H-S-N helps support keratin and collagen
Keratin is a fibrous protein found in hair, skin and nails which is rich in sulfur-containing amino acids, especially cysteine. Keratin is a filament-forming protein, whose molecules are entwined around each other in long filaments that are cross-linked by bonds between the sulfur atoms. This twining and cross-linking is dependent on various nutrients and gives the keratin structures their strength.
Collagen is another fibrous protein and a primary constituent of the body’s connective tissue. It is a main component of hair, skin and nails and is vital for their health, such as in supporting skin elasticity. Many of the nutrients found in H-S-N help to support collagen, such as MSM and N-acetyl-cysteine (both provide sulfur) and bamboo (provides silica). Sulfur and silica are necessary for the formation of collagen. Other collagen-supportive nutrients include vitamin C, B vitamins, copper, the amino acids glycine and proline, and manganese (necessary to activate the enzyme prolidase, which provides the amino acid proline).
The olive fruit extract is from Hytolive®, standardized to contain 10% hydroxytyrosol, one of the olive fruit’s most important polyphenols. Hydroxytyrosol’s strong antioxidant abilities appear to help support skin health by protecting keratinocytes against the damaging effect of UV-derived oxidative stress.
H-S-N also features green tea extract (decaffeinated), grape seed extract standardized to contain 95% proanthocyanidins, along with generous amounts of the fat soluble vitamins A and D. The minerals contained in this product are Albion® chelated minerals for superior absorption.