Solutions To A Vitamin Deficiency And Curved Nails
In vitamin deficiency and curved nails, the missing vitamin is likely to be vitamin b12.
Other vitamin deficiencies in nails include: calcium (causing dryness and brittleness); vitamin B deficiency (fragile ridges); protein, folic acid, and/or vitamin c (hangnails); hydrochloric acid (splitting nails), and iron (vertical ridges).
One thing to consider when taking vitamin b12 for a vitamin deficiency and curved nails is that taking one B vitamin on its own can cause the other B vitamins to get out of balance. Its best to take a B Complex which will still give you extra vitamin b12.
There are a number of general supplements that are excellent for nail and hair health. These are vegetal sources of silica like the herb horsetail, and bamboo tabashir. There's also a supplement called Silacea that is excellent.
Silica (vegetal) is also important for healthy teeth and gums - receding gums often indicate that you need to increase the amount of silica in your diet.
MSM is another supplement that has been called a 'beauty supplement' due to its beneficial effects on skin, hair and nails.
It's important to note that clubbed nails can be a sign of an underlying, serious illness, especially when clubbed nails are not hereditary. Clubbed nails are defined by Answers.com as: "A condition in which the ends of the fingers and toes are enlarged and the nails are shiny and abnormally curved".
Curved nails may or may not be clubbed. Curved nails can occur naturally as a consequence of aging. The concern that doctors have is that clubbing is associated with many illnesses, particularly heart and lung problems, but extending to inflammatory bowel disorders (crohns and ulcerative colitis), thyroid problems, and cirrhosis of the liver. It should be treated with caution, particularly if you have aby other symptoms. If there's any doubt, it's best to check with a doctor.
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