What is Skin, Hair & Nails?
Skin, Hair & Nails is a synergistic formula that provides critical nutrients that support and maintain the structural foundation of healthy skin, hair and nails. This formula contains natural herbs, vitamins and minerals, and is designed to help build collagen and keratin, major building blocks of skin, hair and nails that can decrease as we age.
Collagen is composed of fibres of protein in the skin. These tiny fibres strengthen, connect and support the skin, helping it to look supple and smooth. When collagen is lacking, the skin can appear thin and be more prone to signs of aging, such as wrinkles.
Keratin is an extremely strong protein that is a major component in skin, hair, and nails. The amino acids which combine to form it have several unique properties and, depending on the levels of the various amino acids, it can be inflexible and hard, like nails, or soft, as is the case with skin. Skin, hair and nails are all formed from dead cells that the body sheds as new cells push up from underneath. If the dead cells are kept in good condition, they will serve as an insulating layer to protect the delicate new tissue below them. Damage to the external layer of keratin can cause skin, hair, and nails to look unhealthy, flaky, dry or brittle; supplementing with nutrients that keep hair and nails moist, can help them to remain healthy.
Why Skin, Hair & Nails?
Skin, Hair & Nail Health:
Vitamin A: deficiency can cause hair and nails to become dry and brittle.
Vitamin B: including Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantotentic Acid and PABA - enhances creation of red blood cells, which in turn carry nutrients and oxygen to the scalp, follicles and growing hair.
Vitamin C & Bioflavonoids: are critical for the skin's collagen production and maintenance.
Vitamin D: acts to regulate the production of keratin, the main component in skin, hair and nails.
Vitamin E: prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage making this anti-aging vitamin one of the best skin defenders. By boosting collagen production which is the connective tissue that keeps skin elastic, Vitamin E also rids skin of wrinkles by supporting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration.
Biotin: is an essential vitamin, also known as Vitamin B7, that has been seen as the go-to vitamin for beauty ever since a pilot study in women with brittle nails showed supplementation to be beneficial. It is currently being marketed for improving nail, skin, and hair aesthetics. Often referred to as the 'miracle cure for hair growth,' Biotin has been shown to not only help hair grow fast but also helps protect against dryness in the hair. It also increases the elasticity of hair, preventing breakage.
Calcium: deficiency can cause dryness and brittleness in hair and nails.
Iron: helps red blood cells transport oxygen to your hair follicles, as well as to the other tissues that benefit from iron.
Phosphorus: is involved in DNA and RNA synthesis. This, in turn, is needed to make all body proteins, including keratin and collagen.
Iodine: supports proper thyroid function, and this organ is responsible for growth and development in every area of your body. Therefore, an iodine deficiency can lead to a variety of hair and nail problems, including slow hair growth and dry skin, hair and nails.
Magnesium: helps in the growth in teeth and bones and symptoms of magnesium deficiency can contribute to poor nail growth.
Zinc and Selenium: facilitate hair and tissue growth and repair and help maintain the oil glands that surround hair follicles.
Manganese: is an integral collagen and keratin co-factor, promoting skin elasticity.
Choline: helps to metabolize fats and oils to keep skin, hair and nails smooth and moisturized.
Inositol: is vital for hair growth. A deficiency can lead to hair loss and skin problems.
Ribonucleic Acid (RNA): is vital to healthy cell division and replication. This attribute makes it essential for tissues that grow or regenerate rapidly, such as skin, hair, and nails.
Horsetail: is used medicinally to stimulate healing of broken bones, treat connective tissue injuries and to promote healthy eyes, skin, hair and nails. The essential element, silicon, is present in very large amounts in Horsetail. Because silica is essential for growth and healing and is a major constituent of bones, cartilage, connective tissue and skin, Horsetail is recommended to prevent and treat disorders pertaining to these areas of the body. Horsetail contains the minerals selenium and silicon which help promote circulation to the scalp and provide building blocks for new hair.
Betaine Hydrochloride: is necessary to release minerals from food. Signs of mineral deficiency include poor condition of skin, hair and nails.