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Hair & Nails
60 & 100 Tablets • 780 mg
Nails are made up of specialized epidermal cells. Fingernails and toenails contain a protein called keratin and are actually a type of modified hair. The nail grows from the nail bed, which is thickened to form a lunula (or little moon). Cells forming the nail bed are linked together to form a nail. There are no nerve endings in the nail. The fingernail serves as a protective plate and enhances sensation of the fingertip.

Nails grow at a rate of about 10 millimeters every 100 days. Fingernails require 4 to 6 months to regrow completely, and toenails require from 12 to 18 months. Actual growth rate will depend on age, nutritional intake, frequency of exercise, and genetics. The growth records can show the health status of a person as well as physiological imbalances. Nail growth history has been used as a diagnostic tool since ancient times. Some illnesses will cause a deep horizontal groove on the nails. Discoloration, thinning, thickening, brittleness, splitting, grooves, spots, lines, receded lunula, or other changes in the shape of the nail can indicate illness in other areas of the body, nutritional deficiency, drug reaction, poisoning, or physical injury to the nail.

Hair originates in the hair follicles, which are located in the dermis (second layer of the skin). Hair follicles are present anywhere on the surface of the body except certain parts such as lips, palms of hands, and soles of the feet. New hair is made in the hair bulb at the base of the hair follicle. Living cells in the hair bulb multiply and push upward. These cells rapidly dehydrate, die, and compact into a dense, hard mass that forms the hair shaft.

Hair is colored by the pigment melanin, which is also responsible for skin color. Hair grows in cycles. Each cycle consists of a long growing phase followed by a short resting phase. At the end of the resting phase, the hair falls out and new hair starts growing in the follicle, beginning the cycle again.

Hair loss is common and can be a product of the following factors:

• Genetics - The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition
  called male-pattern baldness or female pattern baldness. It occurs gradually
  with aging.

• Hormones - Changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and thyroid

• Medical conditions - Including alopecia areata which causes patchy hair loss,
  scalp infections, and hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania.

• Medications - Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs such as those
  used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout, and high blood

• Radiation therapy - The hair may not grow back the same as it was before.

• Stress - Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months
  after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.

• Certain hairstyles and treatments - Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles can
  cause hair loss.

Hair & Nails is a blend of 35 ingredients. Among them is a large spectrum of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, flavonoids, and herbal extracts formulated to promote the strength and growth of hair and nails with great effectiveness.
The correct proportions of each ingredient have been used in order to improve the health condition of hair and nails.

Five botanicals are part of this product. A study published in 1993 confirmed the potential for ginkgo biloba and hair growth when researchers found that ginkgo biloba extract promoted hair growth in mice. Additional research found that ginkgo biloba slows hair loss by being rich in L-Cysteine an important amino acid found in healthy hair. Its effects on hair health are believed to be caused by increased blood flow. Ginkgo biloba also promotes the regulation of tone and elasticity of blood vessels.

Hawthorn berries, another ingredient in this blend, may also promote hair growth. The leaves, flowers, and berries contain a variety of bioflavonoids
that appear to be primarily responsible for the circulatory action of the plant.
One study with mice found that hawthorn berries stimulated hair growth and increased the number and size of hair follicles, promoting healthier and stronger hair. It is believed that the polyphenol content in hawthorn berries causes these beneficial effects.

Horsetail can also be found in Hair & Nails. Horsetail is rich in silicic acid and silicates, which provide approximately 2 to 3% elemental silicon. Potassium, aluminum and manganese, along with fifteen types of flavonoids, are also found in this herb. Horsetail seems to be beneficial for nails and hair. The high mineral content of this plant can strengthen brittle fingernails and help grow strong hair as well.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, rosemary has been used for centuries to not only stimulate hair growth but also delay graying.
It has long played a role in European herbalism and popular folklore.

Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb. The volatile oil of sage contains the compounds alpha and beta-thujone, camphor, and cineole. It also contains rosmarinic acid, tannins, and flavonoids. The intake of sage promotes new hair growth and inhibits the development of gray hair.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tablets  
Servings per Container: 30/50  
Amount per 2 Tablets %DV*
Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene, palmitate) 5000 IU 3000 mcg 100%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 500 mg   833%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCL) 26 mg   1734%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 6.4   376%
Niacin 12.6   6430%
Calcium (Chelated amino acid) 50 mg   5%
Iron (Ferrous gluconate) 1.24 mg   6%
Vitamin D (From fish oils) 82 IU 2 mcg 20%
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl) 50 IU 43 mg 166%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) 18.8 mg   940%
Folic acid 50 mcg   12%
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 32 mcg   534%
Iodine (Potassium iodide) 15.6 mcg   10%
Magnesium (as Glycinate chelate) 50 mg   12%
Zinc (Zinc gluconate) 3.8 mg   26%
Copper (Copper gluconate) 32 mg   1.6%
Biotin 2,500 mcg   834%
Pantothenic acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate) 62.4 mg   624%
L-Cysteine 94 mg   *
Choline (Choline bitartrate) 90.6   *
Potassium (Potassium citrate) 50 mg   1.52%
PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid) 31.2 mg   *
L-Methionine 21.6 mg   *
Citrus bioflavonoids 15.6 mg   *
Rutin 15.6 mg   *
Inositol 5 mg   *
Coenzyme Q-10 1.2 mg   *
Manganese (Chelated amino acid) 0.6 mg   60%
Selenium (Chelated amino acid) 31.2 mcg   44.3%
Chromium (Chelated amino acid) 24.8 mcg   21%
Proprietary blend 420 mg    
Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo biloba)   *
Hawthorn berries (Crataegus laevigata)   *
Horsetail herb (Equisetum arvense)   *
Rosemary herb (Rosmarinus officinalis)   *
Sage herb (Salvia officinalis)   *
* Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, croscarmellose, sodium, stearic acid,
magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and a cellulose film coat.

Contains: Fish oil

Recommendations: As a dietary supplement, take two (2) tablets daily
with meals.

Caution: Do not use this product if pregnant or nursing. Do not use
this supplement if the band around the cap is broken or missing.
If symptoms persist, consult a doctor. Keep this product out of reach
of children.

Storage: Keep tightly closed in a dry place and do not expose to excessive heat.

The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.