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    Brittle nails

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    Does anyone have any advice for healthy ways to strengthen one's nails? Mine are so thin and sad. They break all the time... or the top layer of nail peels off (and that looks gross). Any help?

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    I've heard eating jello helps. The gelatin is good for strengthening nails.
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    are you taking any vitamins? when I started taking a multivitamin and B12 my nails were so much better!
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    I do take a multivitamin. Did you take B12 in addition to a multivitamin?


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    Give me the greatness of heart to see the difference between duty and his love for me. Give me understanding that I may know, when duty calls him he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he's away. And Lord, when he's in a foreign land, keep him safe in your loving hand. And Lord, when duty is in the field, please protect him and be his shield. And Lord, when deployment is so long, please stay with me and keep me strong.
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    Get Nail Envy by OPI. That stuff works miracles!

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    Awww, thank you!


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    Give me the greatness of heart to see the difference between duty and his love for me. Give me understanding that I may know, when duty calls him he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he's away. And Lord, when he's in a foreign land, keep him safe in your loving hand. And Lord, when duty is in the field, please protect him and be his shield. And Lord, when deployment is so long, please stay with me and keep me strong.
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    prenatals! not sure if you can take them when not preggo (ask your dr they are pretty strong and loaded with a lot of vitamins). i have the same problem as you, ive tried vitamin e pills, b12 pills, jello, more milk nothing worked but prenatals. they get so long now and are so strong i cant believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inlovewithaSeal View Post
    I do take a multivitamin. Did you take B12 in addition to a multivitamin?
    I take a multivitamin, B12 sublingual, and zinc every day. As someone else also suggested, prenatal vitamins are great too and are perfectly fine to take even if you're not pregnant.
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    I have found that filing your nails makes them more brittle. Vitamins are good or drink lots of milk.
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    Take a multi, gelatin, biotin and folic acid. Your nails will be fantastic, but it may take a few months to notice. Your hair will be great, too.
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