Strong nails are an indicator of good overall health, but nail problems can also point to other issues in your body. Lily & Loaf can help you strengthen your nails and enhance your wellbeing.
The importance of strong nails
The condition and appearance of your nails can often give a good indication of your overall health. Chipped, brittle or discoloured nails usually occur because of poor nutritional intake or digestive health.
Nail abnormalities can also be linked to a range of other health conditions including stress or anxiety, circulation problems, fatigue or tiredness, and problems with your immune system.
If you are worried about a sudden change in appearance of your nails, it’s worth mentioning it to your doctor or pharmacist.
However, with just a few small changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can eliminate many problems and develop strong, healthy-looking nails.
How do I get strong nails?
There are several nutritional deficiencies which can be linked with poor nail health. Iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B, D and E all contribute to healthy nail growth, so if any of these are lacking in your diet, it could cause issues like discolouration, peeling or weak spots.
Increasing your intake of Vitamin B-7, or Biotin, can help strengthen your nails, and can also support your nervous system. You can find this in sardines, cooked eggs and legumes.
If you soak your nails in water too much, this can cause them to weaken and become brittle. However, ensuring you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water increases nail strength.
Long-term use of certain nail polishes and gels can also have an impact, along with the glue used to stick acrylic nails to your real ones.
Also, using non-toxic polishes and acetone-free remover will help minimise any damage.
How can I maintain strong nails?
A healthy diet and lifestyle can go a long way toward maintaining strong nails. Making sure your body has enough collagen, a naturally occurring protein which is the main building block of all your cells, is key.
Unfortunately, the older you get, the longer it takes for your body to produce its own collagen, so you may need a bit of help to ensure you are getting enough.
Lily & Loaf’s range of natural health and beauty supplements have been specially formulated to give your body all the right nutrition it needs to maintain strong nails.
When taken regularly, as part of a balanced lifestyle, they can help you feel good on the inside and look great on the outside too.
Collagen Plus (60 Capsules)
A combination of marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, biotin, vitamins and Hebridean seaweed to support healthy nails, hair and skin.