The digestive tract is home to a complex and diverse ecosystem, commonly referred to as the gut microbiome. Stress, medications, diet and lifestyle all impact the composition of the microbiome, which in turn affects the well-being of our body, including our hair.
When the gut is out of balance, it works less efficiently to supply nutrients, synthesize vitamins, and regulate the immune system, all of which are important in maintaining follicle health and regulating the hair growth cycle. In addition to diet and lifestyle, targeted supplements can be a great way to protect your digestive system and your hair. Here’s what our experts recommend:
Probiotic - a high quality probiotic with at least 20 billion CFU
Biotin - One of the B vitamins, renowned for keeping your hair, skin, eyes and liver healthy
Tocotrienol - A member of the Vitamin E family, it’s a potent antioxidant, believed to reduce oxidative stress in the scalp
Saw Palmetto Extract - A berry extract believed to block the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT