Most of us are well aware of the many health benefits that spirulina has to offer. After all, it has not earned the status of a fast emerging ‘superfood’ for nothing! In fact, a study has called it the nature's richest and most complete source of nutrition. (12)
But did you know that the external use of spirulina can actually accelerate hair growth? Besides consumption, this algae is used as an ingredient in shampoos and conditioning treatments these days as the proteins in it help reduce hair fall and hair thinning.
With 70% protein, fatty acids and iron, spirulina offers a synergy of nutrients needed to promote hair growth. And one of the best ways to reap the benefits of spirulina’s hair growth capabilities is by ingesting supplements formulated with the blue-green algae.
Now let us look at some amazing statistics. Just 3-gram serving of spirulina contains:
- 60% protein
- 280% more antioxidants than blueberries
- 2800% more beta-carotene than carrots and
- 3900% more iron than spinach (11)
Whoa! Isn’t that totally incredible? All of the above mentioned nutrients have properties known to restore damaged hair and promote re-growth. They also make hair smoother and shinier while limiting hair loss and greying of hair.
Spirulina thus contributes to both the health and beauty of one’s hair, and can even help limit the development of baldness. Making it a healthy food for hair growth.
(n.d.). Kulshreshtha A. & Al. : Spirulina in health care management. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2008 Oct;9(5):400-5. Kulshreshtha A. & Al. : Spirulina in health care management. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2008 Oct;9(5):400-5.