Can your nails get stronger with calcium?
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If your nails feel brittle and keep breaking, you are probably wondering whether taking calcium supplements might help. Thing is, while Calcium is great for the body in many ways, stronger nails is not one of its benefits.
Just like hair, nails are composed of keratin, the hard protein. So food that helps develop beautiful healthy hair should also keep your nails strong. Remember:
- To keep nails growing and strong, you need protein
- To keep nails from growing weak, you need zinc
- To stop your nails from becoming spoon-shaped, you need iron
If you get too much selenium, you could start losing hair and nails.
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