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Fast Growing Nails


#1

i just got back from italy. before i went i cut my nails. i was there only 4 days and while there my nails grew fast as hell. any ideas or theories as to what caused this?


#2

Did you eat lots of meat, cheese and eggs and other dairy products? I find that eating more protein than you are used to contributes to this.


#3

I don't know where you're from, but I'm guessing you were in the sunshine a lot in Italy?
If so, vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from all the food you eat.
For years I consumed a lot of calcium supplements in the belief they were helping me. But last year I began taking vitamin D3 caps at every meal. Now I'm cutting my nails every few days! And I even had quit taking the bullshit calcium supps.