My Balance Nutrisentials
Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails
With My Balance’s Hair, Skin, and Nails Premium Formula, you get all the vitamins and minerals needed for the healthy functioning of your skin and the vital accessory organs in hair and nails, all in one place.
This premium supplement is stacked with significant quantities of Biotin, Vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, Iron, vitamin D3, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, Folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B5, magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, Potassium, and a proprietary blend that notably contains horsetail extract, nettle root, spirulina, and saw palmetto among others.
Biotin or vitamin B7 is a well-known vitamin when it comes to improving hair growth, strengthening nails, and nourishing the skin. This vitamin is involved in producing keratin, the protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails.1
What research says:
- Biotin may be able to reduce shedding, and support thick, strong hair growth in women with self-perceived thinning hair when used in conjunction with zinc, silica, vitamin C, and marine protein.2
- 35 people with brittle fingernails had biotin daily for a period of six weeks. The results showed improvement in symptoms in as much as 63% of participants.3
- Biotin may help improve your skin’s smoothness and appearance, as well, as help get it hydrated.4
- Vitamin A, C, D, and E
- As a topical retinoid, vitamin A can benefit the skin by improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging, reducing hyperpigmentation and other sun damage, and helping treat psoriasis and acne.5,6,7 Vitamin A can also help the skin glands to make sebum — an oily substance that’s responsible for moisturizing the scalp and keeping our hair healthy.8
- Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that can keep the skin healthy and protect it from free radical damage. Same free radical damage can block growth and cause hair aging.9 It is involved in the production of collagen, a protein that plays an essential role in the structure and function of the skin. Also, vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, which is a mineral that’s necessary for hair growth.
- Even though evidence is still insufficient, but vitamin D is believed to play a role in hair growth. However, low levels of vitamin D in the body have been linked to hair loss (alopecia).10 When it comes to the skin, vitamin D is known to help improve skin tone, and even fight psoriasis.11
- Just like vitamin C, vitamin E is a great antioxidant, and can help protect the skin from sun damage. Since vitamin E is normally produced in the body through sebum, it can help prevent skin dryness and inflammation. There’s a study that showed how vitamin E could help in hair growth too. The research found people with hair loss who used vitamin E as a nutritional supplement for 8 months to experience an increase in hair growth by up to 34.5%. As weird as it may sound, the placebo group of the research (those that didn’t take vitamin E) had only 0.1% increase in hair growth.12
- B-group vitamins
The B-group vitamins are probably the most popular ingredients in skin care products.
- Vitamin B1 or thiamine, works to prevent dry skin, and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
- As science has shown, the deficiency of vitamin B6 can cause an itchy, red skin rash called seborrheic dermatitis. There’s also convincing evidence that shows vitamin B6 plays an important role in skin health and diseases.13
- Research has also shown vitamin B9 or folate to play a significant role in the prevention of skin cancer. This protective activity has been linked to its antioxidant property in fighting free radicals.14
- There’s some evidence, that vitamin B12 or cobalamin may be able to help in reducing skin dryness and inflammation. It can also be used to fight conditions like eczema and psoriasis.15
- There’s evidence that vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid may be able to act as a great skin moisturizer. One research found it to help with facial acne by reducing blemishes.16
There is convincing evidence that magnesium can help improve skin hydration and reduce inflammation.17
Zinc is actively involved in the growth and repair of body hairs. In fact, zinc deficiency is documented to cause hair loss.18 When it comes to the skin, zinc is one of the most studied compounds in the treatment of acne.19 As a great anti-inflammatory, zinc may be able to relieve the redness and irritation that comes with acne. When it comes to the nails, zinc deficiency may cause brittle nails, cuticle inflammation, and Beau’s lines.20
- Horsetail extract
Horsetails are said to be great for the skin because of their high silica content. Silica, promotes collagen production, which means even stronger skin and bones for you. 21 As the most abundant protein in your skin, collagen helps keep it firm and healthy. The sad reality is that collagen production declines as you age — reason why adding stuffs like the horsetail to your diet could be important in maintaining the levels of this compound. There’s researched evidence (although in animals) that showed how horsetail may help in wound healing.22 When it comes to hair and nails, the silica in horsetails can strengthen them and promote their healthy growth.23
- Nettle root
Just like horsetails, nettle is rich in silica too. A compound that has been shown to support hair growth. Overall, nettle has been shown to be a great plant for your hair, as there are evidences it may be able to fight hair loss too.24
This cyanobacteria has gained a lot of attention for its never-ending benefits. The enormous amounts of antioxidants in spirulina makes it possess great anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. This means it can fight and prevent skin damage caused by the activity of free radicals, which may easily cause wrinkles and signs of aging. Of course, there’s research that shows how an active component of this blue-green algae, phycocyanin, is able to activate the cellular antioxidant activity responsible for fighting free radical damage.25 Also, a recent study, although in laboratory animals, found that spirulina could be helpful in the treatment of psoriasis.26
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