Fashion, makeup, fitness and hair, most women became so obsessed with these four words, every woman’s dream is to look like celebrities and they try many means to reach that goal, but take a minute and ask yourself, am I using the safe ways? In this article I will give you the answer about using prenatal vitamins and whether it’s safe to use to improve your hair growth or not.
Before we answer the question, let’s take a closer look at the prenatal vitamins, these vitamins consist of three major ingredients, iron, calcium and folic acid and for sure there are some other vitamins besides. In general folic acid is responsible for creating new cells, calcium is a very important to build stronger bones and muscles and iron helps in renewing your blood.
When it comes to the benefits that these three vitamins do to your hair, we will find that folic acid helps in improving your hair growth by creating new cells, calcium will maintain your scalp health and iron will improve your blood mission in moving nutrients and oxygen to your scalp.
So, it’s true that the prenatal vitamins can improve hair growth? I am sorry to tell you that it’s not. Prenatal vitamins is good in general, but it’s good for pregnant women who need extra care during their pregnancy time, doctors usually prescribe these kinds of vitamins for pregnant women to maintain the mom’s and the fetus health in good condition. So, why pregnant women who takes these vitamins get better hair growth?
I will tell you the reason; the secret lies in the pregnancy itself and not in the vitamins that women take during that time. During pregnancy time, the level of the estrogen hormone increases making a perfect environment for your hair to grow faster. When you are pregnant your hair gets stuck at the growing phase and it stays there for long time.
What? The hair has phases? Yes, your hair goes through three phases which are growing, resting and shedding and when you get pregnant your hair is locked at the first phase (the growing one) as I mentioned up which makes that difference that people think it’s because of the prenatal vitamins that most women take at pregnancy time.
The prenatal vitamins are made for certain stage of your life which is pregnancy and we all know what happens in pregnancy, everything becomes different, so think about it, these vitamins are made for a stage when your whole body go through many changes, so would it be safe for you to take if you aren’t pregnant?
No the answer is no, it’s not safe and let me tell you the side effects that could happen if these vitamins are taken if you aren’t pregnant. As I mentioned before the prenatal vitamins contains big amount of iron and the side effects of taking that much of iron is constipation, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and even iron poising.
Make sure to talk to your doctor before you take any kind of medications or even vitamins, it’s safer to take a specialist opinion when it comes to your health and safety. Or, you can simply try the natural alternatives that require nothing but eating healthy, drinking water, sleeping well, doing some exercises and quitting the bad habits.
Fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, meat, diary products, etc can give you all the vitamins that you need in a very safe way and the results won’t only be a strong and long hair, but it will go beyond that, it will lead to a better health in general and that includes your nails, body, skin, etc. juts remember to talk to your doctor if you suffer from any illness before, some foods like protein aren’t recommend for some patients like some liver patients for example. Live healthy and enjoy your life!