There are lots of hair vitamins out there – so how do you know which one to choose?
There area few validated vitamins and supplements that have shown improved hair quality or quantity if you were not getting enough.
I this article, we will cover 10 vitamins and supplements to look for in your hair vitamins, including what they do for your hair, what amounts you should be taking, and where to find it in foods if supplements aren’t your thing.
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, and it is in the same class as retinoids – the common ingredient in your favorite topical beauty cream.
Vitamin A is necessary for cell growth and differentiation, and since your hair has some of the most quickly replicating cells on your body – hair needs adequate vitamin A to look great.
Supplementing with Vitamin A is good for hair, but going overboard may actually be dangerous or cause hair loss.
The National Institutes of Health recommend that you keep Vitamin A consumption to around 700-900mcg per day and set 3,000mcg daily as the upper intake level.
Side Note: Depending on the kind of Vitamin A used in supplements, this may be listed as “IU” or International Units instead of mcg. If you are a math whiz you can convert between these by a simple calculation, or just ask your friendly local pharmacist.