The demand for custom formulations in compounding pharmacy has consistently grown over the last few decades. Compounded medications can support patients in areas where commercially produced drugs are not available or not matching with the patient’s unique needs.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) provides compounded medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Nutrients for Hair Growth
A number of essential nutrients can be taken in supplemental form to arrest hair fall and boost new hair growth. These include:
Vitamin C has natural properties to provide strength to the hair and help it grow. It promotes the production of new collagen fibers in the body, which is a vital protein for healthy hair. Furthermore, vitamin C works as an antioxidant to fight free radicals that can damage body tissue. Free radicals may cause damage to the hair and make them weak and brittle. Vitamin C supplements can overcome deficiency and support hair growth.
Commonly known as vitamin B complex, the group of eight B vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, perform an important part in maintain health of hair, apart from other health benefits. Vitamin B complex promotes cell growth and division, which is essential for healthy hair growth.
While vitamin B12 is the most important in the group, patients should include the complete B complex in their daily supplement as well as receive it through some hair care products for added support.
Biotin is a B vitamin that plays a vital role in achieving longer, healthier hair. It has emerged as one of the popular supplements for faster hair growth. Biotin helps in the production of glucose and break down of proteins into amino acids. The hair contains keratin, which is a form of protein, and Biotin supplementation can help to maintain healthy locks. Patients may receive Biotin through certain natural foods as well as supplements.
Niacin is a unique part of the B family that helps to nourish the scalp, and supports healthy hair growth. In absence of the right amounts of niacin, there is an increased risk of the hair becoming lifeless, brittle or falling out. Foods that contain niacin include chicken breast, mushrooms, tuna, avocado, and turkey.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that repairs and builds tissue, and is vital for healthy hair growth. Vitamin E can be used as an oral supplement and also as a topical application. Applying this nutrient in the scalp will help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, boost oxygen supply, and repair damaged hair follicles.
Vitamin A helps to generate sebum (AKA oils) on the scalp, which prevents the hair from drying out and breaking. Vitamin A can be received in adequate amounts from foods such as carrots, dark leafy greens, and melons. However, excess amounts of vitamin A can harm the hair growth efforts.
AIP also offers online prescription refills for compounded medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.