Omega and Hair health

Omega and Hair health

“Happy Hair…

                               Happy You …

                                            Involve Omega,  

                                                              And Feel The New” !!! …

Hey, all dear health champs there…

              Healthy hair is the dream of everyone… “irrespective of age and gender”. 

Who doesn't want those beautiful, healthy, waving, and thick hair, that talks more about personality and personal choices? Of course! Everyone… right? 

“Because… hair don't lie”!!! 

  We have seen so many people tired after trying almost all the new hair care products in the market and still with either no or very temporary effects.

Do you know what’s the reason behind it? 

Because we are under the impression that certain things could get corrected only with external applications… Like trying some new shampoos or oils or conditioners !!! Some among us are always in experimentation mode, even trying to use different combs to see the results !!! And in this frustrating and cumbersome process, we forget that it’s not only about the external application but it’s about internal purification and upliftment from intake of proper nutrition. 

Are you getting??? Let’s dive in more… 

Let’s understand first, hair health is not only about shampoos and conditioners. More than that it’s about a balanced healthy diet that must include all those essential minerals and nutrients that shape your hair. 

And among those Omega is the supremo!!!

How does Omega make your hair better? 

For that, let’s first understand what are the common hair problems one generally has- 

  • Less hair growth
  • Less volume and density
  • Thinning of the hair shaft
  • Dull and rough hair
  • Imbalance of sebum production
  • Dry scalp
  • Frequent dandruff and hence itching 

Now let’s have a glance at how Omega help to overcome these problems…

  • In hair loss and thinning: 
  • The basic problem almost all people face is hair loss and thinning of the hair which may lead to partial or complete baldness if not taken care of. DHA in Omega-3 benefits miraculously in this aspect and hence they prevent hair loss, thinning, and premature baldness. Rather improves hair density.

  • Repair the damage: 
  • We all love experimenting with our hair and hence we do different color applications, overpour of chemicals, and heat treatments for changing the texture of our hair. It gives us not only a new look but also long-term damage. Here, Omega-3 comes as a savior for our style icons as Omega-3 repairs all these damages due to experimentations!!!

  • Nourishment of dry scalp: 
  • Most of the time a dry and scaly scalp is the root cause of various problems. Hence, nourishment of the scalp is very essential to make hair stronger and healthier. Omega-3 gives that essential nourishment to the scalp.

  • Luster and shine: 
  • People with shiny hair shine with different confidence!!! Everyone wants lustrous hair but very few get it because of different externalities like pollution, lack of nutrition, lack of proper sleep, and stressful life. Due to Omega-3, hair follicles get more nutrients and essential proteins and thus lead to healthy, lustrous, shiny hair! 

  • Dandruff and irritation: 
  • Dandruff spread on the collar and shoulders is certainly an awful situation. Omega-3 regulates the oil i.e., sebum production from the scalp tissues, and hence reduces itchy scalp and dandruff.

    • Sebum production: 

    As we saw above, the scalp produces oil/sebum but for many people, this sebum production is imbalanced and can lead to inflammation, irritation, and scalp itching. Omega-3 balances this sebum production and hence helps to get a healthy scalp.

  • Blood supply and hair growth: 
  • DHA improves blood supply to hair follicles which enhances the hair growth cycle along with reducing premature greying of hair.

    What is Omega and From where does the body gets Omega???

              Omega-3 fatty acids are very essential supplements one must have for a healthy life. But the only concern here is unlike other fatty acids, we can’t produce Omega-3 fatty acids in our body. Hence one must rely on external sources like food sources or nutritional supplements. Omega-3 is mostly associated with fish oil which gives DHA and EPA.

    Let’s understand what are the various sources of Omega-3.

    Animal-based sources:

    • Fish - Anchovies, Mackerel, Tuna, Salmon, Herring, Sardines 
    • Other seafood like crabs.
    • Grass-eating animals.
    • Red meat.

    Plant-based sources:

    • Grains.
    • Some superfoods like flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds
    • Nuts- specifically walnut
    • Leafy vegetables like spinach

     But there are a few concerns raised about fish-based and animal-based Omega-3 nutrition - let’s understand -


    • Increasing marine pollution and hence more pollutants present in water. 
    • High mercury levels in fish because of bioaccumulation and biomagnification.
    • Occurrence of microplastics, heavy harmful metals inside water sources and animals therein.
    • Very low chances of getting pollutant-free, high-quality, purified, and sustainably sourced fish oil.
    • Also, experts suggest, that if you want to continue with fish for DHA supplements, prefer fish known to be lower in heavy metals—sardines, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, and herring, known as the SMASH group.
    • While getting Omega-3 from grass-fed animals or red meat, debates are going on regarding ethical aspects of rearing animals, pesticide components in fodder as well as injecting antibiotics and hormones.


    Also, let's understand the side effects of Omega-3 fish oil-


    Some people may face some side effects like-

    • A fishy taste in mouth
    • Fishy breath
    • Stomach upset 
    • Loose stools
    • Nausea
    • Risk of bleeding increases if your daily intake of fish oil is more than 3 grams.

    So, apart from people who face the side effects of marine-based Omega-3 fatty acids, either in direct form through fish diet or in supplement form, there are many other people who can’t take fish-based EPA and DHA because of the following reasons:

    • Follower of a vegan diet
    • Cultural restrictions
    • Ecological and geographical restrictions
    • Environmental and pollution concerns
    • Some personal preferences

    So what is there for them?

                  The answer is, Plant-Based Omega-3 fatty acids, as we can get all the goodness of all the Omega-3 fatty acids from a clean source like plants.

           Hence, there is absolutely no harm in giving your body the goodness of plant-based supplements of Omega-3 fatty acids.

     “Be aware of your hair health before it’s too late. 

                        Prevention is better than cure, include omega- 3 on your plate”.

    ZeroHarm Sciences brings to you a great source of Omega-3 from clean plant-based resources which you can rely upon with trust. Grab the bottle and see the difference in your hair health!!!

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