Did you know that the average person will shed between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day? While this number may sound like a lot, it’s actually totally normal to shed this amount of hair! Everyone experiences some level of hair loss, but if you’ve noticed an excessive amount of hair shedding lately, it might be worth paying close attention to your nutrient intake! That’s because excessive hair loss can arise as a result of certain nutrient deficiencies. Specifically, biotin, zinc and selenium have been scientifically proven to contribute to the maintenance of normal hair. To help support healthy hair growth, we are excited to launch our new Multi-Nutrient Hair Support supplement. Each of our vegan-friendly capsules provides a high amount of biotin at 10,000 micrograms and 100% of your recommended daily allowance for zinc and selenium- making it an ideal natural supplement to support the growth of strong hair.
How does Biotin support healthy hair growth?
When it comes to healthy hair growth, biotin is probably the most well-known supplement! Biotin is a type of B vitamin (vitamin B7) that’s an essential nutrient for your body. Because biotin is water-soluble, meaning it dissolves in water and so it cannot be stored inside the body, it's really important to source this vitamin through the foods that we eat.
Biotin is one of the several nutrients that play a key role in the growth of thicker and healthier hair. That’s because biotin helps the body effectively metabolise proteins, fats and carbohydrates- the building blocks of hair. Biotin also stimulates the production of keratin (the key structural material of hair) and can boost the rate of follicle growth, thereby contributing to healthy hair growth. Interestingly, a range of research has found that biotin assists in the re-growth of hair in those who are deficient in this B vitamin!
How does Zinc support healthy hair growth?
Zinc is an essential trace element that cannot be made by the body and so must be supplied through the diet. It’s important to get enough zinc because it plays a key role in protein absorption which is essential to having healthy, strong and thick hair. Zinc is also important for hair follicle development which contributes to an improved rate of hair growth.
Those who are deficient in zinc are more likely to experience increased hair loss and can develop a flaky, dry scalp- so it’s really important to stay on top of your zinc intake to help promote healthy hair growth and at the same time prevent hair loss!
How does Selenium support healthy hair growth?
Selenium is a mineral that is directly involved in hair growth. Selenium helps boost the health of the scalp and keep hair nourished by encouraging regular hair growth- it plays a key role in helping the body convert necessary proteins to grow hair. Selenium also supports the thyroid and it is our thyroids that are responsible for supporting healthy hair growth.