Beer for Beautiful Hair: Does It Really Work?

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Priyanka Chopra is another actress who vouches for beer and egg combination for hair care

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones once said “I do condition my hair with honey and beer. I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it’s very good for the hair”. Priyanka Chopra is another actress who vouches for beer and egg combination for hair care.

Don’t turn your head away,  Zeta-Jones and Priyanka are celebrities who swears by the benefits of washing hair with beer. And to let you know this is by no means a new fad and women have been using beer to enhance their hair for decades.

Does Beer really work for your hair

The answer is yes. Beer which is made from malt and hops through fermentation process contains several nutrients that benefits the hair. Beer is rich in B vitamins, maltose, sucrose, and protein and beer also contains magnesium, phosphorus and potassium which make beer a valuable hair care ingredient.beer for hair

  • Beer proteins helps to repair damaged hair
  • B vitamins in beer are good for hair growth
  • Beer contains silica too – a mineral which helps to add volume to hair
  • Maltose present in beer helps to strengthen hair
  • Sucrose gives natural shine to hair and tightens hair cuticles
  • Beer treatment gives hair more volume and makes it appear more thicker
  • Beer also contains Biotin, a much needed nutrient for healthy hair growth. Biotin can also aid in preventing dandruff, itchy scalp and hair loss
  • Beer is great in absorbing excess oil

Take a note:

Beer works wonder on oily hair with regular problems of dandruff and itchiness, whereas this solution is not for people with dry hair.

Best way to use it

At the end of the shower, pour flat beer (leave the beer bottle open overnight before applying to hair) over hair straight from roots and allow it to stay for about 3-4 minutes. Rinse it off then with cold water. To avoid the beer stink, follow it up with a fragrant conditioner. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar can also be added to the beer to prevent the bad smell.

Make your own Beer shampoo:

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Top 6 Health Benefits of Vitamin B2

Health Benefits of Vitamin B2Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin plays a major role in breaking down carbohydrates. It also acts as an antioxidant and can tackle tumors and slow down aging. Riboflavin is needed to activate vitamin B6. Since this vitamin is water soluble, it cannot be stored in the body and should be consumed every day.

Zenith Nutrition has developed a wonderful product which you can take daily to tide over Vitamin B2 deficiency. Let’s explore little more about Vitamin B2 benefits, before discussing product details

Vitamin B2 to Tackle Migraine

There is enough research proof to believe that Vitamin B2  can help to decrease the severity of migraine. Scientists have found that migraine patients who took required doses of riboflavin got lesser headaches over a 3-month period and that also without any side effects.

Vitamin B2 is key to maintaining healthy thyroid function

Vitamin B2 is required for normal thyroid function. In absence of B2, T4 levels goes down and also adrenal glands fail to secrete their hormones. Vitamin B2 deficiency results in under active thyroid and ultimately lead to weight gain and other problems.

Vitamin B2 and Autism

Research suggests that in the urine of autistic children levels of dicarboxylic acids (abnormal organic acids)  reduces following supplementation with vitamin B2, along with vitamin B6, and magnesium.

Vitamin B2 and Parkinson’s

Patients with Parkinson’s disease who had vitamin B2 riboflavin deficiency, when supplemented with riboflavin showed significant improvement in motor capacity

Include Vitamin B2 to avoid Cataract

Vitamin B2 is important for normal vision. Doctors suggest that Vitamin B2 can help to prevent cataracts and damage to eye lens. Vitamin B2 is required to protect glutathione, an important antioxidant in the eye.

Beat Eating Disorder with Vitamin B2

Research says that approximately 20% of people with anorexia admitted to hospital are deficient in vitamins B2 and B6. Dietary changes along with vitamin B2 supplements, can bring vitamin B levels back to normal. It will also help to alleviate stress and reduce symptoms of depression, frequently associated with eating disorders.

Note these points when you take Vitamin B2

  • Sulfa drugs, anti-malarial drugs, oestrogen and alcohol may interfere with riboflavin metabolism
  • High doses of riboflavin can reduce the effectiveness of the anti cancer drug methotrexate
  • Some antibiotics and phenothiazine drugs may increase riboflavin excretion
  • Riboflavin may be inhibited by major tranquilizers and some anti-depressants
  • Vitamin B2 is not recommended during pregnancy or whilst breast feeding

All about Zenith’s Vitamin B2

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All about Zenith’s Vitamin B2

Dosage: One capsule a day or as directed by the physician

Availability: One could buy this product from Zenith nutrition website or from amazon, nykaa or similar ecommerce sites

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It’s 2018….How to Stick to your New Year resolutions

New Year 2018

Scientific insights to help you stick to your new year resolution this time

We said bye to 2017 and are in the first week of 2018. Right time to make this year’s new year resolutions. As records says nearly 45% people make new year resolutions but less than 10% stick to their decisions. Despite repeated failings, we keep trying. This yearly tradition dates as far back as Ancient Rome. I am sure if you look into this year’s list there would be some carry over’s from last year like lose weight, quit smoking, join gym, restrict gadget usage and so on.

Mark Griffiths, professor at Nottingham Trent University states that the main reason that people don’t stick to their resolutions is that they set too many goals or they’re unrealistic to achieve. They may also be victims of “false hope syndrome”.

Despite repeated failure at attempts to change aspects of their behavior, people make frequent attempts at self-change. This cycle of failure and renewed effort is known as “false hope syndrome”

Neuroscience research indicates that our brains hate change. We are creatures of habit and are “wired to seek rewards and avoid pain or discomfort, including fear.” When we get scared after setting a goal, this often makes it more difficult to achieve. We then go back to what makes us comfortable.

Let’s set our resolution this time little different

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