Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Nutrition plays a key role when it comes to your hair health. Your hair cells are one of the fastest-growing cells in your body and they need a lot of nourishment in order to grow. But because hair is not a vital organ or tissue, your body does not prioritise its nutritional needs. So, due to hair’s expendable nature, a nutritional imbalance often shows up first in the form of hair thinning, breakage and hair loss.
Nutrients important for Hair Health
The hair production cycle is a continual process of renewal and shedding, and hair needs a variety of different nutrients in order to grow. A well-balanced diet helps ensure you get all of the vitamins and minerals you need for healthy hair cell growth, however, metabolism and nutritional needs vary among individuals.
Stressful lifestyle often makes it challenging to eat a nutritionally balanced diet all the time, as do dietary restrictions, illness, pregnancies and vegan/vegetarian diets. Additionally, eating foods that have been overly processed can negatively impact the absorption of certain nutrients, and even lower the existing levels in your body. But, because hair is not an essential tissue, it is unfortunately usually the last thing to benefit from improvements to the diet, therefore supplementation can be extremely helpful.
As hair grows only about one and a half centimetre per month, it can take over 2 months for supplements to have a visible beneficial effect on your hair. Because of this, many people often assume the supplements don't work and stop their treatment. But try not to - consistency and patience do pay off, and within 12 weeks you should see a definite benefit to your hair.
Of course, factors such as age, genetics and hormones also affect hair growth, but optimal nutrient intake and maximum absorption are the key. That’s is why intravenous (IV) therapy, that delivers nutrients right into your bloodstream for immediate availability, has so many benefits.
7 nutrients important for hair health
Vitamin B7, also known as biotin, is a B-complex vitamin that can boost the strength and appearance of your hair, and is a vital part of a healthy metabolism. Biotin supports not only your hair, but also helps keep your skin, nails, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy. Biotin is also a crucial nutrient during pregnancy, as it’s important for embryonic growth.
A biotin deficiency can lead to beauty-related symptoms such as:
· Hair splitting
· Hair thinning
· Brittle hair
· Dry skin
· Irritated skin
· Brittle nails
· Nails that crack easily
Vit&Drip Center’s intravenous (IV) treatments contain a high dose of biotin to restore normal levels of this vitamin in your system, improving the health of your hair, skin, and nails from the inside out.
2. Vitamin A
All cells need vitamin A for growth, including hair, the fastest growing tissue in the human body. Vitamin A also helps skin glands make an oily substance called sebum, which moisturizes the scalp and helps keep hair healthy. Deficiency or low levels of vitamin A may lead to several problems, including hair loss.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your cells against the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, which may cause your hair to age. Additionally, our body needs vitamin C to create collagen, a protein that is an important part of hair structure.
Vitamin C also helps your body absorb iron, a mineral that is necessary for hair growth.
Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen to your cells. When you don't have enough iron, your body can't produce the hemoglobin that carries the oxygen. Deficiency in iron negatively impacts the growth and repair of cells in your body, including the cells that stimulate hair growth.
Iron deficiency, which causes anemia, is a major cause of hair loss. It's especially common in women.
Zinc plays an important role in hair tissue growth and repair, and it also helps keep the oil glands around the follicles working properly. Hair loss is a common symptom of zinc deficiency and studies show that supplementation of zinc can reduce hair loss caused the deficiency.
Selenium is a mineral that plays many important roles in the body, including helping with hair growth and it is involved in creating hair. Selenium is also known to help kill dandruff-causing fungus, which also helps in hair growth. Authors of a scientific review note that selenium is involved in creating hair.
Selenium is more concentrated in the thyroid than in our other organs and is important for the proper functioning of our thyroid hormone. This hormone plays a huge role in regulating hair loss that occurs in patches.
Selenium also activates an enzyme important for the regeneration of important antioxidants in the body, such as vitamin C, which further promote hair growth and hair regrowth by fighting damage caused by free radicals.
Silicon is the third most abundant trace element in human body and its' supplementation has been shown to stimulate collagen production. On the skin, it is suggested that silicon is important for optimal collagen synthesis and activation of hydroxylating enzymes, improving skin strength and elasticity. Regarding hair benefits, a higher silicon content in the hair fiber may results in a lower rate of hair loss and increased brightness.
There are no shortage of supplements and hair care products to help you with a healthy look and glow of your hair, however many of these products are not able to address the root cause of the problem causing hair loss, thinning or breakage that often originate at the cellular level.
Intravenous (IV) therapy delivers vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system for almost a 100% absorption and immediate bioavailability, so your cells can immediately access the nutrients they need, for optimal performance.
3 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Hair Health
1. Increase Antioxidants Intake
Antioxidants can help improve the appearance and health of your hair, skin, and nails by helping your body remove free radicals. Free radicals, which are unstable molecules, can contribute to cellular damage by destabilizing other cells and causing a chain reaction of stability-seeking molecules throughout your body. Free radicals create an imbalance in the body which disrupts the body’s natural metabolic pathways and hair cycle. They disrupt the signalling molecules, which are responsible for the regulation of hair growth cycle and better hair growth.
Antioxidants are the substances that work to neutralize the harmful effects of the oxidation caused by free radicals in the body and helps to prevent the formation of oxidative stress. Antioxidants are stable with or without an even number of electrons, so these vitamins can stop the chain reaction caused by free radicals by donating extra electrons.
Antioxidant helps to improve the hair growth by maintaining the collagen in the body or the connective tissues of hair follicles. It also protects the scalp cells in the blood vessels to promote the healthy hair growth. Antioxidant also prevents the destruction of melanin in the cortex of our hair strand, thus improving the colour retention and integrity of hair making them strong & healthy.
Foods rich in antioxidants include:
- Red wine
A healthy and well-balanced diet might be difficult to maintain, therefore at Vit&Drip Center we offer a variety of treatments that contains a specially-formulated blend of antioxidant vitamins that not only support healthy cellular function, but stop damage caused by free radicals. Furthermore, each treatment can be personalized specifically to your needs, based on the results of your Deep Tissue Nutritional Analysis results.
2. Increase Protein Intake
A single strand of hair is made up of protein fiber which means that it requires an adequate dose of protein to grow. If you do not consume enough protein, your body will ration the quantity available by cutting off the supply to the hair follicles. If that happens, your hair will become dry and brittle. Every cell requires protein for life; they are needed for tissue repair and for the construction of new tissue, and animal studies show that protein deficiency may decrease hair growth and even lead to hair loss.
Complete proteins are those, that contain all essential amino acids, and foods that are rich in proteins include:
- green peas
At Vit&Drip Center we offer treatments containing both essential and non-essential amino acids to support cell growth and recuperation.
4 best amino acids for hair growth include:
3. Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water helps maintain healthy nerve endings in the scalp and keeps hair roots healthy, supporting hair growth. Just like the rest of your body, your hair relies on hydration to help maintain its' integrity and strength.
Your hair cells need a constant supply of water to maintain the cells that contribute to healthy follicle growth and maintenance, and without proper hydration, your hair can become thin and brittle, leading to shedding and breakage. Dehydration can cause a wide range of problems including headaches, fatigue, and difficulty focusing, as well as hair loss.
Staying hydrated not only prevents hair thinning and loss, it prevents dry skin that can also cause a dry scalp. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is usually enough to keep your body hydrated, and a regular intravenous (IV) vitamin treatment can help you restores vitamins, minerals and quickly and efficiently rehydrate your body.
Intravenous (IV) Therapy for Hair Health with Vit&Drip Center, Puerto Banús
Vit&Drip Center’s mission is to provide long term wellness to our patients with natural procedures, addressing the body’s needs at cellular level. Our intravenous (IV) treatments for hair, skin and nails are carefully formulated to support your body, remove toxins, maintain the optimal nutritional balances and improve your appearance inside out - by not only addressing the symptoms, but the causes of any appearance concerns, such as brittle hair, hair loss, hair breakage or thinning.
At Vit&Drip Center we offer you: • A diagnostic testing to check the quality of your hair and find the underlying reason for any hair issues you might have, • Personalized intravenous (IV) therapy treatments to address any nutritional deficiencies that might be causing hair loss or thinning, • Rejuvenating treatments aimed at stimulating hair growth, reducing excessive hair fall, and achieving shiny thick hair.
Vit&Drip Center makes it easy for you to stay on top of how you look and feel long term with regular intravenous and rejuvenation treatments.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or book your treatment online today.