Excerpted from our Formulator K. Steven Whiting Ph.D., Director, Institute of Nutritional Science. Reproduced by permission.

When we were asked to develop a natural beauty formula for Phoenix Nutritionals we set out to look at the data that supported each specific nutrient we were considering. We determined in advance, that this formula would have to cover vitamins for hair growth, the best vitamins for hair loss, nail vitamins, and vitamins for the skin all in one convenient formula. It was interesting to note that the best hair vitamins, the best vitamins for skin, and the best vitamins for nails were often interchangeable.

Certainly, there are some unique nutrients for each group but it is amazing how many were similar. One thing we did realize from the science was that so-called collagen supplements have very little benefit if any in maintaining skin tone and integrity. This is because when you ingest collagen supplements your body’s digestive system breaks them down into individual amino acids so there is no whole collagen protein present. For this reason, we chose not to include collagen supplements in this formula. In addition to vitamin C for your skin you also need several of the B complex nutrients. These, together with a couple of key minerals round out our formula for enhancing natural beauty from the inside. Check back next month for more info about healthy aging supplements. Source, Healthy Information

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