Vitamins Image

Vitamins and Minerals For Healthy Nails

When it comes to concern about making sure that we consistently consume the recommended daily levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, it is best to be motivated by the fact that that is what is best for the health and functioning of our bodies and minds. However, the many cosmetic benefits that are directly related to good nutritional habits can certainly be great motivation for some of us. Among the many cosmetic benefits of good nutrition are healthy, strong and attractive fingernails.

It is well known that often the fingernails themselves demonstrate which vitamins and minerals we are somewhat deficient in. Pale, fragile nails that have ridges running up and down can indicate a deficiency in iron. Sometimes too little iron can make the fingernails take on a shape similar to that of a spoon. White spots on the fingernails can indicate a lack of zinc.

Fingernails that are brittle and easily broken may be a sign that you are lacking in Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also associated with fingernails that are very dry, have ends that curve too much or are too round, and can also cause the fingernails to be darkened and discolored. Vitamin C deficiency and low calcium intake can also make fingernails dry and brittle. Folic acid deficiency and low Vitamin C levels contribute to hangnails, which, in addition to being unattractive, can be painful and prone to infection.

While healthy and strong nails are primarily a cosmetic concern, the vitamin, mineral and other nutritional deficiencies indicated by weak, malformed and discolored fingernails are of great importance. Long term vitamin, mineral and other nutritional deficiencies can have long-term negative consequences for both physical and mental health. It is a good idea to take fingernail problems as a warning sign that important health needs are not being met, and to take immediate action to rectify the situation, before you find yourself with serious health problems.

Using nutritional supplements as a means of helping to meet the recommended daily intake levels of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are essential to physical health and mental functioning is a safe option for most people. However, it is important to recognize that nutritional supplements have powerful properties and you should always follow the suggested dosage levels, unless directed to do otherwise by a qualified health care professional. Failure to do so can result in different types of health problems, some quite serious.

If you are unsure of the specific nutrients and dosages that will best meet your dietary needs and health goals, the best choice is to consult with a licensed nutritional specialist, who will be able to help you to devise a regimen best suited to your individual needs. Before making any great changes in your diet, including the addition of dietary supplements, it is advisable to consult your health care professional if you are suffering from obvious symptoms of deficiencies in vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. Once you start on a more healthy nutritional program, you’ll soon be looking good and feeling great.

Vitamins Image 1

Vitamin Image 2

About The Author:
Peter Dobler is a veteran in the IT business. His passion for experimenting with new internet marketing strategies leads him to explore new niche markets.
Read more about his experience with vitamins; visit

Other Vitamins Related Information

Introducing "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle": A Complete Fat Burning System Based on The Secret Techniques of The World's Best Bodybuilders and Fitness Models


Vitamins Book Image 1"Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" (BFFM) is a 337 page fat burning success manual in downloadable e-book format, jam-packed cover to cover with all the fat loss methods previously known by only a small handful of the worlds best fitness models and bodybuilders. This program contains all the information you'll ever need to help you melt away body fat permanently without muscle loss and without using drugs or unnecessary supplements.

Get more information


Fit Over 40:  Role Models For Excellence At Any Age!

Vitamins Book Image 2This new e-book is already sending shock waves throughout the health and fitness world... while making a lot of anti-aging and life extension "experts" very nervous. But it’s also making a lot of people like you very happy, because we really did "crack the code" on getting in shape as fast as humanly possible.

Look: I searched for over 5 years to find the mentors to help propel me from sick and fat to healthy and fit. Now you can get all the secrets to better health and a better body – in less than 5 minutes! We’ve found all the mentors for you!

Get more information


Start Burning Fat Today

Vitamins Book Image 3Did you know that it is now possible to drop up to 14 POUNDS in only 7 DAYS? That's right... The Negative Calorie Diet™ can make it happen for you! Since 1997, thousands of people from all over the world are using our weight loss program. Our eBook reveals the weight loss secrets of consuming negative calorie foods to lose all the weight you want!

Get more information


A Physician's weight-loss Secret.

Vitamins Book Image 4Drug-Free, Natural Weight-Loss Diet System Leaves You Thinner...  Your Weight Easier To Manage - Without Starving

14 years of weight loss results prove that ...29 out of 30 people can
have a slimmer body in as little as 6 to 8 weeks with this Safe,
No-Starving, Drug-free weight-loss diet program.

Get more information


"Finally! … An Amazingly Simple 'It Feels Right' Method For Getting Rid of Those Bumps and Dimples Called Cellulite -- That Always Works"

Vitamins Book Image 5Lose the embarrassing dimples of cellulite, look and feel more confident (even in a bathing suit), as well as live a healthy life of personal fulfillment through America's finest, no-gimmick, cellulite treatment plan!

by Brad Callen, Fitness Consultant and instructor of the
Cellulite No More System™



Get more information


 Navigation Menu
More Vitamins Articles:
Be Sure To Get Your Calcium
Copper and Your Health
Important Mineral Partnerships For Health
Important Vitamin Partnerships
Iodine and Health
Iron And Health
Magnesium and Health
Manganese and Health
Phosphorus and Health
Potassium and Health
Selenium And Health
Sodium As An Essential Nutrient
The Antioxidant Minerals
The Antioxidant Vitamins
Trace Mineral Elements and Your Health
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies and Depression and Other Mental Disorders
Vitamin B1 In The Body And The Brain
Vitamin B2 and Health
Vitamin B3
Vitamin B5 and Health
Vitamin D And Your Health
Vitamin E Has An Important Role
Vitamin K and Health
Vitamins and Minerals Especially Important To The Bones
Vitamins and Minerals For Healthy Hair
Vitamins and Minerals For Healthy Nails
Vitamins And Minerals For Healthy Skin
Vitamins And Minerals For Memory
Vitamins And Minerals For The Eyes
Vitamins And Minerals For The Immune System
Vitamins and Minerals Important To A Beautiful Smile and Healthy Mouth
Vitamins And Minerals That Effect The Blood
Vitamins And Minerals That Especially Support The Heart
Vitamins And Minerals That Promote The Healing Of Wounds
Vitamins And Minerals That Support The Circulatory System
Vitamins and Minerals Thought To Protect Against Aging
Vitamins and Other Nutrients For The Brain
Vitamins Minerals and Growth
Vitamins Minerals and the Digestive System
Vitamins Minerals and The Nervous System
Vitamins Minerals and the Reproductive System
Vitamins Minerals and Vegetarians
Vitamins Minerals, and Muscles
What Biotin Does For The Body and Mind
What The Vitamin B Complex Does For You
What Vitamin A Does For The Body
Why Folic Acid Is Important
Why Vitamin C Is Important
Zinc And Your Body
More Ideas
Discussion Forum
Atkins Diet and Vitamins
Women Issues and Vitamins
Health Insurance
Healthy Diet
Plastic Surgery Explained
Relaxation and Vitamins
Yoga Poses
Aroma Therapy and Vitamins
Diet Planning With Vitamins
Health Jobs

(c) 2005-2011 the Vitamins and Minerals For Healthy Nails resource