What Can Your Nails Tell You About Your Health?

What Healthy Nails Look Like

Your nails can be an indicator of your overall health so it is worth looking at them to see what information you’ll find. Healthy nails should be pink with a mild sheen and have a nice round shape. They shouldn’t be brittle or break easily, nor should they have spots or grooves.

Signs of nail problems

Here are some health indicators from your nails:

Nails that are weak, peeling or brittle can be a sign that you have low stomach acid, this might be the only indicator that your stomach acid is low. Taking Apple cider vinegar mixed in water could be a simple way to help balance your stomach acid. Or if you can't handle Apple Cider Vinegar you could take supplement to help support digestion. Biocare HCI with Pepsin is one I have used in the past when I felt low stomach acid was the reason I had brittle nails. I took it for a couple of months and it made a difference.

Other reasons for brittle and peeling nails could be a sign that you are low in Vitamin A, B vitamins or Silica.

White spots on the nails can indicate a zinc deficiency. Meat, fish, shellfish, and pumpkin seeds are the top sources of zinc. Try eating more of these foods to see if this makes a difference. If not choose a supplement with zinc in it, this could be New Nordic Hair Volume plus Nail Strong.

Fungal nail infections can be unsightly and embarrassing. Dietary changes and supplements to kill of the fungal overgrowth will be needed. Patience will be required too!

Hangnails can be a sign that you are low in folic acid, B vitamins or vitamin C.

Vertical ridges in the nails can indicate low iron, or there could be something going on in the lung area.

Horizontal ridges could be associated with gout, and circulation problems.

Small bulges can be a sign of iron deficiency. Try taking an easy to absorb Iron supplement like Floradix Liquid Iron.

Yellow nails might be a sign of gallbladder problems.

Brown nails could mean that your adrenal glands are under stress.

This is just some of the health indicators that our nails can tell us to help keep us on top of our health.

New Nordic Hair Volume plus Nail Strong for healthy nails

For overall nail health there’s New Nordic Hair Volume Plus Nail Strong. This contains important nutrients for healthy hair and strong nails. It contains horsetail (a natural source of silica), amino acids, biotin, zinc, apple extract and orthosilicic acid, each tablet nourishes and activates the life processes of hair follicle cells and nail matrix cells. It’s suitable for men and women.

I think it’s fantastic that our nails can give us clues as to what’s going on inside our body. This could be a nutritional deficiency that is easily resolved, or a medical problem that needs attention. If you have ongoing issues sitting down with a Nutritional Therapist could be a good idea. They will look at your overall health, diet, and lifestyle and help you get back on track. Take a look at your nails and see what tales they will tell.

I think it's fantastic that how healthy our nails are can be an indicator of our overall health

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