Hair, skin and nail supplements are everywhere — promising users faster growing, stronger hair, glowing skin, and longer nails. But do they really work?
Effectiveness of Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements
Scientists have been researching the effects of different vitamins and nutrients for many years. Supplement manufacturers take the results of those findings to formulate hair, skin and nail supplements. Most of these contain one or more of the following:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Coenzyme Q10
- Fish oil
- Flaxseed oil
The answer to whether or not these supplements work lies in the concept of deficiency. If people are deficient in the above vitamins and nutrients, then yes, a supplement may be effective. However, it is highly uncommon for people to be deficient in most of these nutrients if they are eating a balanced diet.
Individuals who eat a variety of foods will likely consume all of the vitamins they need to support their hair, skin and nail health. This means taking a supplement is unlikely to produce improvements.
According to Pieter Cohen, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School says, “I’m not aware of any robust data suggesting that any supplements can treat natural, aging-related hair loss or nail damage, or give you healthier skin.”
What is important to realize is that one’s health can reach an optimal level. You cannot your boost health if it’s already at its peak. When you already consume what your body needs in terms of vitamins and nutrients, adding additional amounts won’t improve those results. Instead, the body naturally expels the unneeded excess.
How to Achieve Better Looking Skin
Once you’ve hit optimal skin health, the best way to decrease or eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and dark spots is to contact James Christian Cosmetics. James Christian Sardelli, RPA-C can help take your skin to the next level with many aesthetic services in Manhattan and throughout Long Island.
For a consultation, contact his team by phone or text: Cosmetic Concierge line 24/7 at 917-860-3113.
We have locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Commack, Manhattan, Farmingdale, Westhampton Beach, Rockville Centre, Babylon Village, and Islip, New York.
Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements. This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not to be used as a substitute for seeking the advice and treatment of a medical doctor.