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Published on February 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

Essential Vitamins And Minerals For Faster Hair Growth

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Do you dream of having long luscious locks yet struggle to even grow your hair an inch longer than it already is? What many people don’t realize is hair growth has a lot to do with diet. Even though it’s mostly just a waiting game to grow longer hair, there are actually a number of things you can do to ensure that your hair grows at the maximum possible rate.
Vitamin A
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Vitamin A is necessary for cell growth. It also helps with healthy sebum production in the scalp, which prevents strands from drying out.It can be found in fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe,peaches,spinach, and carrots. It’s important to note that it is possible to get too much Vitamin A,which is going to be counterproductive to your hair growth efforts.
Vitamin B
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Often referred to as vitamin B complex, all eight B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12) play a large role in keeping us healthy. As a whole, vitamin B complex promotes cell growth and division, which is important for healthy hair growth. Vitamin B12 is the most important of the B vitamins, but for best results try to include them all in your daily diet plan.Some sources include meats, eggs, nuts, whole grains, salmon, dark, green leafy vegetables and seaweed are also a good sources of B-6, B-12 and other B vitamins.If your diet is lacking in B vitamins,though, you can take a daily supplement.
Vitamin C
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Vitamin C can help strengthen hair and help it grow.That’s partly because vitaminC helps the body produce collagen, a vital protein for healthy hair, skin, and nails. It can prevent premature greying and hair dryness efficiently. Additionally,vitamin C is considered an antioxidant that fights free radicals that damage body tissue.Free radicals have been known to damage hair, making it weak and brittle. Some foods that are high in vitamin C include lemon, guava, oranges, broccoli, mandarin,kale,grapefruit,Brussels sprouts,papayas,strawberries,kiwi,and red bell peppers.
Biotin
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Biotin not only increases the density of hair but also helps produce more hair. This vitamin helps produce glucose and break down proteins into amino acids. Since hair itself contains keratin, which is a form of protein, this supports healthy locks.It can be found in foods such as brown rice, peas, lentils, oats, mushrooms, avocados, eggs, salmon, peanut butter, and more.
Niacin
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Niacin is helps to nourish the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. Without adequate amounts of niacin, your hair stands the chance of becoming brittle, lifeless,and may even fall out. Foods that contain niacin include turkey, chicken breast, tuna, mushrooms, and avocado (just to name a few).
Vitamin E
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It’s an antioxidant that repairs and builds tissue,which is essential for healthy hair growth.Vitamin E-rich foods are almonds, seeds, avocado, and broccoli. When you apply vitamin E to your scalp, it helps reduce inflammation, increases blood circulation, boosts oxygen supply, and repairs damaged hair follicles. It is recommended massaging vitamin E oil into the hair and scalp at least twice a week to promote hair growth.
Vitamin D
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Vitamin D promotes healthy follicle growth, reducing hair loss. It can be found especially in dairy products like milk, yogurt, fatty fish (like salmon and tuna), eggs, mushrooms and cheese. If you don’t get enough Vitamin D from your diet, make sure to spend around 10-15 minutes outside every day, as you can also get Vitamin D from the sun.
Iron
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Iron strengthens hair and promotes growth. Iron helps hair-producing cells work their hardest by facilitating oxygen transfer to cells. Foods that are rich in iron include red meat, oysters, poultry, egg and spinach.
Magnesium
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Eating a diet filled with magnesium-rich foods such as salmon, nuts, wild rice and seeds, is one way to make sure you’re giving your scalp what it needs to grow strong and healthy hair.
Protein
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Hair is mostly made of protein. If you don’t consume enough, your body won’t be able to feed your hair follicles, making hair dry and brittle. Protein helps the hair grow strong and also helps the speed at which it grows. Sources of protein, like quinoa, spinach, broccoli, and more.
Zinc
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A zinc deficiency can weaken your immune system, lead to poor digestive health, throw your hormones out of balance, and play a part in lack lustre hair growth. Zinc helps maintain hormonal balance and hence reduces hair fall and greying. Some foods that are rich in zinc include pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, mushrooms, garlic, spinach, and yogurt.
Folic Acid
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This makes your hair thicker and shinier while adding moisture. It also helps in preventing greying of hair. You can get folic acid from B-complex vitamins.
Prenatal Vitamins
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These are similar to the other vitamin complex supplements that are given to women. The only difference is that prenatal vitamins have an additional dose of iron and folic acid.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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Omega-3 fatty acids plump up your skin and add a silky shine to your hair. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are mackerel, salmon, cod liver oil, herring, oysters, sardines, flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts and soybeans.