You think we're talking about collagen peptides, don't you?
Actually, we're talking about our ESSENTIAL whey protein powder. Whey protein powder for healthier hair, skin, and nails? Yes, it's as simple as proteins (or parts of proteins) make your hair, skin, and nails, and whey protein is one of the best, most concentrated forms of protein.
Amino Acids Are Building Blocks for Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
We've talked quite a bit about amino acids from broken-down proteins that help with muscle growth and reduction of soreness, but did you know that those amino acids are also the building blocks of your hair, skin, and nails? One of those non-essential amino acids is L-Cysteine, a building block for beta-keratin, and we've all heard about keratin hair treatments for silky, smooth hair.
According to this article from the University of Rochester Medical Center, "Cysteine is a non-essential amino acid important for making protein, and for other metabolic functions. It's found in beta-keratin. This is the main protein in nails, skin, and hair. Cysteine is important for making collagen. It affects skin elasticity and texture."
Whey Protein Can Help You Make Keratin & Collagen
Not only can your whey protein help you make keratin, but it can also help make collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, but it does break down with age. There is also a significant decline in collagen production as we age, but it can be reabsorbed; therefore, it can be consumed and used within the body.
Collagen creates a structure below the skin and within your tissues to make them strong and pliable. As we age, those structures break down, making wrinkles visible, and it's easier to tear tendons. By providing our bodies with ample amounts of amino acids from proteins, we can help our bodies slow the aging process and keep our collagen stores high.
What Role Does Vitamin D Play in Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails?
Protein isn't the only major player in hair, skin, and nail health. Vitamin D continues to be so crucial for regulating many processes within our body. Remember Keratin? Vitamin D is metabolized by the skin by keratinocytes, the cells that process keratin. Keratinocytes have trouble regulating hair growth and shedding when there is a Vitamin D deficiency, which most women suffer from, leading to hair loss. Another reason we added Vitamin D to ESSENTIAL.
What we've learned? Protein is vital for more than just muscle gains and recovery; most of our body's cells use some part of the protein to function. Not only that, but the vitamins and minerals we've fortified ESSENTIAL with also help connect the dots and encourage the processes for healthy hair, skin, and nails.
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