Your hair is a way you express yourself. There’s nothing like a fresh cut or color to renew your sense of self and boost your confidence. How your hair looks can tell others a lot about you, including features that aren’t within your control, such as thickness and shine. To most people, thick, full hair represents health and vitality.
With so much implicit value placed on hair, it’s no wonder hair loss can cause such distress. While some people don’t mind balding, others see their hair as part of their identity and experience emotional distress when it falls out or thins. If you’d prefer natural hair-thickening over medications or hair transplant surgeries, consider taking supplements for thicker hair.
RBMA Wellness Center in West Sacramento, California, offers many nutritional supplements to enhance your health and wellness. Board-certified osteopathic physician Marc Concepcion, DO, and the team direct you to a high-grade supplement that works. If your goal is thicker hair, you’re in good hands.
Thin or brittle hair is often a sign of a nutritional deficiency, which means you aren’t getting adequate amounts of every nutrient you need through your diet. Aging can also contribute to changes in the texture or quality of your hair, as can hormones, medications, and stress.
Determining the source of the change can be challenging, but many people achieve more robust, longer, or thicker hair by improving their diet or taking particular nutritional supplements.
A robust diet with vitamin-rich foods can keep your hair looking full and silky as you age. Having a nutrient deficiency doesn’t always mean your diet isn’t well-rounded: Sometimes nutrient deficiencies leading to hair thinning arise because of digestive challenges, chronic health conditions, or certain medications.
Supplements that support hair growth include the vitamins and minerals, such as:
Biotin, also called B7 or vitamin H, supports healthy hair, skin, and nails. The nutrient helps break down protein in your diet. Protein boosts hair growth because it is the main component of your hair.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it reduces oxidative stress leading to aging. Taking vitamin C supplements can minimize hair thinning, fragility, and other age-related texture changes.
Vitamin D deficiencies are quite common and proven to cause hair loss or thinning. If you don’t get enough vitamin D through sunshine or your diet, supplements can help your follicles thrive.
Full and healthy hair is within your reach with quality supplements to offset nutrient deficiencies. Call RBMA Wellness Center or book a visit online to learn more about our selection today.