Iodine for Healthy Nails

By Inspirationail

ShrimpIodine is essential for the production of the hormones which regulate our conversion of fat to energy, stabilizing our weight & controlling cholesterol levels. It is also needed to form bones & keep hair, teeth, skin & nails in good shape.

Important to the proper functioning of our whole system, this mineral is only found in small amounts in our body & a variety of sources makes it easy to consume an adequate supply.

As for your nails, this mineral helps their overall condition & prevents infection. In fact, white (or de-colored) iodine can be used topically to help strengthen weak & brittle nails.

A good way to heal nails damaged from removal of artificial nails, try applying white iodine daily for a week, then once a week after. Make sure you only apply daily for a week or it could exacerbate the problem.

Food Sources

There is a wide variety of yummy options.
AsparagusAnimal Sources
Eggs, milk, yoghurt, fish & other seafood.

Fruit & Veg Sources
Strawberries, kelp, seaweed, asparagus, garlic, lima beans, mushrooms, sea salt, sesame seeds, soybeans, spinach, summer squash, whole grains & turnip greens

Signs of Deficiency

As with many of the nutrients important to nail health, symptoms of an iodine deficiency include dry & brittle nails with irritated cuticles & hangnails.

Keeping Those Nails Healthy

Eating a well-balanced diet rich in raw fruits & vegetables, lean meat and whole grains is all you need to ensure you are consuming ample amounts of iodine. Easy as pie, strawberry pie.

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