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Hair, nails and skin

Several claims have been authorised by the EU for vitamins and minerals that help maintain healthy hair, nails and skin. These include:

Health claim ‘contributes to the maintenance of…’VitaminMineral
Normal hairBiotinSelenium, Zinc
Normal hair pigmentation Copper
Normal skinNiacin, vitamin AIodine, Zinc
Normal skin pigmentation Copper
Normal skin and mucous membranesNiacin, vitamin B2 
Normal mucous membranesVitamin A 
Normal collagen* formation for the normal function of skinVitamin C 
Normal nails Selenium,Zinc

*Collagen is the elastic net that helps to give the skin suppleness

The claims may be made for a single nutrient or several nutrients.

The EU Health Claims Register is dynamic in nature and should be checked for updates

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