Finger nails splitting after lifting

  • mybud

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    Feb 25, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    I've been lifting pretty heavy to add more muscle mass and my nails have been splitting more than usual..Any remedies? A guy at the gym said to use non gloss nail polish...ahhh no don't want to do that.....BUD
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    I have heard that bandaging the tips of your fingers reduces the bulging that can cause the nails to split. I would apply them tightly with the pad on your nail, so that the frequent removal of the bandage/glue doesn't strip and weaken your nails.
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    you might not be taking in enough of certain minerals, etc., resulting in weaker nails.
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Thanks for the responses....I take a multi-vitamin.flax seed oil,glucosamine HCI,creatine....get about 200 grams of protein a day...over 128oz of water...Don't think it's a supplement issue...My form is good...still open to more thought on this.......
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    Feb 26, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    mybud saidThanks for the responses....I take a multi-vitamin.flax seed oil,glucosamine HCI,creatine....get about 200 grams of protein a day...over 128oz of water...Don't think it's a supplement issue...My form is good...still open to more thought on this.......


    try eating gelatin. If you're low on anything it's probably pectin. Its found in jello and a few other things, but that's usually the first thing people say to try if your nails are brittle. It wouldn't hurt to go into a salon and ask either. They might have something you could put on them to soften them.
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    Feb 26, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Eggnog
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    Feb 26, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    mybud saidThanks for the responses....I take a multi-vitamin.flax seed oil,glucosamine HCI,creatine....get about 200 grams of protein a day...over 128oz of water...Don't think it's a supplement issue...My form is good...still open to more thought on this.......


    Your body might not be absorbing the vitamins/minerals appropriately, or it might not be enough of what you need. It always baffles me how you can buy, say, a Vitamin C pill with 200% DV and it's a normal size pill. Yet, with a multi-vitamin, same size pill, same DV of Vit C,but also has 50 other vitamins and minerals in it.