9. Fish Oil
Fish oil is a hugely popular supplement derived from the fat of cold water fish such as trout, mackerel, tuna, sardines and salmon. Fish oil contains long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to our health and wellbeing, as our body can’t function at its best without them. A diet rich in omega-3 is believed to provide protection against cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, brain development and much more.
Omega-3 contains anti-inflammatory properties and can relieve conditions like diabetes, ADHD and other behavioural problems, and even treat depression. Omega-3s are essential to a healthy heart as they can cause a reduction in triglyceride levels, and are considered essential because they can’t be produced in the human body. As such, it’s important to get as much as we can from the foods we eat, and omega-3 can be found in some plants, seafood, eggs and meat.
Omega-3 can also maintain healthy bones, balance metabolism and promote healthy skin and hair. It’s a popular ingredient in many hair growth tonics, as it holds many powerful healing properties that can reverse damaged hair and stimulate growth and thickness. Fish oil is a perfect source of omega-3 as it’s easy to take either in supplement form or by adding fish to your diet once or twice a week.
Fish oil can help strengthen the roots of the hair, and contains a good amount of protein that can help stimulate blood circulation to the follicles and scalp, further promoting hair growth. Fish oil is rarely used as a topical treatment as it holds an extremely unpleasant odor, so when using it for hair growth, it’s best to supplement in the form of fish oil capsules.