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Beautiful Hair, Skin and Nails from the Inside
 

Nature's Sunshine is recognised around the world as a leader in providing natural organically-sourced products that truly make a difference to people's lives.  Our products are made with the finest natural and organically-sourced ingredients to enhance the beauty of your hair, skin and nails.

Feel good, look good.  Healthy, beautiful hair, skin and nails can only be achieved by caring for your body both internally and externally. Internal hair, skin and nail care begins with proper nutrition, including eating whole grains, seeds and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.  It also includes drinking plenty of water which helps to hydrate skin from the inside, flushing toxins out from the body.

Obesity can make a person prone to eczema, rashes and fungal infections, largely because extreme weight makes people sweat more which interferes with the body's own processes of cleansing.

On the other hand, a diet containing too few calories can give skin a withered, dry, rough, inelastic and even cold appearance.

Stress has been called one of the biggest enemies of beautiful skin and hair and is one of the main factors that contribute to ageing and hair loss.  Studies indicate that many people lack nutritional balance because of their stress levels, busy lifestyles, poor eating habits and the lack of nutritional content in their food.

Have you ever wondered why some people look 10 years older than their actual age, whilst others look 10 years younger?  Good genetics obviously play a key role, however the appearance of your skin is largely influenced by your diet and exercise, lifestyle, stress-levels, quality of sleep, the climate in which you live and your exposure to free radical damage.

Free-radicals are highly reactive molecules which destroy cellular compounds, weaken healthy cells and accelerate ageing of the skin.  Smoking, alcohol, drugs, stress, chemical toxicity, sun damage, even a lack of drinking water - all contribute to ageing, often caused as a result of free radical damage.  Special nutrients called 'anti-oxidants' reduce free radical damage to help your skin stay younger for longer.

Adequate daily amounts of nutrients including the B-Complex vitamins plus Vitamins A and K, zinc and iron (which can all be found in a high quality balanced multivitamin), and Vitamin C, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and protein - all help to reduce the ageing process.  Each nutrient is important for healthy skin, nails and hair, along with exercise and rest, and will make a huge impact on your overall health and appearance.  Importantly, don't forget to drinking sufficient amounts of water to keep your body hydrated.

Many nutrients are involved in making healthy skin and hair:

  • Skin and Hair is mainly made up of protein (keratin).

  • Silica gives skin and hair its elasticity.

  • Essential Fatty Acids improve skin and hair texture.

  • Stress significantly depletes B vitamins and a lack of B vitamins can result in hair loss and skin ageing.

If you wish to improve your appearance naturally, or maintain your current youthful looks and beauty, we recommend that you take the following supplements on a daily basis:

General Nutrition for the Hair, Skin and Nails:

1. Zambroza is our top selling supplement worldwide!  This great tasting fruit drink is made with a concentrated blend of 10 fruits and herbal extracts that provide powerful antioxidant benefits. 

More and more studies show that antioxidants can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, inflammation, psoriasis, eczema and many more health conditions.  Antioxidants also help slow down the ageing process, helping protect the skin, increasing its integrity and elasticity and so reduce the visible signs of ageing.  Zambroza can be taken by people of all ages and is also recommended during pregnancy to help protect both mother and unborn child. 

2. Supplemental Vitamins & Minerals augment any diet.  Balanced nutrients are often in short supply during periods of physical stress or convalescence and illness, or in a diet consisting of mostly processed foods, sugar, fizzy drinks, alcohol and caffeine.  Super Supplemental can help fill this void, ensuring you receive all the nutrients your body needs every day to strengthen your hair, skin and nails.

3. Vitamin C Timed Release 1000mg is an antioxidant, and it performs many functions involving the immune system and also new tissue development.  It is involved in iron absorption and in the synthesis of enzymes, hormones, and proteins amongst many other functions.  Vitamin C is water-soluble and is easily washed from the body if unused.  It therefore needs to be replaced constantly.  Without Vitamin C, the body cannot make collagen, the substance that holds the body's cells together and 'plumps' up the skin.  This high potency supplement is especially formulated to release Vitamin C into our body systems slowly throughout the day. Each tablet is designed with a special coating to release its contents only after reaching the intestine.

4. Horsetail & Rosemary Combination (otherwise known as 'Hair Skin and Nails') provides significant amounts of herbal silicon which helps strengthen the hair, give skin elasticity and aid hair growth. Silica is found in connective tissues throughout the body and is important in the building and normal repair of healthy connective tissue.  This supplement also contains dulse plant, horsetail herb, sage leaves and rosemary leaves which all help support healthy hair, skin and nails.

5. Evening Primrose Oil contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that assists the body in producing prostaglandins (messengers in the body that perform hundreds of important functions).  Without an adequate supply of GLA, optimal health is impossible to achieve.

6. Omega 3 or Flaxseed Oil are rich sources of Essential Fatty Acids which are fats that have to be taken externally through the diet because the body cannot manufacture them.  Essential Fatty Acids are vital to the body because they are necessary in keeping our cell membranes healthy, and they form a large component of the nervous system within the brain and in the retina.  The best sources of Omega 3 are found in high quality fish oils which can easily be assimilated in the body.  Flaxseed oil are also a very good source, especially for vegans, and they have no after-taste.

 

 

Additional Nutrition for Hair-Loss/Thinning Problems:

 

Many people notice changes with their hair as they get older.  Some experience thinning, whilst others experience temporary or permanent hair loss.  These changes can be caused by genetics, auto-immune response (where the body attacks its own hair follicles), hormonal imbalances, poor circulation, trauma, stress, medication, pregnancy, menopause, anaemia, skin disorders, or a poor diet.

 

Hair growth requires optimal delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle.  Without the required vitamins, amino acids (proteins) and nutrients, your hair will undoubtedly suffer.  Here are some extra nutrients that will assist if you are suffering with hair loss.

1. Super Algae.  This supplement packs all the benefits of the 3 most popular algae supplements on the market today.  Algae is a superfood bursting with easily assimilable nutrients, including protein.  Spirulina is often added to food for its nutritional value. Chlorella is a freshwater green algae noted for its chlorophyll content. Klamath Lake in Oregon is a pristine source of Klamath Lake blue-green algae.  Super Algae maximises protein, amino acid, chlorophyll and beta-carotene content of each algae species, providing a balanced, nutritional formula.  Although our Super Algae is the most potent formula, there are alternatives to taking this supplement, which include taking our Spirulina combined with our Liquid Chlorophyll products.

2. Nutri-Calm is a key product designed to support a healthy nervous system during times of stress.  During times of pressure, the nervous system uses extra B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. Nutri-Calm provides generous amounts of these nutrients along with the herb chamomile which are recommended for its ability to soothe the nerves.

or instead of Nutricalm, try:

2. Vitamin B-Complex.  Many Vitamin B compounds are easily lost in refining and cooking; they can also be washed from the body by coffee, tea, alcohol, and heavy perspiration.  Physical stressful conditions can also deplete the body of essential B-vitamins.  B-vitamins are particularly important for the nervous system.  They are also vital for good digestive function and enzyme reactions that control energy, circulation, hormones and overall health. 

 

 

Please also visit our Aromatherapy section which has a simple recipe made from pure essential oils, especially for Thinning Hair (Hair Loss).

 

Skin, hair and nails are all affected by diet, cleanliness and stress, and so a good daily cleansing treatment regimen is also vital.  This can help maintain the hair, skin and nail's current state of health by nourishing it and protecting it.  It can also help remove oily build-up of debris that accumulates throughout the day.  The skin especially has to be regularly cleansed to avoid pore blockages and acne break-outs.

 

The nutrients required on the outside for your skin's health, are just as important for a beautiful appearance at any age.  If you live in the UK or in Europe, please take a look at our natural product range of NatriaTM - Nature's Skin Nutrition.  We also have a natural range of Body, Hair and Skin Products. 

 

 

The Nature's Sunshine products and range of Natria bodycare links stated in this section can only be purchased from this website if you live in UK and in Europe. 

 


 

 

 

 

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