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
Wounds slow to heal
Frequent colds and infections
Thinning hair or hair loss
Skin rashes & eczema
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.