Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies: Cover Your Body’s Needs

If you want to know the status of someone’s health at a glance, just look at the condition of their hair, skin, and nails. These precious organs need to be kept as functional and beautiful as possible, and for that they need the proper nourishment.

Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies

In two delicious gummies, Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies gives you extra nutrition for soft tissue support!

Enter Myprotein’s Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies, which come hot after the Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies launch. We’ve been covering many of Myprotein’s supplements, which you can read about on our Myprotein news page, but this one’s the first from the MyVitamins Beauty series from the brand.

Inside, Myprotein is giving us 60 delicious gummies (two per serving) with a mix of vitamins and minerals to boost skin, hair, and nail health.

In this article, we dive into what makes it such an effective supplement, breaking down its effect by analyzing one ingredient at a time. But first, check our PricePlow-powered prices and sign up for our Myprotein news alerts so that you don’t miss their next major announcement:

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Alright, let’s get down to business. In each dose of two gummies, you’ll get the following:

  • Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) – 800mcg (89% DV)

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    Not many people know that deficiencies of vitamin A can cause big problems for hair and skin. Without high levels of Vitamin A in the diet, the body doesn’t produce sebum, which leads to dry skin, dandruff, and “sparse and fragile hair.”[1]

    How much vitamin A do we need? Let’s put it this way: according to the CDC’s 2005-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination (NHANES) survey, approximately 45% of the U.S. population doesn’t get enough vitamin A from food.[2] In other words, you’re about as likely as not to be deficient in vitamin A. No surprise, then, that Myprotein saw fit to include this crucial nutrient.

    You don’t need to worry about overdosing on retinol from these gummies alone: the tolerable upper intake level for retinol is 3,000 micrograms,[3] which is nearly four times the dose used by Myprotein. That being said, caution is advised if you combine these gummies with other retinol supplements, or decide to eat the entire bottle. Always ensure that your total intake of retinol from all sources remains within safe limits.

    Note that we also have Vitamin C the Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies, as well as a few other ingredients below:

  • Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) – 5mcg / 200 IU (25% DV)

    This is pretty complicated, so bear with us. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with various diseases of the skin and hair — for example, psoriasis[4,5] and alopecia[6] — but it isn’t clear whether a Vitamin D deficiency causes these diseases, or vice-versa.

    Vitamin D Synthesis

    Remember that supplemental Vitamin D helps your body generate the active hormonal form just like your skin is able to do with sunshine!

    However, there’s some compelling evidence from in vitro and mouse models that suggests vitamin D is “photoprotective”, meaning it protects the skin from being damaged by ultraviolet light.[7] That’s a big deal, since we are all exposed to large amounts of UV light from the sun, and UV exposure is thought to be a risk factor in the development of skin cancer.[8] It suggests that there could be a causal relationship between vitamin D and skin disease.

    Wound healing is another aspect of skin health where vitamin D shines: in cultured skin cells, vitamin D has been shown to increase the levels of cathelicidin, a protein that improves “re-epithelialization” — say that ten times fast — the process of restoring the epidermal barrier that protects the cells and tissues of the body from the environment.[9]

    If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, take note: cathelicidin deficiency is associated with the condition.[10]

    The bottom line? Even though some of these benefits are theoretical and haven’t been directly demonstrated in humans, it’s better safe than sorry — vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is an inexpensive ingredient, and the dose in these gummies is way too small to worry about overdosing. On the other hand, even 200 IU can help prevent a severe deficiency, which could lead to skin disease. File this one under “covering your bases”.

  • Vitamin B6 – 1.4mg (82% DV)

    This one is straightforward — vitamin B6 helps with collagen synthesis, so it’s no surprise that in rats with a B6 deficiency, collagen levels in the skin were reduced,[11] resulting in symptoms of eczema and seborrheic dermatitis.[12] Although these are animal models, similar cases have been observed in humans.[13]

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    Just two gummies is all it takes… but can you only eat just two gummies?!

    Hair is another area where B6 helps. Male androgenetic alopecia (MAA), the most common form of hair loss in men, is thought to be caused by the binding of DHT (a testosterone metabolite) to receptors in the scalp hair follicles.[14] When combined with zinc, another ingredient in this supplement, vitamin B6 helps prevent DHT activity in the scalp.[15]

    Additionally, B6 helps the body incorporate the amino acid cysteine into keratin, a protein which is the basic building block of skin, hair, and nails alike.[16]

  • Vitamin B12 – 2.5mcg (104% DV)

    If you have dark (hyperpigmented) skin lesions, you should know that’s a classic sign of Vitamin B12 deficiency.[10] Another sign is recurrent angular stomatitis, which is the inflammation of the skin at the corners of the mouth. Cosmetic skin changes can also occur, such as vitiligo, or the overproduction of melanin, leading to the hyperpigmentation of the skin.

    Vitamin B12 is also a crucial cofactor for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine,[17] and the breakdown of this metabolic process can lead to hair damage.[18]

    Vitamin B12 deficiency is also associated with grey hair.[19]

  • Zinc – 10mg (91% DV)

    A deficiency in zinc has been linked to a variety of hair loss disorders,[20] and it has been proposed that zinc supplements should always be given to alopecia patients with low blood levels of zinc.[21] However, there is at least one case where a hair loss patient without a zinc deficiency still saw improvement after zinc supplementation.[22]

    As stated above, zinc is a potent inhibitor of DHT in human skin.[23] That’s good news for sufferers from male pattern baldness, since that condition is thought to be driven by the action of DHT on hair follicles in the scalp.[24]

    Zinc’s action in the skin is probably why oral preparations of zinc have shown benefit in a huge range of skin conditions, including “moderate to severe” cases of acne.[25]

    As with vitamin A, be careful to track your total zinc intake from all sources, because consuming over 40 milligrams per day can cause health problems.[26]

  • Selenium – 55mcg (100% DV)

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    In medical research, the properly conducted meta-analysis is regarded as evidence of a very high quality. Fortunately, a large meta-analysis of 27 studies with thousands of combined participants concluded that high selenium levels are protective against skin disease.[27]

    Just like zinc, this one has been popular for immunity support, and it’s great to see here for our skin care as well.

  • Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) – 12mg (80% DV)

    Another inclusion in our Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies, we recently explored how vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can help widen blood vessels and boost immunity through its protection against free radical damage.[28]

    But more importantly, Vitamin E as α-tocopherol, which we have here, is the predominant form in our skin![29,30] This is why we want to see this form in skin supplements. The same immune boost cited above with respect to free radical damage also applies to skin cells,[31] and this is one vitamin we don’t wish to go without.

  • Biotin – 150mcg (500% DV)

    No stranger to skin care supplements, biotin is also known as vitamin B7. On top of its metabolism-supporting properties, we like to see it included to avoid deficiency, which could lead to various forms of dermatitis[32] and even hair loss.[33,34]

    A study on women with brittle nails showed that high dose (2.5 gram) biotin helped half of the women reduce splitting.[35] However, we’re generally supplementing biotin to eliminate concerns of deficiency.

  • Vitamin C – 80mg (89% DV)

    Many of us know about vitamin C for its antioxidant properties, but it’s also very beneficial for collagen production. In 2018, a review of 10 studies was published demonstrating its efficacy in increasing type I collagen synthesis, improving bone healing, and decreasing oxidative stress.[36,37]

Flavors Available

Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails

Now you can support your Hair, Skin, & Nails and enjoy a treat!

Myprotein’s Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies launched in a delicious, naturally-flavored blueberry flavor, but see below to check if there are any other flavors:

    These gummies are bound with glucose syrup and sucrose (table sugar), so expect a bit of carbohydrate. They then use pectin to add some “bounce”, and natural flavors.

    Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies:

    As you can see, the benefits of almost all the ingredients in this supplement are amply attested in the research literature. Moreover, the real heavy-hitting ingredients in this supplement, vitamin A and biotin, are generously dosed. We enthusiastically recommend this supplement to anyone who wants to improve the health of their hair, skin, or nails.

    It doesn’t hurt that you’ll actually look forward to eating these, because they taste that good. Seriously, if you’re anything like us, you’re going to struggle to only eat just two of them! We consider that a success – treat it like a nice dessert to end one of your meals.

    So far, Myprotein’s first two gummies are looking to be a great success, especially this vitamin- and mineral-packed Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies! Hopefully there will be more — so sign up for alerts and we’ll notify you if they do additional ones.

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