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Purpose Of Fingernail Whites

Discussion in 'Ask For Help or Advice' started by smith, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. smith

    smith Member

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    Do fingernails store excess minerals, like calcium? Do they act as a reserve for something?
     
  2. paymanz

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    I dont think so.
     
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    You don't?
     
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    They're a poor man's thyroid test.
     
  6. Cloudhands

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    Theyre good for scratching and protecting the fragile nerve endings of the fingers etc
     
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    I havent had white moons on my fingernails for years but when i supplement with a b complex a few start to reappear. Anyone else have any ideas as to what they signify?
     
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    Elaborate.
     
  9. Nicole W.

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    They are called lunela. Some traditional medical systems view them as being reflective of the person’s health. The color, shape and appearance/disappearance of them all have special significance.
     
  10. opethfeldt

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    They're a quick and easy way to tell if you're hypothyroid. It's not scientific or particularly accurate but there is a correlation, in my experience. All the obviously hypothyroid people I know have just their thumb lunela present. I myself have this situation. At my greatest state of health, I was getting the ones on my index fingers back. I also notice the ones on my thumbs change in size according to my metabolic health. So yes, I was half joking but it is a fairly easy way to tell how you're progressing in terms of metabolism.
     
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    I think there is definitely something too this.

    Still doesnt explain why b vitamins help mine. Although, my thyroditis massively reduces with methylfolate..
     
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