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Brittle Nails


As there are many obvious symptoms of brittle nails such as peeling at the tip of the nails, breaking nails, or simply the inability to grow your nails out, there are many causes to this dilemma – I’d like to focus on the nutrition.

First, what Causes Brittle Fingernails?

Everyone has brittle nails to some extent, some more than others. As aging can cause slowed nail growth and dull, brittle, or yellowish nails as the flow of moisture and natural oils to the nail bed declines. A lack of moisture or too much moisture can worsen an already brittle condition. Dry heat, detergents, nail polish remover, or harsh chemicals encourage cracked and dry brittle nails. On the other hand, too much moisturizer, hand lotion and a lot of time underwater leaves nails too soft for tearing.

The nutrition for dry, brittle nails includes the establishment of a healthy diet and ways that continuously enhance the condition of the brittle nails of the person and the increasing desire to stay away from fatty, junk foods.

Dry, brittle nails is a problem that thousands of women face. Nails dry-out in the winter time because of intense hand washing to stay healthful and because of all the dry air that is around generated as a result of heaters. Health Nutrition aids to control your fingernail health and provide a cure for dry, brittle nails. A inadequacy of B-complex vitamins, specifically biotin, will create ridges along the nail bed. A diet deficient in calcium inflicts to dry, brittle nails. Quite a number of vitamins and minerals have been proposed for the prevention of brittle nails.

The nutrition for dry, brittle nails and hangnails through a diet rich in vitamin C, folic acid and omega-3 can be classified into four major elements: the efficacy of the nutrition control and management procedures, the level of involvement of the people concerned, the guidelines and policies for nutrition control and management, and lastly, the control of potential dangers and hazards linked with the nutrition management.

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  1. Pingback: Fingernail Health: What’s Hot, What’s Not « MEDCRUNCH

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