The best vitamins for hair skin and nails?

The best vitamins for hair skin and nails?

July 25, 2018

What are the best vitamins for hair, skin and nails? 

There are hundreds, if not thousands of vitamins and supplements out in the market place today, but which are the best vitamins for hair, skin and nails?  There’s so much information out there, it can be difficult to know where to start. 

Don’t worry, help is at hand.  Here at Pink Cloud Beauty Co. HQ, our experts have hand-picked the best vitamins you need to be taking to give your beauty a boost.

Marine Collagen 

Marine Collagen is a fibrous protein extracted from the scales or meat of fish, including cod and salmon.  Marine collagen is mostly made up of type 1 collagen, which is the building block for our tissues, bones and skin.  Studies have shown that taking a daily supplement containing collagen improves hair dryness, dullness and nail peeling. It is rapidly becoming a firm favourite over traditional beef and pork collagens as it is said to have far superior bioavailability, which means our bodies absorb it better.  Our body’s own collagen production declines over time, and is also affected by daily stresses, so it is vitally important that we kick-start and maintain collagen levels to keep our skin smooth, supple and radiant.

MSM 

Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM is a naturally occurring sulphur found in meat and vegetables. We need this sulphur in our bodies for a whole manner of reasons, but we’re getting less than ever before because of less nutrient rich soil (which means less nutrient rich vegetables), and our over-reliance on processed foods. MSM is hailed as nature’s beauty mineral and is said to boost keratin production, which is essential for thick luscious hair. 

Vitamin C 

We all know how important it is to get Vitamin C in our diets, but it’s not just the stuff in oranges that promises to help you fight off colds.  Vitamin C helps our bodies to produce and maintain collagen which as we know is super important to keep us looking gorgeous.  This powerful antioxidant fights off free-radicals protecting your skin and hair from damage caused by the stresses of our daily lives.

Vitamin E 

Vitamin E has long been hailed as a beauty hero and is the key ingredient in anything from moisturising magic cream to under eye serums.  We focus so much on applying things to our bodies, we forget that what we put into our bodies is equally as important.  Vitamin E is found in foods rich in healthy fats like avocados and hazelnuts and protects our cells from oxidative stress.  It has shown to stimulate hair growth and help nails to grow stronger and straighter.

Biotin 

Biotin also known as Vitamin B7 is a complex B vitamin found in eggs, spinach and sweet potatoes.  Arguably the beauty industry’s best kept secret, it has been shown to make hair thicker and stronger, also nourishing the follicles to boost growth. As if giving you locks that would put Kim Kardashian to shame isn’t enough, it can also help to make nails stronger, thicker and reduce splitting. 

Selenium 

There are trillions of cells in our bodies that constantly work hard to fight damaging compounds known as free-radicals, or oxidants.  These nasties are part of our daily environment in anything from smoke to air pollution.  Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which helps in the fight to combat these free radicals which can cause oxidative stress, damaging our cells.  This anti-inflammatory agent is a wonder for both hair and nails, making it an essential beauty supplement. 

Lucky for you, Pink Cloud Beauty Co’s Beauty Supplement contains all 6 of these beauty superstars in one delicious one-a-day pink lemonade drink.  Visit our site to find out more! 

Sources: 

  1. Yagoda, MR & Gans, EH. A Nutritional Supplement Formulated with Peptides, Lipids, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid Optimizes Key Aspects of Physical Appearance in Nails, Hair and Skin. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/a-nutritional-supplement-formulated-with-peptides-lipids-collagen-and-hyaluronic-acid-optimizes-key-aspects-of-physical-appearance-in-nails-hair-and-skin-2155-9600.S5-002.pdf
  2. Beoy LA, et al. Effects of Tocotrienol Supplementation on Hair Growth in Human Volunteers. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3819075/
  3. Keen, MA, Hassan I. Vitamin E in Dermatology. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976416/
  4. Glynis, A Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy of an Oral Supplement in Women with Self-perceived Thinning Hair https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509882/
  5. Colombo, VE et al. Treatment of Brittle Fingernails and Onychoschizia with Biotin: Scanning Electron Microscopy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2273113 



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