There is nothing more attractive than a person with a head full of healthy and lustrous hair! Unfortunately, many people suffer from hair loss — usually triggered by their genetics, poor hair nutrition or stress.
Hair loss occurs at a much faster rate in people who have poorly nourished hair follicles. If your follicles aren’t receiving the right combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids for hair, your hair is much more likely to fall out or break. The hair grown by poorly nourished hair follicles is also thinner, which makes it look like you have less hair.
Fortunately, you can take steps to improve the health of your hair, avoiding the need for a hair transplant, do not wait until it is too late and your follicles are permanently damaged. By obtaining the right combination of vitamins and minerals, you can increase the production of essential amino acids in your body, producing healthy hair. With good nutrition, your hair follicles will create thick and lustrous hair that looks absolutely beautiful!
This article will take a closer look at the vitamins and minerals necessary for great hair and explain the role that amino acids in the production of healthy hair.
How to nourish hair follicles
A hair follicle is a tiny sac from which hair grows. It contains various components including the hair bulb, hair matrix, and hair papilla. Hair follicles are also a pathway for the oil produced by the sebaceous gland (called Sebum). Sebum is used to lubricate the skin and hair.
Think of the hair follicles on your head like you would the skin on your face. Similar to your skin, hair follicles can be damaged as you age. Hair follicles can also become clogged like the pores on your face, and just like the skin on your face — hair follicles need the right nutrients to function well.
The food that you eat and the supplements that you take provide the nutrients that are used by follicles. If you have a poor diet or a diet that is lacking in the right nutrients, your follicles are more likely to become inactive or to produce weak and thin hair of low quality.
What are the best vitamins for hair health?
The best vitamins to take for healthy hair are:
- Vitamin A
Cells in the human body rely on Vitamin A for growth. Vitamin A also plays a role in sebum production, which protects your skin and hair. People who are vitamin A deficient can also suffer from hair loss.
B-Vitamin helps the body create the red blood cells that carry nutrients to the scalp and hair follicles. Studies have also shown that Vitamin B7 (biotin) plays a particularly important role in the production of healthy, thick hair. People who are deficient in biotin may suffer from hair loss and have weak or thin hair.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect the body from oxidative stress. It is also essential for the production of collagen — a protein that is important for the production of healthy hair.
- Vitamin D
Low levels of vitamin D can lead to a condition called alopecia (a type of hair loss). Vitamin D also helps the body create new hair follicles.
- Vitamin E
This is another powerful antioxidant that can boost hair growth.
Iron helps blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body and improves the efficiency of cells delivering nutrients to hair follicles.
What is the role of Keratin and Collagen? Why are they so important?
Keratin is a structural protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress. It is an important component in hair that makes it much stronger. Having strong hair reduces hair loss and allows you to grow longer strands. Collagen helps to maintain the strength and elasticity of your hair. The production of keratin and collagen requires amino acids.
What is the definition of essential amino acids?
Amino acids are biological compounds that make up a large portion of our muscles, cells, and tissue. Essential amino acids are amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body — they must be supplied in the diet. These nine essential amino acids are phenylalanine, valine, leucine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, isoleucine, histidine, and lysine.
What are the amino acids necessary to build keratin and collagen blocks?
To ensure your body has enough keratin, you must have sufficient levels of cysteine, lysine, arginine and methionine. Collagen production relies on access to lysine, methionine, glycine and proline.
We have to give our hair the chance to go against our DNA!
Nourishing your hair follicles with the right vitamins and minerals can greatly improve the condition of your hair. You can have a beautiful head of hair — even if your parents were bald! Give yourself the chance to avoid a hair transplant by simply improving your diet and taking supplements with nutrients necessary for hair growth.
How KeraHealth Can Help
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KerCysteine is a Soluble Ultra-Keratin — a soluble and digestible form of Keratin. Soluble Ultra-Keratin dramatically boosts the keratin levels in your body, strengthening your hair. Now is your chance to have the beautiful and lustrous hair that you dream of! Click here to learn more about how KerCysteine works.