May 14, 2019

Vitamins and Minerals to Strengthen Your Hair, Skin and Nails

Have you experienced signs of vitamin deficiencies, such as brittle hair and nails, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums, poor night vision, dandruff, hair loss, red or white bumps on skin or restless leg syndrome?
According to the Dietary Reference Intakes, 92 percent of the American population suffers from at least one vitamin or mineral deficiency.

Vitamins and Minerals

Many vitamins and supplements can help renew your skin, and stimulate hair and nail growth if the supplements contain the following:

> Biotin, also known as B7, strengthens hair and increases its density. You can increase the amount of  biotin into your diet by eating eggs and bananas or drinking milk.

Fish Oil makes hair and nails shiny, and works well as an antiaging supplement. If your skin is damaged from too much sun exposure, the omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may help.

Vitamin A reduces acne flares and is an antiaging agent. Having a vitamin A deficiency may increase the risk of developing acne, as it becomes more difficult for dead skin to be removed from hair follicles, which may lead to a blockage.

Vitamin B is known to lower the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer and precancerous growths.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, brighten the skin and stimulate collagen. Vitamin C also helps fight the formation of melanin (skin pigmentation).

Read more in the references below. If you feel that you are vitamin deficient, talk to your primary care provider. If you are looking for a primary care provider, visit


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