4 Supplements For Your Hair, Skin, & Nails
In addition to eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild Alaskan salmon and freshly ground flaxseed, and taking care to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to avoid sunburn, certain supplements may help promote healthy hair, nails and skin. Consider the following:
- Evening Primrose Oil – nourishes skin, hair and joints by supplying essential omega-6 fatty acids. Look to start dosing with 500mg twice daily.
- Omega-3 – provides the much-needed fatty acids EPA and DHA. Aim for a goal of 2000 mg of EPA plus DHA total daily.
- Vitamin D – supports bone and immune health. Best to know your blood levels to dose appropriately, but generally a dose of 1000-2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily is a safe starting point.
- Milk Thistle – supports a healthy liver and provides natural antioxidant capabilities. Look for extracts of milk thistle with silybum or silymarin standardized to 70 to 80 percent.
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