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OptiVite Hair, Skin and Nails
OptiVite Hair, Skin and Nails

OptiVite Hair, Skin and Nails

$24.95 AUD

$49.95 AUD

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  • Promotes Healthy Shiny Hair
  • Helps Strengthen Weak Nails
  • Maintain Healthy Soft Glowing Skin
  • 120 tablets – 3 month supply

Optivite Hair, Skin and Nails is a specially formulated beauty supplement with a combination of nutrients designed to help maintain healthy hair, support collagen production in the skin and help build strong, healthy nails. It contains antioxidants to minimize free radical damage.

 

EACH HARD CAPSULE CONTAINS

  • Biotin 2.6mg,
  • Calcium Ascorbate Dihydrate 60.86mg equiv. Ascorbic Acid 50mg,
  • Ferrous Fumarate 15.22mg equiv. Iron 5mg,
  • Silicon Dioxide 85.56mg equiv. Silicon 40mg,
  • Zinc Gluconate 209.06mg equiv. Zinc 30mg.

Substance: Biotin

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1, 2, 3, 4

S

Clin Dermatol.

2010 Jul-Aug;28(4):420-5.10.1016

 

Nutrition and nail disease.

 

Cashman MW, Sloan SB.

2010

2.5mg daily

One study demonstrated a 25% increase in the thickness of 415 the nail plate in patients diagnosed with brittle nails of Q4 416 unknown cause and treated with biotin (2.5 mg daily) for 6 to 417 15 months.28 Another study showed that biotin was not 418 equally effective in all patients, but a definite trend toward 419 benefit was noted in most of those who took between 1.0 and 420 3.0 mg daily, with 2 months being the average time before 421 clinically noticeable results. This same study also showed that 422 approximately 10 weeks after biotin was discontinued, nail 423 ridging gradually returned and the nail brittleness recurred.29 424 Both studies provide clinical evidence that biotin is possibly 425 effective in treating patients with nail brittleness.

PS

1

S

Minerva Ginecol.

 

2009 Oct;61 (5):445-52.

 

Hair loss in women

 

Tosti A,

2009

N/A

Some cases of biotin deficiency in women may develop alopecia.

PS

 

 

Substance: Calcium ascorbate

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

S

The Professional

Reference to Conditions

Herbs and Supplements.

Integrative medicine

communications Access

 

Wisneski, L

 

2000

60 – 1000mg daily

Vitamin C functions primarily to form collagen. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which protects all cells from oxidative damage and also protects vitamin E and A from oxidation as well. Research has shown that vitamin C protects the body against heart disease. It is essential to proper wound healing. Vitamin C is critical to proper immune system function.

Research has shown that vitamin C reduces the formation of histamine, which may help reduce cold symptoms.

Clinical studies have shown that vitamin C can reduce the length and severity of cold symptoms. Vitamin C boosts immune functions, increases HDL (good) cholesterol, decreases risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces blood pressure, decreases histamine levels (useful in treating allergies), reduces capillary fragility, counteracts asthma (reduces airway spasms), protects against sunburn and its

effects, increases integrity of connective tissue, assisting treatment of bleeding gums, bruising, and arthritis

and protects fat-soluble antioxidants

PS

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

S

Herbs and Natural

Supplements – An

Evidence Based Guide.

 

3rd Ed. Elsevier Mosby.

2010

RDI 45 -

85mg

 

Vitamin C maintains body connective tissue & is essential for the formation of collagen, the major fibrous element of the blood vessels & skin. Studies provide evidence of immune-stimulating effects

PS

 


Substance: Ferrous Fumarate

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1

S

Am Surg. 2014 May

80 (5):466-71.

 

Hair loss in females after sleeve gastrectomy: predictive value of serum zinc and iron levels.

 

Ruiz-Tovar J

2014

5 – 10mg

A common complication after bariatric surgery is hair loss, which is related to rapid weight reduction, but zinc, iron, and other micronutrient deficiencies can also be involved. Little is studied after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). A prospective observational study was performed of 42 morbidly obese females undergoing LSG. Incidence of hair loss was monitored. Micronutrients were investigated preoperatively and three, six, and 12 months after surgery. Sixteen patients (41%) reported hair loss in the postoperative course. In most cases, iron and zinc levels are within the normal range. The variable addition (zinc + iron) is a good predictor of hair loss. Patients with addition levels below 115 are fourfold more susceptible to present hair loss. In these cases, zinc supplements achieve the stop of hair loss in most cases

PS

1

S

J Korean Med Sci. 2013 Jun;28(6):934-8.

 

Iron plays a certain role in patterned hair loss.

 

Park SY

 

2013

5 – 10mg

Role of iron in hair loss is not clear yet. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between iron and hair loss. A total 210 patients with FPHL (n = 113) and MPHL (n = 97) with 210 healthy controls were analyzed.  

The results suggest that iron may play a certain role especially in premenopausal FPHL.

PS

 


Substance: Zinc Gluconate

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

3

S

Am Surg. 2014 May

80 (5):466-71.

 

Hair loss in females after sleeve gastrectomy: predictive value of serum zinc and iron levels.

 

Ruiz-Tovar J

2014

30mg

A common complication after bariatric surgery is hair loss, which is related to rapid weight reduction, but zinc, iron, and other micronutrient deficiencies can also be involved. Little is studied after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). A prospective observational study was performed of 42 morbidly obese females undergoing LSG. Incidence of hair loss was monitored. Micronutrients were investigated preoperatively and three, six, and 12 months after surgery. Sixteen patients (41%) reported hair loss in the postoperative course. In most cases, iron and zinc levels are within the normal range. The variable addition (zinc + iron) is a good predictor of hair loss. Patients with addition levels below 115 are fourfold more susceptible to present hair loss. In these cases, zinc supplements achieve the stop of hair loss in most cases

PS

1, 2, 4

S

Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 2):837-47; discussion 847.

Zinc and skin health: Overview of physiology and pharmacology.

Schwartz JR

2005

30mg

Skin is in a continual state of renewal, placing a high demand on zinc-based enzymes and proteins that direct this process. The importance of zinc physiologically is especially evident in studies of wound healing and inflammation reduction. During these processes, the high needs for zinc can be supplemented, generally increasing the rates of the natural healing processes.

PS

 

 

Substance: Silicon Dioxide

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1, 2

S

Arch Dermatol Res. 2005 Oct;297(4):147-53.

 

Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on skin, nails and hair in women with photo damaged skin

 

Barel A

2005

10 mg Si/day 

The effect of Si on skin, nails and hair was investigated in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Fifty women with photo damaged facial skin were administered orally during 20 weeks, 10 mg Si/day in the form of ch-OSA pellets (n=25) or a placebo (n=25).

 

Oral intake of Si during the 20 weeks results in a significant positive effect on skin surface and skin mechanical properties, and on brittleness of hair and nails.

PS

 


 

Description

 

Nutritional Information

EACH HARD CAPSULE CONTAINS

  • Biotin 2.6mg,
  • Calcium Ascorbate Dihydrate 60.86mg equiv. Ascorbic Acid 50mg,
  • Ferrous Fumarate 15.22mg equiv. Iron 5mg,
  • Silicon Dioxide 85.56mg equiv. Silicon 40mg,
  • Zinc Gluconate 209.06mg equiv. Zinc 30mg.

Substance: Biotin

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1, 2, 3, 4

S

Clin Dermatol.

2010 Jul-Aug;28(4):420-5.10.1016

 

Nutrition and nail disease.

 

Cashman MW, Sloan SB.

2010

2.5mg daily

One study demonstrated a 25% increase in the thickness of 415 the nail plate in patients diagnosed with brittle nails of Q4 416 unknown cause and treated with biotin (2.5 mg daily) for 6 to 417 15 months.28 Another study showed that biotin was not 418 equally effective in all patients, but a definite trend toward 419 benefit was noted in most of those who took between 1.0 and 420 3.0 mg daily, with 2 months being the average time before 421 clinically noticeable results. This same study also showed that 422 approximately 10 weeks after biotin was discontinued, nail 423 ridging gradually returned and the nail brittleness recurred.29 424 Both studies provide clinical evidence that biotin is possibly 425 effective in treating patients with nail brittleness.

PS

1

S

Minerva Ginecol.

 

2009 Oct;61 (5):445-52.

 

Hair loss in women

 

Tosti A,

2009

N/A

Some cases of biotin deficiency in women may develop alopecia.

PS

 

 

Substance: Calcium ascorbate

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

S

The Professional

Reference to Conditions

Herbs and Supplements.

Integrative medicine

communications Access

 

Wisneski, L

 

2000

60 – 1000mg daily

Vitamin C functions primarily to form collagen. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which protects all cells from oxidative damage and also protects vitamin E and A from oxidation as well. Research has shown that vitamin C protects the body against heart disease. It is essential to proper wound healing. Vitamin C is critical to proper immune system function.

Research has shown that vitamin C reduces the formation of histamine, which may help reduce cold symptoms.

Clinical studies have shown that vitamin C can reduce the length and severity of cold symptoms. Vitamin C boosts immune functions, increases HDL (good) cholesterol, decreases risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces blood pressure, decreases histamine levels (useful in treating allergies), reduces capillary fragility, counteracts asthma (reduces airway spasms), protects against sunburn and its

effects, increases integrity of connective tissue, assisting treatment of bleeding gums, bruising, and arthritis

and protects fat-soluble antioxidants

PS

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

S

Herbs and Natural

Supplements – An

Evidence Based Guide.

 

3rd Ed. Elsevier Mosby.

2010

RDI 45 -

85mg

 

Vitamin C maintains body connective tissue & is essential for the formation of collagen, the major fibrous element of the blood vessels & skin. Studies provide evidence of immune-stimulating effects

PS

 


Substance: Ferrous Fumarate

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1

S

Am Surg. 2014 May

80 (5):466-71.

 

Hair loss in females after sleeve gastrectomy: predictive value of serum zinc and iron levels.

 

Ruiz-Tovar J

2014

5 – 10mg

A common complication after bariatric surgery is hair loss, which is related to rapid weight reduction, but zinc, iron, and other micronutrient deficiencies can also be involved. Little is studied after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). A prospective observational study was performed of 42 morbidly obese females undergoing LSG. Incidence of hair loss was monitored. Micronutrients were investigated preoperatively and three, six, and 12 months after surgery. Sixteen patients (41%) reported hair loss in the postoperative course. In most cases, iron and zinc levels are within the normal range. The variable addition (zinc + iron) is a good predictor of hair loss. Patients with addition levels below 115 are fourfold more susceptible to present hair loss. In these cases, zinc supplements achieve the stop of hair loss in most cases

PS

1

S

J Korean Med Sci. 2013 Jun;28(6):934-8.

 

Iron plays a certain role in patterned hair loss.

 

Park SY

 

2013

5 – 10mg

Role of iron in hair loss is not clear yet. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between iron and hair loss. A total 210 patients with FPHL (n = 113) and MPHL (n = 97) with 210 healthy controls were analyzed.  

The results suggest that iron may play a certain role especially in premenopausal FPHL.

PS

 


Substance: Zinc Gluconate

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

3

S

Am Surg. 2014 May

80 (5):466-71.

 

Hair loss in females after sleeve gastrectomy: predictive value of serum zinc and iron levels.

 

Ruiz-Tovar J

2014

30mg

A common complication after bariatric surgery is hair loss, which is related to rapid weight reduction, but zinc, iron, and other micronutrient deficiencies can also be involved. Little is studied after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). A prospective observational study was performed of 42 morbidly obese females undergoing LSG. Incidence of hair loss was monitored. Micronutrients were investigated preoperatively and three, six, and 12 months after surgery. Sixteen patients (41%) reported hair loss in the postoperative course. In most cases, iron and zinc levels are within the normal range. The variable addition (zinc + iron) is a good predictor of hair loss. Patients with addition levels below 115 are fourfold more susceptible to present hair loss. In these cases, zinc supplements achieve the stop of hair loss in most cases

PS

1, 2, 4

S

Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 2):837-47; discussion 847.

Zinc and skin health: Overview of physiology and pharmacology.

Schwartz JR

2005

30mg

Skin is in a continual state of renewal, placing a high demand on zinc-based enzymes and proteins that direct this process. The importance of zinc physiologically is especially evident in studies of wound healing and inflammation reduction. During these processes, the high needs for zinc can be supplemented, generally increasing the rates of the natural healing processes.

PS

 

 

Substance: Silicon Dioxide

 

Indication

Non-Specific (NS) / Specific (S)

Source Title,   Author, Publisher

Year

Dosage

Summary of Findings / Health Benefits

Primary (PS) / Secondary Supporting (SS)

1, 2

S

Arch Dermatol Res. 2005 Oct;297(4):147-53.

 

Effect of oral intake of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid on skin, nails and hair in women with photo damaged skin

 

Barel A

2005

10 mg Si/day 

The effect of Si on skin, nails and hair was investigated in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study. Fifty women with photo damaged facial skin were administered orally during 20 weeks, 10 mg Si/day in the form of ch-OSA pellets (n=25) or a placebo (n=25).

 

Oral intake of Si during the 20 weeks results in a significant positive effect on skin surface and skin mechanical properties, and on brittleness of hair and nails.

PS

 


 

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