We’re back with the 4-1-1 on keratin. It’s definitely a mixed bag when it comes to uses of it, but let’s discuss the facts. Keratin supports the structure of our hair, skin and nails, and is found in organs and glands throughout the body. It’s a protective protein, less prone to scratching or tearing than other types of cells the body produces. As we get older, and especially with a poor diet, keratin levels decline. Our hair can thin, our nails can become brittle, our skin dry. There is hope, though. Your keratin supplement can help people age gracefully, keeping keratin levels where they should be.
Evidence in Supplements
Research shows that keratin absorbed in supplements has been found to improve the health and appearance of hair, skin and nails. In one study published in The Scientific World Journal, researchers from the U.S., Australia, and Canada tested a keratin supplement for effects on hair and nails in a group of 50 women. Measuring hair strength, growth, loss and luster, along with amino acid composition and nail strength/appearance, these collaborators found that keratin produced considerable boosts in both hair and nails altogether.
The other stuff
Keratin is also good for the joints, specifically for osteoarthritis. According to The Journal of Dietary Supplements, “among a group of 50 men and women, 500 mg of the supplement, taken daily for two months, was twice as effective as placebo in reducing pain and joint stiffness” (betternutrition).
If you know people who have used keratin, chances are they report smoother, less frizzy hair that is now easier to manage. Of course diet makes a difference, so it’s wise to stay up on the health game before relying on keratin for beautification purposes.
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