Many of us have noticed that over time our hair seems to have become thinner, our skin begins losing some of its youthful elasticity, and we wake up with our joints feeling a little stiffer. As we age, our hair strands become finer and our hair follicles begin producing fewer hairs overall. But many other factors can also contribute to hair loss such as thyroid issues, hormonal changes, menopause, autoimmune conditions, and nutritional deficiencies.
Fortunately, we have an herbal solution. Introducing: Mane Character™. Mane Character™ focuses on using potent herbal ingredients rich in vital nutrients for hair, nails, and skin growth, as well as connective tissue support. There are several nutrients1 in the formula that are helpful for hair growth and improving our overall health including iron, zinc, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, C, E, B6, B12, folic acid, protein, and magnesium. Each herbal ingredient has relevant research related to the particular benefits for connective tissues—yes hair is considered a connective tissue!
These herbs won’t benefit us overnight. They build up in our bodies over time to curb nutritional deficiencies and improve our radiance from the inside out. This formula has a subtle flavor with vanilla, nutty, and mildly bitter notes and a sweet finish with a hint of cinnamon. It tastes great in hot water, warm milk, or part of a daily smoothie or breakfast bowl—so taking your herbs every day is easy!
What herbs are inside Mane Character™?
Horsetail is one of the oldest plants2 on the planet with its first record dating back more than 300 million years ago. It is an essential nutrient for all the structures of the body that use silica and collagen. It can contain up to 25% silica3 which helps build healthy connective tissues and supports collagen synthesis for bones, hair, skin, and nails. As we age, the amount of silicon in the body naturally decreases so supplementation can increase our resistance to brittleness. In addition to silica, horsetail is a rich source of flavonoids4 and potassium which are also key to the growth of our tissues—which are constantly growing and regenerating. A clinical study5 showed horsetail’s ability to increase terminal hair growth after three months of use compared to a placebo. Higher rates of silica content in the hair can help lower rates of hair loss and increase overall luminosity.
Moringa leaves are a bountiful source of protein, vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, amino acids, and antioxidants6. Moringa is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E7, all of which are important nutrients for hair growth. The high vitamin content supports healthy immune function, boosted collagen production, and helps protect our cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Lastly, the high vitamin content also assists with iron absorption8 (iron deficiency can be connected to hair loss). The amino acids and high amounts of digestible protein in the plant contribute to bone, muscle, and nail strength. Up to 25% of the leaf’s weight is made up of essential amino acids and proteins. Amino acids are the building blocks of our cells and are important for rejuvenating our hair follicles.
Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberry, has been long revered in Ayurvedic medicine and many other traditional herbal medicine modalities throughout Southeast Asia. It is one of the three fruits within the traditional formula triphala—which is an incredible digestive and regulatory aid. It is said to contain five of the six tastes with sour being the predominant flavor. One small fruit contains as much as twenty times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange. Its high nutrient content contributes to its ability to support the health of our connective tissues.
Amla has been traditionally⁹ used as a nutritive tonic9, rejuvenator, and immunomodulator to promote longevity. It has also been used historically to promote hair growth and health. It can be found in many traditional recipes for enhancing hair growth and pigmentation10. Modern research has shown its value in helping to maintain and rebuild connective tissues–like hair, nails, and cartilage. Numerous studies11 have shown the fruit's valuable contribution to hair growth, shine, and texture12.
More commonly known as tocos powder, is a superfood and a member of the vitamin E family13. Our tocotrienol powder is derived from rice bran solubles and is rich in fat-soluble vitamin E. It’s mildly sweet and creamy with vanilla notes and beautifully rounds out the earthy nutrient-rich herbs within the formula. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant (antioxidants reduce cell damage and can help with healthy hair growth). Studies14 have shown that oxidative stress can be linked to hair loss and antioxidants are a key aspect to decreasing oxidative damage. Vitamin E is also protective for our skin15 and other connective tissues and has been utilized in dermatology for over 50 years.
Several studies have demonstrated the possibility of tocos supplements improving hair quality. In one trial16, the use of tocotrienol capsules increased hair numbers compared to a placebo group. In another eight-month study17, 95% of volunteers experienced hair growth after taking tocos capsules.
Other ingredients: lucuma, cinnamon, and coconut cream powder
Lucuma is a superfruit native to the Andean region of South America. It adds a nice sweetness to the formula while offering total-body benefits with its high antioxidant content. Cinnamon brings spice and activation and coconut cream powder brings a healthy fat content that helps bind the herbs into liquid as well as helping nutrients like vitamin E best absorb into our bodies.
Whether you’re looking to support healthy hair and nail growth, skin elasticity, connective tissue health, or vitamin deficiency this blend is for you!
Benefits of the herbal ingredients in Mane Character™:
- Traditionally used to support hair health + growth
- Healthier, thicker, stronger
- Hair nutrition
- Vitamin + mineral rich
- Connective tissue tonic
- Bone + joint health
- Collagen production + skin elasticity
Mane Character™ tastes like:
Green, vanilla, nutty + bitter undertones, mildly sweet with a hint of warming cinnamon.
Mane Character™ pairs well with:
This blend tastes great when drunk on its hot water, on its own in a latte or combined with a matcha or chai latte, or with a breakfast fruit or green smoothie, yogurt, or oatmeal bowl.
Take Mane Character™ with:
Green herbs like moringa, tulsi, and chlorella. In a latte, combine with Slay All Day™, Blue Me Away™, Mind Over Matter™, or Do Not Disturb™. In a smoothie with other skin-supporting formulas Firm Believer™ or You Dew You®. Or with single adaptogen herbs like maca or ashwagandha.
Whether you’re looking to grow new strands or support the ones you already have, Mane Character™ is your new go-to herbal remedy to give your skin, hair, nails, and connective tissues the boost they need.