11-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Join Date: May 2005
When I was pregnant, my doctor had me take 2 flinstone vitamins a day.
My vitamin B complex is taken sublingually (under the tongue) Sublingual B Total is the brand my doctor uses and recommends.
Hair and nails are composed of dead proteins that have been pushed away from the body as new ones are made. The way that both the hair and the nails are formed is influenced by certain vitamins. A diet rich in these vitamins can give you stronger, faster-growing hair and nails.
Vitamins A and B
To get your nails to grow faster, get plenty of vitamin A and all of the B-complex vitamins in your diet. Vitamin A can be found in yellow and dark green vegetables. B vitamins can be found in meats and eggs.
Nail growth is also influenced by vitamin C, which can be found in green peppers as well as in citrus fruits.
Vitamins D and E
Vitamin D, found in dairy products, and vitamin E, found in sunflower seeds, olives and spinach, also promote nail growth.
To make your hair grow faster and thicker, it needs B-complex vitamins as well as vitamin A. Eating a meal of meat or eggs and a selection of yellow and green vegetables will ensure healthier hair.
Eating plenty of protein is also essential for growing healthy hair and nails. Meat, particularly liver and other organ meats, provides plenty of protein as well as B vitamins