The New Beauty Secret for Hair, Skin, and Nails
The French have introduced us to the French Paradox, the intake of wine to protect the heart and cardiovascular system. The French have given us many wonderful foods and the wonderful City of Lights, Paris. The French also use a mineral to improve the quality of hair, skin and nails. America is obsessed with calcium for bone health. The French do not use calcium as we do here in America. For hair, skin and nails, silica is the beauty secret of the French. Our diets really do not have high intakes of silica. Two of the best sources of silica are bananas and beer, but to supply the amount of silica we need daily, it would take 50 bananas a day, and let’s not even mention how much beer. Silica, that is found in a natural plant called horsetail, is the true secret of healthy skin, hair and nails. Usually 20 to 40 mg of silica bound to bioflavonoids that are extracted from horsetail is a good, daily dosage.