What is wheatgerm virgin oil?

Caring for our bodies means being ready to experiment and use different products to try and boost results. It means also making sure that we get intake from the right kind of products and remedies over time. Today, many of us use unique oils to try and improve the condition and strength of our hair and scalp. A popular oil being used to help improve the condition of our hair is wheatgerm virgin oil. 

Wheatgerm oil is a strong supplement loaded with vegetable proteins as well as a healthy collection of fats and fibers that can be used in many different ways. Today, many people use wheatgerm oil in their hair care routine to help improve the condition of their hair. What benefits can we expect to see when using wheatgerm oil on our hair?

Wheatgerm Virgin Oil For Hair: Benefits

Like many other oil products, you will find that wheatgerm virgin oil can have some long-term hair benefits. Though some benefits are still to be proven fully, some of the most commonly indicated benefits from using wheatgerm virgin oil includes the following:

  • A rich source of hair-vital resources such as folate, zinc, thiamine, and magnesium.
  • High in Vitamin E, which is vital for long-term hair protection and depth. 
  • Great for boosting antioxidant intake, which can improve your hair condition as a byproduct.
  • An excellent carrier oil for other herbal oils, making it great for long-term hair care.

Wheatgerm Virgin Oil Side Effects

We would recommend that anyone who is gluten intolerant or allergic to gluten should avoid using wheatgerm virgin oil. It’s likely to contain gluten and it’s also something to avoid if you are on a low-carb diet. What germ oil is also high in triglycerides, which is a form of fat. As ever, we recommend speaking to your doctor to help ascertain the benefits and the assorted risks that could come from taking wheatgerm virgin oil on a regular basis. 


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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