Your Nails Reflect your Health
Our nails, as unimportant as they might seem, can be windows into our health; the state of your nails can tell you more about your overall well-being than you might realize. From color to shape, paying close attention to your nails can alert you to health issues and mineral deficiencies before you notice them in other ways.
Color: The coloring of your nails or nail bed can signal certain issues. Yellow nails are generally a sign of a fungal infection but can also be a symptom of diabetes or other underlying issues. Overly-pale nails can also be negative; they can signal anemia or malnutrition that may need to be corrected. If your nail-beds take on a blueish hue, your body may be a bit oxygen deprived which can result from a variety of respiratory and lung issues. On the other hand, some nail color issues are no big deal. If you ever get white flecks in your nails, they are most likely the result of trauma to the nail such as banging your finger against a table.
Texture: The texture of your nails can also be a symbol of your health. Brittle nails can be caused by cold, dry weather or over-use of nail polish remover but they can also be a sign of hyperthyroidism or malnutrition so it is important to pay attention. If your nails develop pitting, small craters in the nail, it may be due to psoriasis or alopecia and a doctor should be consulted. Your nails also may develop horizontal ridges and these often indicate that you are experiencing high stress and need better stress management.
Shape/Length: Some health issues can also affect the shape and length of your nails Anemia can cause differences in your nail shape as well as coloring, causing your nails to thin out and become concave when viewed from the side. Short nails that cannot be grown out because they break easily most often signal deficiencies of certain vitamins as well as collagen. As we age, our body’s collagen production slows down and this can lead to weak nails that grow slowly and break easily. Luckily, as with vitamin deficiency, the solution is a simple supplement. Beauty Tonic is composed of Collagen type I and III, both of which naturally occur in your body and keep your nails strong. As a bonus, adding Beauty Tonic into your daily routine is easy as it is a highly-soluble, flavorless powder and can be mixed into water or your morning coffee. A consistent Beauty Tonic routine helps your body support strong nails, hair, and skin.
It is important to listen to what your nails are trying to tell you about your health. Nails can be indicators of everything from serious health concerns to easily-corrected vitamin deficiencies and the sooner you recognize those signs, the better for your health. We all want strong, beautiful nails and keeping yourself healthy and supplementing your body’s supply of collagen is the easiest way to get there.