Top 6 Supplements to Give You a Beauty Boost

Top 6 Supplements to Give You a Beauty Boost

Posted by Lori Shemek; February 2, 2015

Vitamin supplements have been around for decades. Everyone has taken a vitamin C or a calcium tablet at least once in their lives. Now there’s a whole new type of supplements available – beauty supplements. These are designed to enhance the general health of your body from the inside out. Formulated to make your skin suppler, hair glossier and nails stronger, these vitamins cannot miss out from your daily diet. In a world where most people are workaholics, eating right and getting enough sleep have become utopian endeavors. Essential vitamins are required to get us back on our feet, and although it might surprise you, certain beauty supplements have outstanding effects.

Here are the top 6 supplements to boost your beauty from the inside out:


Fern extract
Researched for over 20 years, fern extract is famous for its skin-saving abilities. Recent studies found that it can protect the skin from damaging UV rays. Furthermore, it is highly effective in treating psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema. Experts emphasize that fern extract has remarkable anti-inflammatory effects on the skin’s tissue. Supplements are taken in recommended doses, which are usually based on the patient’s weight. Supplementing your diet with fern extract could also diminish DNA damage that often triggers brown spots and wrinkles.

Also known as vitamin H, Biotin is included in the B complex vitamins. Aside from aiding the body metabolize carbs and fats, biotin is also connected to hair and nail heal. The vitamin maintains the proper functioning of your nervous system, and it makes the skin look healthy and rejuvenated. Considering it breaks down food (especially carbs), biotin keep your weight under control. However, make sure to pair a supplement with a comprehensive diet and workout routine for visible results.

Fish oil (omega-3)
Supplementing your diet with omega-3 has a lot of health benefits. This nutrient is mainly linked to heart health, but they also have numerous beauty effects. A study performed in 2009 showed that poly-unsaturated fatty acids have the potential of improving the density and quality of the hair. Omega-3 supplements restore hair cycle balance and prevent extensive hair loss. Scientists have also emphasized that fish oil protect the skin from damaging UV rays. It reduces the risks of ultra-violet radiation and sunburn that eventually leads to skin breaks.

Anemia is one of the main causes for thin hair, and extensive loss happens when you have severe iron deficiency – your levels of red cells diminish, and thus your hair starts to fall. Paired with vitamin C, iron supplements can restore your hair’s health and vitality. You can always include food sources rich in iron into your diet, such as oysters, cashews and spinach. These will activate the B vitamins and help your skin get back its glow.  Ensure you are deficient as excess iron in the body can inflammation and other health issues.

vit c

Vitamin C
Another important vitamin that can restore your hair’s health is vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin fights dandruff, thickens the hair and stops hair loss. As opposite to men, women are a lot more obsessed with their hair. Thus, if you notice that your ends are split, but you recent cut your hair, it might be because you have vitamin C deficiency. A recent study also found that when combined with vitamin E, the result is a brighter, tighter skin. Women who are in their 20s must include 75mg of vitamin C per day, and men only need 19mg.

Idebenone is an antioxidant that can do miracles for your skin when taken as a supplement. It has the power of going deep into the skin layers to repair broken, damaged cells. Taken on a daily basis, Idebenone protects your complexion inside out; it makes it look vibrant and youthful for extended periods of time. To boost the effect of this antioxidant, you might want to pair with coenzyme Q10, another powerful macronutrients that destroys free radicals and restores the youthful appearance of the complexion. It can’t be easy to stay healthy and look beautiful when you’re working 10 hours a day. Women put a great price on physical appearance, sometimes they have to take matters into their own hands to stay in shape. Today’s beauty supplements are based on all-natural ingredients; their purpose is to help fill in the gaps, and thus restore our inner and outer beauty when we don’t time to take proper care of our bodies.  

Guest post by Edward Francis and!    
© 2015 DLS HealthWorks, LLC.  Lori Shemek, PhD, CNC, health and weight loss expert is the best-selling author of ‘Fire-Up Your Fat Burn! 
Sign-up for Dr. Lori’s monthly newsletter with free gifts!