Gray Hair VitaminsPosted in Hair Vitamins and Supplements
Do you want to look younger? A gray hair vitamin could be the answer. Hair coloring is a popular choice for dealing with premature graying hair simply because it’s easy to use (but messy), and fast. But there’s no long term benefit or prevention there. And in worst case dyed hair can look fake.
And of course there’s topical hair treatments like a shampoo, but how much more can that do above just dying the hair. You have to understand that graying hair is a symptom of unhealthy cell function in hair follicles, or, more specifically, the lack of melanin (hair color pigment) production.
As a result, there’s no cure for graying hair, but vitamin supplements can provide the possibility of a more far reaching solution than simple hair colorings or topicals. There are many nutrients found in gray hair vitamins that have the potential to slow or halt graying hair.
He Shou Wu (Fo Ti)
He shou wu translates to “black-haired Mr. He” in Chinese. It is considered to be one of the most important of the Chinese herbal tonics and is widely used to help stop thinning, graying hair. It is especially effective at normalizing liver and kidney functions which in turn can help treat premature graying hair
PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)
A form of folic acid, PABA’s primary benefit is improving how protein is broken down and used in the body. Since protein plays such a key role in healthy hair growth, PABA has recently been counted as a vital hair nutrient.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Niacin is a water-soluble vitamin that assists in the functioning of the skin. Niacin works synergistically when combined with biotin. Niacin helps dilate blood vessels in the scalp increasing the blood flow (circulation).
Biotin is essential for hair growth, and sometimes called vitamin H.
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