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Health Essentials: White Spots on Your Nails?

Do you have white spots on your nails? Even wondered what causes them? Think ZINC my friends!

White spots on your nails can be due to a number of factors, with the most common cause due to a zinc deficiency. Zinc is an important mineral for so many vital functions in the body including a strong immune system, good vision, skin and hair health, a healthy nervous system for neurotransmission, and healthy reproduction. The bottom line is if you have white spots on your nails, there is a good change you either you are not getting enough zinc in your diet or more importantly, you have poor zinc absorption in the gut.

Common Signs of ZINC Deficiency:

  • White spots on the nails

  • Fatigue, tiredness, poor memory

  • Decreased immunity

  • Wounds slow to heal

  • Frequent colds and infections

  • Thinning hair or hair loss

  • Skin rashes & eczema

  • Acne outbreaks

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Decreased sense of smell

  • Lack of appetite

  • Reduced fertility and lack of libido

  • Low moods, depression, and irritability

  • Poor concentration, declined cognition

Need a Solution?

Symptoms are the language of the body trying to communicate something is out of balance. When addressing zinc deficiency, there are a number of approaches that need to be considered including: eating the right foods rich in zinc, tackling potential gut inflammation to improve mineral absorption, and supplementing with a properly balanced zinc formula.

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