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.
We've handpicked 6 of the best tried and tested and scientifically-backed vitamins and minerals that you need to be taking for healthy hair, glowing skin and strong nails.
Marine Collagen is a protein extracted from fish. Studies show that taking a daily supplement containing collagen improves hair dryness, dullness and nail peeling. Taking collagen supplements orally is shown to increase skin elasticity, hydration and dermal collagen density. Marine Collagen has far superior bioavailability compared to other types of collagen meaning our bodies absorb it much 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.
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM for short, 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." It boosts keratin production, which is of course essential for thick luscious hair, and strong nails.
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 glowing and radiant. This powerful antioxidant fights off free-radicals protecting our skin and hair from damage caused by the stresses of our daily lives.
Long hailed as a beauty hero, this key ingredient can be found in anything from moisturisers to under eye serums. Vitamin E is found in foods rich in healthy fats like avocados and hazelnuts and protects our cells from oxidative stress. Scientific research shows that it stimulates hair growth and help nails to grow stronger and straighter.
Also known as Vitamin B7, this is a complex B vitamin found in eggs, spinach and sweet potatoes. Arguably the beauty industry’s best kept secret, Biotin is known to make hair thicker and stronger, also nourishing the follicles to boost growth. As if giving you tresses that would put Rapunzel to shame isn’t enough, it can also help to make nails stronger, thicker and reduce splitting.
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.
Vitamins and supplements are by no means a new phenomenon. For years, the shelves have been awash with pills, capsules, tablets and even gummy sweets! But did you know that only 10%-20% of the nutrients in vitamin pills are absorbed into the body, whereas liquid, drinkable vitamins are absorbed up to 98%.
As an award-winning British brand, here at Pink Cloud Beauty Co, we've carefully taken all six of these beauty-boosting ingredients and blended them into one delicious, easy-to-use formula, in our pink lemonade flavoured Beauty Drinkable Vitamins.
Just take a handy pre-portioned sachet, tip the contents into a glass and add water to taste. If you like an intense flavour add 200ml, for a lighter delicate taste, we recommend 600ml.
With natural colours and flavourings only 20 calories per serving, there really is no reason not to be drinking your way to beautiful hair, skin and nails!
For a limited time, we're offering 20% off our Beauty Drinkable Vitamins.
Just pop a pack into your basket and enter code WELCOME20 at checkout.
To find out more about our Beauty Drinkable Vitamins, click here.
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