Supporting the health of your skin, nail and hair

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As women, we strive to look good, paying attention to our skin, hair, and nails. We often use products from leading brands, consider a visit to the hairdresser a delightful outing, and treat our nails to monthly manicures. But how would your beauty fare if you supported yourself from within, ensuring you get sufficient nutrients? Nutrients from food or supplements contribute to your beauty only when there’s enough for your vital organs. In other words, vital functions and organs take priority over skin, hair, and nails when distributing vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Signs like hair loss, skin issues, or weak nails can indicate a deficiency in vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.

Signals as indicators to support your skin, hair, and nails

What are the signals to restore balance and strengthen skin, hair, and nails? Which nutrients do you need daily to support your beauty from within? Let’s delve into the roles of collagen, silicon, hyaluronic acid, and biotin.


Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, contributing to the firmness and elasticity of our skin, connective tissues, joints, bones, cartilage, and muscles. While our bodies can produce collagen, the amount and production decrease annually after the age of 25. Adding collagen to your daily routine can promote the firmness of your skin.

Signs of collagen deficiency:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, mouth, and forehead
  • Skin sagging
  • Stiffness and joint pain
  • Dull complexion and less radiant skin
  • Brittle nails
  • Thinning hair

How Sugar Damages Collagen:

Excessive consumption of sugars and fast carbohydrates triggers glycation in our bodies. Sugars attach to collagen in our skin, causing it to harden and damage. The more damaged collagen, the more connective tissue loses firmness and flexibility, resulting in visible effects like wrinkles, folds, and skin sagging.


The mineral silicon is crucial for building bones, cartilage, vessel walls, skin, hair, and nails. It provides firmness to tissues and is essential for collagen and keratin synthesis, vital for boosting your skin, hair, and nails.

Signs of silicon deficiency:

  • Weak nails prone to breakage
  • Dull, lifeless hair
  • Dry skin
  • Premature skin aging

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a magical moisture magnet that retains water in the skin, giving it a full and hydrated appearance. Acetyl-glucosamine, a component of hyaluronic acid, holds moisture in connective tissue, making wrinkles less visible. A supplement enriched with hyaluronic acid replenishes your skin with moisture, giving it a fuller and well-groomed look.

Signs of increased need for hyaluronic acid:

  • Dehydrated skin
  • Extremely dry skin
  • Wrinkle formation


Biotin is often praised as the beauty vitamin for its role in promoting the health of hair and nails. It strengthens hair strands, reduces breakage, and stimulates new hair growth.

Signs of Biotin and Keratin Deficiency:

  • Hair loss or thinning hair
  • Dry and brittle hair
  • Brittle nails
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue

Keratin is a crucial building block for hair, nails, and skin. Both collagen and silicon contribute to the synthesis of the key building block, keratin!

Supporting the health of your skin, nail and hair

Main causes of hair loss

We naturally lose around 50-120 hairs daily, considered a normal form of hair loss. However, finding clumps of hair in your brush for days or weeks indicates a real risk of hair loss. While this may be temporary, you wouldn’t want it to last too long. You aim to preserve and save your beautiful mane as much as possible! After a period of increased hair loss, having the right building blocks like collagen, keratin, biotin, and silicon is crucial to stimulate hair growth and restore balance. Sometimes, you might experience thinner or poorly growing hair even before experiencing hair loss. Hairs receiving sufficient silicon from nutrients are less likely to fall out.

Causes of hair loss

Apart from insufficient nutrients from food, hair loss can occur after childbirth, ending breastfeeding, or during periods of increased stress. Chronic stress deprives our bodies of nutrients. Just like the loss and hardening of collagen in the skin, collagen in hair can harden too, resulting in insufficient nutrients and oxygen reaching the blood vessels near the hair follicles.

Stomach problems and acid reducers?

People with stomach problems and those using acid reducers absorb nutrients less efficiently. Take some lemon juice in warm water before each meal to produce enzymes in gastric juice. This improves digestion and the absorption of nutrients, especially silicon. Regarding silicon, it’s recommended after the age of 40 to keep nails and bones healthy and sturdy.

Which foods and supplements boost our skin, hair, and nails?

Discover how nutrition can influence the health of your skin, hair, and nails. What natural sources are essential for a radiant appearance? Include these natural food sources in your daily menu to prevent hair loss and skin and nail problems preventively. Especially if you recognize symptoms indicating deficiencies, it’s beneficial to give your blood values a natural boost!


  • Fish or bone broth with vegetables and herbs, brewed for at least 12 hours. The longer the broth brews, the more minerals and collagen you’ll extract from the bones.
  • Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, such as peppers, spinach, Brussels sprouts, kiwi, and strawberries.
  • Nuts and seeds.

Hyaluronic Acid
Natural sources include spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, organic tofu, citrus fruits, dark chocolate, almonds, and bone broth.

Ingested through vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes, especially in dates, oats, beans, bananas, spinach, pumpkin, mango, pineapple, and (raw) cocoa.

Natural sources of biotin, vitamin B8, include eggs, milk, nuts, salmon, almonds, walnuts, avocado, pecans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and spinach.

B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, Selenium, and Zinc:
Other valuable nutrients for skin, hair, and nails are B-vitamins, vitamin C, selenium, and zinc. In the high-quality multivitamin complex RISE and the prenatal multi MOM TO BE for pregnant and breastfeeding women, you’ll find all these vitamins and more.

SKIN: Our blend for female beauty

Collagen is undoubtedly essential for a beautifully hydrated and youthful-looking skin. SUPS has curated a beautiful beauty blend that emphasizes and supports women’s beauty: the SKIN!

The SKIN is enriched with high-quality ingredients: fish collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, organic silicon from bamboo extract, biotin, and vitamin C!

The SKIN is your anti-aging formula* and helps maintain radiant skin*, improves hair volume*, and keeps nails healthy*.

*Approved beauty claims