vitamins that help hair grow faster

7 Vitamins That Can Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Do you ever find yourself trying to get your hair to grow faster?

At It Really Works Vitamins, we chat to lots of people frustrated with the pace of their hair growth. It’s easy to see why too: healthy hair growth can be a tough thing to maintain. All it takes is a change in your diet, work and life stresses or a sudden illness, and bam: your hair just ain't what it was.

As well as getting the best hair growth supplements on the market we recommend that you aim to increase your day-to-day intake of the following vitamins. Each of these is likely to naturally speed up your rate of hair growth.

7 Vitamins That Speed Up Hair Growth


Magnesium is one of the most abundant mineral elements in the body.  

Our bodies require magnesium for hundreds of biochemical reactions, including numerous reactions taking place on your scalp.

A number of studies link inflammation in the scalp to calcium build ups around the hair follicle. In a 2017 study Dr Di Nicolantonio goes as far as calling magnesium ‘nature’s physiological calcium blocker’.

The study found that higher dietary magnesium intakes can give a positive effect on treating various health symptoms by decreasing the risks of “vascular events, as well as vascular calcification.”


This B-complex vitamin assists in the development of keratin improve your bodies' ability to produce amino acids, which is essential for healthy hair growth. Don't forget, It Really Works Vitamins are packed with 800% of your RDA of Biotin. Check out our market leading hair supplements here.


Next up on our list of must-have nutrients is Iron. Anaemia, often caused by an iron deficiency, may show itself up in symptoms of thinning unhealthy hair.  Even if you don't have Anemia, increasing your iron intake can produce a definitive improvement to hair loss overall. 


Zinc is a trace element in the human body which is vital for a lot of biochemical processes. Zinc works to aid the absorption of other nutrients into the body. Zinc also regulates hormones and helps to build healthy cells. Zinc supplementation can often make a meaningful change to your hair growth.  

Vitamin D:

Our bodies need to produce Vitamin D and good ol' sunshine – or Vitamin D supplements – to make that possible. Foods rich in Vitamin D include fortified breakfast cereals,  fortified milk, eggs, fish, mushrooms grown in sunlight, fortified tofu, fortified yoghurt.   Vitamin D is also created naturally by our bodies when exposed to the sunshine! 20 minutes per day is enough! But don't forget your sunscreen.

Vitamin E:

Alongside upping Vitamin D intake, we recommend that you start taking some more Vitamin E for the simple reason that it reduces inflammation and this will help to combat the signs of hair loss. 

Fatty Acids:  Omega 3 is the name given to a group of related fatty acids found in oils of plants and marine life. Omega 3 Fatty Acids can be found in Canola Oil, salmon, sardines, flax seed, walnuts, shellfish such as shrimp, lobster and crab.

So there you have it! These seven vitamins encourage faster-growing hair growth, so get the nutrient-foods mentioned above, in your shopping basket! 

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