Supplements & Vitamins for Hair Health
Certain vitamin deficiencies can cause thinning hair, brittle hair, and hair loss. While there are other factors such as age, genetics, and hormones that can also affect hair growth, having a good nutrient intake is of the utmost importance.
It is important to eat a well-balanced diet containing all of the 13 essential vitamins to help maintain hair health.
Below we have listed the best supplements and vitamins that are important for maintaining hair health.
Supplementing with vitamin D will not directly improve hair growth and thickness, but if you are deficient in vitamin D, you may be harming your hair health without even realising it.
A research review in 2019 saw evidence that suggested there was a link between alopecia areata (which can cause severe hair loss and balding) and vitamin D deficiency. Many of the studies in this review saw that those who were suffering from alopecia areata were also experiencing low vitamin D levels. In the same review, there was also research that suggested those with lower levels of vitamin D saw more severe symptoms of alopecia areata.
Other studies also found that lower vitamin D levels can also be linked to female pattern hair loss – which is the most common type of hair loss in women. However, more research is needed on this in order to confirm this potential link.
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Vitamin D is required to promote calcium absorption, which helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D also supports a healthy immune system and may support neuromuscular function. This formulation provides Vitamin D3 for daily supplementation.
Natures Aid Vitamin D3 contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth, muscle function and the immune system.
- Vitamin D contributes to normal
- absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
- blood calcium levels
Natures Aid Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D3 tablets help maintain the normal function of bones, teeth, and muscles.
Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D are needed for the maintenance of bones and teeth.
Quest Vitamin D3 1,000 IU supplements your body with the most bioavailable form of vitamin D. This vitamin is essential for normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth, preventing rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis; and it is an important factor in overall health.
The most common vitamin for hair growth and health is biotin (which is a B vitamin) and there have been a number of studies that have linked a biotin deficiency with hair loss in humans.
Even though biotin is used as an alternative hair loss treatment, it is those who are deficient in biotin that will yield the best results. Deficiency in biotin is rare though, as it is naturally occurring in such a wide range of foods.
The other B vitamins help to create red blood cells which will carry oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles – which is a very important process for hair growth.
You can usually get enough vitamin B from your diet, as it is in many foods including:
- whole grains
- dark, leafy greens
But if you are either a vegetarian or vegan, you might not be getting enough from diet alone, so you may want to consider taking a supplement.
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We have listed our best-selling biotin supplements below:
Biotin (Vitamin B7) is water-soluble. People who are deficient in Biotin may show the following symptoms: thinning hair, brittle nails and skin rash. Biotin helps the body convert food into energy. Biotin helps manage blood sugar levels. 10,000ug Liquid Biotin – highly absorbable. Gluten and lactose-free, Vegan friendly.
Solgar ® Biotin 1000 µg is a water-soluble B vitamin that contributes to several functions in the body including energy metabolism. It is perhaps best known for its beauty-supporting properties, particularly for supporting healthy-looking hair and skin.
Damage from free radicals can block growth, causing your hair to age – thankfully, vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant that can help protect you against the oxidative stress that is caused by free radicals.
On top of this, our bodies need vitamin C in order to create collagen, which is a very important part of hair structure. You can read more about collagen by clicking here.
Additionally, vitamin C helps our body’s to absorb iron, which is a mineral necessary for hair growth.
Vitamin C can be found in a wide variety of fruits and veggies such as oranges and orange juice, peppers, strawberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, potatoes, spinach, and many more.
Vitamin C is also available as an oral supplement and widely used by many, as part of a healthy diet, to complement their daily intake. Introducing vitamin C supplements into your diet is a great and simple way to boost your vitamin C intake if you struggle to get enough from your diet!
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We have listed our DSI best selling vitamin C supplements below:
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal function of the immune system and supports immune function during and after intense physical activity. Vitamin C additionally protects cells from oxidative damage and increases iron absorption.
Often used to provide seasonal immunity support. Contributes to a healthy immune system and energy levels. Potent antioxidant properties and reduces tiredness and fatigue. Supports collagen formation supporting blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin, and teeth. Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher.
Developed for sportsmen of any discipline and active people who need an increased dosage of that vitamin. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system, has an anti-oxidizing effect, and helps in normal collagen formation.
Vitamin E is a nutrient that works as a powerful antioxidant within the body that can help to prevent oxidative stress. In a 2013 study, it was found that people who suffer from alopecia areata had significantly lower concentrations of vitamin E in their blood than those who did not have the condition.
Another study saw that people who supplemented with vitamin E for 8 months had a 34.5% increase in hair growth, whereas the placebo group saw only a 1% increase.
It is important to note though, that over-supplementing with vitamin E can cause hair loss and other side effects.
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You can also see our best selling DSI vitamin E supplements listed below:
Natures Aid Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Quest Synergistic Selenium provides 200mcg of Selenium and includes Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Selenium is an essential mineral; it has a vital antioxidant role and is involved in the health of the prostate, the thyroid, and the immune system.
Iron helps the red blood cells carry oxygen to our cells – this makes iron a very important mineral for many bodily functions, that includes hair growth and health.
Anemia, which is a major cause of hair loss, is caused by an iron deficiency and is especially common in women.
You can see our best selling iron supplement listed below:
Solgar Gentle Iron is ideal for those who find traditional iron supplements cause bloating, constipation, and digestive issues. It contains a form of iron that is tolerated well by sensitive stomachs. Take one capsule a day with food.
Collagen promotes healthy hair in a variety of ways. For one, your body uses the amino acids in collagen to build hair proteins and strengthen the skin that contains your hair roots. It may also prevent hair follicle damage and graying.
You can see our best-selling Collagen supplements below:
It contains Protein Peptides with added Leucine, Vitamin D3 and K2 (MK7). Optimal Amino Acid Profile. Easy to digest due to enzymatic hydrolysation. For joint pain & inflammation, speeds up recovery from exercise, builds muscle, repairs cartilage, helps heal the gut. Improves bone density, muscle mass, heart health, brain protection, aches & pains and degeneration. Reduces wrinkles, plumps skin strengthens hair & nails. Increases skin elasticity & hydration.
It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, reduce sun damage, improves skin elasticity, supports the bone matrix (36% of bone is made up of collagen Type 1 and 3), corrects weak or damaged nail beds, thickens fine hair, slows hair loss, improves circulation, promotes glycine production which builds lean muscle and helps burn fat during sleep.
Swedish Nutra Collagen powder is one of the major building blocks of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It minimises fine lines and wrinkles, reduces sun damage, and improves hair & skin elasticity.
All-In-One Hair Supplements
Hair supplements are the easiest way to make sure you are consuming all the important vitamins and minerals to promote hair growth.
Here are our best-selling hair supplements:
This advanced formulation for Hair, Skin, and Nails includes Vitamin C for normal collagen formation to support the normal function of the skin. Biotin for the maintenance of normal Hair and Skin. Zinc to supports the maintenance of normal hair, skin, and nails; Copper helps with the maintenance of normal skin and hair pigmentation and Manganese for the normal formation of connective tissue. These nutrients are combined with Calcium, MSM, Aloe Vera, Kelp, and Silica.
It helps maintain normal voluminous hair growth. The unique bioactive nutrient hair growth factor combination contained in each tablet nourishes and activates the life processes of hair follicle cells. The tablet works from the inside out, and it contains micronutrients and herbal extracts including apple extract rich in procyanidin B2. The content of biotin and zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation.