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What Vitamins are Best for Hair Growth?

POSTED: 26 September 2019

Having great-looking hair is a sign of affluence, health and beauty.
 

While factors such as age, genetics and hormones are inextricably linked to hair loss, there are a wide range of possibilities to consider when addressing the issue including diet, stress and general wellbeing.

Outright solutions for hair loss are few and far between but addressing nutritional deficiencies in your diet can make a difference. Below are some tips that will help you to understand vitamin intake.
 

What are the best vitamins for thinning hair?
 

B vitamins, (particularly biotin) are the most essential to hair growth, however, a deficiency in vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, folic acid and niacin can contribute to ongoing issues.
 

Does vitamin A intake affect hair loss?
 

Vitamin A is an essential part of all cells in the human body, particularly around the hairline. It plays a key role in sebum production which moisturises the scalp and helps to produce healthy-looking hair.
 

Foods that contain Vitamin A include eggs, cod liver oil, breakfast cereals, milk and leafy green vegetables including spinach and broccoli.
 

Does vitamin B intake affect hair loss?
 

The vitamin most associated with hair growth is a b-vitamin called Biotin.
 

It is available in a wide range of foods including whole grains, red meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, plus more.
 

Does vitamin intake affect hair loss?
 

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that defends the body against the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Your body needs vitamin C to create protein and consequentially hair.
 

Fruits such as strawberries, pineapple, raspberries and watermelon are the best source of vitamin C.
 

Does vitamin D intake affect hair loss?
 

Having low levels of Vitamin D is linked to alopecia. You can improve your levels of vitamin D by eating foods such as tuna mackerel, salmon, cheese and egg yolks, as well as some orange juices and cereals.
 

Does vitamin E intake affect hair loss?
 

Like vitamin C, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can prevent oxidative stress. Vitamin E is found in the following foods; vegetable oils, nuts (such as almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts) seeds and vegetables such as spinach and broccoli.
 

Does folic acid intake affect hair loss?
 

Folic acid is important to the growth of cells, particularly skin tissue, hair and nails. Taking a daily supplement will keep your red blood cells healthy.
 

Does niacin intake affect hair loss?
 

Niacin can be crucial in nourishing and rehydrating the scalp and hair follicles. It helps to improve blood circulation and lower cholesterol. It is available in foods such as liver, chicken breast, tuna, salmon and pork.
 

Staying healthy and gaining a better understanding of your diet will help with your fight against hair loss. If you’re considering long term options such as hair transplant, arrange a consultation today via our online form or call us on 0345 2 100 300.

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