Nowadays, beautiful hair shapes the beauty ideal of our society and is important for our well-being. We do everything we can to make our hair look good. We blow-dry it, dye or bleach it and use a wide variety of styling agents.
But this also puts a strain on our hair on a daily basis. In addition, sun baths or salt and chlorine water attack our hair.
Hair produces daily maximum performance through renewal or growth. For this they need nutrients and building substances, which we must supply regularly and sufficiently through food.
Biotin and zinc contribute to the maintenance of normal hair. Copper supports normal hair pigmentation (hair colour).
Together with vitamin B12, folic acid plays a role in cell division.
Vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and pantothenic acid contribute to normal energy metabolism.
Vitamin B6 is required for the formation of the amino acid cysteine. The trace element molybdenum contributes to the metabolism of sulphurous amino acids.
L-cysteine is a sulphurous amino acid. It occurs particularly in the fibre proteins (keratin) of human hair and nails. Keratin gives hair and nails their firmness.
L-methionine is also a sulphurous amino acid. Since the human organism cannot produce this amino acid itself, it is dependent on the supply with food. Methionine is also used in the body to form cysteine.
Horsetails (Equisetum arvense) are among the oldest plants in the world: almost 400 million years ago, these plants developed with shoots the size of trees. Arabs and Greeks already appreciated this plant in ancient times. In Asia horsetail is cultivated today as a vegetable. The horsetail is characterized by tiny silica crystals that give the cell walls their firmness. The leaves of the horsetail therefore resemble those of a fir tree.