The Best Natural Supplements for Treating Premature Gray Hair

There is nothing wrong with gray hair and many people actually love their gray hair, but some people get gray hair at a relatively early age. Genetics play a big role here, but also a vitamin B-12 deficiency or problems with your pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature graying that is reversible if the problem is corrected. So if you suspect you have one of these, talk to your doctor about it.

I guess the fastest and easiest way to treat gray hair is to use commercial dyes. But these contain many chemicals and harmful substances that many people wouldn’t like to use. I have already shared with you 50 natural ways to treat premature graying hair. That article brought many natural substances that you can use at home such as herbs and certain foods. However there are people that find these methods of applying a mixture on their hair to be inconvenience and time consuming, or their diet is not balanced enough to get the certain results they wish. These people prefer a quicker solution.

In this article I would like to share with you natural supplements that are taken orally, and might work well for other people who want easier and faster results. Just remember to consult with your doctor before taking any supplement as to make sure it does not interfere with current medications you take:

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are a defense system in our body that helps prevent free-radical damage to cells, which many researchers connect with the aging process. These include several enzymes as well as nutrients supplied through diet, including vitamin E, beta-carotene and vitamin C. For many people, the greatest interest in antioxidants is its anti-aging potential, since the body’s production of its own antioxidants decreases in old age. Of course choosing a diet rich in antioxidants is a smart choice (and you can read here how to incorporate more antioxidants in your daily nutrition). Vitamin A, C and E are considered strong antioxidants, as well as other antioxidants. Vegetables and fruits are full of these vitamins. However if your diet is not balanced you might be better off taking antioxidant supplement after consulting with your doctor.

Melancor

Melancor produces a melanin-like pigment that may actually reverse gray hair color to give you a naturally non-gray look. If you suffer from premature gray hair, you have a genetically based tendency to produce less melanin as body pigments. Melancor-NH naturally triggers melanocytes which helps overcome this tendency by effectively increasing your body’s ability to produce melanin pigments.

Blackstrap Molases

When sugar cane syrup is boiled for sugar making, the third boiling creates blackstrap molasses. Blackstrap molasses contains many trace minerals including copper, which is an essential trace mineral that is necessary for hair pigmentation. Two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses contains approximately 14% of your daily recommended intake of copper and other trace minerals that work together with the copper to help restore your health. It is recommended to take at least one tablespoon of blackstrap molases a day, and you will need to wait a few months to notice real changes. The blackstrap molases won’t return an existing hair to its original color, but will cause the gray hair to fall out and be replaced by a new and more youthful hair. When you buy molasses make sure it doesn’t contain sulphur as a preservative (unsulphured molasses) and you can use it as a sugar substitute.

Paba

Paba is one of the B vitamins and a popular sunscreen ingredient. In the body, Paba helps to formulate red blood cells that boost energy and works as an antioxidant. It also boosts hair growth, and is said to even prevent and reverse gray hair color in some heads.

He Shou Wu

He Shou Wu is also known as Fo-Ti. This herb is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for its blood and kidney strengthening abilities. TCM doctrine says that gray hair color is a result of imbalanced kidneys, so it claims that this herb can prevent and potentially reverse gray hair color.

Wheatgrass

Some people use wheatgrass for preventing gray hair. As mentioned above, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), hair pigmentation is influenced by the quality of blood and the strength of the kidneys. If you are going gray, then you need to consume foods that strengthen your kidneys and blood. These foods include wheatgrass and any other food with high chlorophyll content. You can consume it raw, as a juice, powder, or tablets. Check the label to make sure that you are consuming raw wheatgrass that has been heated during processing. You can add wheatgrass powder to water by the spoonful or to fresh juices and smoothies.