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Supplement Amount WhyBiotin 2.5 mg daily [2 stars]Biotin has been shown to improve nail firmness and thickness and to reduce splitting in several studies.Gelatin Refer to label instructions [2 stars]Many people have reported success using gelatin to strengthen brittle nails.Glucosamine 1,500 mg daily [2 stars]One doctor has observed that taking glucosamine sulfate can increase the nail growth and strength.Horsetail Refer to label instructions [1 star]Anecdotal reports suggest that horsetail may help treat brittle nails, possibly due to its high content of silicic acid and silicates.
About This Condition
Brittle nails can be weak, thin, nails that peel or break easily, and/or grow slowly.
The common condition of brittle nails is often not definitively linked with any known cause. Nonetheless, natural medicine may be able to help strengthen brittle nails.
Most conditions that affect nails are unrelated to nutrition; they are caused by a lack of oxygen associated with lung conditions, hemorrhage due to infection, or inflammation around the nail due to infection. If there is any question about what the problem is, it is important to get a diagnosis from a healthcare practitioner.
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