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Hair, Skin and Nails Plus: Nourish from within for Healthier Hair, Skin and Nails

Hair, Skin and Nails Plus: Nourish from within for healthier hair, skin and nails

 

Buried Treasure™ Hair, Skin and Nails Plus is a natural, high-potency supplement that benefits hair, skin and nails. This bioavailable liquid multivitamin nourishes from within to promote stronger nails, lustrous hair, and vibrant skin.

Normal topical cosmetics may not fix common hair, skin and nails issues

Without proper care, nutrition, and/or supplementation, many hair, skin and nails issues can occur.

Hair becomes thin, breakable, fizzy, and dull. Nails can grow to be brittle and soft with peeling at the edges. And skin dulls with reduced elasticity and more wrinkles and/or acne breakouts.

You may think to supplement failing hair, skin and nails with topical cosmetics, but these creams and ointments don’t nourish from within.

It is important to begin within the body to ensure the tissues and proteins that form the hair, skin and nails are strong and healthy.

Specialty nutrients in Hair, Skin and Nails Plus

Hair, Skin and Nails Plus is chalked full of nutrients to provide many benefits.

The oral multivitamin contains four categories of specialty ingredients that condition hair, strengthen nails, and promote clear skin – all in one, high-potency supplement.

 

  1. High potency specialty ingredients

Phytoceramide Complex – Ceramides are natural skin-based lipids that retain moisture. This helps keep skin hydrated and texture smooth and supple to appear more youthful. It also provides strong defenses against skin diseases.

Cynatine HNS® – Is a bioavailable supplement created by Roxlor that can deliver keratin peptides to the hair and nails, promoting growth and strength while reducing hair loss.

Cartenoid Comlex (dunelilla salina) Dunaliella salina is the richest known source of dietary beta-carotene and mixed carotenoid. Beta-carotene promotes the activity of vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin for healthy skin and hair. Dunaliella salina also contains a variety of protein and amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Pycnogenol®  – Pycnogenol is created by Horphag Research and significantly improves visible signs of skin aging, fights damage caused by stress, and increases skin elasticity and hydration. It also increases the natural production of hyaluronic acid production, which binds to moisture in the skin to reduce signs of aging and help the skin look healthier.

 

  1. Organic compounds

MSM – MSM is a sulfur chemical compound found in plants, known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to stimulate blood circulation (1). The sulfur in MSM bonds to hair, making it stronger and encourages hair growth. It also reverses the signs of aging in the skin and reduces redness, improve some skin conditions (i.e., rosacea), and help in healing minor tissue damage (2).

PABA – PABA protects the skin free radicals and prevents DNA damage when exposures to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Sodium Hylaronic Acid – Sodium Hylaronic Acid is created naturally by the skin and is important for wound healing, strengthening the skin, tissue building, and reducing the signs of aging, such as wrinkles. It is well known for its contribution to maintenance of water content in skin and keeping tissue hydrated (3).

Silica Rice Chelate – Silica (also known as silicon, the trace mineral) is produced naturally by the body, but also found in plants and minerals, and is most concentrated in skin, hair, and nails. It enhances collagen production to strengthen locks and nails and to keep skin supple and wrinkle free (4). Collagen is especially important as we age to keep skin strong and prevent signs of aging.

 

  1. Vitamins and minerals

 Biotin – Biotin is part the vitamin B family that promotes healthy cell growth and metabolism of protein-building amino acids used in nail, skin and hair growth (5). It strengthens hair and nails and prevents hair loss (6).

Vitamins E and C – These vitamins are antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals and oxidative stress. They also prevents and reverses damage to the hair and skin by providing benefits like improving blood circulation in the scalp, controlling oil production, and adding moisture and shine (7).

Minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and Copper) – Many minerals are needed to keep hair, skin, and nails healthy. Calcium is a key component of nails. Magnesium is an important mineral for protein synthesis in the body, how keratin is produced. Zinc is involved in the healthy growth and division of cells in the hair and nails (5). Selenium is a trace element that acts together with vitamin C to provide antioxidant function in to protect the hair and nails to protect against stress and damage. Copper is an important component in melanin, which influences the color and lustrousness of skin and hair (8).

 

  1. Antioxidant plant-based ingredients

Blueberry – Berries are loaded with beneficial nutrients that benefit the nails, skin, and hair. They are full of with vitamin C, giving it strong antioxidant power to protect hair follicles against damage from free radicals. The vitamins and minerals in blueberries also helps to produce collagen to strengthen hair and prevent breakage (9).

Aloe Vera – Aloe gel comes from the Aloe Vera plant well known for its ability to heal damaged skin tissue and decrease acne inflammation. It contains beneficial vitamins (vitamin A, C, E, B-12, and B-9) that provide many other health benefits (10).

 

Is Hair, Skin and Nails Plus right for you?

Buried Treasure™ Hair, Skin and Nails Plus contains many ingredients to ensure strong and healthy hair, skin and nail.

This supplement expands the power of nourishment from within by combining the best plant sourced nutraceuticals, organic compounds, high potency vitamins, minerals and nourishing foods.

If you have difficulties with common hair, skin and nail issues – lackluster hair prone to breakage, brittle nails, or skin predisposed to breakouts – Hair, Skin and Nails Plus may be the perfect natural supplement for you.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about adding a high-potency supplement in your daily routine, or if it many react with your current medications, seek advice from a medical professional.

 

Author: Allison Lansman, RDN, LD

 

References

 

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/msm-for-hair-growth
  2. https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-benefits-of-msm-88324
  3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/hyaluronic-acid-benefits
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4938278/
  5. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamins-for-nails
  6. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318724
  7. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/vitamin-e-for-hair
  8. https://www.healthline.com/health/copper-deficiency
  9. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-for-hair-growth
  10. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/aloe-vera-for-face

Allison Lansman is a Registered Dietitian (RD),

Allison Lansman is a Registered Dietitian (RD), freelance nutrition and health writer, and wellness blogger. She is the owner/operator of The Freelance RD writing service and blog. Her business provides mainly writing services, but also product development, educational services and brand partnerships.

As an RD, Allison embraces a modern approach to nutrition and wellness. She believes we benefit most from building positive, balanced connections between mind, body, food, and environment. And she is passionate about sharing that philosophy through wellness communication and writing.

Her educational background is through Iowa State University, where she completed both her undergraduate degree and dietetics internship. She is currently studying towards an Masters in Public Health.

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Folate and Folic Acid

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Folate and Folic Acid

Folic acid is a member of the B-complex group.  It plays a key role in cellular metabolism, growth and energy production just like all the other members of B-complex. Folate occurs naturally in whole foods. Folic acid  being  one of the B vitamins found is found in dietary sources such as leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans and peas. It not only takes the form of water-soluble vitamin B, but also occurs in many different forms. In the body it exists in metabolically active derivatives of tetrahydrofolate (THF) such as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) (Rao, 2006).This is the main circulative form of folate that gives its action in the body. The structure of folic acid comprises a pteridine nucleus, p-aminobenzoic acid and glutamate. Although sensitive to light and acid, folic acid is stable to heat and alkali. Folic acid performs some of the most vital functions in the body ranging from cellular formation to energy production.

First, folic is crucial for neural tube formation during fetal development.  As such, defective folate metabolism interferes with the closure of the neural tube during development. Besides, deficiency during pregnancy triggers the development of neural tube defects (NTD), which include the malformations of the spine and brain. Taking of folic acid prior to conception has shown to reduce the risk of NTDs by up to 50-60 %. Notably, folic acid not only in the formation but also maintenance of new cells.  As it is, it also helps in the synthesis of DNA through nucleotides in rapidly dividing cells such as the bone marrow cells or erythropoietic cells or intestinal cells. Hence deficiency is associated with a low red blood cell count.

Another vital function of folic acid is that it also helps regulate the blood levels of homocystiene that has a therapeutic effect on cardiac function. As such, folic acid acts to reduce homocisteine levels improve vascular function by reducing the risk of hardening blood vessels. This helps in the maintaining of a healthy and efficient cardiovascular health.

Folic acid is also required for proper growth and development of the body as it is involved in the production of DNA and RNA. It not only synthesizes but also repairs and maintains stability of the formed DNA hence helping in growth and maintenance of muscle tissues as well. These are essential during states of rapid growth such as during pregnancy or puberty due to the increased physiological demands. Also, plays a key role in building and repair of skin cells in the body. Besides, it facilitates the replacement of senile cells with new ones keeping the skin fresh.

Folate also functions as a co-factor/co-enzyme thus influencing certain biological reactions in the body such as the DNA methylation. It acts in combination with other enzymes to perform crucial body processes such as DNA synthesis. Further, folic acid has as a free radical scavenging activity that is more efficient than that of vitamin C and E. This helps maintain the viability of cells as the scavenging action protects the body cells against cell membrane damage.

Folic acid is essential in cognitive function. It helps prevent the degeneration of the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that coordinates learning and memory.  Its regulation of homocsyteine levels that is toxic to neurons also influences its action on the brain. Deficiency in folate is rare since it is only required in small amounts. Experimental animal studies have shown that folic acid deficiency results in growth retardation. It also manifests with low blood count that are abnormally large.