GET THE FACTS ON HAIR AND NAIL VITAMINS
Healthy nails (and hair) result from a combination of proper nutrition, vitamins, minerals and other supplements.
The best strategy in proper nail care and to help fingernails grow faster is to get enough protein and to practice sound eating habits on a daily basis so nails get the required vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Nails, like every other part of the body, require proper nutrition to grow and sometimes you may need a little help from extra vitamins or supplements to achieve super-healthy nails.
At the same time, you need to make sure that you do not put undue stress on nails, by using them as tools for picking, plucking, and so on.
HERE’S THE NEWS ON NUTRITION FOR NAILS (AND FOR YOU):
Vitamin A - helps grow healthy nails. Avoid alcohol and caffeine since they can diminish the amount of vitamin A in the body.
Vitamin B - A deficiency in Vitamin B can make nails thin and cause breaking. Lack of folic acid, which is a B vitamin, can also cause unhealthy nails.
Vitamin C - Lack of vitamin C is known to cause “hang nails”. Citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C as well as supplements.
Vitamin E - Vitamin E not only has antioxidant properties, but Vitamin E is also good for blood circulation, which improves nail growth. Cutex Quick & Gentle Liquid Nail Polish Remover Nourishing with Vitamin E uses this multi-tasking vitamin star for an extra healthy kick in this nail polish remover.
Zinc - A lack of zinc can cause a change in nail shape and/or white spots on nails. Bananas are great sources of zinc.
Calcium - Dairy products provide calcium and help maintain healthy nails. Eating more calcium rich foods as well as lots of protein (lean meat, poultry, fish, and legumes) and iron (green, leafy vegetables like spinach) will help you grow a perfect ten.
WHAT ABOUT PRENATAL VITAMINS FOR HAIR AND NAIL GROWTH?
You may have heard that taking prenatal vitamins for hair and nail growth helps you grow strong nails and long, healthy hair. While it is true that pregnant women taking prenatal vitamins usually notice that their nails and hair become healthier, prenatal vitamins are not the cause of this.
Pregnant women experience healthier hair and nail growth as an effect of pregnancy, not the prenatal vitamins. So, unless you’re pregnant, there is no need to pay extra for prenatal vitamins for hair and nail growth. Just stick to your healthy diet, regular vitamin supplements and Cutex Quick & Gentle Liquid Nail Polish Remover Nourishing with Vitamin E.