Do your nails look unhealthy? Is your hair dry and falling out? Both conditions could be a sign of one or several nutrient deficiencies. Let’s take a look at the best vitamins, minerals, and compounds that should be in your diet to support the health of your hair and nails.
A member of the B-vitamin family, you might know biotin by the name of Vitamin H. It’s responsible for a number of cellular processes in the body, not the least of which is to support food metabolism.
Those people with a biotin deficiency have the common complain of hair loss. Not surprisingly, biotin supplements have been shown to improve the health of your hair and support the growth of new hair.
It’s hard to get away from the nutrition-driven news about protein when you turn on your television or your internet. You know protein is good for muscle building and weight loss, but did you know a certain type of protein is excellent for the health of your hair and nails?
Keratin is a type of protein that makes up the composition of most of your hair and nails. Studies show that supplementing with keratin has been linked to stronger hair and nails.
If there was ever an anti-aging supplement that exploded in popularity in the last decade, it’s collagen.
Like keratin, collagen is a unique protein that is found throughout the body but primarily in our skin, hair, nails, and bones. Numerous studies have shown the correlation between collagen supplement and hair and nail health.
This sulfur-based compound has been getting a lot of attention as an anti-aging and joint support supplement, but science is discovering its indirect role in improving hair and nails.
While MSM isn’t a nutrient that directly boost hair, it sparks the production of two other hair-essential nutrients on this list: keratin and collagen. When there’s plenty of keratin and collagen present, your hair and nails benefit.
Although commonly confused as a B-vitamin (it’s not in the B-vitamin family), inositol is still an important nutrient, especially in the case of hair health and strong nails. Inositol strengthens your current hair and may prevent hair loss by supporting balanced hormone levels.
Excess testosterone levels, especially in women, are converted to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone. DHT is one of the primary causes of hair loss in men and women. Inositol may be able to prevent this conversion, saving your hair in the process.
Get All These Nutrients in One Place
Trying to find high-quality versions of all these ingredients can be an expensive hassle. Why try to buy several bottles of supplements when you can find all of these ingredients and more in one place? Ponytail from Bioganix contains all of the scientifically-proven ingredients above and many others that support the health and strength of your hair and nails.
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Written by David Sautter
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