Vitamins and Supplements for Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

The Right Vitamins and Supplements for Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

Eating a well-balanced diet and including selected vitamins and minerals to supplement your diet can increase our body’s ability to achieve optimal health. But did you know that you are also helping your skin, hair and nails, by strengthening, restoring, renewing growth?

The most important vitamins:

  • Skin Health Hub Skin Health Vitamins and Supplements for Healthy Hair, Skin and NailsVitamin E is an important vitamin for the hair and nails to maintain the health, thickness, and lustre of hair and nails. Besides taking the vitamin itself, there are many other ways to get healthy doses of vitamin E in your diet such as in the following food sources: wheatgerm, seeds, green leafy vegetables, whole grains.
  • Vitamin B Group: vitamin B12, vitamin B6 are the vitamins considered to improve the overall quality and strength of the hair and they are also considered to reduce the amount of grey in the hair. Vitamin B can be obtained in the following food sources: raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, liver, brewer’s yeast, milk, wheatgerm.
  • Minerals: magnesium and potassium are two minerals that promote hair & nail growth and can be found in common multivitamin supplements. Iodine is another trace mineral helpful for hair quality, usually purchased in the form of kelp tablets.
  • Silicon (Silica) is a supplement usually sold as a “healthy nails, skin, and hair” supplement. Silicon is necessary for bone and connective tissue (collagen) formation. Silicon can be obtained in the following food sources: avocado, apples, honey.
  • Sulfur is naturally present in keratin in healthy hair, skin & nails. If hair breaks easily, nails become weak or skin becomes scaly this could indicate a deficiency in sulphur. Sulphur can be obtained in the following food sources: fish, eggs, cabbage, sprouts, onions, lean beef, and dried beans.
  • Vitamin D, which is found in a multivitamin, is important for the proper assimilation of minerals in the intestines.
  • Vitamin A and Vitamin F are also important vitamins to take when you want to have healthy hair, skin & nails. Vitamin A is more of benefit to the scalp as it can be help reduce dandruff and/or a dry itchy scalp. Vitamin A can be obtained in the following food sources: spinach, cabbage, carrots, eggs, fish-liver oils, liver, butter, raw seeds and nuts.

Taking vitamins and supplements for healthy hair, skin & nails may provide you with the extra benefits needed to prevent hair loss, going grey, preventing hair and nails becoming brittle or causing skin to become dry and flaky and fragile with a greater tendency to early wrinkling.

To improve the overall quality and health of your hair, skin & nails, make sure that you are getting enough of our suggested vitamins and supplements in your diet.

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