Do I need supplements for hair regrowth if I am a vegetarian? - QR 678

Vegetarian diet is rich and full of essential vitamins and minerals but most of the times we miss out on balancing the diet and it results in hair follicles missing out on vital nutrients needed for hair growth. Hair supplements works well if you are deficient. Taking them without the advice of the doctor or dermatologist can actually harm your body. Hair supplements contain iron, copper, zinc, vitamin B , vitamin D, proteins  the help in cell renewal and nourishment. Remember our bodies can only process so much nutrients each day and high doses can become toxic and cause hair loss. Therefore do not take supplements because somebody recommended it, discuss with your dermatologist and get the necessary tests done. You can also work on a balanced diet by

  • Including Protein through foods like chia seeds, non-GMO foods like soy, chickpeas, lentils, nuts and seeds.
  • Getting iron through leafy greens, beetroot, dates, nuts, seeds.
  • Including sweet lime, oranges, and citrus fruits to make up for the Vitamin C deficiency. Remember iron is absorbed better with vitamin C.
  • Include Peanuts, almonds, macadamia, walnuts, avocados, and seeds in your food as they are rich in the essential protein called biotin.
  • Flax seeds, Walnuts, chia seeds etc. are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and they keep the hair follicle cell membrane soft and supple.