||Average per 2 capsule dosage
||% EC RDA*
|Methyl Sulfonyl Methane (MSM)
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
|Selenium (yeast free)
MSM, Vitamin C 99%, N Acetyl L-Cysteine, Zinc Bisglycinate 20-24%, Iron Bisglycinate 22-24% FE, Bamboo Extract 75% Silica, ECL (Bambusa Vulgaris) (80 mesh), Copper Bisglycinate 10-12.5% cu, Selenium methuonine 0.5%, Magnesium Stearate, Biotin
*RDA – Recommended Daily Allowance µg – microgram ; mg - milligram
- If pregnant, planning pregnancy or breast-feeding, please seek medical advice before taking this product.
- Keep out of reach of young children.
- High levels of iron can be dangerous for children.
- Store in a cool dry place.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle.
My hair and how it ages!
Did you know that your hair grows in three stages? All the hair on your body grows in cycles, but not every hair is always at the same stage, at the same time. Here are the three stages of hair growth.
Anagen: The Growth Stage
The first stage of hair growth is the Anagen Stage. This is the stage of the cycle where new hair is produced. Approximately 85% of all the hair on the body will be in the growth stage at one time.
Catagen: The Regression or Falling Out Stage
The Catagen Stage is the second stage in the hair growth cycle. In this stage, the hair shaft grows upward and detaches itself from the bulb. Once the hair has detached itself from the bulb, its also gets cut off from the blood supply. This means that the hair no longer receives any nutrients or pigment. This is the mean reason why hair in this stage looks dull and unhealthy. Only 2 to 3% of the body's hair will be at this stage at any given time.
Telogen: The Final or Resting Stage
This is the stage in the hair growth cycle when hair is at its fullest size. In this stage, hairs are completely erect in the follicle, allowing the hair to show above the skin's surface. Hair is more likely to either shed or fall out during this stage. Only 15% of the body's hair will be in this stage at any given time.
It is normal to shed around 100 hairs per day. Most people notice more shed hairs than normal when washing their hair, on their pillow in the morning or when brushing their hair. Postpartum women in particular notice the shed of the hair…if you have had a baby recently you will know all about this! A wide range of factors can impact on the health of the hair, hair shedding and hair growth. These factors can prevent the body from efficiently absorbing the essential nutrients from food and are often lifestyle related.
Swishy, gorgeous hair needn’t be just the stuff of TV adverts. Sure, our genetics play a huge part in the hair you inherit but diet and nutrition play a key role too.
Knowing how to make the most of your crowning glory is helped by understanding a little more about hair itself.
The main constituent of hair is keratin, a structural protein. This is made in the hair follicle using the protein we eat, with support from a number of vitamins and minerals. Put simply, if your diet is poor, your hair follicle won’t get the building blocks it needs to make strong, healthy hair.
The most important nutrient for hair growth is protein, due to its structural role. The good news is that you don’t need to go crazy on your diet to help support lustrous locks. Protein is abundant in many foods, and it’s rare for anyone to be protein-deficient. Meat, fish, dairy products, tofu, pulses and nuts are all great sources. A palm size portion of protein is the perfect amount at mealtimes.
Studies have also linked zinc and selenium with hair loss, both of which are micronutrients. You need a small amount of these but many people are deficient through diet alone.
Iron, vitamin A and omega-3 deficiencies are common in people who experience challenges with hair lustre or loss too. So, make sure you include some oily fish or nuts and seeds in your diet. Lean meat or lentils are good for iron. Leafy greens provide beta-carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A in the body.
Remember too that each hair goes through a period of growth followed by a rest phase, when the hair eventually falls out. Stressful events can push more hairs into the resting phase - this includes the stress caused by crash dieting, or a poor diet based on processed foods, sugar and alcohol.
So, eat well and use our Inner Menu for inspiration - and remember to take time out every now and then to relax and de-stress.
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