Healthy from the inside out; the best vitamins for your regime

October 4, 2016

We all know that vitamins are a vital and often forgotten part of the beauty regime that is required for the glow and health of not only hair and skin but also other extremities that add to our over all appearance.

 

But it can be hard to identify which vitamins will be the most beneficial addition to your beauty regime and what each additional vitamin can achieve and improve- so we have done the legwork for you!

 

Read on to find out which vitamins and minerals the body is best able to absorb, and what each vitamin, mineral and herb will do for your health, while improving your outer appearance at the same time (pretty sweet deal right?!)

 

 

 

HAIR, SKIN & NAILS

Your hair is one of the key components to being able to tell your health. When you are deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, your hair doesn’t have optimal shine or bounce. A good multivitamin with active B Complex is best. We use the word ‘active’ because we want B12 to have methyl group attached to make sure the body absorbs it.

B vitamins help your hair, skin and nails grow effortlessly.

 

Vitamins to take for healthy hair:

Biotin: The #1 B vitamin for hair growth.

Zinc: When we are deficient in zinc, our hair loses its colour, leading to grey hair.

Vitamin D: Opens follicles for hair to grow.

Vitamin E: Gives hair shine, bounce and growth.

Niacin: Increases circulation to allow hair growth.

Magnesium: Gives stronger hair.

Iron: Encourages hair growth.

 

Herbs to take for healthy hair:

Stinging nettle

Horsetail

Saw palmetto

Aloe

Amla (high in vitamin C)

Basil (improves circulation, strengthens hair breakage)

Burdock root (strengthens scalp and is anti-inflammatory)

Fo-ti

He shou wu

Black sesame seeds

Dong quai

White peony root

 

 

 

ENERGY

Energy that comes from the core is always better than energy that’s quick and suddenly disappears. Use the following vitamins and herbs for sustained energy:

 

Vitamins to take for energy:

Active B12

Folic acid

COQ10

 

Herbs to take for energy:

Reishi

Cordyceps

Rhodiola        

Astragalus

Licorice

Maca

 

MEMORY

Each day we want to be able to make a sizeable deposit into our memory bank, so enhancing it by increasing our omega 3 and taking the following herbs will help.

 

Vitamins to take:

Phosphatidylserine

Omega 3

Vitamin A

L-Tyrosine

L-Carnitine (burns fat)

 

Herbs to take:

Lions mane

Ginkgo bilopa

Gotu kola

Bacopa

 

 

 

SLEEP

A few hours of restful sleep is better than 8 hours of tossing and turning. Certain deficiencies of vitamins and minerals can interrupt a restful night of sleep.

 

Vitamins to take:

Melatonin

Magnesium

Vitamin B3

Vitamin D

L-tryptophan

GABA- (kavinace; helps with anxiety)

 

Herbs to take:

Valerian

Passion flower

Kava kava

Ashwagandha

Magnolia

Chamomile

 

DIET/IMMUNE SYSTEM

When it comes to our diet, it’s not just about what we put in our mouth, but what we actually absorb and eliminate.

 

Vitamins to take for your immune system:

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B6

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Iron

Selenium

Zinc

 

Herbs to take for your immune system:

Reishi

Chaga

Cordyceps

Dandelion greens

Legume

 

When it comes to health and our diet, it’s all about being internally fit. This means that we are receiving the proper amount of nutrients into our system, which is often not the case. 

By eating a healthy diet and adding vitamins, mineral and herbs to our daily intake, we can achieve the optimum level of health.

 

XOXO

 

 

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