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Your Nails Help Diagnose Nutrient Deficiencies

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 09/12/2021

Find out what your nails can tell you about your health. 


0:00 Your nails and nutritional deficiencies 

0:15 What your nails are telling you about your health

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In this video, we’re going to look at the nails for clues of different nutritional deficiencies.

The outside of the body gives you a lot of clues as to what’s going on inside. 

What your nails could be telling you about your health:

1. Vertical discoloration in the center of your nail 

• Low protein 

• Low vitamin D

• Low vitamin B12 

2. Horizontal lines that go across the nail

• Low vitamin B3 

• Low calcium 

• Low zinc 

3. Whit dot on your nail

• Low zinc (due to a high carb diet)

4. Easily chipped nail 

• Low vitamin B6

• Low magnesium 

5. Brittle nails 

• Low iron 

• Low HCL (hydrochloric acid)

6. All white nail 

• Low protein 

• Kidney or liver failure

  • Could be caused by taking an antibiotic 

7. Soft nail 

• Low calcium 

• Low vitamin D

8. Clubbed nail 

• Liver, heart, or lung problem (low oxygen) 

9. Spooned nail 

• Low iron 

10. Blue nail 

• Low oxygen 

11. Yellow nail 

• Liver problem 

12. Discoloration of the lower part of the nail or there is no luna 

• Liver cirrhosis 

• Heart issue 

• Diabetes 

13. Thick or distorted nail 

• Low biotin 

14. Vertical red lines

• Low vitamin C

15. Vertical ridges

• Low protein 

• Could be caused by a high carb diet

• Low vitamin B12 

• Low iron 

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