Vitamins and minerals that prevent grey hair

by Sana Al Hadethee

You can very much delay the process of hair greying until later age by boosting the intake of certain vitamin. Vitamins with antioxidant properties can reduce the signs of ageing. first you need to know the reasons for getting grey, and how to cure it with natural remedies. This is the list of vitamins that can stop the development of grey hair. I

recommend focusing on whole-food sources for vitamins rather than supplementation, as much as you can.

Vitamin A

The antioxidant Vitamin A or Beta carotene is known to help keep scalp healthy and also provides proper sebum production. Found in Vegetables, carrots, cabbage, spinach, fish and beef livers.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 or niacin helps encouraging scalp blood circulation. Found in  Fish, meat, rice bran, barley, peanut butter.

Vitamin B5

It is also called as Pantothenic acid. It prevents hair loss and help keep proper hair growth. You can find high amounts of vitamin-B5 in egg yolk, milk, potatoes and grains.

Vitamin B6

It keeps hair healthy therefore it keeps proper melanin production. Found in whole grains, organ meat and egg yolk.

Biotin (Vitamin B7, B8, and H)

It is also recognised as Vitamin Inositol. One of the signature symptoms of Biotin deficiency is the rapid loss of hair colour. First and most obvious symptoms include redness in the eyes and loss of hair quality and colour.It is important to know that in almost all cases, lack of This vitamin is not the result of diet, but is instead caused by a digestive problem or disease. Organ meets, brewer’s yeast, walnut, peanut, soybeans, raw egg yolks and oatmeal are the main sources of biotin.

Vitamin B9

Inadequate intake of Vitamin B9, also known as folate, can lead to prematurely grey hair. Folate helps the body to metabolise, use, and create new proteins; helps cells to function; and enables tissue to grow. Food sources include beans and legumes, chicken and beef liver, asparagus, spinach, avocado, lettuce, broccoli, orange and mango and other whole grain foods.

Vitamin B12

It helps to prevent hair loss and hair whitening. B12 is called cobalamin. It is the only vitamin that contains a trace element (cobalt). Cobalamin is only produced in animals gut. It’s the only vitamin we can’t obtain from plants or sunlight. However, plants don’t need B12 so they don’t store it. Found in clam, liver, Eggs.

Vitamin C

It is one of the highest antioxidant which can reduce all signs of ageing including grey hair. Found in Acerola cherries red peppers, guava, kiwi, goji burry and orange.

Vitamin E

It is one of the antioxidants heroes, which fights ageing as whole. Found in spinach, turnip greens, chard, sunflower seeds, almonds, bell peppers, asparagus, collards, kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Olive oil, nuts, seeds are the main source of Vitamin-E.

Minerals to help stop the process of hair whitening

The melanin produces pigment that makes hair colour. When your hair follicles aren’t getting enough nutrients and minerals, they stop making melanin.


Most commonly, hair turns grey as a result of the scalp is lacking in copper.Taking copper supplements or eating foods rich in copper can prevent grey hair colour and potentially reverse it as well. Foods that are naturally rich in copper include pineapples, blackberries, almonds, nuts particularly cashew nuts, Sesame seeds and tahini, Pumpkin and squash seeds, Sunflower seeds, Prunes.



Calcium is needed to support  hair from growth to nourishment. Found in green leafy vegetables, nuts (almonds especially), seeds (especially sesame seeds), figs, oranges, dried apricots, okra, bok choy, seafood (especially when you eat the bones like canned salmon or sardines).


It controls the sugar levels of the blood, which directly effects hair growth quantity. Many meats are good sources of chromium, particularly chicken and beef, as well as eggs. Liver also has high level of chromium. Fruit and vegetables high in chromium include: Green capsicum, Black peppers, Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Broccoli, Spinach.

Usually, foods that have high concentrations of simple sugars, like sucrose and fructose, are low in chromium.


build up of hydrogen peroxide disrupts melanin in the hair shaft and throughout the body, causing grey hair. Found in: Oysters, mushrooms, spinach, whole grains and egg yolk are the main source of zinc.


Anaemia generally, caused when our body is suffering from iron deficiency. Which means we do not have enough healthy red blood cells. Without enough red blood cells, your tissues cannot get enough oxygen, which is transported throughout the body by the blood cells. This can cause many issues, among them is vitamin B12 deficiency which leads to grey hair. Found in Clams, oysters, organ meats, pumpkin and squash seeds, spinach, beef, sardines, duck, and lamb


Iodine deficiency can cause a thyroid disease like hyperthyroidism or Hashimoto that can induce an early change in original hair colour. Iodine stimulates cellular function and regeneration of the lower layers of these cells. By rejuvenating the skin from the inside out, iodine encourages smooth skin, hair colour, and strong nails.

Seaweed is a great source, especially kelp, Kombu and hijiki, and fish, anything that lives in the ocean


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