SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY HAIR, SKIN & NAILS
We all want healthy looking skin and hair, it's not just important for how we look but also to provide a protective barrier against infection and disease. Many people are unaware that skin is classified as a detoxifying organ, so ensuring our diet contains all the essential nutrients to promote healthy skin is very important.
First we need to understand the key nutrients that promote the health of hair, skin and nails, many foods contain the vitamins we need but do you know what they are?
Despite our best efforts nutritionally and through exercise to be healthy, environmental stress, including exposure to chemicals and pollutant, can damage our hair, skin and nails so sometimes we might need a little help to help protect us against this damage and keep us looking good and feeling great.
Free radicals are known as ‘oxidants’ and therefore one way we can protect against free radical damage is by ensuring we have enough antioxidants in our diet. The antioxidant vitamins include A, C and E. Carotenoids such as beta-carotene, responsible for the orange colour in carrots, are also important antioxidants in the skin.
#2 VITAMIN D
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays an extremely important role in the health of many of the body’s tissues and efficient physiological functions, including the maintenance of skin, hair and nails. shop here
The mineral zinc is another important mediator in lots of essential processes in the body and this includes the formation and repair of hair , skin and nails. shop here
#4 OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
One of the most important nutrients for healthy skin in particular are omega-3 fatty acids. These help to create strong, supple skin. Omegas 3 found in fish oils are also anti-inflammatory in nature, so for those with delicate, easily irritated skin these may help reduce sensitivity and promote healing. But Don't worry if you are vegan Algae Oil is your answer!