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There are a number of different nutrients that provide key building blocks to support skin elasticity and hydration, healthy hair, and nail strength and thickness. Vitamin C, zinc, copper, manganese and silica are integral collagen and keratin cofactors, promoting skin elasticity. Vitamin C also supports skin resiliency and helps counter the effects of oxidative stress. Niacinamide and zinc promote immune function and healthy inflammatory balance in the skin. The proanthocyanidins in grape seed extract help to stabilize collagen and elastin by moderating the proteolytic enzymes collagenase and elastase. Clinical studies have indicated that the B vitamin biotin may adjust the cellular arrangement of the nail bed, helping to reinforce the keratin structure, promote strength and thickness, and reduce splitting.*
In addition to supporting healthy skin, hair and nails, most water-soluble B vitamins also play a metabolic role in the conversion of carbohydrates, fat and protein into energy, and in the maintenance of muscle tone. Biotin in particular is an essential co-factor for a number of metabolic carboxylation reactions. Biotin forms a covalent bond to the following carboxylase enzymes: pyruvate carboxylase for glucose metabolism, acetyl-CoA carboxylase for fatty acid oxidation, and propionyl-CoA carboxylase and ß- methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase for amino acid metabolism. A clinical study reported that high dose administration of biotin helped promote healthy glucose metabolism. Biotin may also act to promote transcription and translation of glucokinase, an enzyme found in the liver and pancreas that participates in the metabolism of glucose to form glycogen. In addition, a double-blind study reported that biotin supplementation may promote healthy lipid metabolism. Furthermore, recent studies have expanded biotin’s metabolic role, claiming that the vitamin maintains healthy genetic expression of the many enzymes for which it is a cofactor.*
Pharmaca offers Pure Encapsulations’ Biotin, Polyphenol Nutrients and B-Complex Plus products, which deliver the nutrients described above and provide the wide-ranging support needed to promote optimal health, inside and out.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.