Hair & nails
Mirrors of health
The condition of your hair and nails is often a reflection of your age, health, and how balanced your diet is.
Are your nails brittle and is your hair dull and prone to split ends? Being tired or sick, stress, ageing, or poor diet can cause deficiencies, affecting the appearance and texture of your hair and nails, and causing them to be weak.
B-group vitamins, sulfur amino acids, and essential minerals such as zinc and silicon provide elements that help protect against hair and nail damage (pollution, sun, stress, etc.) and encourage their growth and renewal.
What does silicon do? This trace element is essential to the health of bones and skin, encourages collagen and elastin formation, contributes to beautiful skin, and reinforces hair and nail structure. Elastin and collagen are essential for the production of chondroitin, MSM, and glucosamine, helping to bind calcium and contributing to joint flexibility.
Silicon in the outer layer of the hair shaft is what gives hair its strength and elasticity. Hair with high silicon content tends to fall out less, and has more luster and shine. Silica content increases growth, decreases seborrhea, and maintains the moisture balance of the scalp.
Soviet studies have shown that silicon-based therapy was effective for reducing hair loss, and promoted improved regrowth. Combined with , organic silicon not only strengthens the hair shaft, but seems to promote regrowth (it appears to stimulate the follicle, the hair root).
Nails, hair, and skin are like silicon storehouses; therefore, whenever characteristic signs of deficiency are present, these must be remedied as soon as possible. Nails are complex protein structures that grow an average of 4 to 5 mm a month. Silicon contributes to the maintenance of skin appendages by giving nails their hardness and shine.
Healthy nails, hair, and skin reflect good mineral health.
Sources of silicon
A deficiency in zinc can weaken hair and nails, particularly after childbirth or following convalescence; symptoms of this can be slower hair growth accompanied by weak, brittle, and split nails, as well as nails with white spots.
The main dietary sources of zinc are oysters, calf and pork liver, wheat germ, whole-wheat bread, beef, egg yolk, soy, fatty fish, shellfish, and lentils.
, made from white deadnettle, is rich in silica and supplemented with zinc, in the most readily absorbed form on the market.
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