Your hair and nails are a great barometer of how well (or poorly) you are fueling your body. Unhealthy hair is not just a beauty concern; it can also indicate an underlying problem of nutritional deficiency leading to many of the more common hair and nail complaints. For example, thinning hair in women can be a sign of nearing menopause, as hormonal changes cause a higher production of male hormones called androgen, which cause hair loss and thinning. More generally B vitamins (in particular biotin) help support cell formation of hair, while Silica helps glue the connective tissues that holds hair together, preventing split ends. Silica beautifies hair with luster, elasticity and vigor. Silica is found abundantly in the hair, skin, nails, the aorta, connective tissue and throughout the skeletal structure. As a person grows older, Silica in the body diminishes. Many parts of the body suffer from the lack of Silica supply, especially the skin and hair. Wrinkles, dry skin and hair are common effects. Since the skin and hair are the first affected by lack of Silica in the body, they are also the first to benefit from taking Silica. Nature’s Miracle Vegetal Silica is a carefully formulated all natural Silica supplement that offers one of the highest and purest forms of Silica as well as added herbs to strengthen the results. Moisture and skin elasticity are two important factors in keeping the skin looking young which can be maintained when taking Nature’s Miracle Vegetal Silica. It also provides shiny and strong hair. It prevents split ends and keeps it from being dry and dull. The nails can also benefit from taking Nature’s Miracle Vegetal Silica, because the mineral protects the nails from getting brittle and easily damaged. Soft nails that keep splitting in layers or cracking, could be due to a diet deficient in B vitamins or point to a digestive abnormality like IBS, a candida bacterial infection or a ′leaking gut.’ Nails that are dry and brittle may indicate a lack of essential fatty acids and iron in your diet, as well as B vitamins. Applying almond oil to the nail itself, and a natural or organic hand cream regularly applied around the cuticles, will also help make the nails more supple and improve their immediate appearance. White spots on the nail usually mean that there is a moderate to severe zinc or iron deficiency. Scooped nails, when the indentation is large enough to hold a drop of liquid, can also often indicate iron deficiency. Although you may not have developed, or currently been experiencing any of these specific outward symptoms with your hair, skin or nails, taking our Nature’s Miracle Vegetal Silica along with our Chelated Minerals puts forth the basic nutritional building blocks for enhancing and maintaining the appearance of on-going beauty and vitality, rather than simply treating them on the outside.