Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins That Actually Work - HAIRFINITY & Sublime Beauty & Probelle Reviews

Which hair, skin and nail vitamins actually DO something for you? I've got the scoop!
As a Certified Nutritional Consultant and author of 4 books on the subject of nutrition, suffice it to say that I have tried several types of skin and nail vitamins over the years only to see little if any noticeable results. So I'm a hard sell when it comes to supplements in this category. All the same, I have recently found two supplements that have worked for me in ways I could definitely see. I'm sharing them with you here plus a few other facts to help you obtain healthier skin, hair and nails.

HAIRFINITY by Brock Beauty
HAIRFINITY is perhaps the first and only supplement I've found to live up to the hype promises of healthier, fuller and longer hair. The workup is x2 per day but I've often only taken x1 and still saw results...within the first month. The gelatin capsules are easy to swallow and easy to digest and I would recommend this delivery system over say, hard pressed tablets.  I've also taken this supplement on an empty stomach with no issues.

The main active ingredients in HAIRFINITY would be their MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), hydrolyzed collagen and high amounts of both biotin and panthothenic acid. These work synergistically and you will notice results very quickly in not just your hair but your nails as well. 

Phytoceramides by Sublime Beauty
Phytoceramides Anti Aging Skincare by Sublime Beauty has a lot of buzz going for it ever since Dr. Oz described this substance as being able to accomplish a mini-facelift. Now, I don't think I need all THAT but this is another product that has given me noteworthy results not only for my facial skin but ALL over my body. Sublime Beauty offers a whole support system for top level, spa quality skincare at home starting with their Dry Brushing. I've written and recommended Dry Body Brushing for years now but this combined with taking the Phytoceramides has shown marked benefits to my skin.

Book on Phytoceramides by Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty
What are Phytoceramides? The prefix "phyto" means plant but the original oral ceramide supplements were of bovine origin. Ceramides are lipids or fats that make up about 40% of young, healthy skin. Plant based ceramides can be found in wheat, corn and sweet potatoes but Sublime Beauty uses rice derived phytoceramides. The rice actually is more effective at lower dosages and perfect for people with wheat allergies or who wish to remain gluten free. I take one per day first thing in the morning before breakfast and began noticing my skin AND nails looking better after about 3 weeks. The Phytoceramide crosses over to help with nail health as well. See more online from SublimeBeautyShop.com

Probelle Touch n' Grow Plus Nail Hardener
Probelle Touch n' Grow Nail Hardner is made with Garlic and Lime. It is recommended that you apply it daily for several days but I simply use it as a base coat for my weekly manicure and have noticed my nails are thicker and don't peel as much as they used to. You can't smell the garlic or lime and the product dries clear, not green as the bottle appears. It is really very simple to add to your routine. The only thing that I don't like is that it contains Formaldehyde. Most of the other nail polish makers are moving away from that with their "3-Free" formulas. All the same the product works as advertised and is much better than the Sally Hansen nail hardener products I've tried over the years. Check them out at Pro-Belle.com


I use Probelle Touch n' Grow Plus as a base coat for my manicures.

Getting Proper Nutrition - The Supporting Cast Members
If you have recently cut down or cut out red meat, dairy, fish, etc. please understand that this can leave serious holes in your diet. Your body will respond by slowing the rate of hair and nail growth as it desperately seeks to conserve protein that you are not getting in your food.
Dropping red meat which is rich in protein, B vitamins and what's called heme iron, can cause you to become anemic. Your nails will show this by becoming very flat so you will need to get your hemoglobin checked and supplement with iron to stay healthy. If you are on the vegetarian or vegan path, you'll need to combine your amino-acids so that you are getting enough protein. Making a shake with something like Garden of Life's Raw Fit High Protein for Weight Loss would be a great idea. Each serving gives you a whopping 28 gms of raw protein from sprouted nuts, seeds and grains. Delicious too.

Take a Good Multiple Vitamin
A natural multiple vitamin should be the cherry on top of a healthy diet. I take Rainbow Light's Certified Organics Women's Multivatimin. Made with whole organic foods and herbs, I can take it on an empty stomach without worrying. In fact I take two each morning with my HAIRFINITY and Phytoceramides. It helps boost the effectiveness of everything else I take.
Get plenty of protein and essential fatty acids in: nuts, seeds, whey, salmon and sardines. Choose fresh garden vegetables first and then dark berries as they are lower in sugar (fructose) than most fruits yet more nutritious.  

Rainbow Light's Certified Organics Women's Multivitamin

Supplements and nail products c/o Brock Beauty Inc., Sublime Beauty and Probelle respectively.

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