vitamins and minerals for healthy hair, skin and nails

Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails – Silica, Biotin, Potassium, Magnesium and Zinc

Silica

It is also known as silicon dioxide, a combination of silicon and oxygen. It is found in many vegetables, including leafy greens, onions and whole grains.

Silica is one of the important components for bone growth and for your body’s development.  The younger you are the more silica is in your body.  Silica is one of the reasons for beautiful soft skin, silky hair and perfect nails in children.  As we age we lose silica.  Silica promotes mineral balance between calcium and magnesium, it can achieve hormonal balance together with bone enhancing properties to treat osteoporosis.

Silica energises the immune system and can help alkalise the body if consumed with healthy dietary choices.

Silica may be of great value when the skin begins to sag, which obviously makes us look prematurely aged.  Silica is one of the biggest components of collagen.  Since collagen is the connective tissue that makes up most of our skin, it is not difficult to realise the importance of adequate silica levels within our bodies.  Having sufficient and well-toned collagen will make our skin look soft and young which in turn helps with suppleness and an increased capability of being moisturised.

Biotin (vitamin H)

Biotin is one of the B complex vitamins that help the body convert food into energy, it contributes to normal maintenance of skin, hair and mucous membranes.  Biotin has shown to play a role in lowering cholesterol in animal studies.  Preliminary research has shown biotin can help reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, which when too high, can lead to heart disease and stroke

Biotin helps us keep a young, attractive appearance.  Biotin helps to maintain the health of our hair, nails and skin.  In fact, biotin sometimes gets the nickname the “H” vitamin, which stems from the German words Haar and Haut that mean “hair and skin.”  Vitamin B7 biotin is commonly added to hair and skin beauty products, although it’s believed to not be absorbed very well through the skin and actually must be ingested to be fully beneficial.

There are many benefits of Biotin, it supports a healthy metabolism; when combined with chromium can help balance blood sugar and can improve glucose intolerance as well as improve cholesterol levels.

Potassium

Good for the maintenance of skin and hair.

Potassium is a key mineral that the body relies on heavily to function properly.  It helps to lower blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of salt. Your kidneys help to control your blood pressure by controlling the amount of fluid stored in your body.  The more fluid, the higher your blood pressure.

Potassium contributes to normal metabolism, it helps to preserve hair, skin and nails.  Potassium deficiency can be one of the reasons for hair loss but many people are unaware of it. If the hair growth rate is slow and you are looking for natural ways to increase it, potassium will help you achieve that. People who eat more salt are likely to suffer from potassium deficiency. Cutting down on the intake of salt will have a positive effect on the potassium levels and hair growth.

Magnesium

Helps you remain fit, young and energetic, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Magnesium is a special mineral that helps you in remaining fit, young and energetic.  Lack of magnesium in your body makes you feel weak, tired, fatigued and age more rapidly.  The indications of magnesium scarcity in your body are pretty similar to the indications of old age.  The most common signals are increased blood pressure, uneven pulse rate, blocked arteries, heart problems and insulin resistance.  Some other indications are osteoporosis and predisposition to diabetes.  This alone proves the importance of magnesium for the human body to run well.  As you start ageing, you notice fine lines around your eyes and on forehead.  Magnesium is very effective in reducing these wrinkles and fine lines.

Several researches have shown that deficit of magnesium in your body may affect your hair growth and prompt hair loss in an abnormal manner.  The reason behind this is that hair follicles need this supplement to create strong hair follicles and strands, which will stay intact for a long time.

Zinc

Ideal for hair, skin, nails and vision.

Zinc is a nutrient that people need to stay healthy.

Zinc is found in cells throughout the body.  It helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses.  The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells.

If your body is low in Zinc it can exasperate stress and can accelerate the ageing process.

Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate and protein metabolism, normal DNA synthesis, maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin and vision. Zinc deficiencies cause problems with the skin, a part of the body whose tissues are constantly dividing and repairing. Part of the deficiency problem is due to poor enzyme production, making skin repair slow.  Another problem is with the daily damage to DNA, so with poor zinc levels, damage to skin may not heal properly.

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Fauzia Zafar

Founder and solicitor of Kingswood Solicitor. Founder of my Sisterhood Ltd.

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