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08 Jan 2008

hair growth vitamins
Could you please tell me which vitamins help with hair growth? I have quite healthy hair, and my hair is not thinning, I would just like to optimise the speed at which it grows and keep it healthy. And will these vitamins also help with growing & strengthening my nails?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Lizzy
Iron, a mineral is basically the only nutrient that can influence hair growth and only if you suffer from hair loss that is due to iron deficiency - this does not seem to be the case. If you are eating a well balanced diet it is not necessary to take additional vitamins. The speed at which hair grows is a genetic feature and cannot be influenced by food intake. Hair and nails also grow faster in summer. If you have problems with your nails I would recommend that you consult a Dermatologist.
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DietDoc
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