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5 steps to healthy nails

First, let’s look at your nails.

We paint nails and stick fake nails on them to make them pretty and, in the process, we may even forget that they are attached to a very living body. You may forget it, but nails don’t.  We all had, at some time or another, “nail problems”. Older people often have discolored nails, often the result of fungal infection. This is not necessarily a serious problem but it can be. Why not avoid problems by remembering that nails, though made out of “dead” protein,  do grow and that the nail bed required nutrition to make them? And, just as our skin received less nutrition as we age, nails do too. This is why we should provide extra nutrition topically.

Five steps to healthy nails

1, Nails protect our fingers and toes. Remember how important they are, protect them from trauma

2. Nails are made by live tissue, which need nutrition and keratinocyte growth factor! As we age, we need more of these.

3. The tissue that forms the nails is extremely sensitive to solvents like acetone, wash your hands after removing the nail varnish.

4. Be attentive: are they thinner, discolored? Is an infection starting?

5. Don’t hide the “faults”, keep your nails healthy




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The natural history of nails

Nails are a part of the human integument that covers our body, together with the skin and hair. The horny plates that grow on the back of each finger and toe, are the equivalent of the claws in our cats. In higher primates, including us, the claws became flattened as nails, they are more useful in manual activity than claws are. N Nails are made of alpha keratin, a protein, but how are they made?

Nails can be damaged enough that they fall off. But even without any of those painful accidents, sometimes they grow slowly and/or badly. Why? Just like our hair, made of “just” protein, needs a lot of nutrition to grow normally, our nails, also made of proteins, need lots of nutrients. This is because live cells are in charge of producing these proteins. Once that you realize that nails and hair have much in common, it is not surprising that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) works as well for nails as it does for hair.

Nails protect our fingers and toes, it is our duty to protect them and preserve their health. If you wish to have your nails grow healthy, try our nail care products, one contains KGF and water-soluble nutrients, and the second the oil-based nutrition. The SAS nail care oil will supply some nutrients that are also required by the nail but are not present on our water-based Nail Care Serum.  The nail duo will become even more useful if you tend to mistreat your nails, and nail polish can be part of that “mistreatment”.

The nail care serum is not very different from the hair care serum: plenty of nutrients, including amino acids, and KGF.  Also antioxidants and vitamins.

When we forget or we are unlucky, the weakened tissue will provide a good environment for nail fungus. This is a problem difficult to treat and antifungals taken orally cal lead to serious side effects (because fungi are eukaryotes just like we are).

What is the SAS nail care oil?  The base is our traditional EMUlator, a combination of plant “fixed” oils that provides fatty acids composition  similar to that present in emu oil, to provide nutrition and to enhance the penetration of antioxidants astaxanthin, lycopene, etc. ) and antifungal essential oils, also present (clove and palmarosa).   Do you need nail care oil? Yes if your nails look unhealthy, and certainly if they show the discoloration typical of fungal infection.

Nail Oil: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Butter, Linum Usitatissmum (Flax) Seed Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Curcubita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Butter, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Foraha) Nut Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui Nut) Seed Oil, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Garcinia Indicia (Kokum) Seed Butter, Tocotrienols, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Astaxanthin, Lycopene, Xanthophyll, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) essential Oil, Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini) essential  oil.

Nail Serum: Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Propanediol, Panthenol, Caffeine, Carnitine, Niacinamide, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Glutamine, Arginine, Leucine, Serine, Cysteine, Valine, Proline, Lysine, Glycine, Asparagine, Glutamic Acid, Threonine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Methionine, Aspartic Acid, Tyrosine, Tryptophan, Histidine, Isoleucine, Glucose, Fucoidan, Apigenin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, sh-Polypeptide-3 (Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)), Superoxide Dismutase, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben.


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