We posted last week about the benefits of a well-balanced diet for healthy skin and hair. But what about supplements? Are supplements another way to get healthy skin and hair?
According to Dietician.com,
“Vitamin therapy would also not be recommended for hair growth. Vitamin and or mineral supplements would not be effective in stimulating hair growth. Currently other than minoxidil, there is not any product on the market that will stimulate hair growth.”
There are other opinions out there that support adding supplements to a healthy diet for healthy hair and skin. According to the site Livestrong.com,
“Phyllis A. Balch, author of “Prescription for Herbal Healing,” suggests that biota, drynaria and ginkgo can help restore and thicken your hair. Both biota and drynaria come in specialty lotions or tinctures, an alcoholic solution made from herbal ingredients. Ginkgo is available in tablets in most grocery stores and drug stores. Biota, Balch notes, can thicken your hair and keep existing hair from falling out. Drynaria and ginkgo both help to stimulate new hair growth.
“As you age, the collagen in your skin loses moisture, causing sagging and visible wrinkles. In “The Green Pharmacy Anti-Aging Prescriptions,” Dr. James Duke suggests you protect your collagen with gotu kola. Duke notes that this herb can strengthen the collagen you have, whether you take it in pill form or combine the herb’s extract with an emollient such as olive oil. Duke also suggests you make your own anti-wrinkle cream using two horse chestnut seeds and several fennel seeds ground into a paste with one avocado.
- Phyto Phytophanere Dietary Supplement – Hair & Nails – “Strengthens with botanically-based vitamins (A, B, C, D) and essential fatty acids, including wheat germ oil and brewers yeast
- Perricone MD Omega 3 Dietary Supplement – “The benefits of a diet rich in Omega-3 are so great that they can actually be seen at the cellular composition level. Omega-3 reduces the production of inflammatory compounds such as unhealthy fats. It suppresses appetite, boosts metabolism and helps burn stored fat. In addition, as you increase the levels of Omega-3 in your diet, a change in your cells will impart a renewed radiance and firmness in your skin and softer, shinier hair. Omega-3 supplements are especially helpful in lipid replenishment to those with dry skin.”
- GNC WELLbeING be-Beautiful Hair, Skin & Nails for Women – Can’t make it to the salon every day? To look healthy and beautiful on the outside, you’ve got to keep yourself healthy on the inside. Start with be-BEAUTIFUL, it delivers ingredients to nourish healthy hair, skin and nails.” Includes Biotin, Amino Acids and Antioxidants.