So much of life is cyclical.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably gone through this particular cycle before.
First, you start to notice that your hair feels dull, your nails feel weak, and your skin feels dry, then you spend some time on the internet, looking up the best vitamins for skin hair and nails. You take these vitamins for a little while, you don’t really see any results, and then you forget about them. Lather, rinse, repeat. Sound familiar?
The journey to healthy skin and healthy hair often includes missteps, but the good news is that there are simple answers and natural ingredients that can help — without totally inconveniencing you and your day. While hair, skin, and nail health are all technically sciences, they’re not exactly rocket sciences. At this point, we know the vitamins these tissues crave in order to thrive.
So what are they? And how can you make sure you’re getting enough of these vitamins? Keep reading for a 101 on vitamin intake and hair, skin, and nail health.
Wellness and Hair, Skin, and Nail Health
You know what else is cyclical? Our bodies.
Much of our bodies operate on always renewing cycles as we breathe in, digest food, turn it to energy, and generate new cells. One system however, looks much more like a straight line.
It’s called our integumentary system, but you probably know it by a few other names: hair, skin, and nails. These organs are our bodies’ first line of defense against external threats. They absorb physical abrasions, sun damage, and protect us from bacteria and germs. All of these external factors can make an impact on the appearance of our hair, skin, and nails — freckles, anyone? — but our internal wellness also plays a major role.
The status of our internal health often leaves marks on our hair, skin, and nails. Illness can lead to hair loss. Vitamin deficiency can lead to thinning hair. Insufficient hydration can lead to dry, weak skin. On the other hand, better internal nourishment can lead to healthier hair, clearer skin, and stronger nails. And that is reason enough to make improving your vitamin game a number one priority.
The Best Vitamins for Healthy Hair and Skin
So let’s get into it. While vitamin C and vitamin E are important for both hair and skin health, we believe these are the most essential vitamins to support healthy hair.
There are a few places we get vitamin D but the best known one is from the sun. Our skin absorbs vitamin D, which in turn supports immune health, lowers our risk of certain diseases, and improves bone health. Those rewards also circle back to skin cells and hair growth as vitamin D fosters tissue health and rejuvenation.
Additionally, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to dry skin and flaking, so if skin hydration is important to you — spoiler alert, it should be! — vitamin D is key.
Vitamin A plays an essential role in the turnover of new cells and that includes hair. Hair is actually one of the fastest growing tissues on our body and a sufficient vitamin A intake is essential to its maintenance.
Vitamin A also helps support the production of sebum, the natural oils produced from hair follicles, which keeps skin moisturized. If hair and nail growth are your goals, vitamin A is your best friend.
Next is vitamin B. B vitamins are much talked about when it comes to hair, skin, and nail health and regeneration because they play a key role in producing fresh red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the body. When hair follicles meet oxygen, we get new hair growth. (Yay!)
You might have heard of folic acid before. Folic acid is actually a b vitamin, which helps the body produce new cells. In short, vitamin B is a must when it comes to producing new skin, hair strands, and nails. That’s why it’s so often suggested for people dealing with hair loss.
Getting Your Daily Vitamin Intake
Now that you know which vitamins to go for, how do you make sure you’re getting enough of them?
Well, you can reach your daily intake goals for these vitamins with a balanced diet, but for one reason or another, many of us experience deficiencies in them. In the winter for example, it’s quite common for people to experience vitamin D deficiencies, as the days get shorter and the sunlight more limited. That’s where dietary supplements can help.
We know what you’re thinking — do hair skin and nail vitamins work? — Well yes, if you pick the right one.
As it is, our daily supplements contain all of these vitamins, in an easy, once a day dosage.
Wellbel Women and Wellbel Men are daily supplements, focused on supporting hair health and skin health. With a clean and vegan formula, developed by Medical Director Dr. Dan, these supplements nourish the body from within, giving it the vitamins (like A, D, and B) that it needs to feel and look its best.
In addition to these vitamins, Wellbel Women and Wellbel Men also include lots of natural, nourishing ingredients, all of which can support smooth skin, faster growing hair, and stronger nails. Here are a few of them.
MSM is short for methylsulfonylmethane — the acronym is a lot easier to say. It’s a sulfur-rich compound with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, supporting the production of amino acids.
One 2019 study of sixty three participants found that regular daily intake of MSM improved hair and nail quality. Sulfur is thought to strengthen the bonds between hair follicles and hair meaning your hair not only grows more, it grows stronger.
Next is Biotin.
Biotin is frequently included in hair and nail vitamins because it supports the production of keratin and the rate of follicle growth. Too much biotin can be an issue though, leading to breakouts, which is why we’ve included only 500 mcg to improve hair growth but decrease the unfortunate side effects.
Then there’s betaine HCl, which is a recreation of the betaine found naturally within our bodies. Like MSM, Betaine encourages the breakdown of proteins into amino acids, ultimately improving collagen production. As you may know, collagen is an essential component in the production of new tissue, most especially in hair and skin.
Betaine HCl supports hair health and helps to rejuvenate your skin.
These ingredients, plus horsetail extract and saw palmetto, give your body the nourishment it craves. The result? Beautiful hair, skin, and nails.
Reclaim Your Best Hair, Skin, and Nails
Once you start approaching your hair and skin care routine from the inside, you’ll see just how powerful internal wellness can be on our external features.
With Wellbel, you can ensure your vitamin levels are up, plus introduce some extremely helpful and hardworking ingredients into your system.
With vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B, and more, we’re so excited here at Wellbel to be helping thousands of adult men and women of any age range to build a hair care routine that they can stick with. All it takes is a few seconds, three capsules, and you’re golden.