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Old 03-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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What's a good supplement for brittle, breaking fingernails?

My nails break when I look at them...I'm taking a boatload of supplements, but was wondering if there is one supplement that is supposed to help with weak nails?

Thanks!

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:54 PM   #2
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Re: What's a good supplement for brittle, breaking fingernails?

Since your already taking lots of supplements then the only thing that is great but rarely taken is Silica. So look into that and see if you want to add this mineral which is also great for hair....
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:17 AM   #3
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Re: What's a good supplement for brittle, breaking fingernails?

How old are you, if you don't mind saying? Do you need more calcium/magnesium? I had the same problem until I started using Ezorb calcium.

 
Old 03-09-2007, 07:50 AM   #4
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Re: What's a good supplement for brittle, breaking fingernails?

I'm 43. No, don't think I need more calcium...I supplement with 600 mg per day and also take 400 mg of magnesium per day. Thanks. I also have about 5 servings of dairy per day (at least!)

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Old 03-09-2007, 08:02 AM   #5
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Re: What's a good supplement for brittle, breaking fingernails?

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Since your already taking lots of supplements then the only thing that is great but rarely taken is Silica. So look into that and see if you want to add this mineral which is also great for hair....
Silica...ok I'll check that out. I was looking online and found a Nail/Hair/Skin formula that has the following in it:

Vitamin C (As L-Ascorbic Acid) 120 Mg 200%
Calcium 30 Mg 3%
Zinc (As Zinc Citrate) 15 Mg 100%
Copper (As Copper Glycinate) 2 Mg 100%
Msm (As Methylsulfonylmethane) 1000 Mg N/A*
SILICON (AS SILICA, AS L. CORALLIOIDES {RED ALGAE POWDER}) 50 Mg N/A*
L-Proline 50 Mg N/A*
L-Lysine (As L-Lysine Hcl) 50 Mg N/A

I also take the following supplements:
Daily Multivitamin (TwinLab Daily One w/OUT iron)
Glucosamine 1500 mg & Chondrotin 1200 mg
Fish Oil-EPA 540 & DHA 360 & Omega 3's-1020
COQ10 Q-sorb 200 mg
Cinnamon Capsules 1000 mg
Vitamin E 100 IU
Vitamin D 800 mg (was tested and found to be low in Vitamin D)
Magnesium Glycinate Chelate 400 mg
CCM Calcium 600 mg

Thanks for any help!

dianegirl

 
Old 03-09-2007, 11:43 AM   #6
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Re: What's a good supplement for brittle, breaking fingernails?

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My nails break when I look at them...I'm taking a boatload of supplements, but was wondering if there is one supplement that is supposed to help with weak nails?

Thanks!

dianegirl
Buy Biotin in 5mg dose. Take 15mg daily with meal.

Wait a couple of months and your hair and nails should
be cool.

Then you can scale back on Biotin as you see fit, maybe
just take 1mg - 5mg to see if it can do the job well
vs. the higher dose, this saves you some money too.

 
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