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All right everybody it is wellness wednesday and i think it’s safe to say that most of us want shinier healthier hair fewer wrinkles and stronger fingernails got my nails done today well there are lots of supplements that promise you can have all of those things but here’s the gig do they actually work here’s lindsey buckingham with what.

Consumer reports found before you spend your money drug store shelves are full of supplements that promise to improve hair nails and skin a month supply can cost you anywhere from a few bucks to over 100 most of these contain ingredients like vitamins a c and e coenzyme q 10 and also biotin which is a b vitamin.

Hair supplements often contain manganese and selenium as well as fatty acids like fish oil and flaxseed oil all of it might sound good but where’s the science that says it works well if your body has a nutrient deficiency it can cause changes to the hair and sometimes to the skin and nails like not getting enough vitamin a or.

Vitamin e can cause rough scaly patches on the skin and a biotin deficiency can cause eczema and even hair loss but deficiencies are relatively uncommon most people can get the necessary nutrients through a healthy diet and experts say there’s no good evidence that taking a supplement will help with normal aging related hair loss or nail.

Damage or give you healthier skin and what’s worse getting too much of a nutrient can be bad too like taking too much vitamin a can actually trigger hair loss but millions of people do take supplements if that’s you shop carefully dietary supplements are not tightly regulated by the fda they might contain substances not listed on.

The label or they might contain more or less of an ingredient than promise if you choose to take supplements cr suggests you choose one whose contents have been verified or certified by one of these four groups lindsey buckingham 3 news all right well consumer reports says simple things like drinking plenty of.

Water they drill that india eating a balanced diet and avoiding too much time in the sun can make a difference in keeping your hair skin and nails healthy do you drink a lot of water i try to i really try hard it’s it is it’s the most important thing we can do and i’m terrible at it do you know that um so my wife recently purchased two one for her.

And one for me they’re big jugs gallon yeah and it’s got little marks on there drink this much it’s it’s nine o’clock are you to this line it’s noon you’re doing good it’s three o’clock halfway home and you consume that but you feel better yeah i haven’t done it yet and you get to go visit the potty 900 times during.

Well that’s all good for the body yeah speaking of vitamin supplements the best supplements of all as matt and payton are taking a nice chug there don’t worry we got you the best supplements prenatal vitamins you wouldn’t know that matt wouldn’t know that but anybody who’s got a baby and they were told prenatal vitamins man.

Your hair grows like oh crazy fast and your skin of course your body’s all jacked would it be bad to stay on those all the time it’s there’s a lot that’s just kind of unnecessary it’s wasted it just goes right through the system oh okay i probably won’t try that but just in case it’s good to know.

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