Beard Growing Foods
One of the best and most efficient ways to make your hair and beard grows faster is by incorporating ‘growing foods‘ into your diet. Getting the right nutrients and vitamins for optimum beard growth is easily achievable through your diet, without the need to waste your money on artificial supplements.
See our list of great hair and beard growing vitamins and what types of foods you can find them in below:
Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene
Vitamin A is and Beta-carotene don’t directly stimulate hair growth because they don’t really have a direct impact on the hair follicle. However, they do in fact maintain and repair skin tissue and it is the effect on the skin which impacts the hair’s growth rate. Your body also converts beta-carotene into vitamin A – it has been suggested to consume foods high in beta-carotene over foods high in vitamin A.
- Vitamin A is present in milk, cheese, yoghurt and egg yolks.
- Beta-carotene is typically found in yellow and orange fruit and vegetables, as Beta-carotene is what gives them their colour – yellow fruits such as mango, melon and apricots are a great source of the vitamin.
- Yellow and green (leafy) vegetables, such as spinach, carrots and red peppers are another great source of beta-carotene.
Vitamin B7 (also known as Biotin)
Biotin is one of the most fundamental vitamins for hair and beard thickness and growth. It promotes cell growth and the production of fatty acids, thus triggering hair growth. For ultimate hair and beard growing benefit, it is best consumed with B-complex vitamins such as B5, B6 and B12.
- Biotin is found in a large variety of foods but it is particularly rich in egg yolk, liver and yeast.
- B-complex vitamins can be found in foods such as fish, poultry, leans meats, eggs, nuts, and whole grains such as brown rice and oatmeals.
- Foods that are rich in B12 include beef, milk, cheese and wheat germ.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential oils which are essential to beard and hair growth and maintaining healthy, thick hair. Omega 3 promotes the production and action of hormones that affect the health, tone, sheen and integrity of your hair. It is also the source of the body’s natural lubricant for the skin and a big contributor to the sebaceous gland responsible for feeding hair follicles.
- Fish – Salmon, halibut, sardines, albacore, trout, catfish, cod, tuna and herring
- Shellfish – Shrimp, clams, lobster, crab
- Nuts and Seeds – Walnuts, almonds and flax seedOils – Canola oil, natural flax oil