I’m so confused about diet and supplements! 🤦♀️ Running out of the supplements I’ve been taking which include Magnesium, Boron, Curcumin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D & K & B complex. I take them a bit erratically but in a kind of planned way too i.e. if I feel I’ve had enough C in my diet that day I’d leave it out. Same with D if I’ve managed to spend enough time in the sun. I used to take calcium with a 2.1 ratio of magnesium but more research seemed to suggest the ratio should be 1.1 🤷♀️ Seems to depend what you read. Anyway, I used to get palpitations whilst taking calcium (it took me a long time to realise it was probably that) and so now don’t take it at all. I take magnesium every day as our soil is so depleted it’s lacking in a natural diet.
Anyway during this lockdown I haven’t been eating so well as been trying to avoid going shopping too much. I’ve noticed my nails are in a terrible state all split and broken. Wondering if it’s lack of calcium or a lack of silica. Pre lockdown I used to juice with ginger and cucumber daily and I believe cucumber has lots of silica in it. I also used to take Solgar Silica from Red Algae which seemed to help my nails and I’ve read that it’s better than taking calcium 🤷♀️ TBH I’m sick of taking all these supplements especially not knowing if they are having much effect and at such a cost! God knows when we’ll get a Dexa now so no way of monitoring either. Any experience or advice please?