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Give your hair, skin and nails a nutritional makeover

Health goals! Glowing, radiant skin, lustrous, full hair and strong, solid nails can be elusive sometimes. Over time, the aging process, lackluster nutrition and our environment and weather can take their toll on our skin, hair and nails. There are certain key nutrients we can seek out in our diet and supplements though that can help turnback the clock: healthy fats and minerals to be exact.

G to the L to the A
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) can be made by the body from omega-6 dietary fats like sunflower and sesame oil. The conversion process is sometimes less than optimal though, and dietary sources of just GLA itself are few and far between. Luckily, evening primrose oil seeds are a great source of GLA. Efamol®’s Beautiful-Skin Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) provides one of the highest amounts on the market. Efamol® EPO is clinically proven to improve both normal skin, damaged skin and atopic eczema. Results from clinical studies show that it:

  • Significantly improves the firmness, moisture, roughness and fatigue of skin
  • Enhances the structure and function of normal healthy skin
  • Improves moisture content & retention, elasticity, firmness, strength and smoothness
  • Tightens skin and reduces wrinkles and dryness
  • Relieves itching, redness and crusting of atopic eczema

Efamol® EPO provides up to 30% more GLA than other evening primrose oils. It is gently extracted through a superior process that retains the natural antioxidants within the oil and ensures a long shelf life. Efamol Evening Primrose Oil is the only EPO product in the world that was sold by prescription and consequently is the only EPO product that has been rigorously tested in efficacy, safety and toxicology trials. 

Healthy Collagen Needs Silicon
Healthy hair. Radiant skin. Strong teeth, nails and bones. One thing they have in common is that everyone wants them. Another thing they share is they all need an important mineral: silicon. Silicon is essential for healthy collagen formation and can come from silica compounds in our diet. Certain grains and vegetables, as well as beer, are some sources. If you want to skip the calories, though, and get a standardized dose of silicon, Florasil®—a mineral extract from the spring horsetail plant—is your answer.

There’s a reason we choose the spring horsetail plant to make Florasil®. Spring horsetail is one of the best plant sources of orthosilicic acid, the water-soluble form our bodies can actually absorb (as opposed tosilicon dioxide from sand, rock, clay, etc.). We extract thisorthosilicic acid from the horsetail plant using our gentle hot water process which removes impurities while keeping the important trace minerals and bioflavonoids that aid absorption. For example, this process ensures no thiaminase or nicotine from the raw plant remains in the finished extract. Each Florasil® capsule is standardized and contains 10 mg of silica, providing 4.7 mg of silicon.

While our diet can and should provide most of our nutritional needs, sometimes we need a little extra support for certain key nutrients. When it comes to healthy hair, skin and nails, GLA and silicon are definitely two you don’t want to fall short on.


About the Author: Flora Health


Flora Manufacturing and Distributing Ltd. was established in 1965 and is headquartered in Burnaby, BC. Flora is a privately owned nutraceutical manufacturer known for high quality whole food supplements, full-spectrum botanical extracts, unrefined seed oils, and European health tonics. Learn more at