Human body requires essential vitamins and minerals for the proper functioning and maintenance. Actually, most people do not know that the nutrition plays a big role in maintaining the proper health of the hairs too. Without adequate nutrition, hairs are more likely to get dull, thin and turn gray. Certain medications can also take away essential vitamins and minerals from your body which can lead to hair loss.

There are essential vitamins and minerals as well as supplements that can keep hair loss at bay. But overdose of anything can cause health issues. Below are some essential vitamins and minerals that can prevent hair loss.

•    Vitamin A: It is an anti-oxidant which is also very important for the immune system. Along with keeping hairs healthy, it also keeps the skin young and bright. Vitamin A is commonly found in cheese, milk, spinach, meat and broccoli.

•    Vitamin B: It is a water-soluble vitamin that also keeps the nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is very essential vitamin for hair, nails and skin. Vitamin B3, B5, B6 and B12 is very essential for hair health. The good sources of Vitamin B are fish, chicken, meat, egg yolks, whole grain cereals and milk.

•    Vitamin C: It is one of the safest and important antioxidant.  Along with maintaining hair health it also protects body against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular, eye and skin diseases. The Good sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, green peppers and dark green vegetables.

•    Vitamin E: It is an antioxidant that helps scalp circulation, destroys the free-radicals in the body and protects lungs also. It is very important for cell membrane of the hairs. The good sources of the Vitamin E are raw seeds, nuts, dried seeds, wheat germ oil, green leafy vegetables and beans.

•    Biotin: Biotin is responsible for producing keratin which builds hair, nails and skin. The things like egg, milk, liver and rice contain this mineral.