Animals need strong nails but humans need them too! Strong nails look great and also indicate a strong and healthy body. On the contrary, weak, brittle and chipped nails not only look unsightly; they often indicate underlying nutritional deficiencies. Today we will cover some home remedies that can help you grow nails faster and stronger naturally in a week.
1. Take vitamins
A good vitamin and mineral supplement is very important for strong nails. You especially need Vitamins A, B12, folic acid, vitamin D, Biotin and calcium for strong healthy nails. Apart from nail health, these vitamins and minerals are also needed for healthy eyes, bone health, shiny and thick hair as well as cell regeneration. Biotin is the most important nutrient for stronger nails and hair and you need to take at least 1000 mcg of it per day. Fish oil and omega 3 essential fatty acids are also needed for growing nails naturally in a week. Select a supplement with at least 1000 mg of fish oil (EPA and DHA). Also eat fatty fish 3 times a week if possible.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Organic apple cider vinegar is the perfect remedy for stronger nails and enhanced nail growth. Drink organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar daily on empty stomach to strengthen chipped and brittle nails. You can mix it up with some juice, water and honey to mask its strong acidic taste. Do this daily to prevent broken, chipped nails. Within a few days of starting this regime, you will notice stronger, longer nails. You can also soak your nails in apple cider vinegar solution in water to get rid of fungal infections that weaken nails.
3. Coconut oil
Drinking coconut oil every day can do wonders for your skin and health but did you know that this is also one of the proven ‘fast nail growth tips’? Take coconut oil internally by using it for cooking, sautéing etc. You can also add it to your coffee, shakes and smoothies and drizzle it on salads. Also mix up organic apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of coconut oil and drink it every day to strengthen and grow nails faster naturally. You can also soak your fingernails in warm coconut oil for a few minutes each day to heal cuticles and strengthen the skin surrounding the nails. The antimicrobial properties of coconut oil can get rid of tinea or ringworm infections that weaken and discolor the nails.
4. Blackstrap molasses and lemon juice
Mix a tablespoon of organic Blackstrap molasses with the juice of half a lemon and drink the mixture every morning. When taken regularly, this mixture will literally help your nails grow overnight. Your skin and hair will also benefit from this remedy. If you do not have blackstrap molasses, simply apply lemon juice on the nails every day for 1-2 weeks for faster nail growth.
5. Garlic to grow nails overnight
Rubbing some garlic on the nails at bedtime can make your nails grow overnight faster naturally. Garlic gets rid of bacteria, fungi and other microbes and strengthens the nails. You can cover up your hands with socks to avoid the strong smell. Eat plenty of garlic to internally fight ringworm and other nail infections.
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Iodine prevents chipped nails and strengthens them to prevent breakage. Apply some decolorized iodine on the nails and you will notice that they get harder and stronger. You can also dip your fingers in iodine and let it air dry. Do this once a day for a week and then once a week for three to four weeks. Soon your nails will be stronger, longer and harder. You can also take Lugol’s Iodine daily for stronger nails.
7. Tea tree oil
Apply tea tree oil on the nails to not only get rid of fungal infections but also make them grow longer and stronger naturally in a week. Dilute the tea tree oil in coconut oil or olive oil first before application. This remedy is especially recommended for people who bite their nails. The strong smell of tea tree oil is a good reminder to stop nail biting.
Try these 7 easy methods and grow your nails stronger overnight!