BY CLAIR WHITTY
I recently talked about how stress can have a negative impact on your digestive system. I mentioned that stress can affect your hair simply because it affects how you absorb the nutrients from your food. Stress also depletes the important B vitamins which can help the body deal with the effects of stress and are also important for skin, hair and nails.
I don’t think the effect of stress on hair condition should be underestimated. If you’re experiencing lack lustre hair, hair loss or thinning hair and hair supplements haven’t worked for you, it might be worth tackling stress. There are lots of supplements to help with hair health. I think you could take all the supplements and eat as well as you like but if your digestive system is struggling you might not get any benefit from the supplements.
So for me when it comes to healthy hair, if you are stressed and you have digestive problems start there. Otherwise, these supplements may help: B vitamins are important for hair health, digestion, and the nervous system. Biotin is a popular B vitamin for healthy hair growth. Silica found in horsetail is great for hair. Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, an essential nutrient for hair growth is important too. These nutrients are all in New Nordic Hair Volume. It’s one I have spoken about before and have heard fantastic results from. If it hasn’t worked for you then think about what I have said, is it stress causing havoc with your digestive system? Maybe you need probiotics, digestive enzymes, or a good tonic for the nervous system before buying hair supplements.
Omega oils are important for hair health too, this is because every cell in your body needs omega oils. Over the years the oil that I have seen the best results for hair health is Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend. It’s a vegetarian seed oil blend of Omega 3, 6 & 9. You can add it to your food as a dressing or take it straight from the bottle, you can choose capsules if you prefer. Many customers have told me how much better their hair looks and feels when using this oil.
If you have a problem with thinning hair or lack lustre hair why not give us a call, we would love to help.
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