If healthy hair is on the agenda but your food isn’t cutting it, taking supplements can be effective.

Let’s face it, many of us fail to get the proper vitamins in our daily diet.  By taking supplements, you can provide your body with the extra health benefits from the inside out. Unfortunately, trying to find one pill that fixes all health and beauty issues can be challenging.

The health and concerns of one’s hair can differ from person to person. If you have a deficiency or inadequate diet, taking a variety of supplements can sometimes be the reality. For others, simply the thought of swallowing a big pill is enough to dismiss the whole idea of supplements. Luckily, liquid forms are available to ease the pain. Enter: drinkable hair supplement.

What is a drinkable hair supplement?

A drinkable supplement is exactly what it sounds like--or maybe it does. It is a liquid formula offering the same benefits that a pill supplement provides. In this case, a drinkable ‘hair’ supplement will contain ingredients that benefit the health of the hair like biotin, silica, and hyaluronic acid.

Disclaimer: Be sure to follow directions and always consult your physician before taking any new supplements to make sure they are the right choice for you and your body.

Fountain-The Hair Molecule $35 (available at Net-a-Porter & Urban Outfitters) is a concentrated beauty supplement is packed with silicon, biotin and vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid. Together, they boost growth and create strong, healthy hair. This formula can be taken by itself or mixed in with your favorite juice or beverage. Best of all, it is easier to consume than a pill, and free of artificial colors and flavors. Just two teaspoons per day (10ml) provide you with your daily dose.

So, how do these supplements help the hair?

Biotin, which is part of the B-complex vitamins, is needed for healthy hair, skin and nails, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. It is water soluble and doesn’t remain stored in the body for long. It can be found in small amounts of certain foods like eggs, nuts, cauliflower, legumes, bananas and mushrooms. Some research has shown that taking biotin and zinc together helps with
alopecia areata (when the hair falls out in round patches).

Silica, also known as silicon dioxide, is a trace mineral found in soil, plants and water. Because it is also found in our bodies, we don’t need a large amount of it to remain healthy.  It supports a mineral balance between calcium and magnesium that further aids in hormonal balance. Because hormones play a huge factor in hair loss, silica helps to bring back the balance. Furthermore, silica moves the vital nutrients to the hair, skin and nails. Silica is also credited for adding shine and luster to the hair.

Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant naturally found in the human body. It pulls moisture from the air, providing 1,000 times its weight in water. It is used commonly in many anti-aging skin products because of the moisture it provides. The presence of hyaluronic acid can hydrate the scalp incredibly, resulting in lustrous hair.

Is it worth the hype?

Based on consumer and blogger reviews, many users reported to have seen an improvement in the health of their hair. Not only did it become stronger, some experienced a change in texture, a less dry scalp, and less hairs in their brushes or drains; not to mention, they had glowing skin. There were some who did not see a difference, and others who said it took at least 3 months of using the supplement to see noticeable results. Of the 74 reviews on Boots the product has a 4 out of 5 star rating, you can read more reviews in detail here.  If two teaspoons of a drinkable vitamin complex can give you the same benefits as a capsule form--plus save you from your gag reflex--why not try it this way.

We recommend consulting your doctor before adding supplements to your diet.

Have you tried a drinkable hair supplement?

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