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A 45-year-old member asked:

What vitamin supplements can i take to help strengthen my nails?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Prenatal Vitamins: All prenatal vitamins are great for promoting health skin and nails. They contain a combination for different vitamins needed for a healthy pregnancy but also throughout your life.
Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
B12 and C: B12 is important for nails, as is vitamin c. Some people do not absorb vitamin B12 well, so you may want to consider a monthly B12 shot. Vitamin c deficiency is known as scurvy and causes hair, teeth, and nail problems.

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Which type of vitamin supplements should I take?

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Need more info: Recommendations differ depending on your health status, gender, age, and goals, etc. You have shared nothing about your diet, goals, or current status. So, your best bet would be to consult a physician skilled in nutrition and integrative medicine. You can find one through american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www.Abihm.Org/ at the very least, most need a good multivitamin.
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What are some good vitamin supplements to take?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
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None: If you don't have a deficiency, supplements offer no benefit and according to some recent studies may actually cause harm. See september 2012 issue of consumer reports article on the dangers of taking vitamin supplements. The only way to know if you have a deficiency is to be tested for it. See your doctor to discuss test options.
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A 57-year-old male asked:

Is it good to take vitamins and/or supplements?

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Dr. Dora Chizea
Anti-Aging Medicine 48 years experience
Fit and Functional: 57 y/o asks, is it good to take vitamins and or supplements? Yes, indeed it is a good idea to take good multivitamins and supplements, especially for brain health, good eyesight and healthy joints as one advances in age. These help keep one Fit and Functional. Encouraged to see an Anti-Aging Physician if possible.

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