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NAIL, A measure of length, equal to two inches and a quarter. Vide Measure.

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Splitting nails can show a lack of essential fatty acids that protect against heart disease and arthritis
Finally, a third study found that when people with brittle and splitting nails took 2.5 mg of biotin per day for at least one month, 63% of the subjects experienced a clinical improvement in nail integrity, brittleness, and splitting.
With splitting nails, dry skin and pimples all dramatically affected by poor nutrition, doctors say, salmon -- which is packed with essential omega-3 fatty acids -- dark green vegetables and beans all aid healthy hair.