Hair Growth Medication: Natural Vitamins

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Today we’re talking about natural vitamins used as hair growth medications. To find out what vitamins are good for the health of your hair, read on.


Can Vitamins reverse baldness?

If you were wondering whether you can buy hair growth vitamins that will reverse baldness, sadly for men the simple answer is no. In these instances, it might be better to consult a hair transplant surgeon, who will be able to evaluate your eligibility for permanent solutions to baldness.

A vitamin supplement can’t help regrow hair on a bald head, although vitamins are essential to promote growth for the hairs that are already present. Consuming your recommended number of vitamins and minerals will help the hair growth cycle work to the best of its ability and keep hair healthy and strong.

Vitamin B

Eight vitamins make up the vitamin B group. As these vitamins are water soluble, they are often broken down and destroyed during the cooking process. This is why wholegrain foods have a higher nutritional value than white floured foods as they aren’t processed. B vitamins are essential for breaking down carbohydrates into glucose as well as maintaining healthy hair, skin, eyes and liver.

If you’re concerned that you are not including vitamin B naturally in your diet, you may want to consider supplements. Vitamin B complex contains riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, niacin, biotin, thiamin, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12. These are essential, natural hair growth medicines, which could help stimulate re-growth, but not combat complete loss.

VITAMIN B IS FOUND IN:

  • Bulgar wheat
  • Green peas
  • Lentils
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Oats
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Brown rice
  • Wholegrain bread
  • Beans
  • Citrus fruits
  • Eggs
  • Cauliflower

Vitamins E&C

The principal function of Vitamin E is to transfer oxygen in the blood and improve blood circulation in the scalp. It has an effect on immune function, which improves the health of the hair and reduces the risk of hair loss.

Blood circulation of the scalp is also improved with the help of vitamin C. All capillaries which carry blood to the follicles are maintained by vitamin C, meaning that hair follicles could benefit from better oxygenation and individuals could see improved hair growth when taking this medication. 

VITAMIN E IS FOUND IN:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Tomato
  • Butternut squash
  • Broccoli

There are many other nuts, fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin E.

VITAMIN C IS FOUND IN:

Here are the ten highest sources below:

  • Citrus fruits
  • Berries
  • Kiwis
  • Guavas
  • Peppers
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Broccoli
  • Tomato
  • Papaya
  • Peas (Mange Tout)

Vitamin A’s Effect On Hair Growth   

Although Vitamin A is an essential vitamin required for vision, boosting immune function and skin health, too much of this vitamin can actually lead to hair loss. Too much Vitamin A can actually have a negative impact on the hair and body. If you take too much, the hair follicles can go into overdrive. If this happens it can result in the hair reaching the end of the growth phase too quickly and falling out. This change in the growth cycle means that you won’t be able to grow new hair quick enough to replace the lost hair, leading to hair thinning and in some severe cases, baldness.

Here is a list of some food’s high in Vitamin A:

  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Butternut squash
  • Dried apricots
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Tuna
  • Mango

Minerals For Hair Loss

Iron and zinc are essential minerals needed to achieve healthy and strong hair. Iron and zinc can be found within the following foods:

IRON IS FOUND IN:

  • Red meat
  • Lentils
  • Egg yolk
  • Spinach
  • Chicken

ZINC IS FOUND IN:

  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chocolate

Whether you are taking supplements or including vitamins and minerals naturally within your diet, make sure to check an RDA guide to help you keep on track.

What other hair restoration options are there?

Although natural vitamins are not a successful form of hair restoration, there are a number of different options such as hair loss medication or treatments such as hair transplants.

If you would like more information on hair loss and what treatment could work for you please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.

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