HAIR AND SKIN SUPPLEMENTS

Saturday, 7 December 2013


When it comes to hair and nail health I am definitely one of those people that are not blessed in that department. My hair takes forever to grow an inch and when it does its very thin and fragile. Same thing one the nail front, they are always brittle and peel ever so easily. It really can get me down some times especially when I see pretty girls with thick long luscious hair that goes all the way down to their waist. Oh how I long for that look but if I am honest with myself I don't think I will every be one of those girls. When ever my hair gets past my bra strap it starts splitting and cries out to be cut no matter what I do.
But one thing that I have been doing for over 1 year now is to take vitamins. And not just one multivitamin, no I take a whole bunch to suit my needs.

I know that some of you probably think that I doesn't really matter what you take and that is simply down to genes but I have seen a real difference in my hair and nail growth since I started taking these on a regular basis. My hair went from growing half an inch per month to growing a full inch and my nails have never been as strong as they have been now. You can't fault that!? And another little side effect of taking all these is that I haven't had a cold or flu in such a long time and in my mind its all down to eating healthily and taking those supplements. I know that taking zinc can make a huge difference to your immune system and I certainly have seen those benefits. Are you interested now? Here is what I have been taking.

Biotin is necessary for cell growth and the metabolism of fat and amino acids and its often called "food for the hair" as it can increases the rate of growth in hair and nails.

Folic Acid like biotin is a member of the B vitamin family and has demonstrated lots of benefits in a variety of areas. Folic acid is necessary for the healthy development of our cells, a healthy brain and protection from cell damage that can lead to future cancers. Just one of the many benefits is to increase the growth of hair as it promotes cell turnover and health of new cells.

Zinc
Many people know about zinc for its immune boosting properties but this mineral is actually a wonder of health benefits. Zinc is important because it is found in every tissue in the body and is directly involved in cell division. It is a powerful antioxidant, helping to prevent cancer and the maintenance of ideal hormone levels. It accelerates the renewal of the skin cells and an insufficiency can result in hair loss and hair that looks thin and dull. There are also a number of shampoos which contain zinc to help with dandruff.

Silica is a trace mineral, which means the body only needs a very small amount of it to stay healthy. However this small amount is essential for many parts of the body such as our bones,teeth, skin, tendons, blood vessels, nails and hair. It is essential to build healthy bone tissue and collagen, the framework which makes the body "stick" together! Silica has been know for its help to strengthen nails, hair and keep your skin radiant and healthy looking!

Skin Hair Nails Supplement
If you don't what to take all the other vitamins separately a good skin, hair and nail supplements is a great alternative. It covers most of the basic needs that your body needs to grow strong and healthy hair and can be a great start into taking supplements. I started with this supplements but soon found out that there was more that I could do to improve my overall health of my hair and nails perfect if you don' like swallowing a tone of pills.

One last thing that I must stress is that I by no means know everything about vitamins and minerals and this is just what I personally like to take. If you need more help with choosing supplements for you, I would always advise you to ask a chemist first. They often can help and pin point you to one mineral or vitamin that helps with whatever you want to improve. I for myself like to go to Holland and Barrett, I think they have a wide selection and number 1 class quality ingredients in their products.



18 comments :

  1. Eve thanks for this post I have really been on the look out for recommended skin supplements for my skin and hair.

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    1. Your most welcome, I thought it would be great way of sharing what has helped me.

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  2. I do not usually take supplements for anything I think I should start thank for the information it was very helpful.
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    1. Thanks Jackie I am glad that it was helpful for you.

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  3. I've never used skin supplements..but I usually use products with zinc.

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    1. Zinc is an excellent way to start looking into how you can improve your overall health!

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  4. I use the hair ones from holland and Barrett featured here but I'm awful at remembering to take them- woops! Xx



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    1. I know what you mean Jessica in the beginning I was just like you, but now its become a habit. When I push in my toast into the toaster, the next thing I do is to look for my pills!

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  5. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me!
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more: *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. ;-) I am glad that you enjoyed this post, I love sharing with you guys what has helped me!!

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  6. I have tried the silicon complex of Holland & Barrett, it does work. The fact that it made the hair on my body grow, made me stop taking it. But I definitely advise others to try it out, the effect are different from one to another.

    Being a person who's very attentive about her health/natural beauty care, I recommend you to try it out with juicing or real natural juice (if you don't like juicing, don't have the time or material) and the most important DON'T FORGET DRINK, water, tea whichever you like. Stay hydrate, that's the most precious beauty secret ;)
    xo St├ęphie

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    1. I have not noticed any faster hair growth on my leg or other parts. I am not very good with the drinking water keep up but I try my best. Thanks for your recommendations!!!

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  7. i havent tried any of these supplements...probably need to focus some more on that...
    I live in Belgium where neither the climate nor weather not even veggies are all that good, so suplements are the key I think
    just need to find the time to do some research on what I really need...
    great post

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    1. You are right Barb, living in these northern european countrys its not very good for the hair. Especially when its super fine like mine. But taking supplements has at least made it grow a bit faster and keeps it in good health!!

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  8. Great post.
    All i have tried is biotin supplements.
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  9. I tend to grab bottles on the Boots 3 for 2 or at costco, I have to look out for really small pills as I can't swallow large ones!

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  10. I don't know anything about supplements & I don't know how I feel about them. Never took them as I don't find them a neccessity :) It was great reading your post and finding out more about this unknown world to me :)
    If you'd like to follow each other (gfc, bloglovin), just let me know. xx

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