How Can IV Therapy support healthier nails, skin, and hair?
Beauty starts from within, and healthy looking hair, skin, and nails is often a reflection of how things are working inside your body. There’s only so much you can do topically or externally to revitalize your appearance; the real magic happens when your cells are happy and your organs are in harmony.
Looking for healthier, more radiant hair, skin and nails? Let our Toronto Naturopathic Doctors introduce you to IV Vitamin Therapy the ultimate source of food for beautiful skin, hair, and nails.
How Does IV Vitamin Therapy work?
IV Vitamin Therapy also known as an IV Drip, delivers optimal levels of individualized vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream, so that your body and cells can use it immediately.
This bypasses the absorption step needed in the digestive tract, and means you can get higher therapeutic levels of nutrients, faster and more efficiently.
How can IV Therapy support healthier nails, skin, and hair?
There are many ways an IV Drip can help your have heathier hair skin and nails. We’re going to list them out, and if they get a little technical, you can always contact us and we’ll answer all your questions.
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Hydration is a key factor!
Your hair and skin cells need a steady supply of water and hydration to keep the cells happy and healthy, so that they can grow and shine.
Without proper hydration, your hair can start to become thin and brittle, it can shed and break.
Your skin can become dry, flaky, and cracked, and it can make wrinkles more pronounced or cause your skin to sag in areas you do not want it to.
IV Vitamin therapy not only delivers important vitamins and minerals, but it also can help rehydrate your body simultaneously, talk about a win-win scenario!
Targeted Vitamins and Minerals that help nails, skin, and hair.
Your nails, skin, and hair, have very particular nutrient needs to keep them looking their best.
We know that collagen is an instrumental protein involved in the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails by providing strength and structure.
So How Do You Make Enough Collagen to Shine?
In order for your body to produce collagen it needs cofactors including Vitamin C, zinc and copper. Vitamin C is the cofactor for two important enzymes called prolyl hydroxylase, and lysyl hydroxylase which help to stabilize the collagen molecule and give structural strength to the cross-linking of collagen.
Basically, when you’re not getting enough Vitamin C, your collagen will suffer.
In addition to supporting collagen production, Vitamin C has some other major roles in terms of skin health. Vitamin C is a major constituent of both the epidermis and dermis layers in the skin.
Unfortunately, aging as well as sun damage and pollutants can deplete and cause a decline in Vitamin C within these layers of skin.
But that’s not all….you’re going to need a few more nutrients to get the Collagen you need.
Copper. This activates an enzyme called lysyl oxidase which links collagen fibers with other supporting fibers, an important process involved in collagen maturation.
Zinc also plays a role in activating proteins essential for collagen synthesis, including the activation of collagenase which allows the cells to remodel collagen during wound healing.
Elastin is also another type of protein found in the body that plays an important role in skin health. Elastin has the unique characteristic of snapping back into place to maintain its original shape.
Collagen and elastin go hand in hand to help maintain our skin’s texture and shape.
In addition to our skin being stronger, adequate levels of these proteins also help it look more youthful. Similar to collagen, elastic requires the co-factors Vitamin C, zinc, and copper in its production.
IV Vitamin Therapy can help promote collagen and elastin production by delivering the nutrients needed to support these processes, in a fully customized super powered blend tailored for your individual needs.
We’re not done yet. Another important vitamin for healthy hair, skin and nails is Biotin.
Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, and part of the B vitamin family, works to improve the infrastructure of our hair skin and nails.
Biotin has been found to be help support hair growth in women who have thinning hair. A biotin deficiency can also result in a number of skin issues including dry, cracked, and irritated skin.
If your Nails feeling a little fragile? Biotin can help in growing healthy, strong nails when supplemented appropriately to prevent fingernail splitting and brittle nails.
Biotin is a vitamin that can be added to your customized IV Drip formula to promote the health of your skin hair and nails from the inside to out!
Our nails, skin, and hair are vulnerable to free radical damage.
Free radicals are unstable molecules, contributing to cellular damage in a variety of ways. When free radicals accumulate, they can cause cell damage leading to wrinkles, inflammation, and hyperpigmentation.
Anti-oxidants are important because they help reduce and stabilize these chain reactions, so that they do not cause damage to our cells.
Let me introduce you to the team captain of anti-oxidants; glutathione.
Glutathione is known as the “master” antioxidant in our bodies, and is a critical component to achieving the glowing, radiant skin that is sought after.
Glutathione is made up of three different amino acids: glutamine, glycine, and cysteine and is a heavy hitter in terms of preventing cell damage and death. It keeps our mitochondria strong so they can produce energy, helps our liver in naturally detoxifying toxins and waste from the body, and also protects our DNA against damage. Glutathione repletion is a keynote of our healthy skin, hair, and nail IV Drip!
When you re stressed out, your hair can thin and fall out.
In addition, stress can contribute to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Being in a constant state of fight or flight can deplete your energy and nutrients, making you feel drained and worn out.
These are signs that your adrenals need some tender loving care, and your micronutrients need to be replenished!
As every individual is unique, we can tailor the nutrients in your IV vitamin bag to help mitigate the toll stress is taking on your body and cells.
At Higher Health, our Naturopathic Doctors are trained to individualize your IV Drip therapy directly to your individual needs. Looking for healthy skin, hair and nails? We have an IV Drip for that.
Book your free consultation today to discuss how IV therapy can help you glow from the inside out! Click here now and book.