The purpose of vitamin pills

Vitamins en minerals

Vitamins and minerals are very important for your hair. Think of Vitamin A, B and C, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Zinc and Magnesium. Do you have an unhealthy life style, and we almost all do that eventually, your hair may lack certain vitamins and minerals.
Which vitamin does what?
  • Vitamins of the B complex are needed for proper metabolism in the cells.
  • Biotin in high dosage has proven to be good for the hair.
  • MSM is rich in sulfur. Hair contains a relatively high sulfur as a building material.
  • Kelp is rich in iodine.
  • De minerals Silicon, Copper and Manganese are involved in the creation and growth of strong hair, strong nails and a healthy skin.
  • Horsetail is rich in silicon. This substance is necessary for healthy and strong connective tissues and tight hair, especially in later life. Skin and hair contain the highest levels of silicon.
  • De antioxidants vitamin C, E, selenium, carotenoids and bioflavonoids protect hair because they support the body's defenses.
  • Vitamins A and E enriches the skin and protect it from aging and wrinkling. Both vitamins are frequently found in anti wrinkle creams.
Further explenation:

Hair mainly consists of keratin. Keratin is composed of protein molecules, which are connected with sulfur. Problems with hair arise when the keratin level in the body is too low. Or when sulfur bridges are damaged. Substances which are necessary for the build-up of keratin are Vitamin C, biotin, silicic acid, organically bound zinc, selenium and free-form sulfur-containing amino acids such as methionin.
  • Vitamins mainly work from the inside. This also explains why someone who eats bad or has a poor digestion, often have dull and fragile hair.
  • Vitamin B5 provides for example the flexibility, elasticity and shine of the hair.
  • The minerals calcium, zinc, copper, and silica provide strength to the hair.
  • Biotin is important to help prevent hair loss. Biotin is created in the intestines, so a good intestinal flora is important.
  • Vitamin C as an antioxidant protects the hair.
  • Vitamin E has a protective and soothing effect.
  • MSM is a form of organic sulfur, which acts as a building block for the protein of the hair (keratin). It occurs naturally in fresh, unprocessed and uncooked foods, especially raw fish and meat. The food looses much MSM by heating. MSM as "organic sulfur" is much easier to incorporate by our body than as mineral sulfur. MSM also increases the growth speed of the hair. These effects on hair growth are very recently confirmed in a double-blind study by the Oregon Health Sciences University. MSM is known as a painkiller without side effect. It has been studied in that position for over 20 years. Adverse effects are not registered, because it is a natural substance.