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Fast Growing Nails

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?

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.

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.