Biotin & Zinc; your hairline’s helpers

Supplements Guides ● February 2020

The Dream Team

Looking after your hair is a bit like looking after a houseplant. (Bear with us.)

Sure, you can leave it to do its thing. Or you can do yourself a favour and look after it, watering it daily and moving it to the best spot in your flat. Like plant care, it would be great if our scalps were self-sufficient but the truth is it pays to give them a helping hand – topping up natural processes with a couple of choice vitamins. In this case: Biotin and Zinc. This follicle-stimulating double-act is tough to beat when it comes to motivating hair growth.

Biotin

Part of the “B family”, biotin is one of several vitamins that convert nutrients from food into energy. It plays an important role in the healthiness of your hair, as well as your skin and nails, and is one of the only natural remedies for hair loss that is backed by science.

Biotin deficiency is extremely rare, so the chances are it won’t be the root cause of your hair. However, studies have shown that taking biotin helps speed up and increase the rate of hair growth. In other words, the more biotin your body gets, the better it is equipped to produce luscious locks, and spotless skin and nails you’re used to. (Anything for that “werewolf with a great t-zone” look, huh?)

Part of the “B family”, biotin is one of several vitamins that convert nutrients from food into energy.

We get biotin from lots of different types of food – ranging from egg yolks to bananas – but for people experiencing thinner hair than usual, it might be worth considering a biotin supplement. Our tasty Hair Gummies are an easy way to up your dosage. Two a day are proven to help with the maintenance of fuller hair.

Zinc

When looking at the minerals needed for hair growth, one name stands above all others: zinc.

Zinc is a big player in the body, necessary for a functioning immune system and physical growth. In fact, it’s so important it’s classified as an “essential mineral”, meaning your body needs it to be healthy. What’s more, unlike some minerals the body doesn’t store it, so it’s down to you to make sure you get enough. One symptom of zinc deficiency is hair loss.

In extreme, but rare, cases zinc deficiency can be the root cause of going bald, but men experiencing male pattern baldness have also shown to have lower levels of zinc in their blood. Taking zinc supplements won’t reverse MPB, but can aid hair growth in a lot of cases. Just like biotin, it’s all about giving your body a boost when it needs it most.

Zinc is a big player in the body, necessary for a functioning immune system and physical growth.

You can have too much of a good thing. While it might sound strange, too much zinc can actually do the opposite – overstimulating the production of a hormone called DHT (which can lead to male pattern baldness). Thankfully, this is only ever the result of very high intake and with our Hair Gummies we’ve done all the measurements for you. Two a day should do the trick!

What to expect

No amount of biotin or zinc will reverse hair loss, but they can top your body up with the goodies it needs to maintain a healthy head of hair. If you want to get to the root causes you’ll need a more detailed treatment plan, but these twice-daily supplements will ensure you’re all systems go when it comes to everything else.

Oh, and did we mention they come in the form of a tasty gummy? What’s not to love.

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