Many things can make your nails weak. It could be your nail polish remover, the dry, cool air of fall and winter or it could be that you’re lacking vitamins and minerals. These’re some vitamins and minerals that can help you have stronger nails. As always, check with your doctor before taking any new vitamin or supplement.
1. A Daily Multivitamin
A daily multivitamin is a good choice for everyone. Very few, if any of us, eat perfectly all the time. A daily multivitamin can fill in the gaps of your diet. It’s always best to get your nutrients from food rather than a vitamin but taking a vitamin to cover those you aren’t getting is a good idea. Your nails are healthiest when you’re getting enough of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Multivitamins are great at covering most of the bases.
If there’s a supplement with super powers for your nails, it would be this one. Biotin is amazing for your nails. If I could only recommend one supplement , it would be this one. It’s also great for your hair, making it stronger and helping it grow faster. I experience fewer breaks, splits and less brittleness when I take Biotin.
3. Vitamin B
B vitamins are said to be good for nail health. The B vitamin there’s the most buzz about in terms of helping your nails is B12. You can take a Vitamin B12 supplement alone or a Vitamin B Complex which is a combination of many different B vitamins. When you need more Vitamin B your nails may be darker than they should be. Your doctor is always the best person to help you choose which vitamins are right for you.
Zinc is a mineral that’s good for your nails. If you’re noticing little white dots on them then you may need Zinc. This mineral has other benefits too. It helps you to have a strong immune system. You may find that you have less colds and illnesses when you’re taking Zinc. I take 50 mg of this mineral daily.
5. Vitamin a
Vitamin A helps your nails to grow more quickly and to be stronger. If your nails break easily then you may need more Vitamin A. Of course, there’re ways you can get more Vitamin A in your diet naturally just as there are with most of these. Natural sources of Vitamin A include carrots, squash and sweet potatoes. An easy tip to remember is that many orange fruits and vegetables are a source of Vitamin A.
6. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is so good for your body. It helps you to have healthy skin and a healthy immune system. Additionally, it helps your nails to be strong. 250 or 500 mg is usually a high enough daily amount of this vitamin to give you the benefits. Of course you can also get your vitamin C through fruits and vegetables such as oranges, grapefruit, bell peppers and cabbage. A glass of OJ is a great way to get your Vitamin C, too.
Iron isn’t something everyone needs. You’re more likely to need it if you eat a poor diet, are a vegetarian or have heavy periods. This’s something only your doctor can tell you. If you’re low on iron, it can cause weak or brittle nails. If you suspect low iron could be an issue for you, schedule a doctor’s appointment to have your iron level checked.
These’re vitamins and minerals that can help you have stronger nails. Now it’s your turn. How do you keep your nails healthy and strong?