Ortho Molecular Cosmedix - 60 ct
Ortho Molecular's Cosmedix provides vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients to help maintain healthy hair and nails.
Cosmedix provides several essential vitamins, minerals,
and phytonutrients needed to support healthy skin, hair
and nails. Cosmedix provides betaine HCL, which helps to
promote efficient digestion and assimilation of protein and
minerals necessary for hair and nail health. It includes MSM ,
which provides a bioavailable source of sulfur, for connective
tissue integrity. Saw palmetto is added to support normal
levels of DHT, known to play a role in the thickness and
health of hair. In addition, silica (from horsetail grass
extract) is included for its collagen enhancing properties.
Each capsule of Cosmedix contains 325 mg MSM, 100 mg
betaine HCl and 240 mg saw palmetto. Added support from
vitamin A, D3, folic acid, B12, biotin and selenium provide a
full spectrum of skin, hair and nail support.
Betaine HCl: Betaine HCl is a natural substance found in foods such as beets, spinach and grains. It has been used for years to support digestion and absorption due to its ability to prime the acidity of the stomach and enhance digestion. Maintaining optimal acidity in the digestive tract is essential for the complete breakdown of proteins into amino acids. This is a crucial step, in the building of skin and hair proteins, such as collagen. Research also suggests that betaine supports cellular health. Betaine acts as a methyl donor, which supports healthy methionine, homocysteine, and hepatic fat metabolism. Betaine also functions as an osmolyte, supporting cellular integrity and protein balance during fluctuations in hydration and temperature.
Saw Palmetto: Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) has been used historically to support hormone health, as it provides essential fatty acids and phytosterols. Studies have shown saw palmetto promotes hormonal balance via a number of mechanisms, including the inhibition of 5-α-reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Excessive levels of DHT have been implicated in hair loss issues. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, which aimed to determine the effectiveness of botanically derived inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase, found that saw palmetto improved androgen-sensitive hair follicle development in the study group. Saw palmetto also helps maintain hormonal balance by inhibiting the binding of androgens to receptors and promotes inflammatory balance by antagonizing the cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase inflammatory pathways. Both of these factors are crucial for maintaining healthy skin.
MSM: Sulfur, the main ingredient in methylsulfonylmehane (MSM), is the third-most abundant element by weight in the body and plays a major role in maintaining joint and soft tissue health. Sulfur is important for the generation of connective tissues including hair, cartilage, and collagen in skin. Sulfur is also crucial for the production of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Sulfur is required for the synthesis of glutathione, one of the most important antioxidants in the body. High levels of glutathione in the body have been shown to prevent damage caused by free radicals, thought to be the major cause of cellular aging. Studies have demonstrated that MSM is a potent antioxidant and helps modulate cytokine production to support a healthy cycle of inflammation.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.