Vitamins that support hair health
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): It nourishes hair follicles and promotes blood circulation to the scalp. It is found in fish, chicken and wheat germ.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): It prevents the graying of hair and hair loss and encourages hair growth. Foods rich in vitamin B5 are egg yolk, whole grain cereals, brewer’s yeast and organ meats.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): It prevents hair loss and helps in the conversion of amino acid into niacin. It also promotes the production of melanin in the body. Melanin bestows colour to the hair. Sources of this vitamin are chicken, pork, oatmeal, avocado, brewer’s yeast, liver and sunflower seeds.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin): It prevents hair loss. The food sources include chicken, fish, eggs and milk.
Vitamin B7 (Biotin): This is a key vitamin required for hair growth. It supports the body’s natural hair production process. It not only supports the growth of new hair, but is also required for the overall health of the skin and nails. It promotes cell development by utilising other vitamins in the body to prevent hair loss and premature graying of hair. It is present in brewer’s yeast, whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk. Biotin deficiency can cause itchy and scaly scalp.
Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid): It facilitates cell development and blood circulation in the scalp.
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