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Health: Hair, Skin & Nails, Part 6

From our previous installment in this series:

Diet and exercise work in concert to keep our bodies healthy at every level, including the hair, skin and nails we are discussing in this booklet. If you eat a healthy diet but don’t exercise at all – you’re losing out on the maximum benefits of both. I’m afraid we were not meant to sit in office chairs and then come home and crash on the couch for the evening. So, it’s time to get busy and find a way of eating that will work for you and a method of exercise you enjoy.

SUPPLEMENTATION

Supplementation, in and of itself, has been medically proven and approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) to improve the health of the average human being. There are a myriad of vitamin supplements on the market, the trick to finding the best one to use is to ask a few questions.

Question 1: What is the absorption rate of the vitamin?

Question 2: Does it contain adequate amounts of the necessary vitamins and minerals?

Question 3: What is the quality control reputation of the company producing the multi-vitamin?

These three questions, asked of the companies themselves, will help you to find the best multi-vitamin. Generally speaking, located on the label of the bottle you can find an 800 number to the company. Call them, you’ll be happier for it in the long run. Sad to say, the bulk of over the counter vitamins simply run right through your system, leaving little to no nutrients behind. I have found three or four companies in which I implicitly trust their products. Solid amounts of the following nutrients should be found in any multi-vitamin you are considering purchasing.

Vitamin A (beta carotene): 15,000 IU - 300% RDA
Vitamin C: 1 g - 1667% RDA
Vitamin D: 400 IU - 100% RDA
Vitamin E: 200 IU - 667% RDA
Vitamin K: - 80 mcg 100% RDA
Thiamin: 25 mg - 11667 RDA
Riboflavin: - 25 mg - 1471% RDA
Niacin: 125 mg - 625% RDA
Vitamin: B6 - 50 mg 2500% RDA
Folic Acid: 400 mcg - 100% RDA
Vitamin B12: 200 mcg - 3333% RDA
Biotin: 300 mcg - 100% RDA
Pantothenic Acid: 125 mg - 1250% RDA
Calcium: 250 mg - 25% RDA
Iron (Ferrus fumerate): 18 mg - 100% RDA
Iodine: 150 mcg - 100% RDA
Magnesium: 125 mg - 31% RDA
Zinc: 15 mg - 100% RDA
Selenium: 70 mcg - 100% RDA
Copper: 2 mg - 100% RDA
Manganese: 4 mg - 200% RDA
Chromium: 120 mcg - 100% RDA
Molybdenum: 75 mcg - 100% RDA
Sodium: 15 mg - 1% RDA
Potassium: 50 mg - 1% RDA

A nice little bit of extra which is nice to find in a multi-vitamin is the following:

Green Food/Spirulina Blend: 500 mg

Spirulina, Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Dandelion, Wheat Grass, Melissa, Lemon Grass, Nettle, Blessed Thistle, Chlorella, Plantain, Blue Green Algae and Cilantro.

Amino Acids: 225 mg

From the following sources: Spirulina, Zinc AAC, Chlorella, Blue Green Algae, Boron AAC, Glutamine, Asparagine, leucine, Alanine, Arginine, Lysine, Threonine, Valine, Glycine, Isoleucine, Serine, Proline, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Histidine, Methionine, Tryptophan and Cysteine.

Garden Veggies Blend: 100 mg

Parsley Juice Powder, Kale Juice Powder, Spinach Juice Powder, Wheat Grass Juice Powder, Brussels Sprout Juice Powder, Cauliflower Juice Powder, Beet Juice Powder, Carrot Juice Powder, Cabbage Juice Powder and Garlic Juice Powder.

And last but not least:

Orchard Fruits Blend: 100 mg

Plum Juice Powder, Cranberry Juice Powder, Blueberry Juice Powder, Strawberry Juice Powder, Blackberry Juice powder, Bilberry Juice Powder, Cherry Juice powder, Apricot Juice Powder, Papaya Juice Powder, Orange Juice Powder, Grape Juice Powder and Pineapple Juice Powder.

Any multi-vitamin which contain adequate amounts of the above listed vitamins, minerals and nutrients will stand you in good stead. If your body has what it needs it can send the necessary nutrients to your hair, skin and nails. After all, isn’t that what we’re shooting for here? Good health that shows.

Check in next Monday for the next installment in healthy hair, skin and nails, thereby enjoying all over health.

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Health: Hair, Skin & Nails, Part 6 Health: Hair, Skin & Nails, Part 6 Reviewed by Candace Salima on Monday, September 15, 2008 Rating: 5