It’s normal to lose hair every day. In fact, the average person can lose 50 – 100 strands of hair each day. You may notice more hair loss as you shower or brush your hair but it’s usually not a cause for concern as hair sheds as part of its natural cycle. Sometimes though, it can be a sign that there may be certain nutrients lacking in the diet.

 

The Natural Cycle of Hair Growth

Your hair grows in cycles broken up into periods of growth (anagen phase), breakthrough (catagen phase), and periods of rest (telogen phase). During the anagen phase, tiny strands emerge from hair follicles while still connected to the bloodstream via the dermal papilla, receiving a steady, nourishing supply of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. The anagen phase is the only period when our hair is strengthened nutritionally, and this phase naturally shortens as we age.

During the catagen or transition phase, developing hair strands break through and detach from the dermal papilla. Due to the lack of blood supply, hair must rely on the strength of the collagen and keratinocytes.

In the final telogen phase, hair growth is paused as the body prepares the nutrients necessary for the next anagen phase. The telogen phase can last up to three months.

Hair loss can occur when your hair growth cycle is disrupted for various reasons, including stress, hormonal or metabolic imbalances, aging, and nutritional deficiencies.

 

Lessen Hair Loss with Healthy Hair

CanPrev’s Healthy Hair works by shortening the telogen (rest) phase so that your hair spends more time during the anagen (growth) phase. This unique formula stimulates keratin production and feeds the follicle with a continuous supply of nutrients that create stronger hair throughout each phase, encouraging more of the growth phase.

Containing gluten-free millet seed extract, Healthy Hair is clinically proven to both reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Therapeutic amounts of biotin, zinc, and vitamin B6 complete this nourishing blend to feed hair growth. Healthy Hair is shown to reduce hair loss by 50% after 3 months.

 

Silicon & Collagen: Better Together

Shiny hair isn’t the only concern as we age, so is soft, supple skin. 80% of your skin’s dry weight is collagen. Unfortunately, silicon and collagen decline as we age, and they go hand-in-hand, as silicon deficiency affects healthy collagen production. Together, they provide the raw building blocks needed for smoother, firmer looking skin. But not all silicon is the same.

 

Silicon Beauty for Your Beauty Needs

CanPrev’s Silicon Beauty features monomethylsilanetriol (MMST) from Nova Scotian quartz, the world’s most soluble source of silicon. This means your body can fully absorb and reap the benefits! MMST is much more absorbable than other forms of silicon; it’s 21 times more absorbable than horsetail and bamboo forms, and 64 times more than colloidal ionic silica.

How is MMST so absorbable? Well, silicon naturally found in nature, like bamboo and horsetail are highly insoluble because they tend to form large crystalline structures called polymers, which our bodies have a hard time breaking down. In contrast, MMST silicon is small in size while being very stable. In fact, MMST is 100% soluble.

Silicon Beauty also contains a therapeutic amount of the B vitamin, biotin. Together, silicon and biotin nourish hair, skin, and nails.

 

Silicon Beyond Beauty

Although silicon is commonly recognized in the natural health space for its hair, skin, and nail benefits, it does much more than that. Silicon essentially acts as glue for the body, holding together collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans – all major components of joints, tendons and ligaments. This mineral also stimulates the synthesis of osteoblasts and reduces the number of osteoclasts, making it important for bone health.

Because silicon has the effects of glue, it allows the inner lining of arterial tissue to be less permeable and more flexible.  The largest artery in our body – the aorta, is constantly contracting and expanding so it requires a large amount of silicon to bend. As such, silicon’s benefits go beyond beauty, and are essential to joint, bone, and heart health!

While our diet should provide most of our nutrients, sometimes we fall short and need extra support. Provide your body with the support it needs with Silicon Beauty and Healthy Hair. Free from GMOs, gluten, soy and dairy. Never miss another dose of wellbeing for your hair and skin.

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