Did you know that hair follicles are some of the most active cells in the body? Hair growth may be affected by calorie and protein malnutrition or by a micronutrient deficiency. Any nutritional deficiency may influence the structure and the growth of hair.
We’re going to tell you about our favourite foods that contain nutrients to support hair growth.
We can kelp you!! Kelp is a sea vegetable that absorbs minerals from ocean water and is an amazing natural source of iodine. Iodine is a trace element that is vital for many important functions of the body such as helping to restore strength and volume of hair.
Aaaand guess what? We’ve included this miracle ingredient in our Hair + Energy formula, to help restore hair strength and volume, not to mention regulate your energy and metabolism at the same time!
Red meat is one of the richest sources of iron, and iron deficiency is one of the world’s most common nutritional deficiencies and is a well-known cause of hair loss. The hair follicle cells are some of the most rapidly dividing cells in the body. Many genes have been identified in the human hair follicle and some may be regulated by iron.
Oysters are one of the richest sources of Zinc. This is an essential trace mineral that helps to maintain normal healthy hair, skin and nails. Zinc has a role as an essential component of many enzymes required for protein synthesis and hair health.
I highly recommend you go searching for oysters.. Don’t pull a mussel while you’re at it though.
The world is your oyster, get that hair growing!
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