Vitamin A

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Vitamin A is an antioxidant that will fight free radicals in the body, negating the effects of pollution. It also helps to produce sebum, the oil that naturally occurs in skin follicles, that keeps hair protected from the elements, dirt, and heat styling. Foods that are rich in vitamin A include meat, liver, fish oil, cheese, milk, eggs, broccoli, spinach, apricots, and peaches

Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is another powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals in cells and tissues. This helps keep hair healthy and shiny and also helps maintain skin health. Sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, berries, dark green vegetables, tomatoes, and green peppers

Vitamin E

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Vitamin E helps promote blood circulation for a healthier scalp, and it is a natural softener as well. Getting enough vitamin E will help reduce breakage and split ends and moisturize hair. By increasing the amount of vitamin E in your diet, you are feeding your hair with healthy nutrients that will make it soft and shiny. Soybeans, nuts, raw seeds, green leafy vegetables, and dried beans are good sources of vitamin E

Vitamin B1

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A vitamin that is famous for its ability to create strong, healthy and shiny hair, Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) helps to process and distribute food throughout the body. B-1 deficiency will result in the hair follicles becoming malnourished, which can lead to slow hair growth and even hair loss

Vitamin B2

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Also known as Riboflavin, vitamin B-2 encourages cells to grow, and that includes the cells that make up each and every one of our hair strands

Niacin

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Vitamin B-3, or niacin, breaks down food that is eaten to distribute energy through the body. B-3 also provides the important function of increasing blood flow to the follicles to give hair the oxygen and nutrients it needs to thrive.

Vitamin B6

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Vitamin B-6 helps to give hair its colour because it creates melanin, slowing down the graying process. It also helps to add shine to your hair for a healthy look, and it helps to promote the growth of hair. Liver, whole grains, many vegetables, and egg yolk are all good sources of vitamin B-6

Folic Acid

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Studies have shown folic acid to be beneficial for hair. As part of the B vitamin group, it is an essential for protecting against hair loss and assisting hair regrowth. By helping cells and tissues grow, an adequate amount of folic acid on a regular basis promotes healthy hair growth

Biotin

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Biotin is a B vitamin, although it is sometimes called Vitamin H, this valuable vitamin is vitamin B7. It is a vitamin that is essential for many of the body’s processes, including cell growth and regulating the production of fatty acids. This helps to maintain consistent levels of blood sugar, which is essential as an energy source for the body. Most importantly, the vitamin is essential for the growth of hair and nails. Deficiencies in the vitamin can affect the appearance and health of hair. Biotin is a vitamin that is also vital in good skin and nail care as well as hair growth. It helps keep hair smooth and prevents it from becoming dry and brittle

Pantothenic Acid

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Also known as vitamin B-5, panthothenic acid can strengthen the shaft of the hair to keep it from breaking. It also protects the color of the hair. Pantothenic acid and the other B complex vitamins aid your body in metabolizing fats and proteins, which in turn is essential for maintaining the health of the hair, skin and other parts of the body.

Zinc

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Zinc is one of the body’s trace elements that have been linked to a number of health benefits including helping the immune system and thereby lowering the risk of getting a bacterial infection, as well as reducing the amount of oil found on the hair and scalp. Zinc’s main function in reducing the oil on the hair and scalp is its role with the sebaceous glands. Primarily it limits DHT (Dihydroxytestosterone) production by inhibiting the enzyme catalase. DHT is behind sebum production of the sebaceous gland and blood flow restriction to the scalp. Zinc is important for healthy hair. Insufficient zinc levels may result in loss of hair, hair that looks thin and dull and that goes grey early. Zinc helps to reduce the excessive production of sebum by the sebaceous glands helping to reduce break outs and acne

Copper

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Copper works hand in hand with zinc to enhance blood circulation and stimulate the activity of the follicles. The result is that hair grows normally or even a little faster. Insufficient copper or zinc in the body can result in hair loss. This then requires remedies to restore the body’s mineral balance and so reduce the deficiency

Choline

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Choline is a water soluble nutritional substance that also can be synthesized in your body. Together with inositol, choline promotes the growth of healthier and stronger hair and also stabilize cell membranes to safeguard hair follicles from damage.

Inositol

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Inositol is a water soluble substance synthesized in the body from glucose. Studies have shown that inositol in particular might play a role in preventing hair loss and baldness. However, combined with choline, it is an integral part of the every cell membrane, adding to its structure.

PABA

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Para-aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) is also a member of the B vitamins, and is part of the folic acid molecule. It is known specifically for its nourishment to hair

L-Cysteine

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L-cysteine is a proteinogenic amino acid contributing to building protein and includes the element sulphur. A very important role of the semi-essential amino acids lies with protein synthesis, meaning the building of proteins. L-cysteine is a natural building block of many important structural proteins in the connective tissue

Silica

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Silica, an abundant mineral found in water and some types of sand and rock, is formed when silicon is exposed to oxygen. It is also found in many plants. Consuming greens and vegetables and drinking water are the most common ways that humans ingest silica. As with many minerals, it has various benefits for improving health. Silica improves hair health by strengthening it, promoting the growth of new, healthy cells, and aiding blood circulation to nourish the follicles. Silicon in itself plays a vital role supporting the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is a protein responsible for connective tissues such as tendons, cartilage and ligaments. Your skin, hair and nails also depend on collagen to remain healthy.

MSM

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Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a sulfur-based compound that is found in various foods. It also occurs naturally in the body and is available as a supplement. MSM helps with tissue repair and builds up replacement cells for those which have been destroyed during the aging process. Hence MSM has become increasingly useful in hair growth. MSM for hair growth can increase the production of hair cells, leading to longer, thicker and healthier hair. MSM is also beneficial for nails and skin

Green Tea

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Known worldwide for its health benefits and the fact that it is packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals, disrupt the production of bacteria and produce cancer-fighting flavonoids, this amazing antioxidant has been proven to be a potential hair growth stimulant. Research has shown that green tea may stimulate the hair follicles and make hair grow faster. Experts have also attributed this to a component called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) present in green tea which is effective in preventing hair loss

Grape Seed

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Grape seed extract is known for its antioxidant properties and is used to treat a number of medical conditions, with one of its primary benefits being its ability to prevent free radicals from damaging cells. Studies have shown that the proanthocyanidins found in grape seed quickened the transition between the resting phase and the growing phase in the hair growth cycle.

Ginkgo Bilboa

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Studies has shown that hair thinning and hair loss can be greatly reduced by many herbal remedies such as Ginkgo Biloba. Famous in China, it has been used for around 5 centuries to treat many kinds of ailments including hair thinning

Saw Palmetto

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A low growing plant resembling a palm tree. For centuries, the berries were used to treat a variety of medical issues. The extract of the saw palmetto berry is what is used to make the hair loss treatment. The extract counters the production of dihydrotestosterone, effectively slowing down or stopping hair loss, making saw palmetto an excellent and generally effective ingredient for hair loss vitamins. Studies have shown that using saw palmetto daily can lower the amounts of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for male-patterned alopecia, being produced and absorbed by follicles on the scalp.

Pygeum Africanum

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Pigeum africanum, is a large evergreen tree found in central and southern Africa. The extract from its bark is known to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is believed to be the primary factor responsible for male and female pattern baldness. Pygeum africanum work to reduce the levels of DHT in the blood and the number of sites where the DHT can attach. This includes reducing the number of hair follicles where DHT would bind. When combined with Saw Palmetto it seems to have a truly synergetic effect on the prevention of hair loss.