05 / 13 / 18

Boost Hair Growth with These 4 Vitamins and Minerals

You may not think of your hair as being “a part” of your body, but just like your skin, heart and brain, your hair growth requires nutrients to remain healthy.

Although hair loss is often associated with genetic variables, a major cause of thinning hair is due to a poor diet. If you are currently deficient in key vitamins and minerals, it is time to alter your daily eating habits — here’s why.

Stimulate Healthy Hair Growth By Consuming These Key Nutrients 

If you would like to boost hair growth and maintain the healthiest locks possible, focus on these key nutrients. Although supplements are available, you can easily meet your daily requirements by following a balanced diet rich in the foods listed below.


While studying women with an iron deficiency, in comparison to healthy subjects, researchers found that being anemic led to greater hair loss. As iron levels drop, your organs begin to utilize the available oxygen supply for more vital functions. This means that your hair gets the short end of the stick.

Consume more beans, spinach, beef, egg yolks, dark chocolate and pistachios.

B-Complex Vitamins

One of the B-complex vitamins, biotin, has been shown to help rebuild damaged hair. In fact, a key sign that you are biotin deficient is hair loss. Vitamin B5 is also critical, as it has been shown to actively stimulate hair growth by supporting the adrenal glands.

Consume more legumes, chicken, almonds, avocados and wild-caught salmon.

Vitamin E

Not only can vitamin E reduce inflammation, this nutrient also promotes hair growth. It is believed that this vitamin’s antioxidant properties reduce the impact of oxidative stress in the scalp. It can also increase blood flow to the scalp, encouraging healthier follicles. 

Consume more almonds, spinach, Swiss chard, pine nuts and olives.


This mineral is known to directly benefit hair follicle health. Studies have even shown that all types of hair loss groups (i.e., female pattern baldness, alopecia and telogen effluvium) displayed significantly lower zinc levels. By increasing serum zinc levels, patients have been shown to improve. Based on the therapeutic effects of zinc, it is one of the most important vitamins for hair growth.

Consume more pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, cashews, mushrooms and lamb.

To ensure that all your nutritional needs are met, eat a wide range of whole foods. Ditch high-sugar, processed products, and replace them with the type of foods that support long-term positive health — including the health of your hair. 

Eating right is essential for good hair health, but sometimes genetics or a medical condition can cause hair loss. At New-U, we provide all of our clients with the very latest in men’s and women’s hair restoration and hair loss treatment solutions. To schedule a FREE consultation contact New-U Hair Replacement Specialists today!