Ahoy, sailor!All about the main players in our can
You probably know beetroot from the supermarket and perhaps associate it with a tasty salad rather than hair or beard growth. But this vegetable not only tastes good, but also contains many valuable substances that can support your beard growth;
Besides vitamins A, B12, B9 (folic acid) and vitamin C, there are betanin, betaine, betacyanin, silicic acid and potassium. Betanin strengthens the hair's immune system, this is relevant because stress, ageing or poor nutrition attack the hair cells.
The contained Betanin increases the hair density and firmness. Betacyanin, silicic acid and potassium also have positive effects on hair growth.
As a whole, all these substances are a great support for strong hair and stimulate new hair and thus beard growth. As the name suggests, beetroot extract can be found in beetroot.
This is an essential amino acid. This means that the body cannot produce it itself. That is why it is all the more important that you take it in through your diet, especially if you are concerned about your hair, and, thus beard growth because it can have a very positive influence. L-methionine forms so-called structural proteins in the human body. In the hair it is the keratin. Keratin is arranged as a chain of microscopic particles.
These "keratin chains" are deposited in the hair and nails and strengthen hair (and nails) through their chain shape. In addition to the health of your hair, methionine is necessary for the biosynthesis of important compounds in the human body. These include creatine (for the supply of energy during exertion) and choline (for liver, brain and hair health).
Methionine is found in protein-rich foods, especially beef, chicken and raw salmon. Vegans or vegetarians can resort to soybeans. However, it is difficult to come to the recommended amounts, so that a dietary supplement makes sense. Don't worry - we have considered it and included it in our product.
This substance is a non-essential amino acid which the body can produce from L-methionine and which is also very good for your hair. But for your body to produce L-cysteine, you need to supply your body with enough L-methionine; and that's why we have L-methionine in Joe's Finest.
But that's not all: We have also included L-cysteine in our formula so that you are definitely safe. This combination supports your beard growth.
Because both substances help your body to produce keratin chains, which are of great importance for your hair and your beard. They become deposited in skin and hair and strengthen them.
In addition, cysteine is a starting material for important compounds in the human body, such as glutathione (for the immune system) or insulin (for blood regulation). Cysteine is found in sunflower seeds, soya beans and peas.
Betaine is a true all-rounder when it comes to the hair or your beard. No wonder it is part of many hair growth shampoos. This is because it can increase the density, grip and firmness of hair. Beetroot extract already comprises some of it, which you can also find in Joe's Finest, but because this substance is SO important, we have once again integrated an extra portion.
Betaine is important not only for your hair, but also for your health. By reducing homocysteine, it helps prevent arteriosclerosis and thus cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Besides beetroot, quinoa and rye are the main sources of betaine.
Hair should not only look thick and strong, but also beautiful and healthy. For these purposes we have packed lots of vitamin C into our product. Vitamin C ensures the formation of collagen in the human body. Collagen, in turn, is very similar to keratin, which is a protein that is the main component of nails and hair. Keratin is a structural protein (in the form of molecular chains) and also ensures the firmness of nails and hair.
Vitamin C is also effective against so-called free radicals. These are substances that arise, for example, during stress and attack not only the immune system but also the hair. Natural sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits (including lemon and orange), Brussels sprouts and, above all, rose hip or the acerola cherry.
It is a vital micronutrient and is similar to the B vitamins. It plays a role in the growth and health of hair.
Furthermore, it is important for a good liver and brain function. You'll find choline in egg yolk, liver of beef and wheat germ.
Another name for this active ingredient is "organic sulphur" and it can be a good help for your beard growth. The main components of hair are the proteins keratin, collagen and elastin. However, MSM is necessary to produce these. Sulphur is also a component of many other substances that are important for hair growth, such as cysteine and methionine, which form keratin.
But that's not all. MSM also helps in the production of glutathione, which plays a key role in a functioning immune system. MSM also acts as joint protection and helps the body's own detoxification system to remove tobacco, alcohol and environmental toxins from the body.
This substance is found in milk, pickled cabbage and onions. However, a large part of it is destroyed during the cooking process.
Grape seed extract (OPC)
The active substance in grape seed extract for hair and beard growth is "oligomeric proanthocyanin" (OPC). OPC is a phytochemical and, besides many health benefits, can also have an effect on the growth of hair and its appearance, because it has a great influence on a main component of hair - collagen.
A study from Japan proves that OPC can increase cell proliferation of hair follicles by 230% compared to other agents. This fact can therefore lead to an increase in the number of hairs (in the growth phase).
Red grapes, apples, cherries and plums contain considerable amounts of OPC. Other perks of OPC are the following health benefits. It works against skin ageing, boosts the immune system and can even better vision.
Vitamin B Complex
All vitamins of the B-complex contribute to healthier and better hair and beard growth. Now, I will go into the individual components and explain what other health benefits they have.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
Also known as thiamine, this water-soluble vitamin can help build new, healthy (hair) cells. It is also important in stressful situations because it can reduce stress levels which leads indirectly to a protection of healthy hair, because stress harms our hair. It also helps wounds heal more quickly and is important in the digestion of carbohydrates in the human body. Nuts, egg yolk and spinach are good sources of vitamin B1.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
The B2 vitamin (riboflavin) is also called the growth vitamin and there is a reason for that. It can contribute to beautiful skin and hair by promoting the absorption of iron and vitamins B3 and B6. These in turn can both ensure healthy hair growth.
It is also thought to counteract the ageing process and contribute to a healthy thyroid function. Riboflavin-rich foods include rice, milk and soya.
Vitamin B3 (niacin)
The so-called niacin can help fuel the growth of your beard. It increases the blood circulation in the body and thus helps to support the hair with valuable nutrients that it needs for growth.
It can also lower cholesterol and contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system. Turkey, salmon and legumes all provide vitamin B3.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
If you want to avoid or prevent grey hair - which is admittedly already the case for many in their mid-20s - then vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid could be the right thing for you. Because without pantothenic acid not enough pigments can be formed.
In addition, this vitamin performs important metabolic functions, for example in the processing of fats and carbohydrates. Typical sources of this valuable vitamin are eggs, offal and avocado.
If this vitamin group is missing - the individual substances are pyridoxine, pyridoxal and pyridoxamine - hair and whiskers may appear dull and weak. Besides this property, vitamin B6 can lower the homocysteine level.
Homocysteine is an amino acid that is most likely to have a negative effect on cardiovascular diseases. It is found in dairy products, lentils and bananas.
Vitamin B7 (biotin)
The more common name of this vitamin is biotin and you may have heard it before in connection with the subject of beauty. It is important for a beautiful skin as well as nails and can also be useful for a beautiful beard.
Other health benefits include its involvement in fat and protein metabolism. You find this vitamin, among other things, in nuts and oatmeal.
Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
Folic acid stimulates the body to form red blood cells (erythrocytes). These are responsible for the transport of oxygen throughout the body. Since all of our hair also relies on oxygen transport to be healthy and grow, Vitamin B9 can support strong beard growth.
Another advantage is the positive effect on homocysteine levels and thus the support of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Wheat germ, lentils and the liver of pork and beef have a high folic acid content.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
The hair growth-promoting effect of vitamin B12 is based on the activation, the form stored in the body, of vitamin B12 and, as explained above, vitamin B12 provides a better oxygen supply to the hair. This can lead to increased beard growth.
Vitamin B12 also helps in the provision of protein. Good sources are meat, fish and pickled cabbage.
This mineral can very effectively promote the growth and health of your beard. The hair becomes firmer, thicker and looks smooth and groomed. This is achieved by zinc, which promotes the formation of keratin, which is the main component of all hair. In our product zinc complements itself optimally with vitamin C, MSM and the amino acids methionine and cysteine.
In addition to the structural protein keratin, these also form the structural protein collagen, the latter also being good for joint and cartilage health. In addition, zinc can be valuable for the immune system and against allergies.
Zinc is found in nuts, corn and eggs.
Copper is an essential dietary mineral, which means that the body cannot produce it itself. It performs a variety of functions in the human body and can also deliver good results if your goal is greater beard growth.
It works indirectly, so to speak, by facilitating the absorption of iron, e.g. from food. Iron is important for oxygen transport through the blood. In addition, iron can play a major role in hair loss and low hair and beard growth, for example when there is a deficiency. Because, if too little iron is present, the body tries everything possible to redirect iron away from the hair to facilitate the arguably more important transport of oxygen. As a result, however, the hair is no longer ironed. The result can be: brittle hair that easily breaks and falls out.
Iron is part of the structure of the hair follicle (the place where the hair develops). Iron is found, among other things, in meat, buns and green leafy vegetables such as spinach. However, it is iron is of no use if it is supplied but cannot be absorbed. That's why we added copper to Joe Finest.
Foods with a high copper content are cocoa powder, beef liver and cashew nuts.
This fat-soluble vitamin, also known as retinol (this is the transport form of vitamin A), can stimulate your beard growth and allows a strong and supple appearance to your hair. Because what is the point of having lots of hair if it looks scruffy. A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to reduced hair growth.
It can also have a negative effect on the eyes, skin, teeth and bones because it is involved everywhere. Examples of foods containing vitamin A are carrots, spinach or sweet carrots.
As you now know, vitamin A can positively influence your beard growth and also contributes to healthy eyes, teeth, bones and skin. However, for your body to effectively absorb vitamin A, vitamin D is necessary.
Vitamin D can therefore indirectly lead to better hair and bar growth. We thought about that too at Joe's Finest. Your body can produce vitamin D yourself by allowing your skin to be exposed to the sun. Since we in Western Europe are not so often blessed with sunny weather, it makes sense to take supplements.
Through nutrition you can find vitamin D in egg yolk, liver and fatty fish. However, there is often a deficiency of this important vitamin, which is also of great importance for the immune system and the mood.