We all want beautiful, shiny hair, so what’s the secret to achieving it? While diet and genetics can play a role in your ability to sport those luscious locks, there are some nutrients you can add to your regime to really boost your bounce. We are all familiar with biotin’s reputation for building healthy hair and nails but there are a few others that can be beneficial as well.
Best Supplements for Hair Growth
Horsetail Extract – A much lesser known plant, horsetail has been long used for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This extract contains silica, is packed full of nutrients and one study showed that those who supplemented with horsetail had an increase in hair growth after just three months. (1)
Collagen – Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and found in skin, hair and ligaments and is full of amino acids required to help build healthy tissue. As we age, our body slows down production of this superstar by as early as our mid 20’s.
Vitamin C – This powerful antioxidant can help with inflammation but is also required for collagen production, which we know helps the body build important tissue.
CoQ10 – This one might be surprising, as CoQ10 is typically touted for its cardiovascular benefits. Research has connected CoQ10 with increased cellular energy and blood flow which can help support hair growth. One study showed that CoQ10 was a potent bioactive stimulating the gene expression of different hair keratins. (2)
Persona offers a proprietary blend of these powerful nutrients in our Hair, Skin & Nail blend, ask a nutritionist today about getting that added to your pack!
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- Ablon G. A 3-Month, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Ability of an Extra-Strength Marine Protein Supplement to Promote Hair Growth and Decrease Shedding in Women with Self-Perceived Thinning Hair. Dermatology Research and Practice. 2015;2015:1-8. doi:10.1155/2015/841570.
- Giesen M, Welß T, Wiesche ESZ, et al. Coenzyme Q10 has anti-aging effects on human hair. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 2009;31(2):154-155. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2494.2008.00451_5.x.
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