Protein is an essential component of a healthy diet; it feeds our muscles, makes us stronger and provides us with the energy to tackle the day. But there is another (slightly more vain) reason we’re so fond of protein – it is largely responsible for making our hair, skin and nails healthy and strong.
We all know what protein is, but why does it have this awesome affect on our hair, skin and nails?
Firstly, every single cell in our body needs protein to survive. Our muscles, eyes, hair, skin and nails are made of protein, along with the cells in our liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, nerves and brain.
Protein is needed for tissue repair and helps our worn-out or dead cells to be replaced with new cells. White blood cells are replaced every 10 days, skin cells replaced every 24 days and the cells in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract are replaced every four days, and guess what all of these processes need? Protein.
Secondly, our hair skin and nails are mostly protein. The amino acids needed to produce keratin (keratin is what makes our hair, skin and nails) come from protein.
Protein also assists the body to naturally produce more collagen (if you don’t know that collagen is queen when it comes to preventing the signs of ageing and improving skin, hair and nails then read our blog posts here). Keratin, collagen and elastin are super beauty proteins and getting enough of them in your diet will play a significant role in strengthening your hair follicles, improving skin elasticity and creating strong, healthy nails.
Protein also plays an important part in our recovery as it restores our muscles with energy. When our bodies are in a stressed state, the appearance of our hair, skin and nails are first affected. So if we’re experiencing a period of stress, having enough protein in our system will better allow us to maintain our overall well-being and physical appearance.
Basically, protein is vital if we want the hair, skin and nails we dream about. That’s why Beauty Balance is so rich in protein, we’ve included organic quinoa, organic pea protein, inactive nutritional yeast and organic sea buckthorn to help you get all your protein needs.