Almost all pregnant women are required to take an enormous amount of vitamin pills. They most often are required to take extra iron too. The taste of these extra vitamins the first time around may make the pregnant woman sick, however the second time around they usually do not taste that bad.
Prenatal vitamins are designed to help the baby grow and develop. They prevent the mother's body from lacking any nutrients and ensures the supply of all required nutrition to the developing baby. Since they usually contain all the essential vitamins and minerals, the pre – natal pills have a very positive effect on the hair, skin and nails of the mother too. Mostly, after the baby is born and when women stop taking these vitamins, there is a unusually high loss of hair! It is believe that this is because the pre – natal vitamins prevent the hair from falling while you are taking then and when you stop taking them the extra hair starts falling out. This is just a common belief and I am not sure how true it is. However, pre – natal vitamins contain Vitamin A, C and E among other vitamins and nutrients which are very helpful with hair and skin.
However, if you are not pregnant, you should not use pre – natal vitamins for your hair or skin alone. Because these vitamins are designed primarily for the baby and not for you. Also they can make you feel sick! You should take the following vitamins and minerals for your hair
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
• Niacin and
• Pantothenic acid