On more occasions than we think, inadequate nutrition coupled with the stress of the current hectic pace of life, and in summer, the effect of the sun’s rays, is reflected in the state of the hair, nails or skin. Hair becomes brittle, brittle and dull or excessively greasy and falls out without an apparent cause; nails become soft and white spots appear and disappear; the skin becomes dry and flaky, giving a neglected appearance and lack of hydration. These symptoms reveal an organism tired, anemic or with diverse nutritional deficiencies, mainly of vitamins and minerals.
Hair and nails are composed of keratin, a protein that hardens the epidermis to protect the body from aggressions caused by external agents and helps to harden hair and nails. For keratin to form normally, a series of nutrients are essential: certain vitamins, mineral salts and sulfur amino acids, which promote keratinization and, therefore, the formation of hair and nails.