So many different essential vitamins and minerals needed for hair health and growth. You body is an incredible, complex machine that requires many nutrients in order to function properly and optimally. When it comes to hair, the industries dealing with those products are all really into incorporating different vitamins and minerals into their products, insisting that they are necessary for hair growth. This has become somewhat of a fad in recent days, and with good reason.
Vitamin C is absolutely necessary for hair growth. This water soluble vitamin is needed for every cell in the body. It is an essential vitamin, meaning that it is not produced by the body and must be obtained through the diet or supplements.
I believe that vitamin C is most important for hair growth because of its overall effect on health. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and has a positive effect on heart health and can stave off infections. When it is used topically, it becomes an antioxidant and prevents wrinkles on the skin.
When your vitamin C levels are low, this can result in weak, dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage and split ends. Vitamin C also helps iron absorb into your body, which is necessary for healthy hair as well. The government’s recommendation level for vitamin C is very low, and most of us can in fact use much more than is suggested.
We have all been told that oranges are wonderful for vitamin C but in reality, chili peppers, bell peppers, leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts have much higher levels!
So remember that the best vitamin for natural hair growth may just be vitamin C, but it is way more critical to eat a well balanced diet and to have a healthy lifestyle.