Biona for Men is a well-balanced formula that contains vitamins and minerals in right proportion. It is these vitamins and minerals which are essential building blocks of your body and help in overall health improvement especially—
- Hair: Supports hair health
- Nails: from cracking
- Skin : from drying, keeping it soft and smooth
Most important constituents of Biona that are beneficial for you are:
- Zinc Oxide equivalent to Zinc
- Chromium trichloride equivalent to Chromium
- Acetyl Cysteine
- Calcium pantothenate equivalent to Pantothenic acid
- Sodium selenite equivalent to selenium
- Biona contains natural mixed carotenoids, amino acid complex, various vitamin B complex vitamins, biotin, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D3, vitamin E, copper, chromium, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, silicon dioxide, zinc, niacin and folic acid
- Biona tablets are recommended to anyone who wishes to maintain a naturally beautiful and healthy appearance. It is recommended for glowing skin, rich hair and healthy nails.
- Biona does not contain any additives such as lactose added sugar, preservatives or artificial flavors.
- Biona tablets do not work as a sun protector. However, Vitamin D present in Biona may protect your skin from direct sunlight.
- Biona tablets are a type of food supplement with natural source ingredients, there is no indication that you should not take them for as long as you wish. Biona tablets are developed to be a permanent part of your daily skincare routine.
What is so special about Biona for Men?
Biona for Men is a revolutionary formula trusted by men across several countries worldwide. The essential nutrients and antioxidants present in Biona for Men support growth of hair and nail. Specific nutrients help skin to rejuvenate itself and keep it appear young and healthy.
How are the ingredients of Biona helpful?
Zinc is one of the most important elements of human health. In total, the human body contains about 2.2 g of zinc—more than any other trace element except iron. The highest concentration of zinc is found in the skin (20% of total body zinc), hair, nails, eyes and prostate gland.1
- Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin and works best with other B vitamins. Biotin is essential for overall health status and is needed to maintain healthy, hair, nails, skin, sweat glands, nerves, bone marrow and healthy bone growth.2
- Biotin deficiency is characterized by anorexia (eating disorder leading to obesity), nausea (discomfort and unease in the upper part of stomach with an urge to vomit), pallor (the body becomes pale), mental depression, hair loss (alopecia), dry scaly skin, high blood cholesterol etc.3
- It is absolutely essential for people with deficiency of enzyme Biotinidase and those with inability to take biotin supplement. Also, people on antibiotics of antibacterial drugs benefit from taking Biotin supplements.2
- Various antioxidants are required for the repair and appearance of skin, hair and nails; however, vitamin E is particularly essential. Besides acting as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals, vitamin E promotes skin elasticity and boosts of circulation giving skin a nice glow.4
- Vitamin E provides positive benefits on brittle nails.5
- Dermatologists have since long been suggesting Vitamin E for minimizing scars and wrinkles. Vitamin E blocks the overgrowth of collagen that results in scar formation.4
- Skin growth and keratinization are highly dependent on vitamin D3, calcium balance, retinoids and growth hormones.5
- Skin and hair follicles contain the nuclear vitamin D receptor (VDR) for 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, the active hormone.5
- Zinc is an essential mineral and more than 70 metalloenzymes in the body require zinc for their optimal functioning.6 Zinc is necessary for the proper growth of skin, hair and nails.7 An imbalance or deficiency of zinc has been shown to be associated with mental disorders such as schizophrenia and autism. Zinc deficiency is associated with loss of appetite, sparse head hair, abnormal taste sensations, grooves and white spots on fingernails, hang nails, reduced sexual desire, darker/redder skin colour.6
- Zinc oxide is beneficial in skin eczema and could be reduce skin redness and irritation.8
- Zinc oxide helps heal rosacea, rashes and soothes skin.9
- Chromium is essential for blood and circulatory system. Chromium is responsible for energy generation as it helps maintain blood sugar levels and glucose metabolism. Chromium deficiency results in glucose intolerance, disturbed protein metabolism, hardening of arteries, obesity and tiredness.10,11
- Deficiency of selenium results in high cholesterol, frequent infections, sterility in men, stunted growth, poor liver and pancreas functions.7
- Selenium is essential for tissue elasticity and helps improve membrane integrity.10
- Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals. Selenium reduces swelling and pain in skin.7
Cysteine works best when taken with selenium and vitamin E13
- Of the three amino acids—methionine, cysteine and taurine, the medical research suggests cysteine to be the most effective in relieving skin problems. Researchers have confirmed that about 25% of all the amino acids contained in collagen, the skin protein, are cysteine molecules and without these amino acids collagen would simply fall apart.12
- Cysteine helps in the production of collagen and improves elasticity and skin texture.13
- Cysteine forms the integral part of alpha-keratin, the main component of fingernails, toenails, skin and hair.13
- Cysteine is present in high concentration in healthy skin, hair and fingernails. These seems to be enough evidence to prove that a deficiency of cysteine may result in abnormal hair loss. Furthermore, evidence suggests that daily supplementation of cysteine increases hair shaft diameter and hair growth density in certain cases of human baldness and hair loss.12
- Sulfur, an important component of cysteine helps in healing and repair of most tissues in the body especially our skin. Sulfur and cysteine protect us from internal injury resulting from free radical damage, aging, cross linkage, scar tissue and even recovery from burn and surgical incisions. Because of its ability to protect against harmful effects of radiation and pollution, sulfur slows down aging process and keeps us younger!12
- Pantothenic acid is essential for vital release of energy from food, healthy growth and production of antibodies.14
- Pantothenic acid requires vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin B9 and vitamin B3 in order to function properly.14
- For rich hair, glowing skin and healthy nails
- Skin related disorders like acne, psoriasis, sunburns, dermatitis etc.
Directions for Use
- One tablet to be taken daily with a glass of water
- Not to be chewed
- Do not exceed the recommended dose
- You should always consult with your doctor/healthcare provider if you are suffering from underlying disease
Can I take BIONA with other dietary supplements?
Biona contains natural ingredients in doses that can be taken with other vitamin and mineral supplements. It is safe to include Biona tablets as a part of your regular diet along with vitamins, healthy foods and other dietary supplements. However, you should always be aware of the total intake of supplements.
What happens if I stop taking BIONA?
The condition your skin was in before you started taking Biona tablets was the result of many years of skin deterioration. Similarly, if you stop using Biona tablets, the results you have obtained will not disappear overnight, but will reduce gradually.
When should I avoid taking BIONA?
If you are hypertensive to any of the components of Biona, you should not use Biona and consult your doctor.
What are the side-effects of BIONA?
The side effects of Biona are of mild-to-moderate in nature. If you are iron sensitive person, you may experience mild gastrointestinal upset.
What should I do if I miss one/ two dose of BIONA?
Do not panic. If you have skipped your dose, just continue taking your recommended dose of tablets per day. Do not take two or more tablets at a time.
A study evaluating the role of low energy diet but diet supplemented with right proportion of vitamins and minerals at the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine suggested improvement in symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms. The supplementation of vitamins and minerals reduced inflammatory symptoms and oxidative symptoms to tissues.15 Another similar study conducted in Korea confirms that higher antioxidant nutritional status reduces the risk of AD and that such risk-reduction effects depend on nutrient type.16 Supplementation of oral vitamin D could correct defects associated with cathelicidins in the innate immune system of atopic subjects.17
Nutrition and its constituents play an important role in the severity of psoriasis.18 The use of alternative and complimentary therapy with right balance of nutritional supplements—vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids have been suggested to help manage psoriasis better.19
B-complex vitamins are essential for healthy skin. Vitamins such as B6 has been found to be extremely beneficial in acne treatment as it improves blood flow to the skin. Nicotinamide (niacin) used earlier for the treatment of acne had effects comparable to that of antibiotic clindamycin. Since, most antibiotics are associated with the development of resistant bacteria, nicotinamide could be a useful alternative for the management of acne. Medical research suggests low zinc levels in adolescents prone to acne. Zinc supplements thus could be useful in the treatment of acne. 20 Zinc complex with antioxidants is efficacious and well tolerated in patients with mild to moderate facial acne vulgaris.21
Antioxidants protect skin from harmful effects of sun rays. Vitamin C and vitamin E have been found to be promising protecting skin from the sun damage.22 Vitamins and minerals in right proportion help in lowering the risk of sun burn.23An optimal supply of antioxidant micronutrients in the skin increases basal dermal defense against UV irradiation, supports longer-term protection, and contributes to maintenance of skin health and appearance.24
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