Essential Nutrients for Healthy Hair

From shampoos, conditioners, styling equipment and colourants,  hair  is important business. All this for dead skin cells that we push through follicles. Hair follicles are among the most metabolically active cells in your body. Our scalps hold approximately 100,000 hair follicles. If your scalp is in good health, 90% are in the anagen or active growth phase, and need essential elements such as minerals and vitamins to build healthy hair. 


Top 7 minerals and vitamins needed to help stimulate healthy shinny hair.  

Are you struggling to maintain strong, healthy-looking hair?  What many people do not realize is that hair growth has a great deal to do with diet. There are seven essential vitamins and minerals  that tend to fly under the radar when it comes to hair growth. These are:

1. Protein  

Eating adequate amounts of protein is crucial for hair growth and promoting health strong and healthy hair. Every single individual strand of hair on your head is 88-90% comprised of the protein keratin.  When your intake of protein is limited this can limit the generation of new hair follicles and the growth of your hair. Eggs are rich in protein which helps boost collagen production, which surrounds your hair strands making them healthier and stronger. 

Best food source to incorporate in your diet 

Eggs - Full of protein which helps boost collagen production, which surrounds your  hair strands making them healthier and stronger. 

2. Iron 

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a role in the production of haemoglobin. A substance in red blood cells that allows them to carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron provides your hair follicles with  nourishing oxygen which comes from the iron present in your red blood cells. this promotes healthy circulation and the transportation of oxygen and other essential nutrients to hair follicles.  

The best way of increasing your iron intake is through increase foods that are rich in iron such as spinach, chicken, lentils, and egg yolks.  

 3. Omega-3 

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that our body cannot produce, meaning it must be obtained from your diet. Omega 3 is necessary for good health. Omega 3 is found in the cell membrane of your scalps skin. These oil helps to hydrate you scalp whilst also nourishing your hair, giving it a shiny radiant appearance.  

Best food source to incorporate in your diet 

Flaxseeds - High in omega-3 which will help nourishing your hair and prevent your hair and scalp from drying out.  

4. Water  

Although your hair is mostly made up of protein, they also are made from water. This allows your hair to maintain its moisture which nourishes your hair promoting overall healthy growth. Being well hydrated allows your hair cells to replenish.  

5. B-Vitamins  

B vitamins help to nourish your hair follicles. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the vitamin B family. It is needed in your body for the development of cellular growth. This nutrient has shown to stimulate your hair growth. This is because when biotin interacts with cell enzymes it stimulates the production of amino acids. Therefore, resulting in the strengthening of your keratin structure.  

Best food source to incorporate in your diet 

Green Leafy vegetables - Vegetables such a spinach, kale or cabbage promote the protein keratin which helps strength your hair follicles and stimulates the growth of new hair follicles 

 6. Vitamin C  

This essential nutrient is vital for optimal hair growth and appearance. Vitamin C is a power antioxidant. It plays a role in collagen production and the absorption of iron. Collagen is an essential protein that makes your skin and hair stronger. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient  for your hair follicles to grow. 

Best food source to incorporate in your diet 

  Berries - They are high in Vitamin C and aid iron absorption. This will help boost your scalp circulation and its antioxidant properties helps to protect your  hair from damage from fere radicals.   

 7. Zinc  

This mineral helps strengthen your hair follicles and prevent the risk of hair loss. This is because zinc aids in the process of binding proteins. Zinc is needed for DNA replication and the maintenance of hair follicle cell division. This stimulates your hair growth.  Furthermore, it helps with your oil glands functioning effectively and efficiently. This protects your hair from dryness and your scalp becoming dry and sore resulting in dandruff.  

Best food sources to incorporate in your diet 

Figs - They are a great source of iron, which is essential for hair growth and a nourishing look to your hair giving it a shiny/glossy look.  

Pumpkin Seeds - These protein-rich seeds provide zinc, which supports cellular reproduction and enhances immunity, in turn promoting hair growth. 


How Cellnutrition can help promote natural shiny long locks.  

Your body needs 78 minerals, trace elements and essential fatty acids to be completely  hydrated and to function optimally. The amount of water an individual needs varies from person to person due to different factors including fitness, body weight and health status.  

Staying well hydrated supports hair growth from the root to the tip and leads to strong healthy textured hair. To promote optimal hair production your body requires a well-balanced diet providing a range of vital nutrients. 

Cellnutrition Isotonic is a natural, gentle solution that mirrors your bodies internal terrain, rebalancing and supporting your body at cellular level, promoting overall health and wellbeing. This enhances nutrition and hydration at a cellular level by providing your cells with all 78 minerals and trace elements they require, in a bioavailable form and in the correct ratios. Whilst we have mentioned the benefits of particular nutrients for hair growth including zinc and iron, 78 minerals and trace elements are required by the cell because they each individually rely on at least 20 other minerals and trace elements for optimal absorption and metabolism, to work to their full effect, promoting healthy hair production. This aids the absorption of the important nutrient water to optimise complete hydration throughout the body.  


Omegabiocell369 provides the highest concentration of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids from a unique composition of four different plant oils (linseed, borage, blackcurrant, and evening primrose). This is the only oil on the market created using a unique patented bio ester technology. The fatty acids therefore have a slower peak of absorption, so they stay in your cells for longer. Exerting benefits over a longer time. An additional four step purification process is used, leaving 100% plant preparations of ultra-pure Omega 3, 6 and 9. This removes all toxins and unwanted ingredients present in plant oils including flaxseeds. This is the only oil on the market created using this unique technology, providing ultra-pure essential fatty acids. Omegabiocell369 is lemon flavoured and can be taken neat or added to table-ready foods such as oats/ smoothies to increase the nutritional value of your snack/meal.  


Cellnutrition Isotonic and Omegabiocell369 can be taken daily to stimulate and enhance cellular function. This includes the cells that make up your hair, skin, and nails, so you shine from the inside out.