What To Do With Brittle Nails?
Brittle or weak nails are a sign of unhealthy nails. Poor or weak nails often contain ridges and indicate a sulfur deficiency. Take supplements that are high in sulfur, calcium and minerals.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural sulfur-bearing nutrient that occurs widely in nature. Do you like the scent of freshly cut grass? This is MSM in action. MSM is found in everything from mother's breast milk to fresh vegetables. Sulfur isa mineral that is vital to protein synthesis and good health.
Why is sulfur so important to the body? Because sulfur is a mineral which, like vitamin C, is constantly being used up and depleted. When we fail to replenish our reserves of nutritional sulfur, we become more vulnerable to disease and degenerative conditions. Some possible signs of sulfur deficiency are poor nail and hair growth.
MSM is critical to proper skin health, hair and nail growth, and liver function. MSM is the subject of a bestselling book, The Miracle of MSM, The Natural Solution for Pain, authored by UCLA neuropsychiatrist Ronald Lawrence M.D., Ph.D., and Stanley Jacob, M.D.
Biotin is another important nutrient that promotes healthy nails and hair, and combats yeast and fungus overgrowth.
You also can use therapeutic-grade essential oils to support your nails and bring them back to a healthy state. German Chamomile Oil, steam distilled from the chamomile flowers, is a wonderful natural remedy for infected nails. Lemon Oil strengthens nails. Melaleuca Alternifolia is used for ingrown nails in treating toenails.
Here is an essential oil recipe to strengthen your nails using frankincense, myrrh and lemon:
Rub this essential oil blend on your nails twice a week to strengthen your nails.
- 2 drops Wheat Germ Oil
- 2 drops frankincense
- 2 drops myrrh
- 2 drops lemon