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Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

Any vitamin health supplement recommendation for brittle nails and hair ??

NONE: Biotin, calcium, many others, are pitched to gullible people by unscrupulous con men. See a dermatologist if you have a significant issue. Nutrition is obtained from food. Eat your vegetables. There are THOUSANDS of nutrients in food which cannot be reproduced in any pill. People who eat normal food derive no benefit from vitamin pills. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Any vitamins good for skin?

Any vitamins good for skin?

Anti-oxidants: The most dangerous thing for the skin is damage from unstable molecules, promoted by UV light, called free radicals. Anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E and A can help protect against this damage. Eating a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to get these nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, sardines, walnuts) are also good. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

Hair and Nails: Try supplements containing sea buck thorn. Give it two weeks, then write back with your results. ...Read more

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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

What vitamins and supplements scientifically support hair health and growth?

B Vits, A, C, D & E: Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. While deficiencies can cause hair loss & taking these may prevent hair loss, they are not proven to restore hair loss in most, but are worth a try. The most effective are e, d & biotin. See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366 & www.Naturalnews.Com/029018_hair_loss_vitamins.Html. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Is there a supplement for overall health or milk thistle/dandelion to cleanse/detox the liver?

Can be helpfull: Yes. This can be beneficial but does not replace good liver living. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when>>. ...Read more

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L-glutathione good for skin whitenjng. Any other safe tablet for skin whitening ?

L-glutathione good for skin whitenjng. Any other safe tablet for skin whitening ?

Fair Skin: No. It is not safe and it is not effective. It does not change your genetics. Remember you are speaking to real physicians here on line, not product pitchmen. We believe that your skin is a gift. Having 'darker' skin is not in any way a disease or medical condition. But, the wanting skin different than nature gave you is a mental health condition. We would wish for you time to love yourself. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

Prenatal vitamins beneficial for hair growth and nail health?

No: I don't know how that popular myth got started, but i know of no credible evidence that vitamin tablets do anything for hair or nails. Biotin (available in any health food store) does promote hair and nail growth (5000 units/day) if taken regularly. ...Read more

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Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

Best vitamins for thinning hair? Sillenium and biotin? Any other?

There are NO: vitamins that will help with thinning hair. Check w/your doctor about possible causes. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

What are the best vitamin supplements for skin care?

C, E and selenium: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/beauty-skin-care-vitamins-antioxidants Dr Oz suggests topical vitiamin C. I think you are better off swallowing all vitamins on a full stomach. ...Read more

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Are there any health supplement that are good for skin.?

Are there any health supplement that are good for skin.?

Yes: Studies have shown that vitamins c, e, a, k, & b complex help improve skin health & appearance. Also selenium, copper, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, dmae, hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids, and plenty of water ndt least 6 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone any effective nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Not really: Good nutrition is good for the whole body including the largest organ, the skin. As some have mentioned mega doses of vitamin b5 have been shown over a fairly long period of time to have a small benefit but not without other side effects. ...Read more

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Can there be supplements for digestive health?

Can there be supplements for digestive health?

Probiotics...: Probiotics are otc supplements consisting of live cultures of healthy bacteria that promote digestive health. Taking them can improve bowel regularity, consistency and reduce gas and bloating. Good luck! ...Read more

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Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Has anyone taken dr perricone or other nutritional support dietary supplement for acne?

Sorry: He sells his own brands and supplement s that are not fda approved to my knowledge, my appoledgies if wrong, but i know nothing of them. ...Read more

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What are ways to improve skin health?

What are ways to improve skin health?

Avoid sun: Excessive sun exposure ( or tanning beds) will age the skin. It is your skin's worst enemy. Moisturization will help if it is dry. ...Read more

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What are some signs of risks in skin health?

What are some signs of risks in skin health?

Skin health: Hello ! I can think of one only ~ sun damage. Always wear a UV blocker when exposed to the sun if you want healthy skin. thanks ...Read more

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Are there any health supplement that are good for skin.?

Yes: Studies have shown that vitamins c, e, a, k, & b complex help improve skin health & appearance. Also selenium, copper, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, dmae, hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids, and plenty of water ndt least 6 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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Does vitamin help your skin health?

Yes: I always recommend getting your vitamins from whole fruits and veggies rather than synthetic man made vitamins. An apple has over 12, 000 phytonutrients all working in synergy to give you optimal health! no man made vitamin can do that.Topical creams only work on the top (dead layer) of skin.Therefore optimal nutrition is needed to increase antioxidants levels in the bloodstream supplying the skin. ...Read more

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Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Is makeup bad for skin health in the long run?

Possibly: Makeup covers the pores and potentially clogs them, giving the possibility of getting infections or folliculitis. However, if you have clean skin, over the long term, you are going to do better. Make-up that rubs in rather than "covering" is likely to be less damaging or clogging over the long term. ...Read more

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I go swimming a lot. How can I protect my skin health?

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I go swimming a lot. How can I protect my skin health?

Sun Protection: Try to avoid swimming between 10am and 4pm. Be sure to apply sunscreen 20 min before swimming, and reapply every 2 hours. If possible, use sun protective swim shirts. Cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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How safe are laser hair removals? Will it hurt my skin health?

Safe and effective: Laser hair removal is safe and effective in patients of all skin colors. It works well on pigmented hairs but not well on blonde or gray hairs. It is important to have the right laser and experienced person performing the procedure for safe treatment. Lasers generally help stimulate new collagen growth in the skin, so they are actually beneficial for improving skin health. ...Read more

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What is a good vitamin or mineral for skin health for a 23 year old male?

What is a good vitamin or mineral for skin health for a 23 year old male?

Topical vitamin A: Topical vitamin a, or retinols are good for skin health, but at your age the best thing is sunscreen. Apply judiciously. ...Read more

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I hate having to wash my dishes because of my skin health. What should I do?

Skin Health ; Dishes: Excess washing can dry and irritate your skin. Wear rubber or other water-barrier type gloves when washing dishes or trade this chore with someone else or eat out more. ...Read more

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What should I do to i improve my skin health?

Skin: Since ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning causes most of our skin damage and aging, daily sunscreen useage and sun protection is the most important . Seeing a dermatologist yearly for a skin cancer screening is important. ...Read more

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Is sugar bad for skin health?

Is sugar bad for skin health?

In excess: Sugar is one of the normal, natural food constituents. Refined sugar is okay in moderation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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How do you improve hair and skin health?

How do you improve hair and skin health?

Two BIG Tips:: 1. Sunscreen , shade , sun glasses & protective clothing - Prevent Solar Damage. 2. Hydrate ! ...Read more

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How does piercing affect my skin health?

How does piercing affect my skin health?

Doesn't: If you get the piercing done by someone skilled in proper technique, follows sterile procedure, & uses good quality metals that aren't coated with certain chemicals, then you shouldn't have problems with piercings. You need to keep the area clean, especially the first few days after piercing to avoid infection or granulation tissue. If you see any irritation or discoloration, see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect my skin health?

Skin infections: Diabetics are more prone to yeast infections in the groin, the armpit. They are also more prone to skin infections. To decrease yeast infections a dilute Acetic Acid or vinegar can acidity the skin. For recurrent bacterial infections along with antibiotics a dilute clorox bath can reduce bacteria.1 cup to whole tub of water. ...Read more

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How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

It depends: Some fabrics can cause irritation of the skin (wool) or even allergic reactions (man-made fabrics). Dyes in fabrics can also cause problems in some people. If you think you are having a problem with something in particular i recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your skin health?

How does your diet affect your skin health?

Diet and Skin: All living human cells, including skin require protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals among other various nutrients to function normally, so a healthy, well rounded diet is needed for this. A multi-vitamin may be helpful if your diet is lacking or poor. ...Read more

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I don't go out very much. Is sunlight really important for your skin health?

Yes: It is healthy to have some sun-expoure (but limited). One does not need more than about 1/2 hr a day to make vitamin d but also there are psychologic benefits. If you can't get out , it might be prudent to supplement with oral vitamin d. Make sure you have your vit d levels checked. ...Read more

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Is it best for me to take a shower every day? Is it better for my overall skin health?

Is it best for me to take a shower every day? Is it better for my overall skin health?

Showering: Although many Americans are used to showering or bathing daily - it isn't necessarily a requirement. In many countries - people wash themselves with wash clothes most of the time. Unless, you are dirty or have been sweating - many people wash feet, genitalia, axilla and head/hair as opposed to washing their entire body every time they get clean. Showering daily is the norm here but not everywhere ...Read more

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How does sweating affect my skin health?

How does sweating affect my skin health?

It doesn't: Sweating is normal and healthy -- in fact, sweat is antibacterial! however, excess sweating can lead to chronically damp, damaged skin. Damaged skin is vulnerable to fungus and yeast infections such as jock itch and athlete's foot. Excess sweating can be treated with topical antiperspirants and in extraordinary circumstances, with Botox injections. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

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