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What is the best vitamin to take for healthy hair?

What is the best vitamin to take for healthy hair? Anybody knows which one is best?
Mon, 27 Sep 2010
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Vitamin E is very good I heard and I take one tablet whenever I remember. I think it is best for hair bit not very sure…
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B-6, biotin, inositol and folic acid and magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important for maintaining healthy hair. Check out this link for all the info u need. http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/vitamins-hair.html
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any food rich in Vit C such as amla, tomato,green chilies, sea weed, avocados, nuts and seeds, brown rice and root vegetables are good for healthy hair
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vitamins that are good are VitA, Vit C, Vit E. Boitin, Ionistol, Nicain, Pantothenic acid
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hi guys, too much of Vitamin A causes hair fall.
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durga.smart08's  Response
hi good afternnon sir, my wife has been suffering from hair loss and growthness of hairs so plz kindly give me abt valueable information..
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