At EQUI, when it comes to formulating new products, we’re constantly on the lookout for those ‘star’ ingredients that promise to revolutionise our health and beauty routines. Among the many nutrients that you've likely come across, there's one that you may not know much about - Cynatine® HNS Keratin. We have included this scientifically backed nutrient in our latest product launch, Collagen Edition. But what makes it so special, and why are we so excited about it?
In today’s blog, we will tell you everything there is to know about revolutionary cosmeceutical Cynatine® HNS Keratin, a bio-available form of the vital protein keratin. You may have heard of keratin before as it’s often included in hair-smoothing products and treatments. Yet, we all now know that outer beauty comes from within, which is where supplementing with keratin comes in. Plus, when we talk about 'bio-available', we're referring to nutrients in a form that the body can easily absorb and utilise to its fullest potential. And when it comes to Cynatine® HNS Keratin, this enhanced absorption means amplified beauty benefits for your hair, skin, and nails.
For those new to EQUI, our mission has always been to harness the power of scientifically backed, high-quality ingredients to help you achieve your beauty and wellness goals. Cynatine® HNS Keratin fits right into our ethos – a potent ingredient grounded in research, promising tangible results. We know that to truly appreciate the magic of any ingredient, it's essential to dive deeper to understand its science, and its benefits. And that's precisely what we aim to do in today’s blog.
Cynatine® HNS Keratin - What Makes It Stand Out?
Keratin is a robust, fibrous protein that forms the key structural material of our hair, nails, and the outer layer of our skin. It's what provides these parts of our body with strength, resilience, and elasticity. While most people are familiar with keratin from hair straightening treatments, its presence and importance go far beyond that. In essence, it acts as a protective barrier for our skin, strengthens our nails, and gives our hair its texture and sheen. But just as a house needs bricks, our body needs a steady supply of the right kind of keratin to maintain and repair these structures. And that's where bioavailability comes into play. To put it simply, bioavailability refers to the proportion of a nutrient that enters the circulation when introduced into the body and is therefore available for use or storage. Imagine trying to fit a square peg into a round hole; it doesn't matter how many square pegs you have; they're not going to fit. Similarly, for nutrients, it's not just about quantity but the quality and form that our bodies can effectively absorb and utilise. The higher the bioavailability, the more efficiently our bodies can use the nutrient, reaping maximum benefits.
Cynatine® HNS Keratin, a bio-available form of keratin has got us excited. Traditional sources of keratin, while beneficial, are often not easily absorbed by the body. However, Cynatine® HNS Keratin has transformed the game, which is why we included it in Collagen Edition. Derived through a revolutionary process that ensures its natural composition, this form of keratin maintains its native bio-active properties. This means it's recognised by our bodies and absorbed more effectively, allowing it to reach the hair, skin, and nails, and work its magic where it matters most.
Recent studies underscore the efficacy of Cynatine® keratin. One study highlighted its potential benefits for hair health. Participants showed a reduction in hair loss and an improvement in hair shine and brightness after supplementation with Cynatine® keratin (1). Another study observed that participants supplementing with Cynatine® keratin witnessed improved skin elasticity and moisture, along with a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles (2). Cynatine® keratin shines brightly, backed by science and promising genuine results, hence why we have included it in Collagen Edition. By understanding the underlying science of keratin and the unparalleled benefits of its bio-available form, we empower ourselves to make informed choices in our beauty and wellness journey. After all, beauty is more than skin deep; it's rooted in science.
The Triple Benefits of Cynatine® HNS Keratin on Hair, Skin & Nails.
Hair health and aesthetics have always been at the forefront of beauty concerns. Cynatine® HNS Keratin has emerged as a revolutionary ingredient, offering profound benefits for our tresses. But how does it work? Cynatine® keratin is a unique form of keratin derived from sheep's wool. Unlike traditional keratins, its bioavailability ensures that it's effectively absorbed and utilised by our bodies. When it comes to hair, keratin acts as the primary structural protein, offering strength and resilience. Supplementing Cynatine® keratin directly feeds into the hair's inherent structure, replenishing lost proteins and restoring vitality. One of the most compelling pieces of evidence on its effectiveness comes from a double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Their findings were nothing short of astounding. After just a month, participants showcased a staggering 65% increase in hair glossiness (1). Moreover, an 18% improvement was observed in hair structure and growth and 20% less hair loss (1). These results are not just numbers; they represent the potential for tangible, visible transformation in hair health and appearance. With such profound benefits backed by rigorous research, it's clear that Cynatine® keratin is paving the way for the future of hair care, promising stronger, shinier, and more vibrant locks for all.
Our skin, the body's largest organ, often mirrors our internal health and age. Keratin, primarily associated with hair and nail health, plays a lesser known yet equally vital role in skin health. Its structural proteins form a protective barrier on the skin, safeguarding it from external damages and reducing moisture loss. This protective quality not only promotes hydration but also aids in maintaining the skin's suppleness. A study on the impact of Cynatine® HNS, the bioavailable form of keratin found in Collagen Edition, on skin were meticulously examined. Their randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial revealed noteworthy findings. Participants who supplemented with Cynatine® keratin experienced pronounced improvements in skin elasticity, moisture, and overall appearance (2). This suggests a significant reduction in the signs of ageing. These findings emphasise that keratin isn't just about lustrous locks or strong nails; it's a holistic approach to rejuvenating and preserving our skin's natural glow.
Nail health, often an overlooked aspect of our well-being, can be an indicator of overall nutritional status and internal health. For those struggling with brittle and weak nails, Cynatine® keratin, a bio-available form of keratin, offers a promising solution. Research highlighted those who supplemented with Cynatine® keratin witnessed a significant enhancement in nail strength, with nails reported to be 88% stronger (1). Furthermore, there was a noticeable reduction in nail brittleness, suggesting improved resilience against daily wear and tear. Such profound changes can be attributed to the superior bioavailability of Cynatine® keratin. Unlike traditional keratin, this form is readily absorbed and utilised by the body, ensuring optimal nourishment to the nails. So, Cynatine® keratin stands as a ground-breaking nutrient, paving the way for healthier, stronger, and less brittle nails, affirming its position as a must-have for those seeking holistic nail care.
The Science Behind Cynatine® HNS Keratin
Cynatine® HNS Keratin is making waves in the world of beauty and health science, and for a good reason. Boasting a superior form of bio-available keratin, it promises a range of benefits from strengthened hair and nails to rejuvenated skin. But how does it work its wonders?
At a cellular level, keratin, a structural protein, forms the primary building blocks of our hair, skin, and nails. The body naturally produces it, but external factors like UV exposure, chemical treatments, and poor nutrition can degrade our natural keratin reserves. Cynatine® HNS Keratin's edge lies in its bioavailability. Unlike traditional keratin sources, which may be challenging for the body to absorb and utilise, Cynatine® keratin is processed in a way that preserves its natural protein structure. Sustainably sourced from lamb’s wool, it has a similar chemical amino acid structure to our own. This makes it easily absorbable, ensuring that the body receives its full benefits. Once ingested, Cynatine® keratin fuses better with our own keratin, providing the body with the essential building blocks to regenerate and protect these proteins, reinforcing our natural defences and promoting rejuvenation.
Cynatine® Keratin in Collagen Edition
Our total-body approach at EQUI recognises that the body works best when all the systems are in synergy. Keeping this in mind, we formulated our latest product, Collagen Edition, with Cynatine® Keratin as a pivotal component. This blend boasts other ingredients including Type 1 bovine collagen peptides, vitamin C, glutathione, zinc, and pomegranate extract. Keratin, the protein building block for hair, nails, and the skin's outer layer, alongside collagen peptides, reinforces the structural integrity of these tissues. Together, they strengthen, hydrate, and provide elasticity. The blend's vitamin C assists in collagen synthesis, while pomegranate extract, rich in antioxidants, shields skin from environmental stressors, ensuring a radiant complexion, lustrous hair, and robust nails. What’s more, vitamin C, zinc, and glutathione directly strengthen the immune system. Zinc accelerates wound healing, and vitamin C plays a crucial role in immune cell function. Glutathione, a potent antioxidant, neutralises harmful free radicals, therefore supporting overall immune health. Furthermore, bovine collagen peptides can rejuvenate the intestinal lining, promoting a healthy gut. A fortified gut ensures better nutrient absorption, indirectly amplifying the benefits of other ingredients in the blend. Our Collagen Edition supplement isn't just any other collagen supplement. It's a thoughtfully curated blend, with Cynatine® Keratin acting as the crowning jewel, complementing, and amplifying the holistic benefits of other ingredients.
Collagen Edition is our ‘standout’ skin and hair loving daily supplement comprised of 6 powerful ingredients, each one effective in enhancing skin health and creating stronger, more glossy locks. Experience a skin & hair transformation with the most advanced collagen & keratin supplement available. Super absorbable collagen peptides work with glutathione & vitamin C in your body to stimulate healthy cell renewal and make your skin glow. Enriched further with revolutionary cosmeceutical Cynatine®️HNS keratin, which is clinically proven to boost hair strength, volume, and shine within 30 days, we really have gone the extra mile. Purchase here.
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Beer C, Wood S, Veghte RH. (2013). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the effect of Cynatine(®) HNS on skin characteristics. Int J Cosmet Sci, 35(6), pp. 608-12.