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Healthy Hair: Where vital energy and nutrients meet

Hair FollicleHealthy hair begins on the inside. Healthy hair growthcan indicate your internal health is flourishing... Everything needs energy to grow. Plants need water, nutritious soil and energy from the sun. If one element is missing, the plant won’t meet its full potential. In Chinese medicine, it’s the vital energy inside the body called Qi (pronounced “chee”) that supports health. Healthy hair needs a rich nutrient base and healthy flowing Qi to grow.

What are you feeding your hair?

If you want to address hair loss and support healthy hair growth, ensure you have an adequate dietary intake of these key nutrients;
  • Minerals – Copper, Selenium, Silica, Zinc
  • Vitamins – Biotin, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Inositol

Hair follicles need healthy Qi

You naturally lose hair during the ‘resting phase’ of the hair growth cycle. Visible hair lossand alopeciacan result when too many hairs stay in the resting phase, instead of moving into the growing phase. According to traditional Chinese medicine, hair growth and development depends on the flow of Qi,which moves through channels in the body called meridians. The Kidney and Liver organ-meridian systems are of particular importance to hair health and growth. You can help regenerate resting hair follicles and promote healthy hair growthby;
  • Replenishing your Kidney energy which influences hair growth
  • Nourishing Liver Blood, which in turn provides nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles

Chinese herbal medicines for healthy hair growth

Fallopia Multiflora (Phytofol™)helps regenerate and revitalise resting hair follicles to increase the number of hairs in the growth phase of the hair growth cycle. In addition, Phytofol™ may also help hair loss associated with male and female pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). Phytofol™ combines well with the following herbs to enhance the flow of Qi;
  • Paeonia lactiflora (White Peony)
  • Angelica polymorpha (Dong Quai)
  • Rehmannia glutinosa (Chinese Foxglove)
  • Ligusticum wallichii (Sichuan Lovage)
Also check out our Top Tips to Nourish, Strengthen and Condition your hair  

Hair Tonic + Hair Skin & Nails

Mr Vitamins recommends

Fusion HealthHair Tonic with Phytofol together with Hair, Skin & Nails with Phytofol, to promote healthy hair growth and enhance the strength, volume and shine of the hair. Find out more about Fusion HealthHair Tonic and Fusion HealthHair, Skin & Nails For more information on how Traditional Chinese Medicine can support healthy hair growth have a look at this short video: As always, whatever questions or concerns you have about hair loss, all you have to do is drop by Mr Vitamins and ‘Ask a Naturopath’.

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