Blackmores Nails, Hair and Skin contains a clinically trialled dose of Biotin.
Clinical trials indicate that biotin has the following effects on nails:
Nails may increase in thickness by 25%
Firmer and harder fingernails
Reduced splitting and chipping
Improvements seen in many people in 12 weeks.
Skin, hair and nails are chemically related. Basic requirements for the health of these structures include adequate intakes of nutrients such as protein, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. The ingredients in Blackmores Nails Hair and Skin support healthy protein and fatty acid metabolism. The formula contains nutrients which have been found to contribute to the health of the nails, hair and skin:
Biotin is an essential vitamin which has been found in clinical trials to strengthen soft brittle nails and reduce breaking and splitting after 12 weeks.
Silica is concentrated in the nails, hair and skin and contributes to collagen formation.
Zinc helps maintain the structural integrity of the nails, hair and skin and is important for a healthy immune system.
Vitamin C is important in the production of collagen and for a healthy immune system.
Folic acid, iron, manganese, beta-carotene and vitamin B5 all assist with metabolism of nutrients important for nails, hair and skin.
Adults - Take 2 tablets per day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children (under 12 years) - Only as professionally prescribed
Active Ingredients Per Tablet
Silica colloidal anhydrous 18mg
Silicon dioxide (Total silica equiv.25mg) 7mg
Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) extract equiv. to dry stem 460mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 30mg
Folic acid 150mcg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid from calcium
pantothenate 21.8mg) 20mg
Ferrous fumarate (Iron 3mg) 9.45mg
Zinc amino acid chelate (Zinc 7.5mg) 37.5mg
Manganese amino acid chelate (Manganese 1mg) 10mg
If taking methyldopa, carbidopa, levodopa, thyroid hormone, penicillamine, tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics or biphosphonates (osteoporosis drugs), separate doses by at least 2 hours. Iron and zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of these medications.