zinc, having dietary supplements can help combat that.
Tyrosine is an amino acid that helps improve alertness, attention and focus. It aids in the production of Melanin which is the colour found in hair, skin & nails. It also helps regulate Thyroid hormones which in turn regulate your metabolism and low Thyroid function can result in thinning hair & dry, scaly skin.
Methionine is an amino acid commonly found in meat, fish and eggs. It encourages hair growth by helping the body to manufacture new protein tissues like Keratin. Since it can’t be manufactured directly by your body, you need to have the right diet or incorporate supplements.
We all know how important Iron is in the production of hemoglobin in the blood. This in turn is essential for cell growth & repair. Iron deficiency is a main factor for hair loss especially in women.
- Ascorbic Acid
A powerful antioxidant, ascorbic acid helps reduce oxidative stress which can block hair growth & deteriorates hair quality. It’s required to produce collagen which helps maintain hair integrity.
- Vitamin E
It’s an antioxidant that reduces free radical damage to hair and skin. It plays a vital role in protecting the skin against aging, inflammation & sun damage. Not only that, it’s what makes hair shiny and also supports the scalp by creating a strong base for hair growth.
Heathershaw’s Hair Fortifying Formula contains a unique formula combining all the above nutritionals into a single hair fortifying cocktail. Now it’s possible to improve the quality of hair, skin & nails by just taking one Hair Nutrient capsule a day with your breakfast. It can be used in conjunction with prescription hair loss drugs like Minoxidil & Spironolactone.
Talk to our compounding pharmacists about how we can custom make a hair nutrient formulation specifically tailored to your needs.
Disclaimer: This product may not be right for you. Always consult your pharmacist and read the label, including warnings and instructions for use, before consumption. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet
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