In order to have a healthy head of hair and avoid hair loss, it is important to ensure we're getting enough of the right vitamins and nutrients into our body.
Although genetics have a large part to play in hair health, there are other factors which are more within our control. Research has shown that supplementing with Omega 3 can prevent and even reverse hair loss in some cases.
Omega 3 are essential fatty acids which provide a wide range of health benefits. These include improving cardiovascular health and maintaining normal vision, as well as providing anti-inflammatory qualities. Researchers looked at 30 women* who had experienced recent hair loss. It was found that by supplementing with Omega 3 their hair loss was significantly reduced.
Other studies found that low levels of Omega 3 resulted in dry hair, which can, in turn, lead to dandruff. Omega 3 contributes to lubricating hair follicles, leaving your hair brighter and healthier. Omega 3 can be found in oily fish, nuts and eggs. However, an easy way to ensure you're getting enough Omega 3 is to use a daily supplement.
*Research published in Advances in Therapy