Grooming 101: How to Get Better Hair, Nails, and Skin

How to Get Better Hair, Nails, and SkinThinning, dry hair? Problem skin?

Finding it hard to lose weight?

Chances are, you’re not getting the right nutrients!

The Problem We Face

There’s no denying that modern life has never been so tough! Americans work the longest hours in the world and with stress, lack of sleep and late night take-aways, it’s no surprise that a shocking 90% of us suffer from a mild mineral imbalance or deficiency[1].

Fitness Expert Marc Perry CSCS CPT points out that to truly feel the benefit of healthy eating, we should actually be packing in as much as 10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day.

For the regular guy,  often this just isn’t possible. “The point about vitamins and minerals is that these are better absorbed from food than from pills – but in some cases, the sheer amount of food you’d need to eat is absurd, so a vitamin supplement may well be worth considering,” explains Ursula Arens, spokesperson for the British Diabetic Association.

If like many guys in his mid-twenties or over:

~Your metabolism has become sluggish/your body doesn’t burn fat as swiftly as it used to,

Or you’re experiencing

~Thinning hair,

~Lackluster skin and wrinkles

These might not actually be signs of aging,  but could point towards a mild vitamin deficiency.  The simple act of adding the right vitamin supplement to your diet could change up everything!

Let’s explore what’s out there!

Biotin for Thinning Hair

Biotin is a member of the B Vitamins family and is otherwise known as vitamin H.  The “H” in Vitamin H comes from the German words “Haar und Haut” meaning “hair and skin”.   In a recent U.S. study Dr Ablon Glynis[2] found that Biotin promotes hair growth in those suffering from thinning hair.

Unsurprisingly,  Biotin is enjoying huge popularity in the female blogosphere: heaps of girls have experienced incredibly fast hair growth after taking these supplements.

However, be warned, Biotin comes with side effects.  “Self-medicating with a dosage that’s just too high can cause itchy, pus-filled spots on the face and back,” explains Fortuna Melhem Founder of It Really Works Vitamins for Hair, Skin and Nails.

“It’s vital to get the dosage right and it’s always better to leave this to the professionals.  Try a hair supplement that includes Biotin in a dosage high enough to noticeably improve your hair, but not so high as to give your teenage acne an unwelcome return!”

It Really Works Vitamins contain 800% of your daily recommended allowance of Biotin and has given our British and U.S bloggers, thicker, shinier, softer hair,

“I noticed less hair left in the bristles of my brush…” said British Beauty Blogger, Loves and Loathes, whilst American blogger Rissie, found that her hair grew a whopping three inches in only three months after taking this Biotin rich supplement.  (Hair naturally grows at an average of half an inch per month!)

Unlike all other vitamin brands, It Really Works offer a cast-iron 90 Day money back guarantee, and so if you don’t notice a change in the health of your hair and skin, simply post the empty packs back for a full refund!

Sluggish Metabolism

If like many guys you’re doing long hours at the office or college and you’re finding that your body just isn’t burning off excess weight like it used to, then Manganese is a great supplement to try.

This vitamin has been recognised by the European Union’s Register on Nutrition and Health to contribute to a normal energy-yielding metabolism.

This means that Manganese helps your body to process energy and carry carbon dioxide through your body.  Scientists have also found that your bone marrow, sweat glands and nerve tissue function at optimum efficiency when your body’s store Manganese are at the right levels.

Another great supplement for speeding up weight loss is Iodine. This is a trace element found in shellfish and sea fish. The U.K.’s National Health Service points out that Iodine assists in the creation of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function.

This in turn helps to regulate the body’s energy production, promote growth and development and help burn off excess fat. So if you’re not shifting those extra few pounds as easily as you might like, then give Iodine a go!

One further note, Iodine deficiencies can actually result in hair loss, so there’s no excuse for not getting this extra supplement in your diet!

Along with twenty other ingredients, It Really Works Vitamins are are packed with Manganese and Iodine so as well as giving you thicker, shinier, faster-growing hair, your metabolism will get a much-needed extra boost too!

Skin Worries: Pimples, Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Stress, lack of sleep and late night drive throughs can really take their toll on your skin.  If you’re starting to feel as if you’re looking older than you actually are, it’s well-worth trying a food supplement containing Retinol, otherwise known as Vitamin A. Dr Mervyn Patterson, cosmetic dermatologist at Woodfood Medical Centre explains,

“Retinol has several effects: Firstly, it increases cell production in the top layer of skin, so it helps to pep up the skin. Cells look smoother and skin looks younger.  It also has a positive effect on collagen production, because skin uses retinoic acid when it produces collagen.  As a result, skin looks plumper.”

Your daily dose of It Really Works Vitamins contain 188% of your daily recommended allowance, so you’ll soon see the difference in the mirror!

As well as Retinol, a diet rich in metals such as Zinc and Iron will noticeably rejuvenate you skin.

At a molecular level, Zinc protects cells in the body from the damage caused by free radicals.  (These are singular or groups of atoms that have an unpaired electron and are unstable and highly reactive with other cells).

Free radicals are so dangerous as they actually contribute to the development of certain health problems including heart disease and cancers.  These unstable atoms also help to bring about the aging process.

So what can be done about free radicals?

As Melhem points out, “A diet rich in antioxidants such as Zinc and Iron can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.”

Some studies suggest that taking oral zinc supplements can also help to improve acne, however it’s important to exercise caution;  too high a dosage can have a toxic effect on the body.

Secondly, Zinc reduces the amount of copper your body absorbs and high doses of zinc can cause a copper deficiency. For that reason, many doctors recommend taking 2mg of copper along with a zinc supplement.

Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai’s Department of Dermatology in New York explains, “Copper plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin. It helps to develop collagen and elastin, which maintain the strength of the skin, and it promotes the production of skin-plumping hyaluronic acid.” (This means, less sagging and fewer lines!)

It Really Works Vitamins contain Zinc as well as 200% of your daily recommended allowance of Copper and judging by the reviews that have come in, the results seem to speak for themselves.

British Beauty Blogger,  Loves and Loathes tried a one month course of It Really Works Vitamins. “Usually I’m prone to breakouts on my chin and temples but during the 28 day course of It Really Works vitamins my skin was really well behaved.”

It Really Works Vitamins are so confident that you’ll experience thicker, shinier hair that they offer a cast-iron 90 day money back guarantee and they’re the ONLY Men’s vitamin brand that do.

This British family run brand have made waves overseas, after featuring in the British editions of Men’s Health Magazine and Men’s Fitness Mag and with hundreds of

[1]      Healthier Living Naturally Where Prevention is Better Than Cure, Christina Hall 2014
[2]      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509882/

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