Skin, hair, and nails all consist of a fibrous protein known as keratin. Keratin production is hormonally controlled, which is why hormonal disorders can show up in nail growth patterns, and is also one reason for hair loss and acne at certain hormone-shifting times in our lives.
Skin is the largest organ of the body and requires special attention. Like the liver and the kidneys, the skin functions to eliminate toxins from the body, which it does through sweating. Anything that blocks the skin pores from breathing can cause infections and skin disorders.
Hair has its own nutritional requirements, and is directly connected to all of our body's functions. In fact, the body's circulating mineral concentration can be measured through the process of hair analysis. Hair analysis can tell us if we have too much or too little of a given mineral. A poor diet can result in vitamin deficiencies, especially iron, which can lead to impaired hair growth. Hormonal changes, stress, skin and scalp disease, and certain illnesses (such as diabetes and thyroid disorders) are among the many reasons for hair loss.
Nails are actually a part of the epidermis (outer layer of skin). Our nails grow on top of a nail bed. Healthy nail beds are pink and indicate not only a rich blood supply to the area, but our general good health as well. Abnormalities or changes in the nails and nail beds can often be a result of nutritional deficiencies, or may indicate some underlying condition. Nails and nail beds can reveal a good deal about the body's internal health. That is why physicians often look at our nails as part of a general physical exam.
Optimal health of skin, hair, and nails is very much dependant on adequate daily intake of key nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, trace elements, essential fatty acids and various phytonutrients. Proper nutrition and dietary supplementation help ensure smooth and clear skin, firm and healthy nails, as well as shiny and vital hair.
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|Antioxidants help protect the body from the ravages of free radicals. Free radicals damage our DNA, cell membranes, and our immune system. They are a major factor in ageing, as well as degenerative diseases of the body and brain. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers which neutralize the destructive effects of these free radicals. Daily intake of antioxidant supplements as part of a healthy lifestyle protects us from the damages of these harmful free radicals. AntiOx Excel features a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients and herbal extracts to provide maximum protection against free radical induced damage. AntiOx Excel may be beneficial for oxidative stress, detoxification processes and as an adjunct for disease conditions that require antioxidant support|
|Essential fatty acids are "good fats" that are absolutely necessary for the reproduction of cells. We also need them as part of the many natural biochemical processes of the body. They are called "essential" because each cell in our body needs a supply of them each and every day. They are also called "essential" because they must be taken in from our diets or in supplement form. As part of a healthy lifestyle, supplementing daily with essential fatty acids helps to keep our bodies functioning at their peak. This formula combines the beneficial omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are most important to our health. Omega-3 EFAs are utilised by the body in several key areas that help influence general wellbeing. As phospholipid components of cell membranes throughout the body, they support healthy cell function and fluidity. Additionally omega-3 EFAs provide anti-inflammatory activity, and also support the maintenance of healthy brain function and healthy triglyceride levels.|
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