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What's Lacking With Split Nails

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/11/2021

If you have split nails, you may be lacking this important nutrient!


0:00 Split nails 

0:20 Causes of split nails 

0:40 The best source of calcium 

1:09 Other symptoms of a calcium deficiency 

1:45 Bulletproof your immune system *free course!

What is lacking in your nutrition when you have split nails? There is a medical term for this called onychoschizia. 

With onychoschizia, you could have:

• Brittle nails 

• Split nails 

• Soft nails 

• Thin nails 

• Peeling nails 

Potential causes of split nails:

• Low iron 

• Low biotin 

• Low calcium (most common cause) 

• Low vitamin D

The best sources of calcium:

• Calcium lactate 

• Calcium orotate 

• Calcium citrate 

• Organic grass-fed cheese from Europe

*You may want to avoid calcium carbonate. 

Other symptoms of a calcium deficiency:

• Fatigue 

• Weak grip strength 

• Muscle aches 

• Twitching 

• Weakened bones

 • Cramping 

Thanks for watching! I hope this helps explain what you may be lacking if you have split nails.


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