I am going to write this article in such a way that if you are having trouble with your nails, you will be able to relate it back to a deficiency of a particular mineral. Bear in mind that it takes six months for the nail to grow from it’s bed to the end of your fingertip. In other words don’t expect that after two months of taking it that you will have beautiful nails, it will take the full six months. Also, dose is important, so best to seek the advice of your practitioner before embarking on this regime as incorrect dose will not give you the results you are hoping to achieve either.

LATERAL SPOONING of the nail, where it appears to bow down looking like a spoon is an indication of lack of Iron phosphate.

OPAQUE & FROSTED nails can be a sign of chronic liver disease and as such Sodium sulphate would be indicated.

PALE finger nails indicate poor circulation when accompanied by cold hands and light-headedness and would be improved by taking Iron phosphate.

THICK, HARD, BRITTLE nails (like a wicked witch) responds well to Silica. These types of nails are also seen in people with a lower bowel disease and if this is known then you would combine it with Magnesium phosphate.

LONGITUDINAL RIDGES running down the length of the nail are a sign of lack of Silicaand Vitamin A.


FLAKING, PEELING nails are a sign of deficiency of Calcium phosphate.

WHITE SPOTS I generally find to be as a result of Zinc deficiency and these still have to “grow out” they won’t simply disappear once you start taking it. The other two minerals which can be implicated are Silicaand Calcium phosphate and as to which of these three minerals would be more suitable would probably be best left up to your practitioner as each one is quite different.

Date posted: 2014-03-12 | posted by: debras

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