Your overall health and lifestyle have a major impact on your facial hair growth. A diet rich in protein plays a significant role in promoting the growth of your beard or mustache. However, your body needs more than just protein to grow and, ultimately, maintain your facial hair. There are several vitamins that promote beard growth. If you choose to use supplement to get additional nutrients,please be sure to talk to your doctor first.
Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, prevents graying and hair loss. Egg yolks, whole grain cereals, and organ meats such as liver are rich sources of vitamin B5.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant known for promoting hair growth. It is commonly found in citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, and lemons. Other common sources of Vitamin C are dark green vegetables, tomatoes, strawberries and potatoes.
Vitamin E has been shown to increase blood flow and promote healthy hair and skin. Soybeans, raw nuts and seeds, wheat germ oil, leafy green vegetables and legumes(beans) provide rich sources of vitamin E. Please be sure to talk to your doctor if you are mdice for high blood pressure before taking Vitamin E. Too much vitamin E can result in an increased blood pressure.
Biotin,(a.k.a. Vitamin B7) is the stuff that over-priced beard supplements are made from... Biotin promotes the production of keratin, which, ultimately results in hair and nail growth. Although generally recommended as a wonder supplement for increased beard growth, it’s our experience that biotin specific supplements aren’t necessary if you eat a well balanced diet. Biotin is commonly found in milk, egg yolks, various whole grains, liver, and rice.
Inositol (formerly Vitamin B8) helps maintain healthy hair follicles. It’s commonly found in citrus fruits, whole grains, and liver.
Niacin is another member of the B Vitamin family. It’s known to promote healthy blood circulation. Common sources of this nutrient are poultry, fish, and wheat germ. Taking too much niacin can cause blood vessels to dilate, usually resulting in a “flushed” feeling and warming sensation of the skin. Please be sure to talk with your doctor before adding a Niacin Supplement to your diet..
Generally speaking, if you eat a well balanced diet, manage your stress, and get enough sleep and exercise, there’s no need to add expensive beard specific supplements to your daily routine. However, if you’re determined to do everything possible to boost your beard growth, a daily multivitamin (like Centrum for Men) contains all the nutrients you need to get your facial hair growing strong and healthy.
As with starting any new dietary supplement, please be sure to talk to your doctor to make sure your supplements won’t interfere with medications you may be taking, and to discuss proper dosage.
Finally, to help maintain overall skin and beard health, be sure to add a quality beard oil to your daily grooming routine.
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