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Vitamins for Fast, Thick, Healthy and Natural Hair Growth: Vitamin A

Vitamins for Fast, Thick, Healthy and Natural Hair Growth: Vitamin A

You may not be able to control your genetics or the environment, but you can control what you eat. Vitamin deficiencies are a major contributor to hair loss, and you are in complete control of this. By watching what you eat and supplementing where necessary, you can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.

Whether the cause is genetic, environmental, or poor diet and lifestyle choices, the reality is that anyone can lose their hair. That is why it is important to give your hair some TLC, for example, by using hair growth vitamins.

In the same way that you care for the vital organs in your body, you need to care for your hair, and minimize any loss.

Beauty Starts With “A”

The letter A is first in the alphabet and first on the list of vitamins that your hair needs. Vitamin A is essential for numerous reasons, but particularly hair health. This fat-soluble vitamin gets a lot of attention for the benefits it provides your eyes and vision, but without it you face even greater risks—the risk of your hair falling out.

Every cell in your body requires vitamin A for growth and repair, and this includes hair cells and tissue. Hair tissue is the fastest growing tissue in your body, which also means it can deteriorate pretty fast too.

Vitamin A plays a big role in preventing this deterioration, so it needs to be a key ingredient of your daily diet.

Vitamin A is also a powerful antioxidant agent that protects your hair from oxidative damage. Too many free radicals in your system can attack hair follicles, and dry out your scalp, promoting hair weakness and loss. This vitamin has the ability to clean up those free radicals to prevent them from getting anywhere near your hair.

Apart from being the ultimate guard dog for your hair, Vitamin A protects the scalp and follicles by providing moisture. It helps your skin glands to produce sebum, which is a natural oily substance, keeping skin and scalp healthy.

Dry hair is the first to break and fall out, but with a moisturized scalp, your follicles are better protected.

Getting the “A” You Need

As with any vitamin or nutrient, a balance is necessary. An overload can be just as dangerous as a deficiency when it comes to certain vitamins, and vitamin A is no different. Vitamin A toxicity in your system can cause fatty acid degeneration, which leads to diseases and hair loss. With a healthy, balanced diet, deficiency and toxicity are rare.

Care needs to be taken because as a fat-soluble vitamin your body takes more time to get rid of any excess quantities, so it can build up quicker than you might think. Should you notice symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dry skin, dry eyes, and more hair loss than the daily amount, you may be consuming too much vitamin A.

The best food sources for vitamin A are dark leafy green vegetables, like spinach and kale, fresh fruits, as well as liver, tuna, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

Of course, you can take daily supplements too, if your diet is not well balanced. Just take care not to take too much and consult your doctor if you have any doubts.

Making some lifestyle changes will also help, like avoiding smoking and too much alcohol. Both of these affect your overall ability to absorb nutrients efficiently, which could contribute to vitamin A deficiency.

Vitamin A deficiency presents with impaired vision, conjunctivitis, and a weakened immune system, long before your hair starts falling out.

Vitamin A for Your Hair

It doesn’t have to be all bad. Your focus doesn’t have to be preventing hair loss, but rather promoting hair growth. Get the long, sleek, smooth locks you always wanted by keeping tabs on your vitamin A intake.

♦ By regulating aspects of your hair follicles, vitamin A helps to promote stronger, healthier growth, and maintains the hair you have.

♦ As an antioxidant agent, vitamin A not only removes damaging free radicals, but also improves blood circulation. Better circulation to your hair follicles stimulates growth.

♦ You can use vitamin A as a topical application to give your hair a little extra TLC. By massaging the oil into your scalp, you stimulate growth and lock moisture seep under the skin.

Vitamins are essential for health and well-being. We spend so much time focused on what our body needs that we forget about our hair. Vitamin A is a favorite when it comes to your hair.

So show your hair the love it deserves by treating it with all the vitamin A that it needs. The result will be beautiful, strong, healthy, grade-A hair!

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