How-to Grow Your Hair Naturally: Best Vitamins for Hair Loss & Thinning Hair

by Red Restore on September 18, 2018
Best Vitamins for Hair Loss
If there was one thing I took for granted in my 30's (before I noticed my receding hair line) was my thick, brown hair - sound familiar?
 
And like most of you reading this, according to my doctor (and probably your's too) - I was also taking my health for granted. It never occurred to me that my overall health could have such a imense impact on the health and quality of my hair.
 
It's been clinically proven that poor nutrition and vitamin deficiency can play a major role in hair loss. Yes, even hereditary hair loss can be offset with proper supplementation routine.
So major in fact, that I noticed by cleaning up my bad diet and boosting my body's vitality with vitamins, I was able to significantly boost the effects of the hair loss treatment I was using at the time (and still use to this day).
 
Our bodies crave nutrient rich foods, full of vitamins and minerals - the essential building blocks for ideal body function - that means being able to grow and maintain a healthy head hair.
Before you start experimenting with prescription hair growth drugs or topical chemicals, I highly reccomend trying the much safer, natural and still very effective option - vitamin supplementation.

7 Best Vitamins for Hair Growth

Healthy Body = Healthy Hair

Hair loss is a frustrating byproduct of a multitude of factors we experience in our lives - hormones, genetics, age and environmental factors. Despite sometimes not being to control why we loose our hair, we are able to control what we put into our bodies to offset these changes. Research has proven in many cases that hair loss is acatually a byproduct of vitamin / nurient deficiency and can be treated with proper supplementation.
 
By supplementing vitamins into your hair growth regimen (especially in conjuction with other hair growth treatments) you're able enhance and encourage your body's natural ability to produce and maintain healthy hair.
 
If you commit yourself to to improving your overall health with high nutrient intake, lots of water and some excercise, you will absolutly see amazing changes in your body as well as your hair.
So here are my 7 top picks for the very best vitamins that have been proven to boost hair growth and improve your hair health.

1. Vitamin B12 for Hair Loss

Vitamin b12 for hair loss
Vitamin B12 Complex (which includes all of the B Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 (biotin), B9 and B12) is the foundation of cellular metabolism and red blood cell formation. It's key to strengthening your hair and preventing hair loss by playing an essential role in the reproduction of hair cells. Biotin supports hair growth by strengthening and thickening the hair shaft, making it stronger and less susceptible to breakage.
 
Foods High in B Vitamins: Nutritional Yeast, Almonds, Whole Grains (Oatmeal & Brown Rice), Legumes, Nuts, Avocado 

2. Omega-3 Fatty Acid for Hair Growth

Omega 3 for Hair Growth naturally
Fatty acids are an essential vitamin to supplement into your diet because it's a fat that your body is unable to produce for itself. It nourishes your hair by deeply hydrating the follicle and scalp allowing for maximum nutrient absorption into the cells of your hair. Omega-3 Fatty Acid has also been clinically proven to reduce inflammation (which can lead to hair loss) and increase overall hair diameter.
 
Foods High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Walnuts, Flaxseed Oil, Chia Seeds, Vegetable Oils

3. Vitamin C for Hair Growth

Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid is a potent antioxidant that directly combats the aging process by defending our DNA, proteins and cellular makeup from free radicals. Free radicals cause our hair to turn grey and eventually lead to hair loss. Vitamin C actively promotes blood circulation and collagen production which leads to having young and healthy hair.
 
Foods High in Vitamin C: Strawberries, Red Bell Peppers, Guava, Broccoli, Leafy Green Veggies, Kiwi

4. Zinc for Hair Growth

Best Vitamins for Hair Loss
Zinc works to benefit the health of your hair follicle and is already a known treatment for numerous hair loss conditions (which studies have linked to a zinc deficiency). It stops the weakening of the hair follicle, as well as stimulates in the follicle's process.
 
Foods High in Zinc: Spinach, Pumpkin Seeds, Kidney Beans, Chickpeas, Cocoa Powder, Mushrooms

5. Vitamin D for Hair Growth

Best Vitamins for Hair Loss
It's been well documented that there's a large correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and people who have Alopecia Areata. Researchers have been activly treating patients with alopecia with Vitamin D as it plays an important role in hair growth by affecting the calcium levels of the hair follicle. This is vital for healthy hair follicle cycling. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that our body craves for heart health and bone density. You can take an oral supplement and you can super charge your body by absorbing natural Vitamin D through direct sun exposure (10-15 minutes a day).
 
Foods High in Vitamin D: Maitake Mushrooms, Portabella Mushrooms, Beverages Fortified with Vitamin D (Soy Milk, Almond Milk & Orange Juice)

6. Iron for Hair Loss

Best Vitamis for Hair Loss
Although technically a mineral, iron plays a crucial role in preventing hair loss. Iron brings oxygen to your hair cells, boosting the nutrient intake and growth factor of each hair cell. Low iron levels is the leading cause of Anemia (decreased red blood cell count) which has been proven to be a major factor of hair loss in women.
 
Foods Rich in Iron: Kidney Beans, Legumes, Spinach, Beets, Pumpkin Seeds, Quinoa, Dark Chocolate

7. Vitamin A for Hair Loss

Best Vitamins for Hair Loss
Vitamin A is all about your scalp's health. It encourages your scalp to produce sebum (your body's natural oil), which lubricates the roots of your hair keeping it hydrated. Hydrated hair is less prone to breakage and stress caused by sun light/ UV rays, styling products and heat damage.
 
Foods Rich in Vitamin A: Carrots, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, Kale, Dried Apricots, Broccoli

Final Thoughts on the Best Vitamins for

  • Vitamin deficiency and poor nutrition play a major roll in hair loss
  • Research has shown that many hair loss conditions are a result of a lack of vitamin D and a low Iron intake
  • A proper vitamin regime will support deeper sleeps and provide you with more energy allowing your body to grow thicker, healthier hair
  • Vitamins are a valuable addition to any routine hair growth regime and will benefit your overall health
  • If taken in accordance with beneficial health practices, (Clean foods, water, restful sleeps and low stress) you will most likely see amplified results
  • Always consult your doctor before starting any supplementation regime

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