In addition to eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild Alaskan salmon and freshly ground flaxseed, and using your SPF 30 sunscreen, certain supplements may help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. The following have proven to offer additional support.
1. Evening Primrose Oil – nourishes skin, hair and joints by supplying essential
omega-6 fatty acids. Look for it in your skin care products, and you can suppliment
it in your diet with 500mg twice per day – according to Dr. Weil.
2. Omega-3 – provides the much-needed fatty acids EPA and DHA. Aim for a goal
of 2000 mg of EPA plus DHA total daily.
3. Vitamin D – supports bone and immune health. Best to know your blood levels
to dose appropriately, but generally a dose of 1000-2000 IU of vitamin D3 daily is a
safe starting point.
4. Milk Thistle – supports a healthy liver and provides natural antioxidant capabilities.
Look for extracts of milk thistle with silybum or silymarin standardized to 70 to 80 percent.