What Your Nails Tell You About Your Health

Alyse Snyder, L.Ac., Dipl. OM - May 7, 2018


The human body is an amazing, inter-connected system, and can open up a whole new world when understood correctly. You may have heard the phase, "You are what you eat!", and how healthy we are on the inside is shown in numerous ways on the outside. However, to fully achieve maximum health benefits, we have to make these connections, especially when it comes to hair, skin and nails.

How Do I Know if My Hair (and Skin & Nails) is Not 100%?

To assess the health of your hair, skin and nails, just take a closer look. For example, dull and thinning hair and brittle and splitting nails are easily noticeable signs of distress in the body. Other symptoms pointing to poor hair and nail health can include hair loss, white spots on nails, ridges, and/or nail fungus. Dry, scaly skin and rashes are also big indicators that the internal balance of the body is amiss. Any of these symptoms can point to various nutritional deficiencies such as iron, zinc, b-vitamins, essential fatty acids, or even protein. If any of the above symptoms apply to you, it might mean it's time to boost your intake of good-for-you food and vitamins that supports hair, skin and nail health.

What Should I Be Eating to Improve My Hair, Skin and Nails?

Supplementing your diet with good sources of nutrients should always come first, which includes consuming a balanced ratio of protein, healthy fats, vegetables and carbohydrates. You know, all that colorful good stuff! If eating well alone isn't doing the trick and you're still experiencing poor hair, skin and/or nails, adding needed phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals is a great option. Professional grade, quality supplements such as Wellnicity's Hair, Skin, and Nails Pack can be an integral and vital component for optimal health. This pack contains the essentials for healthy hair and nails, while also including hyaluronic acid which benefits collagen production, and aids in improved moisture retention in the skin. Get your outside glowing as bright as your insides by feeding your internal self!