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What are good vitamins to take for longer fingernails?

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Biotin, a coenzyme and B vitamin also known as vitamin H, may help strengthen brittle nails, according to MedlinePlus. While biotin won't make nails grow faster, WebMD states that it may prevent nails from breaking.

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What are good vitamins to take for longer fingernails?
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Patients may see an improvement in nail strength by supplementing with 2.5 milligrams of biotin per day, according to a physician quoted by WebMD. In addition to supplementing with biotin, patients may protect nails by bringing their own tools to a nail salon, wearing gloves or directing a manicurist not to buff the nail surface before polishing, as that can cause the nail bed to thin or weaken.

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