When you're not getting the nutrition you need, it quickly shows in your hair, skin, and nails. Supplying your body with vitamins necessary to function correctly is key to elevating your natural beauty.
It is important to understand the essential purposes these parts serve and how to keep them healthy.
Understanding Your Skin
The skin is the body's largest organ, serving several essential roles.
First, the skin acts as a protector for all of the other body systems. It contains secretions that kill bacteria, produces melanin to defend against ultraviolet light, and forms a barrier against various dangers.
In addition, the skin regulates the body's temperature. Cold temperatures cause the blood vessels in the skin to constrict, conserving heat in the body, while hot temperatures cause the skin to sweat, dispelling excess heat from muscles.
The skin has three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
The epidermis is the skin's outermost layer, providing your skin tone and protecting against harm while also keeping the body hydrated.
The dermis is the next layer of the skin, sitting below the epidermis and containing the skin's connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands. The dermis supports the skin's structure, provides protection, and helps with thermoregulation and sensation.
The hypodermis is the skin's bottom layer and serves as the connector between the dermis and the muscles and bones. It also stores energy, insulates the body, and provides protection.
Unfortunately, the hypodermis begins to thin with age, causing the skin to sag and lose its plump, youthful appearance.
The skin needs specific vitamins and nutrients to perform at its best, which is vital for your health and appearance.
For instance, the skin needs the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C to maintain a smooth tone and texture, produce collagen, heal and repair damage, and even improve the effectiveness of sunscreen.
Similarly, biotin or b7 is essential for the body's keratin production. Keratin is a structural protein that helps maintain the skin's structure and support wound healing.
Additionally, keratin prevents hair loss and promotes new growth.
Understanding Your Hair
While many people tend to focus on the appearance of hair, dying, cutting, straightening, and curling it, the hair also serves essential functions. The hair, skin, nails, and glands comprise the integumentary system or the body's outer layer.
Hair works with the skin to regulate body temperature. For example, when you're cold, your muscles contract, which pulls hair into a more upright position, providing the body with extra insulation.
Hair also serves as part of your sensory system, extending your sense of touch. Body hair, in particular, serves a critical purpose, with eyelashes, nose hairs, and eyebrows keeping foreign items like dust, dirt, and other irritants out of our sensitive areas.
So how do you help your hair perform all these important functions while still looking its best? By nourishing it from the inside out.
Hair Loss and Nutrition
While several factors contribute to thinning hair and hair loss, like age and genetics, nutrition is a crucial aspect of maintaining the health of your hair. Lack of specific vitamins and minerals can cause hair loss and poor hair health.
Biotin, vitamin C, and glutathione all support hair health. Glutathione is a tri-peptide structure that fights oxidative stress and inflammation and is essential in reducing itchy scalp or folliculitis, which can lead to hair loss.
Providing your hair with the necessary nutrients can support its health and the health of the other members of the integumentary system, like the nails.
Understanding Your Nails
While fingernails aren't necessary for survival, they provide valuable tools to strengthen and protect the fingertips. Fingernails also play a vital role in your fine motor skills, helping to separate small items and pick up small pieces.
Additionally, the nails cover a network of nerves that supply the body with increased sensation.
If you've ever damaged or lost a nail due to an accident or injury, then you understand the importance of your nails. Similarly, when your nails are brittle, they become more of a nuisance than an asset.
Vitamins for Nail Health
Maintaining the health of your nails allows them to serve as a beacon of your health. Ideal nails have pink beds and are slightly rounded with tiny, shallow vertical lines.
Achieving healthy, strong nails starts with biotin and keratin. Biotin facilitates healthy cell growth and plays a part in metabolizing the amino acids that build protein essential for nail growth.
Biotin and vitamin C also help the body produce keratin, the hard protein that makes up nails and hair. When the body doesn't have the right ingredients to produce keratin, these elements of the integumentary system suffer.
What Happens When the Hair, Skin, and Nails Don't Get Enough Vitamins?
While shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin are often attributed to a meticulous beauty routine, no amount of lotions and creams can take the place of good nutrition. When your body doesn't get the nourishment it needs, it has short- and long-term repercussions.
Some of the immediate consequences of poor nutrition on your hair, skin, and nail health are:
- Thinning hair
- Brittle, weak hair
- Thin, frail nails
- Dry skin and hair
- Dull skin
Over time, a lack of proper vitamins and nutrients can have a cumulative effect, resulting in even more dramatic changes in your hair, skin, and nails. These changes include:
- Uneven skin tone susceptible to sun damage
- Hair loss
- Lines and wrinkles in the skin
- Brittle, splitting nails
- Itchy scalp
- Slow healing wounds
Since your integumentary system covers the body's exterior, it's where the signs of nutrient deficiencies first appear. So, in an evolutionary sense, humans are attracted to those who show signs of good health, such as bright, glowing skin, solid, pink nails, and thick, lustrous hair.
However, while juggling busy lives, ensuring you meet your nutritional goals can be incredibly challenging. IV therapy bridges the gap quickly and efficiently so you can restore your hair, skin, and nail health.
IV Therapy for Healthy Skin, Hair, and Nails
Reset IV's Hair, Skin, and Nail Strengthener IV therapy package systematically addresses the main vitamin, mineral, and hydration deficiencies that lead to dull, weak, dry, and brittle hair, skin, and nails.
Our Hair, Skin, and Nail Strengthener package starts with a standard saline infusion. This combination of water and sodium chloride restores your hydration levels to revitalize the glow of your skin and maintain the cells necessary for healthy hair follicles.
The package also includes biotin to boost your hair, skin, and nails' cellular infrastructure. This carefully calibrated dose of the essential vitamin restores thin, splitting hair and nails, dry, flaky skin, and resolves irritation so you can heal from the inside out.
We also include a super dose of the antioxidant powers of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to boost collagen production and fight cellular damage, repairing and maintaining healthy, youthful skin.
Lastly, our exclusive Hair, Skin, and Nail Strengthener package contains our not-so-secret ingredient, glutathione. Glutathione is a critical intracellular antioxidant that reduces cell damage and prolongs your skin's youthful appearance.
This unique formulation restores the vitamins and minerals necessary to boost the health and appearance of your hair, skin, and nails.
Boost Your Natural Beauty with Reset IV today
Reset IV supplies our clients with carefully cultivated formulations to meet their nutritional needs. Administered by our team of highly trained medical professionals, our IV therapy treatments provide you with hospital-level expertise right in the comfort of your home or office.
With the highest standards in safety and care, you can trust the team at Reset IV to provide you with the comprehensive nutritional solution you need, with premiere service and care. Schedule your IV therapy appointment with Reset IV today.