Herbs and nutrients for healthy hair

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Herbs and nutrients for healthy hair

Keen to keep your hair looking its best and in healthy condition too? These herbs and nutrients may help.

Fallopia: traditionally used to maintain healthy hair

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the herb Fallopia has traditionally been taken to help maintain healthy hair growth and keep hair in optimum condition (for example by enhancing its shine, strength and volume). It may also help to manage thinning hair, damaged hair and hair loss associated with alopecia (sometimes referred to as spot baldness) and/or male- and female-pattern baldness.

These effects are traditionally believed to occur as a result of Fallopia’s supportive effects on the health of the Liver and Kidney organ-meridian systems.

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ASTAXANTHIN – NATURE’S RED GIFT FOR SKIN FROM THE DEEP BLUE

The oceans and waterways of the world have provided us with a wonderful array of medicinal foods and nutrients. Fish oil from wild caught salmon and sardines. Spirulina grown in lakes of Hawaii and the African nation of Chad and the Iodine and Trace Element-rich Kelp and other Seaweeds. We can now add another to this ever growing list – Astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant sourced from a special source of ocean algae known as Haematococcus pluvialis. This particular type of algae is also a food source for Krill, which is the source of the very popular Krill Oil. From this algae, a beautiful red pigment is extracted, which is the Astaxanthin.

Nature’s “Botox”?

Natural Health proponents such as Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Joseph Marcela have been sprouting about the health benefits of this beneficial red antioxidant from the deep blue (1). The antioxidant properties of Astaxanthin have been shown in clinical trials to improve the following four area:

1)      Dryness reduction

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Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

Monday, 13 May 2013

Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

Did you know?

  • That the scientific name for hair loss is alopecia.
  • More than 60% of men and 50% of women will suffer from a hair loss condition at some pointhair loss throughout their life.
  • The earlier the onset of hair loss, the more severe the outcome is expected to be.
  • Hair loss may be caused by a number of factors, including aging, change in hormones, illness and family history of baldness. It is a myth that hair loss is caused by dandruff or wearing hats.
  • The loss of between 50 to 100 strands of hair a day is considered normal.
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