Beautysil Hair & Nails 60 tablets - biologically active silicon with biotin and MSM | discontinued
Jarrow Formulas Beautysil Hair & Nails formula specifically focuses on 3 nutrients proven to beautify and strengthen hair and nails: biotin + Activated Silicon® from JarroSil® + bioavailable sulfur from MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) sulfur to provide benefits that go beyond conventional multi-vitamin / mineral supplements.
JarroSil® is a silicon supplement in the form of stabilized silicic acid. Silicon is needed for the health of the hair & nails. It is a major mineral component of the nails and contributes to hair shaft strength and hair shine and luster.
Biotin is essential for normal hair growth and is associated with nail health.
MSM is an organic source of bioavailable sulfur. Sulfur-containing compounds are found in high concentrations in keratin and collagen. Keratin, the key structural component of the hair & nails, gets much of its strength and stability from sulfur-based “bridges.
JarroSil® is patented Activated Silicon® supplying stabilized molecular clusters of silicic acid. JarroSil® Activated Silicon® contributes bioavailable silicon for the formation of keratin and the support and repair of the hair & nails.
• stronger hair shafts
• stronger, less brittle nails
• less split hair ends or nails
• hair and nail growth
BeautySil™ Hair & Nails is a synergistic formulation of Biotin, JarroSil®, and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) sulfur.
Benefits include: stronger hair shafts, fewer split ends, support for hair growth, stronger and less brittle nails, fewer split nails, plus support for nail growth.
What is JarroSil®?
JarroSil® is a patent pending Activated Silicon™ formula, containing stabilized molecular clusters of silicic acid. This stabilized silicic acid formula is concentrated at 8,000 parts per million. That’s 160 times more concentrated than is theoretically possible in a water solution, which is possibly only up to 50 ppm. Stabilized silicic acid molecular clusters are the key to JarroSil. They quickly and easily form ortho- (i.e. mono-) and disilicic acid in the stomach, the form of silicon the body uses. JarroSil also contains boron, another important mineral for bone and collagen health, to enhance the metabolism of silicon. JarroSil supports bone health, joint function and collagen production; it also helps strengthen and beautify hair, skin and nails.
JarroSil Contains Activated Silicon
The bioavailable form of silicon is monomeric (single unit) silicic acid [Si(OH)4], sometimes referred to as orthosilicic acid or monosilicic acid. Silica [SiO2] is silicon dioxide and is not bioavailable. Silica is also the most common component of sand. Silicon is found in food (and horsetail) as silicates, which are likewise not bioavailable. All dietary silicon must be converted in the stomach into monomeric silicic acid for it to be absorbed and used by the body. JarroSil is an efficient source of bioavailable silicon.
JarroSil and Skin
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, contributing up to 15-20% of our body weight. Skin is composed of a large amount of connective tissues. Bioavailable silicon was shown to increase collagen concentration up to 12.5% in the dermis of the skin of calves. Silicon is crucial for activating the hydroxylation enzymes involved in cross-linking collagen, which improves the strength and elasticity of this fibrous protein. Better collagen means better skin, more elasticity and fewer wrinkles.
JarroSil for Hair and Nails
The outer shaft of hair is intended to be very strong, essentially as strong as any fiber. This outer shaft of hair, that also provides elasticity and strength, is rich in silicon. Adequate silicon can help hair grow thicker and stronger. The predominant minerals in nails are calcium, silicon and sulfur. A sign that silicon may be systemically deficient is nails that are brittle or soft.
Biotin is known by many names, including Cis-hexahydro-2-oxo-1H-thieno[3,4-d]-imidazole-4-valeric acid, biotina, Coenzyme R, D-biotin, vitamin B7, vitamin H and W Factor. It is a water-soluble B vitamin typically found in liver, egg yolk, cereals, legumes, and nuts. It is essential for normal skin and hair growth, lipid metabolism, and energy production (ATP). Biotin supplementation is used for preventing and managing biotin deficiency associated with pregnancy, long-term parenteral nutrition, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, alcoholism, blood sugar imbalance, and multiple carboxylase deficiency. Biotin also commonly is taken orally for hair loss, brittle nails, and for other purposes. For support in blood sugar regulation, a specific combination providing 2 mg biotin plus 600 mcg chromium daily has been used in clinical trials.
Biotin for Hair & Nails
Some of the more overt signs of biotin deficiency are hair loss and a scaly red rash around the eyes, nose and mouth. Less clearly a result of a deficiency state is nail quality. Three small trials have shown that biotin supplementation (2.5 mg/day for up to six months) in women with brittle fingernails leads to significant improvement. The study that used scanning electron microscopy to assess fingernail thickness and splitting found that after biotin supplementation, fingernail thickness increased by 25% and splitting decreased.
MSM: Sulfur Source and Antioxidant
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane or dimethylsulfone) is abundant in living organisms, with ~85% of sulfur provided by MSM and related compounds. Many of the benefits derived from onions, garlic and cruciferous vegetables (e.g., cabbage, broccoli) come from sulfur. Sulfur-bearing amino acids like methionine, cysteine and taurine are essential to normal metabolism, are building blocks for skin, cartilage, ligaments and tendons, and are carriers for redox minerals (e.g., zinc, selenium, iron).
MSM may work via several mechanisms. For example, fingernails from arthritis sufferers often show reduced cystine. This can lead to brittle, soft nails from either inadequate dietary sulfur or inability to assimilate it to match the body’s needs. When sulfur was given intravenously to 100 arthritis patients, many found relief from pain, and their fingernail cystine level returned to normal. MSM enhances the synthesis of chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid It provides nutrition for the skin and hair
take 1 tablet per day, preferably with a meal or as directed by a qualified nutritionist
contains per daily serving (1 tablet)
biotin 5000 mcg 1670% RDI
optiMSM® 500mg †
Silicon (Jarrosil® activated silicon) 10 mg †
- proprietary formula of molecular clusters of stabilized silicic acid
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredients (biotin, MSM, activated silicon from hydrolized bovine collagen) , filler (calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate from vegetable source), food grade coating colour (vegetable juice and spirulina extract)
kstore in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
derived from bovine collagen