Hair loss, loose skin, and weak nails are valid concerns for people who have bariatric surgery. Our founder and bariatric surgeon, Dr. Stephen Boyce, has seen first-hand the effects bariatric surgery can have on a patient’s hair, skin, and nails. He has said that the loss of hair and loosening of skin are major concerns, rightly so, for his patients upon the first consultation before bariatric surgery. Dr. Boyce often advises patients to do the things we know are proven to promote optimal hair, skin, and nails health by discouraging them from smoking cigarettes, staying out of the sun, and eating a nutritiously balanced and healthy diet. He stresses that patients should give themselves everything their body needs for optimal hair, skin, and nail health. With that in mind, we have developed the Bari Life® Bariatric Hair Skin and Nails supplement.
Bari Life® does everything we can to make the optimal supplements to combat the potential side effects bariatric surgery can have on a patient’s bodily health. Hair loss after bariatric surgery can be instigated by nutritional and non-nutritional causes. The most common type of hair loss after bariatric surgery is called telogen effluvium (TE). This condition occurs when there is a reduction in the number of hair follicles of growing hair. Essentially, there will be more dormant/dying hair follicles compared to those in the anagen phase (active growing follicles). TE is not well-defined due to a lack of research on the condition.
There are certain conditions that can put people at risk for hair loss, including: major surgery (such as bariatric surgery); acute weight loss; crash dieting; low protein intake; iron or zinc deficiency; and hormonal disruption. Patients who have had bariatric surgery will fall into these “at risk” categories. After any major surgery, patients often times will experience acute, rapid weight loss and will also be at risk for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Bari Life® has created a product with ingredients that are considered to be essential in promoting good hair, skin, and nail health in the new Bariatric, Hair, Skin, and Nails supplement. The formula is now delivered in a capsule that is to be taken three times a day.
The supplement is rich in biotin, methylfolate (folate), vitamin C, zinc, and Cynatine® HNS – a patented, solubilized keratin. Keratin is a mixture of fibrous proteins that is essential for cell structure, which make up the outer layer of skin and is a major component of hair and nails. The development of this newly patented process makes the keratin molecule more bio-available for absorption.
Benefits of Cynatine® HNS:
-Accelerates hair growth
-Increases hair thickness by 12%
-Decreases hair loss by 30%
-Improves strength, brightness, and appearance of hair
Biotin is essential to build and keep healthy fats in the skin, which keeps the skin moist and healthy. Biotin is key in fat and sugar metabolism and can also help to maintain blood sugar levels. It also helps to produce keratin, collagen, and elastin.
Vitamin C is also essential for building connective tissues like skin, tendons, joint cartilage, and bone. Zinc is important for growth, protein synthesis, antioxidant mechanisms, and wound healing.
Bariatric surgery can put patients at risk for developing vitamin and mineral deficiencies including biotin, iron, and zinc. These deficiencies can cause poor hair, skin, and nail health.
The new and improved Bari Life® Bariatric Hair Skin and Nails supplement is designed to work in conjunction with the all-in-one Bari Life® Bariatric Multivitamin Tablet and the Bari Life® Bariatric Multivitamin Powder for a complete vitamin regimen. This important regimen can help reduce the risks of vitamin deficiencies and their side effects and offer protection and strength for hair, skin, and nail health.
To Your Health!
The Bari Life Team
Improving the health and wellness of bariatric patients around the world by providing the most complete bariatric vitamins & supplements that are highly effective and clinically proven.
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