Nutrients & Vitamins for Hair Growth and Thickness

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Many people want thicker and fuller hair and wonder if vitamins can help their hair to grow faster and thicker. Just like the rest of your body, your hair follicles need good nutrition to help your hair grow. While there are many nutrients involved for hair growth, here are a few key nutrients linked to hair health:

Biotin for Hair Health

Biotin is an essential vitamin that supports hair health, as well as supporting healthy skin and nails.* Biotin is a water-soluble B-vitamin and is also involved in the body’s metabolic process, playing an important role in how your body digests protein, fat, and carbohydrates to transform the food you eat into energy your cells can use.*

How Much Biotin Should I Take Daily?

The Daily Value for Biotin is 30 mcg. Biotin is found in several foods like eggs, fish, meat, seeds, nuts and some vegetables such as sweet potatoes.

Iron and Hair Health

Iron plays several important roles in the body. One such role is in red blood cell formation, supporting hair health.* Just as red blood cells are important for the blood throughout the body, they are also important for the blood that nourishes your scalp and hair follicles.

How Much Iron Should I Take Daily?

The Daily Value for iron is 18 mg. If you have questions about your iron intake, speak with your health care provider. Iron is found in beef, lamb, some shellfish, as well as beans, lentils, and fortified cereals.

Types of Iron

There are two types of iron found in the food we eat. Heme and non-heme iron. Heme iron is found in meat-based foods like beef and lamb and is easier to be absorbed by our bodies. Non-heme iron is found primarily in plant-based foods like beans, lentils, and apricots.

Vitamin C and Hair Health

An important vitamin for overall health, vitamin C is also key for hair health and needed for collagen formation.*

How Much Vitamin C Should I Take Daily?

For adults, 90 mg of vitamin C per day is the Daily Value. Vitamin C is found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables including citrus fruits, kiwifruit, mangoes, broccoli, winter squashes, and bok choy.

Collagen for Hair Health

Collagen is not a vitamin or a mineral, but rather a protein that is important for many parts of our bodies. You can find collagen in skin, hair, teeth, nails, as well as organs, tendons, and cartilage in your body. Our bodies make collagen from the amino acids that are created after breaking down the proteins we eat. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen.

Collagen Rich Foods

Collagen is found in animal foods like meat and fish, foods that have connective tissues. Products made with animal-based gelatin will also have collagen.

One supplement that delivers all these nutrients is ViviscalTM Hair Growth Supplements. Only ViviscalTM Hair Growth Supplements include AminoMar™ collagen complex, and are clinically proven to nourish fine or thinning hair, reduce shedding and promote existing hair growth.* Viviscal gets to the root of healthy hair with ingredients that help nourish hair to achieve fuller and thicker hair.*

Brought to you by the ViviscalTM nutrition experts.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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