Many people are aware of the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of Spirulina but another, pleasantly surprising, benefit is thicker hair.
I was visiting family in Toronto and my mother-in-law commented on how much thicker my hair looked. I hadn’t made changes in diet or shampoo and realized it was the fresh Canadian Spirulina I was taking daily.
I wondered what properties of Spirulina contributed to my thicker, fuller hair. An article in Medical News Today answered that question:
“Hair is continuously growing and being replaced, and the follicles are constantly creating new hairs from nutrients in the body.
The foods people eat affect how their hair grows and its quality. Certain proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals are especially important for strong, healthy hair.”
The amino acid L-lysine found in some protein-rich foods promotes hair growth. In fact, “L-lysine is present in the hair’s root, and it is responsible for the shape and volume of the hair. An L-lysine deficiency can cause hair loss, but getting enough of this amino acid can prevent this issue and promote regular hair growth.”
L-lysine can be found as a dietary protein in meat, eggs, beans, nuts, and Spirulina.
As one Spiruvive customer said:
“What I noticed besides all the benefits you describe on your website, it increases hair growth. My hair has never been this thick as it is now.”
I.J. Surrey, BC