Vitamins for Hair Growth


Viviscal hair complex

Essential vitamins for health and hair Health experts agree that eating a well-balanced diet that contains the 13 essential vitamins can help maintain the health of your hair. Essential vitamins include A, C, D, E, K, and the B-complex group.

Much has been written about the benefits of vitamins D and B for hair growth.

Holland and Barrett hair complex

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D and hair growth

Vitamin D keeps the bones and skin healthy and, in recent years, it’s also been linked to hair growth. A 2012 study suggests that the vitamin can help create new follicles — little pores where new hair can grow. This may improve the thickness of your hair or reduce the amount of hair loss you have.

Vitamin D, along with other recently discovered chemicals, may also help “wake up” follicles that have become dormant, according to researchers . Balding occurs when your follicles are constantly dormant. But even with awakened follicles, hair is not always produced.

Getting enough vitamin D daily may help, but there’s little evidence yet that it can bring hair back.

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements recommends adults get 600 international units, or 15 micrograms (mcg), of vitamin D daily. Not everyone does, and statistics show that over 1 billion people worldwide are deficient.

Natural ways to get more vitamin D include eating or drinking the following:

  • fish, such as salmon or swordfish

  • mushrooms

  • grains

  • fortified orange juice

  • low-fat fortified milk