Vitamin B5 is also called Pantothenic Acid. You’re wondering why we’d highlight only one of 8 sub-genres of the Vitamin B class of compounds, right? Well, read on to find out what a powerhouse Vitamin B5 can be for your body, and getting down to our business end of it - your hair!
Look out for symptoms
There are many symptoms of vitamin B5 deficiency than just hair loss. Depression, fatigue, abdominal pain, vomiting, trouble sleeping, irritability, and burning feet are some of the most common symptoms. If you observe one or more of these symptoms or feel like your hair loss could be due to vitamin B5 deficiency, we recommend you seek medical help.
Where to find some B5
Majority of the vitamin B5 sources stay true to the stereotype that most nutritious foods are not very much on the tasty side. But a healthy diet with adequate vitamin B5 will result in healthy hair growth.
Veg: Broccoli, mushrooms, cauliflower, corn, avocado, sweet potatoes, soybean, split peas & lentils
Dairy: Milk, yogurt & egg yolk
Fish: Shellfish, lobster & salmon
Meat: Chicken, pork, beef, turkey, liver & kidney
To make sure you get maximum B5 from the sources, eat them fresh rather than refined. Just like any other water-soluble vitamins, vitamin B5 is also lost when boiled. We recommend talking to your doctor before you start taking in more vitamin B5 sources.
What’s the deal with B5 and hair?
Our body metabolizes the carbs, fat, and protein with the help of vitamin B5. These are converted into usable energy and are distributed to the cells. The hair follicles function properly using nutrients from vitamin B5. The deficiency of vitamin B5 leads to malnourishment of your follicles. This could result in reduced hair growth and the worst case scenario, hair loss. It can be easily prevented by meeting the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of vitamin B5.
The added benefit of enough vitamin B5 is that the nutrients it brings to the follicles also help increase the elasticity. A better elasticity means perfected curls. Don’t we just love to show off the curls?
The benefits list
Pantothenic Acid or Vitamin B5 has got a lot more hair benefits than just controlling hair fall. Here’s a list of them.
Reduced split ends
Regenerate hair follicle cells
More flexible hair
Strong hair roots and shaft
Activates pigment stimulation
Retains hair moisture
Adds more glow to your hair
Natural Scalp Serum
Maintaining a healthy scalp means healthy hair. Never take care for your scalp lightly, because the scalp skin is much more sensitive than the skin on other parts of your body. That’s why we recommend you Ristrah’s Natural Scalp Serum. It offers a perfect natural solution to the most commonly found scalp issues such as the itchy, flaky and irritated scalp. Natural Scalp Serum strengthens hair and helps maintain a healthy scalp. Vitamin B5 present in the Scalp serum helps retain moisture, prevent flakiness, and improves hair strength.
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