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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 bodyís functions.  In fact, the bodyís 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 bodyís internal health; thatís 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.


Wellness Plan for Healthy
Hair, Skin and Nails

Well balanced diet, low in fat, with plenty of fruits and vegetables
Regular exercise and stress management
Pharmacistís Supplement Recommendations:
Vitamins and Minerals - especially vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron
Herbs and Phytonutrients - horsetail, lecithin, gelatin, bioflavonoids
Antioxidants - especially vitamin E
Essential Fatty Acids - omega-3 and omega-6

Pharmacist's Recommendations for Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails

These products are recommended by licensed pharmacists who have specialized in natural medicines and dietary supplements.  For maximum benefit from these recommendations, be sure to read the Wellness Center Guidelines.

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Hair, Skin, & Nails Formula

(with Gelatin & Horsetail)
Designed to provide exactly what the body needs for healthy hair, skin, and nails, this formula is tried and true. Combining horsetail, an herb well known for its keratin enhancing properties, with vital nutrients such as PABA, gelatin, and manganese, this formula when combined with a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral formula provides the assurance of vibrant health.


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Essentials Performance Formula

MultiVitamin and Mineral
Supplementing daily with a high-quality vitamin and mineral combination, provides the body with the building-blocks necessary for proper formation of healthy hair, skin, and nails. As the bodyís largest organ, the skin requires all of the important vitamins and minerals daily. The hair and nails require lots of minerals, especially calcium and silica. Healthy hair, skin, and nails help us to look our best.


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Omega Max

Complete Essential Fatty Acid Formula
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required by every living cell, everyday. Our body needs them to perform its complex functions properly. They have a remarkable impact on the health of our nails, skin, and hair. These fats are the right kind of good fats necessary for our body to produce shinier hair, clearer skin, and healthier nails.


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AntiOxidant Essentials

(with Vitamins C & E)
Antioxidants are a group of vitamins and minerals that help protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are a factor in the aging process, and its attendant damage to our skin. Antioxidants help the skin to remain supple and wrinkle-free. Antioxidants are important components of many of our bodyís processes, including the repair and replacement of damaged or dead cells. Hair, skin, and nails all benefit greatly from adequate antioxidant supplementation.


Additional Products for Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

 Adrenal Health Support

 Alpha Lipoic Acid


 Borage Seed Oil

 Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex

 DHEA 50mg

 Essential Minerals

 Flax Seed Oil

 Glandular Health Support


 Soy Isoflavones

 Vascular Health Support

 Women's Total Health


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Additional Information on Hair, Skin and Nails

Skin Care and Aging - published by the National Institute on Aging


Fingernails: Looking Good While Playing Safe - article by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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