More about Zinc
Nails are a substructure of the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). They are composed mainly of keratin, a type of protein. Healthy nail beds are pink, indicating a rich blood supply. Change or abnormalities in the nails are often a result of nutritional deficiencies or other underlying conditions.
A lack of protein, folic acid and vitamin C causes hangails. (A hangnail is
a tiny sliver of skin splits off from your fingernail.
Fragility: A deficiency of the B vitamins causes fragility with horizontal and vertical ridges. Insufficient intake of vitamin B12 leads to excessive dryness.
'Spoon nails': (nails that
develop in a concave shape) or vertical ridges:
White spots: Zinc deficiency.
Splitting nails: a lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
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