The Doctor is In: nutrition, supplements, and natural hair (+exciting Paris announcement!)
a reader writes: I am currently taking perfectil platinum supplements for hair and skin. Do supplements actually work. I want faster hair growth and stronger hair!
Dr. Kari writes:
I believe the hair is the barometer of health, so if you are providing your body with an abundance of nutrients then your hair will reflect your overall health. Supplements work to provide you with essential nutrients you are not getting through food. The most fundamental contributor to hair’s appearance is nutrition. Hair building vitamins and nutrients absorbed in the blood have more of an influence on how our hair grows, looks and feels than any product we put on top of our hair.
Although hair is dead, it is one of the fastest growing tissues in the body made from the food we eat. The generation of hair tissues is a continuous process that is more efficient when the tissues are provided with the necessary proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and mineral. Our hair is primarily made of protein, but every vitamin and mineral facilitates a function in the body. The specific nutrients beneficial in improving the health, vitality and appearance of our hair are:
Vitamin A- prevents drying of the hair but excessive amounts can cause hair loss
Vitamin B- promotes healthy hair and skin
Vitamin C- helps in the growth and repair of cells; prevents skin damage and promotes healing
Vitamin E- improves blood circulation
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)- helps relieve itching and inflammation
Selenium- controls dry scalp
Iron- creates richer blood and carries oxygen to the cells
Zinc- important for the replication, growth and repair of cells
If you want your hair to grow faster and stronger, don’t underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle and its influence on the growth and appearance of your hair. Take care of your body and your hair will flourish.
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