Signs on your nails that indicate a vitamin deficiency

Nail problems are usually associated with a deficiency of one or more vitamins.

Here are the five signs on your nails that you are deficient in vitamins, according to the Express.

white spots

You may have heard that white spots on your nails mean you are not getting enough calcium in your diet, but that is wrong.

These “milk spots” are actually due to a zinc or iron deficiency, and you can easily strengthen your nails and prevent white spots from appearing by treating vitamin deficiencies with nutritional supplements and using grape seed oil or vitamin E hand cream.


Have you noticed that your nails are cracking? You may have iron deficiency, which is one of the most common causes of cracked nails.

However, you may also be deficient in any of the “B vitamins” or lack protein in the diet.


Brittle, split nails can be caused by a lack of moisture, washing your hands frequently with soap, or over exposure to harsh cleansers and nail products.

If the nails are split, they may be chipped at the edges, crumbly, and have a yellowish tinge. It can also be due to iron deficiency anemia and it can affect the toenails as well.


The spread of pecking on the nails usually occurs due to an allergic reaction or an immune system problem, however, it may also occur due to a lack of vitamin D.

the canyons

Grooves are a common problem with nails and can run in different directions. Longitudinal grooves, which run from the bottom of the nail to the tip, can indicate a vitamin B12 deficiency.

You can solve this problem with supplementation as well as by using a thickening hand cream.

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