- Stock #945-0 (100 capsules)
HSN-W contains a proprietary blend of herbs to promote the health and strength of the hair, skin and nails. This nutrient-rich formula supplies numerous vitamins, minerals and trace minerals, including calcium and silica, that are necessary for the growth and maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails. Each capsule of HSN-W contains:
Equisetum arvense) contains more silica than any other herb, in a form that is highly absorbable. Silica, also referred to as silicon, is a trace mineral found in highest amounts in the hair and skin. Silicon is essential for the formation of collagen and elastin, which are proteins responsible for the elasticity, tone and texture of the skin. Thus, silicon deficiency can lead to poor skin quality, as well as dry, brittle hair and soft, weak nails that break or split as they grow. Horsetail’s rich silicon content supports the herb’s use for promoting the health of hair, skin and nails, as well as strengthening bones and improving collagen elasticity. Horsetail is also a rich source of calcium and other minerals that are important for healthy skin, such as copper and zinc, which play important roles in collagen synthesis and wound healing.1-14(
Rhodymenia palmata) is a relatively unknown red seaweed that is, like most seaweeds, a rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals, including calciumand silicon, which contribute to the health of the hair, skin and nails. However, dulse is perhaps most prized for its exceptionally concentrated iodine content. Iodine is a trace mineral that is essential for the development and functioning of the thyroid gland. Healthy functioning of the thyroid gland influences the condition of the hair, skin, nails, and teeth, as well as numerous other functions of the body, with hypothyroidism causing external symptoms such as dry and pale-looking skin, sparse and dull-looking hair, and skin wounds that are slow to heal.15-23(
Rosmarinus officinalis) has been used to enhance circulation to the head and to promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair roots and scalp. In fact, Greek scholars used to wear garlands of rosemary to strengthen memory function and concentration. In addition, rosemary flavonoids help strengthen capillaries which, combined with the herb’s circulatory effects, also help improve tissue oxygenation. Rosemary contains a rich supply of calcium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants that may help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals. Rosemary also provides antimicrobial activity against bacteria associated with skin disorders such as acne and eczema. Furthermore, rosemary extract has been shown to significantly protect against the development of skin tumors in mice.1,2,8,24-30(
Salvia officinalis) is a well-known culinary herb that has also been shown to have medicinal properties. Recent research has found that sage provides antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties with relevance in treating skin infections and inflammatory skin problems, including herpes simplex virus sores (also known as cold sores or fever blisters). In addition, sage contains high concentrations of antioxidants and is a rich source of calcium. Sage also provides copper, magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc and vitamin C, all of which contribute to the health and maintenance of hair, skin and nails.1,2,17,30-33(
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