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Vitamin Supplements

Nutrisilk 90 capsules - Herbalist Private Label

$23.50

Description

What do our hair, skin, and nails have in common? They are all meant to protect us in some way. Our hair helps regulate body temperature; skin protects us from the elements, pollution, and bacteria and allows us to feel heat, cold, touch, pressure, and pain. The skin helps us maintain a constant body temperature and discharges toxins via perspiration. Our nails, fingers and toes, probably do not protect us now as much as they did in the past when they acted much as talons or claws. However, fingernails can be a handy tool. Let's take a closer look at hair, skin and nails.

We will start with the skin. Did you know that the skin is the body's largest organ? Did you know that on average it weighs about five pounds? Did you know that it actually has its own moisturizing system? Obviously, skin is more complicated than it looks. For example, there are two layers: The dermis (thicker under-layer) and the epidermis (outer layer). Our skin is constantly rebuilding and replenishing itself. In fact, by the time cells reach the outer layer of the epidermis, they are already dead and have been transformed into keratin. The dermis is made mainly of collagen. Collagen is considered the "glue" cementing cells together. When we suffer a cut, for example, it is collagen that binds the cells back together.

Now that we know skin's function, let's look at hair. Hair helps our body regulate temperature. The average human head has 140,000 hairs on it! That's a lot of hair. Under a microscope, a hair looks sort of like an armadillo shell. Tiny scales lay end-to-end (much like roofing tile) on the outside to protect the cortex on the inside. These "scales" are what give hair shine. When they lay flat, they reflect light. When they are damaged by over-treatment or pollution for example, your hair may get a "frizzy" look to it and tangle more easily. The scales have been disturbed and are no longer laying flat.

It may not be possible to make hair grow faster, but it is possible to nourish it from the inside as well as the outside. A good shampoo and conditioner can increase the moisture content; while making sure you are eating right and exercising will help ensure a healthy head of hair.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Vitamin C: The body does not produce vitamin C, which is essential for the formation of collagen.

Niacin (B-3) & Niacinamide: Both are needed for proper circulation.

Zinc: Required for protein synthesis and collagen formation.

Glycine: Is found in high concentrations in the skin and connective tissues.

Beta Carotene: Excellent antioxidant, promotes healthy skin, teeth, and hair.

Biotin: Required by all organisms, a deficiency can result in hair loss.

Pantothenic Acid: Helps the body metabolize protein, the main component of hair.

PABA: A basic constituent of folate; helps in the assimilation of pantothenic acid.

L-Tyrosine: Aids in the production of melanin, which is the pigment responsible for skin and hair color.

Vitamin E: Aids in the stabilization of Vitamin A. Increases oxygen intake supporting improved blood circulation to the scalp. Let's go back to keratin for a moment. Keratin is a protein and is found not only in our skin but also our hair and nails.

Folic Acid: Helps the body form red blood cells and helps in the formation of genetic material.

L-Cysteine: Sulfur-containing amino acid. Aids in the formation of skin and keratin. Keratin is the chief component of finger and toenails.

Riboflavin: Facilitates the use of oxygen by the tissues of hair, skin, and nails.

Suggested Use

Three capsules daily with meals, as a dietary supplement.