Hair condition, including luster, shine and strength, can be a key indicator of our internal health and nutritional status. Our hair follicles need a constant supply of nutrients to remain strong and to continue to grow normally. Minerals, vitamins and amino acids all play a major role in hair support.
Our hair grows at an average rate of 1.25 cm each month. Keratin is the main protein found in hair and is synthesized in the hair follicle using various proteins and nutrients.
Hormonal changes, immune health and stress can influence hair fall, hair thickness and growth rate. As we age, hair thickness and luster naturally diminish. So, it becomes increasingly important to consume enough of the right nutrients to maintain hair health and condition.
Adequate protein intake is vital for healthy hair. Collagen and keratin supplements can help supply the body with building blocks to produce strong, healthy keratin.
Minerals are important for the structural strength of the hair shaft and maintenance of the hair follicle:
Research has shown that certain vitamins play key roles in the maintenance of a healthy scalp and active hair follicles, these include:
- Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamins, A, C, D, and E
As hair grows, it passes through an oil gland, which helps keep the hair shaft supple and shiny. Essential fatty acids, including Omega-3 fish oil, flaxseed oil, and hemp seed oil help support this function.
Nutrients that support healthy hair are also great for skin and nails too. HealthPost offers a range of formulations to support healthy hair growth, including capsules, tablets, liquids, powders and gummies.