Nails are made of keratin, which is a protein, this may explain why people think that eating another type of protein, gelatine, derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts will strengthen them.
However, there is simply no scientific evidence to back this up. There also isn’t any evidence that applying gelatine to nails in creams or strengthening serums will make any difference to your nails (Sorry!).
To improve weak nails, taking a break from chemicals and enhancements, as well as using CND SolarOil or CND RescueRXX regularly is a great way to strengthen and improve the quality of your nails. CND SolarOil, an Award-winning cuticle oil is infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E. Repeated use drives nutrients deeper in to the nail, creating stronger, healthier nails and hydrated cuticle area.
RescueRXX is a highly effective treatment from CND that repairs damaged nails with the power of Keratin protein and moisturising jojoba oil. With daily use, peeling and white spots are dramatically reduced. See a difference daily. RescueRXX actually has clinically-proven results:
Week 1: 80% noticed improvements / 80% saw less white spots.
Week 4: 80% less peeling / 73% less splitting.
There’s also some evidence to suggest that consuming a biotin supplement may be effective. Biotin is a form of vitamin B, present in many foods and available as a supplement.
Biotin is sold under many names, including Appearex, vitamin B7, vitamin H, biotina, biotine, and coenzyme R.
Natural sources of biotin
Biotin can is also found in a number of foods, including: egg yolk, organ meats (liver is the best source), nuts, nut butters, soy beans, whole grains and cereals, cauliflower, Banans and mushrooms.
Because food-processing techniques like cooking can render biotin ineffective, raw or less-processed versions of these foods contain more active biotin.
It’s best to get nutrients from natural sources if possible but a supplement is better than nothing.
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