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produce it itself. Therefore, it is even more important that you get it with food, especially if you want to grow hair or a beard, because it can have a very positive influence. L-methionine forms so-called structural proteins in the human body. In the hair it is keratin. Keratin is arranged as a chain of microscopic particles.
These "keratin chains" are deposited in the hair and nails and strengthen hair (and also nails) due to the chain shape. In addition to hair health, methionine is necessary for the biosynthesis of important compounds in the human body. These include creatine (for energy delivery during strength efforts) or choline (for liver, brain and also hair health).
Methionine is found in protein-rich foods, especially beef or chicken and raw salmon. Vegans or vegetarians can turn to soybeans. However, it's hard to get to the recommended amounts, so supplementation makes sense. Don’t worry - we've considered it and included it in our product.
This substance is a non-essential amino acid that the body can produce from L-methionine and is also very valuable for your hair. However, in order for your body to produce L-cysteine, you need to get enough L-methionine from the outside; and that's exactly why we have L-methionine in Joe's Finest.
But that's not all - we've also included L-cysteine in our formula, so you're definitely covered. This combination supports your beard growth.
Because both substances help your body to produce keratin chains, which can be of great importance for the hair and your beard. They are deposited in the 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 sugar regulation). Cysteine is found primarily in sunflower seeds, soybeans and peas.
Betaine is a true all-rounder when it comes to hair or your beard. No wonder it is included in many hair growth shampoos, because it can increase the density, grip and strength of the hair. It's already in the beetroot extract you'll also find in Joe's Finest, but because this substance is so important, we've included an extra serving.
Betaine is not only important for hair, but also for health. By lowering homocysteine, it helps prevent hardening of the arteries and thus cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. Sources of betaine are, besides beetroot, especially quinoa and rye.
Hair should look not only dense and strong, but also beautiful and healthy. For all these purposes, we have packed vitamin C in our product. Vitamin C ensures the formation of collagen in the human body. Collagen, in turn, has a great similarity to keratin, which is a protein that forms the main component of nails and hair. Keratin is a structural protein (as molecular chains) and also ensures the strength of nails and hair.
In addition, vitamin C acts against the so-called free radicals. These are substances that are produced, for example, during stress and, in addition to the immune system, also attack the hair. Natural sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits (including lemon, orange), Brussels sprouts and especially rosehip or the acerola cherry.
It is an essential micronutrient and has similarity to the group of B vitamins. It plays a role in the growth and health of hair.
Furthermore, it is important for good liver and brain function. You can find choline in egg yolk, beef liver and in wheat germ.
Another name for this ingredient is "organic sulfur" and it can be a great help to aid your beard growth. The main components of hair are the proteins keratin, collagen, and elastin. However, MSM is necessary to produce these. In addition, sulfur is a component of many other substances that are important for hair growth, such as cysteine and methionine, which form keratin.
But not only that. MSM also helps in the production of glutathione, which plays a key role in a functioning immune system. In addition, MSM acts as a joint protector and helps the body's detoxification system clear tobacco, alcohol, and environmental toxins from the body. This substance is found in milk, sauerkraut, or onions. However, during cooking, due to heating, a large part is probably destroyed.
Vitamin B complex
All vitamins of the B-complex contribute to a healthier and better hair and beard growth. Below I will discuss the individual components and explain what other health benefits they can bring.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Also known as thiamine, this water-soluble vitamin can help build new, healthy (hair) cells. In addition, it is important in stress situations, as it can reduce stress levels and this indirectly leads to a protection for healthy (beard) hair, because stress harms our hair. Likewise, it helps faster wound healing and has an importance in carbohydrate processing in the human body. Nuts, egg yolks and spinach are good sources of vitamin B1.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
The B2 vitamin (riboflavin), is also called growth vitamin and not without reason. It can help beautiful skin and hair by promoting the absorption of iron and vitamins B3 and B6. These in turn can both provide for healthy hair growth.
Furthermore, it is believed to counteract the aging process and contributes to healthy thyroid function. Foods rich in riboflavin include rice, milk, and soy.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin can help stimulate the growth of your beard. It increases blood flow to the body, helping to provide the hair with valuable nutrients it needs to grow.
It can also lower cholesterol and contribute to a healthy cardiovascular system. Turkey, salmon, and legumes all provide vitamin B3.
Vitamin B5 (Panthothenic Acid)
If you want to avoid or prevent gray (beard) 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. Without pantothenic acid, not enough color pigments can be formed.
In addition, this vitamin performs important tasks in the metabolism, for example in the utilization 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 - the (beard) hair can appear dull and feeble. Besides this property, vitamin B6 can lower the homocysteine level.
Homocysteine is an amino acid that most likely has a negative impact on cardiovascular disease. 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 in the context of beauty. It is important for a beautiful skin as well as nails and can also be useful for a beautiful beard.
Other benefits are related to health and it is involved in fat and protein metabolism. You can find this vitamin, among others, 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 human organism. Since all of our hair also needs oxygen to be healthy and grow, vitamin B9 can support strong beard growth.
Another benefit is the positive effect on homocysteine levels and thus the support of a healthy cardiovascular system.
High levels of folic acid are found in wheat germ, lentils and beef and pork liver.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
The hair growth-promoting effect of vitamin B12 is based on the activation, the form stored in the body, of vitamin B9 and as explained earlier, vitamin B9 ensures a better oxygen supply to the hair. This can lead to increased beard growth.
Likewise, vitamin B12 helps in protein metabolism. Good sources are meat, fish and sauerkraut.
This mineral can very effectively promote your beard growth and also hair health. The hair becomes firmer, thicker and looks supple and well-groomed. This comes about because zinc promotes the formation of keratin, which is a major component of all hair. In our product, zinc perfectly complements 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. Zinc can also provide valuable services for the immune system and against allergies. You can find zinc in nuts, corn and eggs.
Copper is an essential trace element, which means that the body cannot produce it itself. It performs a variety of functions in the human body and can also provide good results if your goal is more beard growth.
It works indirectly by facilitating the absorption of iron, for example from food. Iron is important for the transport of oxygen in the blood. In addition, iron can play a major role in hair loss and little hair or beard growth, for example, if there is a deficiency. Because if there is too little iron, then it tries to pull out all possible iron in the body to make the most important goal (the oxygen transport) run properly. As a result, however, the hair no longer receives iron. The result can be brittle hair that breaks easily and falls out.
This is because iron is involved in the structural build-up in the hair follicle (the place where hair originates). Iron is found, among other things, in meat, beans and green leafy vegetables, such as spinach. However, it does no good if enough iron is supplied but it cannot be absorbed. That's exactly why we packed copper into Joe Finest.
Foods high in copper include cocoa powder, beef liver and cashews.
This fat-soluble vitamin, also known as retinol (this is the transport form of vitamin A), can stimulate your beard growth and ensure a strong and smooth appearance of the hair. After all, what good is a lot of hair if it looks unkempt? A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to decreased hair growth.
A deficiency can also have a negative effect on the eyes, skin, teeth, and bones, as it is involved everywhere. Examples of foods that contain vitamin A are carrots, spinach, or sweet potatoes.
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.
Thus, vitamin D can indirectly lead to better hair and beard growth. We at Joe's Finest have also thought of this. Your body can produce vitamin D itself by exposing your skin to sunlight. However, since we in Western Europe are not so often blessed with sunny weather, it makes sense to take it from the outside.
You can find vitamin D in your diet in egg yolks, liver, and fatty fish. However, there is often a deficiency of this very important vitamin, which is also very important for the immune system and mood.