What do your nails say about you?
Health news posted on 7th Aug 2012. There have been 0 comments
Are your Nails Healthy?
Healthy nails reflect a healthy body. If your nails have a natural shine, are strong and free of ridges or other blemishes, this is a sign that your diet is providing you with the nutrients needed to keep your nails in optimum shape. If your nails are brittle, dry, dull and weak, this is a sign that essential vitamins may be missing from your diet. Because our health is reflected from the inside out, a balanced diet that focuses on nutrients that enrich the nails is an important key in allowing our fingers and toes to look as beautiful as they can.
What Nails Need
Nails are composed of keratin, the same protein found in the hair and skin. Nails require not only this protein, but key vitamins such as the B-complex, C, A, E (alpha tocopherol), D, calcium, zinc, iodine and iron. When our nails are not receiving enough of these vitamins, or when our body cannot absorb them properly due to illness, stress or other factors, they will begin to become brittle, dry, weak and dull.
Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiencies
Nails that are dry tend to break or peel easily. This can be a symptom of a deficiency in vitamins C, D and biotin. Weak nails signal that the body is low in vitamin B, silicon, zinc, iron, copper, iodine or selenium. When nails are fragile, it is also a sign that there is a lack of B vitamins as well as protein. A white moon shape at the base of the nail can indicate a lack of iron and/or zinc, and frequent hang nails are a sign of a C, folic acid and protein deficiency. Nails with vertical or horizontal ridges can mean a lack of B vitamins or iron. If you find that you are prone to fungus under your nails, this can be due to a lack of friendly bacteria in your system, something quite common if you are taking antibiotics on a regular basis. B vitamins and acidophilus can help clear this up quite easily. People who suffer vitamin A deficiencies find that the body will not absorb or process protein efficiently. When the body is low in vitamin D, calcium cannot be assimilated properly. Without attention to these vitamins, nails become compromised, causing them to become soft and weak.
Fabulous Range of Nail Treatments
The Fabulous brand has a range of treatments to help you easily manage your nail issues. If you lack strength and shine, or suffer from dry, splitting nails, Fabulous has a treatment plan for you.
Ceramic Glaze 15mL
This all-in-one base coat, top coat and nail fortifier uses an advanced technology formula to protect nails and nail enamel.
- Vitamin E
- Apricot Oil
Intensive Growth 15mL
This professional nail treatment promotes healthy, strong nail growth, maintains long nails, and protects against chipping and breaking.
Following the Intensive Growth 15 day growth program, Intensive Growth will guard nails against breaking, splitting and chipping, resulting in strong, long and healthy nails. Can be used alone as a gloss finish,
Miracle Nail 15mL
This nail treatment nourishes the cuticle and nail, and boosts flexibility, strength and growth for healthier, longer nails in seven days.
- Lavender Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Vitamin E
- Strengthening agents
Triple Tough 15mL
This professional nail treatment is for dry, splitting and flaky nails. It fortifies, hardens and nourishes with Keratin and vitamins E & B6, for strong, flexible nails in 4 to 7 days.
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin E
Healthy nails are both affordable and achievable with the new and improved range of Fabulous nails products. Get ready to step out this summer looking and feeling your best!