Taking Charge of Your Health

Someone’s nails can tell a lot about them.
If you see someone with discolored and brittle nails, it could tell a lot about their overall
health. Most people would like their nails to be strong and to grow fast. Nails are made of protein, or keratin, which
is the same as your hair. Overall, fingernails tend to grow very slow, though not as slow
as your toenails. They grow about 1/10th of an inch each month. This does not include
children and pregnant women, whose nails tend to grow very quickly. Sometimes changes in
your body, aging, chemotherapy, medication and other nutrient deficiency can make your
nails grow even slower. It is important to eat properly and take good
care of your nails to ensure their health. Today we will discuss some additional remedies
that you can use to keep your nails healthy and growing quickly. 1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a jack of all trades. That is, it can help in many areas, including your
nails. It contains essential nutrients that your body needs to keep your nails moist and
strong. The oil also helps to strengthen your cuticles, get rid of hangnails and fight cuticle
infections. To use, make the extra-virgin coconut oil
warm and massage it into your hands and nails each night before bed. You can also soak your
nails in the following mixture: ½ cup of organic coconut oil, ¼ cup honey and four
drops of rosemary essential oil. Warm this mixture in the microwave for 20 seconds and
then soak your nails in it for about fifteen minutes. Repeat this once or twice per week
for best results. 2. Olive Oil
Olive oil has the ability to deeply penetrate into your skin and nail beds. Because olive
oil contains Vitamin E, it helps your blood to circulate more efficiently, improves any
damaged nails and strengthens your nails. Just take warm olive oil each night and massage
it into your hands and nails for about five minutes. Then, cover with cotton gloves while
you sleep. Repeat this daily for best results. You can also make a nail soak with warm olive
oil and place your fingernails in the mixture for about 15 to 30 minutes per day. This will
help your nails to grow more quickly. 3. Lemons
The Vitamin C found in lemons helps your nails to grow quickly, to remove any stains or discoloration
and to give your nails a healthy shine. You can soak your nails in 1 tablespoon of lemon
juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Before placing your fingernails in it, heat the mixture
in the microwave and then soak for ten minutes. You can repeat this daily. It is also helpful to rub a slice of lemon
directly onto your nails for five minutes. Then, rinse off with warm water. After doing
this, apply a moisturizer. Prior to doing this, ensure that you do not have any cuts
or hangnails, or it will sting. 4. Orange Juice
Just like lemons, the Vitamin C in orange juice helps to keep your nails heathy. Orange
juice also contains folic acid, which helps your nails to grow quickly. Take some fresh
orange juice and soak your nails for approximately ten minutes. Then, rinse with warm water and
add moisturizer. Do this once per day for the best results. 5. Biotin
Biotin, also known as Vitamin H, is a vitamin that is essential in nail growth because it
helps your body produce keratin. Biotin is found in certain foods, like eggs, carrots,
tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumber, strawberries, oats and walnuts. It can also be taken as
a supplement. However, we recommend always consulting your doctor before beginning a
new supplement, as you do not want to experience any ill side-effects or complications with
any medication that you may be taking. 6. Horsetail
Horsetail has been used by the Greeks and Romans for many, many years for nail growth.
This makes sense since it contains calcium, Cilicia and other essential minerals. To use,
add ¾ of a teaspoon of dried horsetail stems to two cups of boiling water. Cover and allow
the mixture to steep for ten to fifteen minutes. Then, strain and let it cool. Use this mixture
to soak your nails for twenty minutes. Repeat this at least four times per week to see the
best results. Horsetail can also be consumed as a tea once per day and it will help the
growth of your nails. 7. Protein
As we discussed earlier, your nails are made up of a type of protein called keratin. So,
if you add more protein to your diet, you will see an increase in your nail growth.
If you notice white spots on your nails, or weakness to them, you may have a lack of protein
in your body. In order to rectify this, eat plenty of meats that contain protein, such
as pork, beef, poultry and fish. Leafy greens, legumes and nuts also contain protein. You
can also find protein in powder form that can be added to milk or yogurt to make smoothies
out of. However, be sure to consult your doctor before adding any protein supplements to your
diet. Other tips:
When you are cleaning or using harsh chemicals, be sure to use gloves and protective gear.
Do not bite or scratch your nails, as it can make them become weak.
Cut your nails on a regular basis. Just as with hair, when you trim your nails, it will
stimulate growth. Always apply a moisturizer, such as petroleum
jelly, to your nails and hands to keep them from getting dry.
Let your nails be exposed to sunlight early in the morning to help your body create Vitamin
D, which helps your nails grow. Exercising will help your blood to circulate
and will help your body to speed up processes, including nail growth.
Consult your doctor about adding a multi-vitamin to your daily regime that can help with the
health of your nails. Do you do any of these tricks to help your
nails? Are you going to try any of these remedies? Let us know in our comment section. If you like the video, give it a thumbs up
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20 thoughts on “How to Grow Nails Faster & Stronger: 7 Best Home Remedies

  1. My question is when you make your mixtures to soak your nails in can you reuse the mixtures or start fresh everytime? I understand the lemon has to be fresh when you use it. Thanks I hope to hear from you.

  2. I just take a small amount of coconut oil and massage it into the nails and the cuticles.The warmth of your hands makes it melt There is no need to heat. My nails now are hard long and beautiful. I also use it as a nighttime moisturizer on my face and my skin looks amazing!!!!

  3. biotin is not vitamin k.
    Biotin is a water soluble vitamin.
    Vitamin k is Phylloquinone( fat soluble vitamin) used for the coagulation of blood clotting i.e.. to stop the spontaneous flow of blood.
    That's what we have in our Biology text book

  4. its helpful thank u now plz tel me how 2 remuv ridges on my nails.n byda way my nails grow vry fast i trim dem twice a week.i dnt like long nails at all.wel trimmed

  5. Very Good video but Did anyone noticed that on 3:08 she said healthy but wrote heathy I don't mind or care because it's a very good video anyways… btw sorry for MY English

  6. I am definitely going to try some of these remedies!! My nails grow, but they grow weak and fragile. I believe they’ve become damaged from all the glues and artificial nails I’ve worn for years

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