I am sure that everyone is supposed to be taking vitamins of some sort. We rarely get all of our required nutrients through our diet.
I have tried several and here are my opinions based on how it worked for me. I am not a doctor, so this is in no way medical advice.
According to the package, it contributes to healthy hair, skin, and nails because of biotin. Vitamin C supports collagen production.
TOW Opinion: These taste good, like candy. However, after 2 months of taking these religiously, I saw no improvement. My nails were still splitting. This may not work for nail growth, but I continued to take as a Vitamin C supplement.
Phillips Colon Health Daily Probiotics Caps
The claims are that the capsules help defend against constipation, diarrhea, gas, and bloating.
TOW Opinion: To be honest, I don’t know why I bought this since I do not have any digestive issues. In any case, I think this works as they claimed. I think if a person really has digestive problems, this is worth a try.
Martha Stewart Essentials Vegetarian Multivitamin Gummies
The product claims to be delicious gummies that support, nurture and protect the entire body. Flavor includes apple and apple juice powder, grape seed, carrot, tomato, broccoli, spinach, kale, strawberry juice, raspberry juice, blueberry juice, tart cherry, pomegranate seed and cranberry juice.
TOW Opinion: I love Martha Stewart and I love gummy vitamins, so I thought this would be a winner. Unfortunately, the mineral flavor was too strong for my palate. These gummies tasted like medicine tossed in sugar. I gave up trying to eat these.
Martha Stewart Essentials Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement
The product claims that it nourishes and strengthens the delicate tissue that keeps hair, skin, and nails looking radiant.
TOW Opinion: I think this was the best vitamin supplement that I tried! After about a month of using this product, I could tell that the splitting on my nails was minimal. I could not tell a difference in my skin, but since I was taking it for my nails, I was thrilled. My stylist did say that she noticed less breakage and shedding of my hair. All in all, this gets two thumbs up from me 🙂
I use Nature Made for the extra magnesium and potassium I need. I’ve been using Nutrilite for years since they are organic and a trusted quality brand.
As for splitting nails, take some extra magnesium. I hate to admit this, but that helped more than taking the Nutrilite Hair, Skin and Nails supplement alone. I’m taking 1000mg Mg a day (400mg in AM & 600mg in evening) and while my nails are doing significantly better, my hair is still unsure about itself. You may need less than I do. Start out with a low dose and work up.
Currently, I’m using Bronson brand Mg which are 300mg tablets and taking two of those before bedtime. Mornings I take a Nature Made 250mg and all of my Nutrilite vitamins which equals about 500mg of magnesium total.
Thanks for the comments!