For as long as I can remember, I have always had very brittle nails. I could never grow my nails long because the top layer would peel back, and they would chip and crack very easily.
Not any more!
About two years ago, my husband and I started taking vitamins faithfully. There are a lot of vitamins to choose from out there, so choose wisely. Make sure that you educate yourself before you make a decision. According to Dr. Mercola, if you are taking a "once daily" vitamin, you are wasting your time. It is impossible to pack all the nutrients that your body needs into one pill.
The multiple that I stumbled across and LOVE is Garden of Life. It is a RAW multi-vitamin that is full of vitamins and minerals along with fruit and vegetable extracts. Of course, a multi-vitamin should not replace healthy eating, but it can help supplement some of the nutrients we are missing daily.
Another important vitamin that our bodies lack is D3. This is the vitamin that we receive from sunlight. In fact, sun exposure is the best form of D3 available! Yes, this gives you an excuse to get a tan. Haha! But it does not mean that you should allow yourself to get burned. D3 has so many wonderful benefits, and one of the most notable is boosting your immune system. Ever wonder why you get sick more often in the winter? It's because most people do not get as much sun in the winter months. In addition to my multi vitamin, I take 4000 IU of vitamin D3.
Money saving tip: BUY ONLINE! I was amazed at how much cheaper it is to order your vitamins online versus going to the health food store. I am not exaggerating when I say that buying my vitamins on Amazon.com has saved me over 60% on average.
If you want healthy nails, you need to start on the inside. Start eating a more healthy diet and take your vitamins! Not only will your nails look better, but you will be healthier as well. Colds and flu are few and far between... I consider these my miracle pills! :)
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