Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in Health & Beauty - Imagine Plastic Surgery

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in Health & Beauty


Posted by Dr. Hardesty

The Role of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in Health & Beauty

Boost energy, lose weight, beat stress, improve performance, and reduce wrinkles!   Do these phrases sound familiar?   These are just a few of the promises found on the labels of vitamin and mineral supplements.  But can vitamin and minerals really live up to these claims, or is it more hype than truth?   Is there evidence that a vitamin or mineral supplement really can turn a bad diet into a healthy one, melt pounds away, or revitalize aging skin?

The Real “Skinny”

Let’s begin with skin rejuvenation.  The correct/right amount of vitamin A can help diminish your appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it can help combat your acne and dry skin which is a huge advantage.  Most people’s diets provide an fair supply of vitamin A, but if you have certain dietary restrictions, you might need a supplement to make sure of that. Before you begin taking a supplement, though, keep in mind that the daily recommended amount (combining food and supplement sources) is 700 micrograms for adult females and 900 micrograms for adult males, please see your Doctor or a nutritionist. (source: WebMD)

Vitamin C can help reduce the effects of the sun. Vitamin C can be found in many foods such as citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli and sweet potatoes. In addition you can also take vitamin C as a supplement. Depending on your age and your gender,  your recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is anywhere from 40 to 90 milligrams per day and this comes from – credit (source: WebMD)

Minerals can also be helpful to aid your skin. Studies show selenium helps to fight the effects of free radicals by protecting your cells. However, you only need small amounts of selenium each day so not to worry. A typical diet should supply all that you need. Selenium can be found in whole nuts, fresh fish, poultry and grains.

Food First, Then Supplements

Vitamins and other dietary supplements in the market are not intended to be a total food substitute for you. They cannot replace all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods that come from soil.  Our food contains phytochemicals, fiber, and work together to promote good health for us that cannot be duplicated with a pill/vitamin.

Plastic Surgery Aesthetician

Dr. Hardesty and his staff  recommend visiting an aesthetician who works closely with a board certified plastic surgeon.  This insures you will receive expert advice and benefit from a combined platform of expertise.

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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