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Ingredients - Good Hair Vitamins

With clinically proven benefits each ingredient has been carefully selected for its efficacy in assisting with hair health and growth.
Read on to find out just how much goodness we have packed into each Good Hair Vitamin capsule.


COLLAGEN
Collagen is an amino acid which hair follicle cells use to produce keratin protein. Keratins promote hair growth, strength and elasticity. Lack of collagen can mean brittle hair and nails.
Collagen also supports a healthy digestive tract to protect and heal the lining of the gut leading to maximum protein absorption – leading to healthier hair.
Collagen helps with hair growth and hair regeneration since it is a natural antioxidant. Free radicals are produced via metabolic processes and damage hair follicles leading to hair loss. Collagen neutralises the free radicals, allowing hair to grow normally
Collagen also supports skin, teeth and bone health.
Hydrolysed collagen, means the collagen has been broken down, making it easier for the body to absorb.
Daily recommended intake:
Between 5-30g for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 200mg)
Sources:
The body makes collagen on its own, but production slows down as you get older. Bioavailable sources of collagen are derived from animals , egg and fish products. As an alternative, there are plenty of vitamins and minerals that stimulate collagen production and/or prevent the breakdown of collagen such as Zinc and Vitamin C.
 
BIOTIN 
Also known as vitamin H, Biotin is one of the B complex vitamins
Biotin not only helps keep your hair healthy but also your skin, eyes, liver and nervous system. 
Getting more Biotin can promote healthy hair growth and scalp health.
A deficiency can cause brittle hair so is important for maintenance of existing hair too. Biotin helps to produce keratin which works to increase the elasticity of the hair’s cortex. Helps prevent breakage and hair loss.
Biotin is necessary to build healthy fats in the skin. These fats keep the skin supple and moist, and when they are gone, the skin becomes flaky and irritated. Scalp health is supported by Biotin. Your body cannot produce or store Biotin so must rely on diet and/or supplements to obtain 
Daily recommended intake:
Between 30 and 100 micrograms (mcg) for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 130mcg). Because it’s water-soluble, extra biotin will simply pass through your body when you urinate.
Examples of other sources:
Eggs, peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, low-fat cheese, and avocados
One capsule contains the equivalent amount of biotin as:
16 eggs (8mcg/egg)
21 cups of carrots (6.1mcg/cup)
33 cups of yoghurt (3.92mcg/cup)


GRAPESEED  
Also known as Vitis vinifera
A powerful antioxidant, grapeseed oil contains a lot of vitamin E, which is necessary for hair growth, and health.
The extensive proteins, minerals, and the linoleic acid it contains also have anti-inflammatory properties that not only promote healthy hair growth but may help to keep your hair glossy and your skin glowing.
The OPC’s (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) that are in grape seeds may inhibit the production of DHT, one of the main factors in hair loss.
The OPC’s may also stimulate hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth.
Grape seed extract is synergistic with vitamin C, vastly increasing vitamin C activity and strengthening collagen activity.
Daily recommended intake:
Between 50 and 300 milligrams (mg) for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 100mg). Suggested upper limit in an adult’s daily intake is 450mg.


SELENIUM 

Also known as L-Selenomethionine
Selenomethionine is an amino acid that contains selenium. L-Selenomethionine is a naturally occurring amino acid which has anti-oxidant properties. Selenium boosts hair growth, reduces dandruff and is included in many anti-dandruff shampoos. Selenium can destroy a fungus known as Malassezia from the scalp. Selenium can utilise foods that contain protein to boost growth of hair. Zinc and selenium are advised by doctors for hair loss, assisting with the proper functioning of hormones and increased growth of hair. They can be used to treat such hair problems as greying hair, hair loss, dandruff, etc. Note that selenium is toxic in high doses. A caution is on the labelling. However note that there are also studies showing that cancer may be less prevalent in those with higher selenium levels.
Daily recommended intake:
Between 55 and 70 micrograms (mcg) for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 100mcg). Suggested upper limit in an adult’s daily intake is 150-400mcg.
Examples of other sources:
L-selenomethionine  is the main form of selenium found in Brazil nuts, ceral grains, soybeans, and grassland legumes, plus many fresh and saltwater fish (eg tuna, cod, red snapper, and herring), beef and poultry
One capsule contains the equivalent amount of selenomethionine as:
5 cups of cottage cheese (20mcg per cup)
10 cups of spinach (11mcg per cup)
1 1/3 cups of ham (42mcg per cup)


SILICON DIOXIDE 
Also known as silica dioxide
Silicon dioxide is found naturally in the tissues of the human body and is considered an essential nutrient for human bodies.
Helps minimize damaging effects of aluminum  and contributes to healthy bone formation and hair thickness.  May help make hair stronger and more durable
Also helps to form collagen which may support keeping skin smooth and unlined.
Also facilitates your body’s absorption of calcium, contributing to strong, healthy bones, teeth and nails.
Daily recommended intake:
Between 20-30 milligrams (mg) for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 70mg)
Examples of other sources:
alfalfa, beets, brown rice, oats, soy beans, leafy green vegetables, asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, parsley, sunflower seeds and grain husks, such as from barley, oats, millet and wheat.
One capsule contains the equivalent amount of Silica dioxide as:
1 kg of green beans (6.1mg per 250g)
1.2kg of bananas (13.6mg per 250g
1.6kg of wholegrain bread (8.9mg per 200g)


VITAMIN C or ASCORBIC ACID 
Provides powerful antioxidant properties and plays an integral role in the formation of collagen. Collagen is a major structural protein, important for strong connective tissue to help maintain skin integrity and appearance.
Can help produce sebum—a scalp oil that works as a natural hair conditioner.
Also helps your body absorb iron.
Getting too little Vitamin C makes hair dry and weak and as the human body does not naturally produce Vitamin C, ensuring adequate intake is necessary. Your body cannot produce or store Vitamin C so must rely on diet and/or supplements to obtain
Daily recommended intake:
Between 65 and 90 micrograms (mg) for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 100mg) Because it’s water-soluble, extra Vitamin C will simply pass through your body when you urinate.
Examples of other sources:
citrus fruits – oranges, limes and lemons, kiwifruit, tomatoes, broccoli, sprouts, red, yellow and green capsicum
One capsule contains the equivalent amount of Vitamin C as:
1 cup of broccoli
1 1/4 cups strawberries
1 cup of lemon or lime


ZINC
Zinc is a vital mineral for healthy hair, skin and nails and is often recommended to support hair growth and assist in prevention of hair loss. 
Zinc is believed to play a crucial role in DNA and RNA production. This is required for the normal division of hair follicle cells leading to healthier hair growth
Zinc deficiency actually may lead to deterioration of the protein structure that makes up the hair follicle. This weakening of follicles can in turn cause hair shedding and hair loss.
Zinc also may help keep hormone levels balanced, which may be effective in preventing hair loss. Zinc for hair growth may also help eliminate dandruff on the scalp.
Your body cannot produce or store Zinc so must rely on diet and/or supplements to obtain.
Daily recommended intake:
Between 8 and 11 milligrams (mg) for adolescents and adults. (One capsule has 14.7mg) Suggested upper limit in an adult’s daily intake is 40mg. Because it’s water-soluble, extra zinc will simply pass through your body when you urinate
Examples of other sources:
chicken, red meat, fortified breakfast cereals, oysters, nuts, yogurt and milk.
One capsule contains the equivalent amount of zinc as:
14 cups of low fat milk (1mg per cup)
2 cups of baked beans (6mg per cup)