Amino Acids and Your Hair

A full head of hair is a symbol of youth, vitality. It generally helps to represent that a person is healthy and well-kept.  That doesn’t mean that losing your hair means you are unhealthy, but, in general, most people would prefer to keep their hair as long as possible.

Of course, if you want to keep your hair, you need to nourish it.  Nourishment for the hair relies on more than just cleaning.  Yes, you do need to shampoo your hair regularly (and condition it often, too; especially if you use a lot of styling products).  However, you will also want to consume more healthy foods rich in vitamins and minerals and essential amino acids to help improve the natural health, integrity, and shine of your hair.Image result for Amino Acids and Your Hair

Why Amino Acids?

By now you surely know the health benefits of taking in the right vitamins and minerals. But don’t overlook the importance of amino acids too. Amino acids are, basically, the building blocks of protein and protein, of course, is an important nutrient for the body: we need it to perform many fundamental biological processes.  As a matter of fact, the human body is roughly 20 percent protein. That means these “building blocks” are pretty important: they assist in muscle building, tissue repair, wound healing, and overall organ function.

In the human body, our pool of amino acids is about 125 grams, for the average adult male.  When we consume protein, our body breaks it down into nutrients—including amino acids—and then uses those building blocks to perform all of the functions listed above.  We perform this “exchange” several times a day—as needed—and that is why it is important to consume protein throughout the day.

How Can We Get More Amino Acids?

Obviously, the most natural way for us to get more amino acids is to consume proteins.  We have to eat in order to survive, so this is the most practical way. Of course, you can also take various supplements or enriched food products to get more amino acids as well.  

And speaking of supplements, if you are trying to improve your Capilia hair health, consider supplements that will also supply additional zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and the B-vitamins (among others) to keep you at your best.

Post Author: Kathleen Relyea

Kathleen Relyea