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Improvement in my hair and nails that others have noticed!
on May 16, 2017
It's now been a full three months since I first started taking this gelatin every morning with my coffee, and it seems to have really helped both my hair and my nails. I was spurred to write this review because other women at work have started to remark on how nice my nails look and how long my hair is growing!
I put a teaspoon or so in each cup of coffee, adding the gelatin first and then pouring the hot coffee in; this generally makes it dissolve fully almost by itself without the need for stirring. Any other way of doing it tends to leave undissolved gelatin on spoons and in my cups, which is difficult to get off without soaking or using hot water. I haven't tried using it with cold juices, but I have to wonder if it would dissolve in those at all.
It's difficult to objectively claim my hair and nails are actually stronger than they were before I started using it, or if they are just growing faster. Perhaps it's both, since making them stronger would allow them to get longer before they break or chip. My nails still chip and split, but perhaps it's just going to take more time before I see improvement in that. Because my nails seem to be growing faster, this makes the chipping less of a problem since I can just file them again and they grow back.
One thing that bothered me when I was first considering purchasing this, is that the ad doesn't give much indication of the size of the container; there's nothing to compare it to. The 14 oz. container is roughly the size of a jar of pasta sauce; I use two to three teaspoons a day, and it's lasted a full three months.
I haven't noticed any smell or taste issues with this product, and I think I'm fairly discerning about them both; this could be discounted by the fact I haven't used it in anything besides coffee.
If I could, I would have taken only half a star off for the fact it doesn't seem to dissolve exceptionally well; otherwise this would have got a full five stars from me.