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Beauty supplements are everywhere these days. From nail, skin, and hair-enhancing supplements, to collagen powders, each one is designed to add an extra little boost to our diets to help us look and feel our best. As much as I’d prefer to get all the essential vitamins and minerals from food sources, you bet I have my own little concoction of supplements that I take daily, which includes fish oil (for my skin), Vitamin B complex (to help reduce stress), biotin (for my nails and hair), plus others.
One fairly recent addition to my morning routine is IoniCell for Women, made by Mineral BioSciences. It’s rich in fulvic acid, which works as a bioactive carrier – in other words, it helps transport active vitamins and minerals throughout the body and into our cells so they can work their magic. It’s also known to act as a detoxifier and an antioxidant. Here’s a summary of what I found in my initial research of fulvic acid, along with my experience so far taking the IoniCell for Women for the past month and a half…
What is Fulvic Acid?
Fulvic acid is produced when organic plant matter decomposes and releases healthy, beneficial bacteria into the environment (1). It’s naturally occurring and can be found in soil, peat, coal, rock sediments, and bodies of water. When we add fulvic acid to our diets, this bioactive carrier can be very beneficial to our bodies (and in turn, our skin, hair, and nails!). Here are just a few of the benefits –
- Promotes a healthy gut and improves nutrient absorption, making it easier for your skin to get those essentials nutrients. (This includes Vitamin E and Vitamin C, which are needed to boost collagen production and restore skin health!)
- Because of its nutritional components and electrolytic powder, it instantly revitalizes, replenishes, and nourishes cells, while also promoting healthy cell regeneration for more youthful-looking skin (2).
- Contains antioxidants that fight free radicals to prevent premature signs of aging (3).
- Flushes out harmful toxins like metallic minerals, pesticides, and chemicals from the body, which may help reduce skin disorders like acne, scarring, and wrinkles (4).
Where to Find It
Fulvic acid can be found in organic root vegetables (like potatoes and radishes) and organic blackstrap molasses. Both are grow directly in the soil and not exposed to pesticides (which can reduce the amount of fulvic acid and other minerals present in the soil). Another source is Shilajit (5), a substance derived from rocks in the Himalayan Mountains. It can be found in a powder form at health food stores, though it tends to be a bit pricey – and also not the best tasting (6). Aside from these sources, probably one of the easiest ways to add fulvic acid into your diet is through an all-natural supplement, like IoniCell for Women*.
IoniCell for Women’s key ingredient is Ioniplex®, a highly bioavailable fulvic ionic compound. It combines fulvic acid with minerals in an ionic form, creating one powerful ingredient that’s been clinically proven to help our bodies generate collagen, re-hydrate cells, and reduce cell damage. This in turn leads to healthier, more youthful-looking skin and stronger nails! (IoniCell is also natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free.)
Full ingredients list: Ioniplex Fulvic Ionic Mineral complex 600mg, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, manganese, vanadium, zinc, iodine, chromium, molybdenum, copper, sulfur, silicon, boron, barium, zirconium, lithium, rubidium, neodymium, lanthanum, antimony, cobalt, silver, platinum, iron. Others: microcrystaline cellulose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate and titanium dioxide.
*Supplements are not regulated by the FDA. They also may also have different effects on different people, so it’s important to talk to your health care provider before adding a new one to your routine!
My Ionicell Review
I’ve been taking Ionicell For Women for 6 weeks now and have already begun to notice a difference in both my nails and skin. My nails are growing in faster and they’re not nearly as brittle as they’d been the months prior. My skin is also looking slightly smoother and more even-toned. Honestly, these were the two main reasons why I wanted to try Ionicell – around the spring and summer, I like to go makeup-free, not to mention I tend to be a bit rougher with my nails (hiking and biking and all), so this is great prep!
It’s a bit too early to report on any improvements in my hair, however, what I have noticed is healthier and shinier-looking new growth at my roots. I’ll be keeping a close eye on the changes over the next 3-4 months as my hair continues to grow in – more updates to come!
Have you ever tried a fulvic acid supplement? Did you notice any improvements in your hair, skin, or nails?