Vitamins are organic compounds needed in trace amounts by the body, but are still extremely essential for the normal functioning of an organism. So how are these essential elements related to the health of our hair? It has been shown that vitamins play an important role in maintaining our skin, nails and hair.
It is said that the health of skin and hair is the mirror to the health of the inner body. Healthy hair and glowing skin indicate a healthy internal system which is getting everything that’s important for good functioning and countering diseases. Similarly, dry, fatigued skin or falling, brittle hair indicates that something within the body is not right.
The role of nutrition in the preservation of healthy hair cannot be over emphasized. Hair itself is dead tissue, but it sprouts from the scalp. Hence, the health of the scalp is equal to the health of the hair itself. The health of hair is not only adversely effected by deficiencies but also by medical conditions, smoking and trauma among others. Therefore, consuming a diet that aids in supplementing hair growth and sustenance of healthy hair is vital.
There are many vitamins which are essential for healthy hair. Most importantly, these include vitamin D, Biotin, Vitamin b12, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron and Niacin. A deficiency of these vitamins has been directly shown to cause hair to get brittle, leading to it falling out.
Some hair care products now include vitamins like Biotin to promote healthier hair. One can use these to provide nourishment to their hair by massaging or applying them as directed. However, it remains imperative to consume these as part of the diet. Some of the best sources of vitamins that are important for hair are fresh leafy green vegetables, and several fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and pineapples.
Therefore, the role of vitamins to maintain a healthy lifestyle which in turn leads to a number of health benefits, including healthy, glossy hair which is not easily prone to falling, should not be overlooked. One must include foods such as fruits and vegetables in their diet in order to achieve health goals that lead to healthy skin, hair, nails and the body as a whole.
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