8 Common Signs You’re Deficient in Vitamins

3. Brittle hair and nails

Biotin, a Vitamin (B7), is essentially present in the hair and nail. The most important reason whenever you notice the brittle, thin and split nails and hair, is the lack of biotin which is very rare to occur but in certain cases. This basically plays its role in converting the food into energy. Biotin deficiency can be concluded from other symptoms as well including, muscular pain, tingling in the appendages, cramps and chronic fatigue.

Now, it is a certain observation that what kind of lifestyle participates towards this anomaly? A person with a habit of smoking and drinking, pregnant women, people with certain disorders regarding digestion and who takes a prolonged antibiotic and anti-seizure intake, are more at exposure of getting this deficiency in their bodies.

Dietary habits are the most participating towards this deficiency like intaking of raw eggs. Raw egg white is rich in avidin that is a binding protein, it binds to biotin and then mitigates its absorption capacity which is very dangerous for hair and nail growth. A certain diet plan should be prepared and followed up on regular basis to avoid such uncertainties.

Vitamin Deficiency Symptoms for Hair and Nails
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Egg yolks, fish, meat, nuts, seed, dairy products, organ meats, nuts, fiber food, broccoli, bananas, yeast, cauliflower, whole grains, sweet potatoes and supplemented biotin are all those things that are rich in biotin and must be a part of your diet plan as the best choice.

Another important observation as per different reports is that those adults who are having brittle nails and hair must try 30 micrograms of biotin/day to overcome this deficiency quickly.

4. Scaly patches and dandruff

Scaly patches and dandruff are skin disorders that are on those body parts related to oil-producing thing giving rise to itching and flaking skin. Scaly patches are also termed as Seborrheic dermatitis that can be on chest, face, groin and armpits but dandruff is truly restricted to scalp. These situations are governed mostly during the early 3 months of life, while getting puberty and during mid of adulthood.

To avoid these disorders as all others, one should take a strict check on diet and should follow a food plan comprised of starchy vegetables, legumes, organ meats, poultry, red meat, fish, dairy products, nuts, seeds, other sea foods and whole grains.

Scaly Patches and Dandruff for Vitamins Deficiency
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Both seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff are caused due to the poor diet intake in vitamin B3 (niacin), low levels of zinc, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and are so common to occur. A report study estimated that 50% of adults and 42% of new-born can hit by these both disorders at a point.

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