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Do you have an ongoing issue that you can’t  seem to resolve? It might be brittle nails, dandruff, poor eyesight, or a shaky leg. Sometimes vitamin deficiencies in your body have some mysterious signs and symptoms that can take a while to work out. You may not even realize you’re lacking any vitamins. 

Vitamins are what your body and brain needs to function normally and produce the energy and balance you need to function in the world. They can also help with joint suppleness, with other alternatives such as flexiseq. A lack of vitamins can knock you out of shape and cause you some health concerns so don’t ignore the signs of vitamin deficiency, act on them instead. Here are a few common ones and how to confront them:


If you notice that your nails have become more brittle than usual and your hair is splitting at the ends it could be because of the weather or your active lifestyle. Equally it could be down to a vitamin deficiency. 

Biotin is the likely cause. This is a B7 vitamin that supports your body to turn food into energy. When you lady biotin in your system it translates into brittle nails and dry split hair. These issues can cause you distress in your daily life. 

If you want to improve the condition of your hair and nails but don’t seem to get results from the products you buy, try changing your diet. If you include more nuts, spinach, broccoli, and seeds you will notice a quick improvement on your condition. 


Mouth ulcers and sores can appear unexpectedly and it isn’t always easy to know exactly why they have occurred. It could be environmental, hormonal, or related to your diet. It’s a good idea to reflect in the probable cause of the outbreak, but always remember to consider your vitamin levels. 

The ulcers and lesions caused by a vitamin deficiency are usually because of a lack of B vitamins. The group of core B vitamins responsible are Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Pyridoxine. You can get these vitamins from foods like nuts, seeds, leafy greens and wholegrains. 

It doesn’t do any harm to include more of these useful vitamins in your diet, however, it can do a lot of good. You can improve your core vitals with these B vitamins which usually solves the issue of mysterious ulcers and lesions. 


Conventional wisdom states that you should brush your teeth for around two minutes. But depending on the toothbrush you use and your strength of brushing, you might end up with some blood in the basin. However, bleeding gums aren’t only caused by this. 

You might find that your gums bleed mysteriously, or, maybe they bleed very easily when you brush. This is a sign of vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C is not naturally produced in the body so it can be easy to lack it from time to time. 

There are several ways you can attend to these symptoms. The first thing is to consume more vitamin C. You can do this by eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, like oranges, or you can take a vitamin C supplement. You will notice a reduction in the bleeding. 


We all find it difficult to see in the dark, our eyes are not adapted for it in the same way as cat’s eyes are; still, there may be a further deterioration in night vision that we tend to neglect. It’s important not to ignore these changes when you experience them. 

This deterioration in night vision is a common symptom of a lack of vitamin A in your diet. Vitamin A can be got from dark green leafy vegetables, and yellow and orange-colored vegetables. The first thing you should do when experiencing this eyesight trouble is to change your diet. 

Neglecting this issue might not seem like the most harmful thing in the world. After all it’s only your night vision, when do you ever use that? The trouble is it can lead to more extensive blindness in the future, as well as other related issues.  


Dandruff occurs when the skin on the head, under the arms, or on the arms and hands becomes too dry. Skin cells start to dry up and flake off causing dandruff issues. Dandruff can be unpleasant and lead to scratching. 

While there may be other causes for dandruff, such as the type of skin and shampoo products you use, the chances are it will have a deeper source. Often dandruff is caused by a lack of vital B vitamins such as zinc, niacin, and pyridoxine. 

It’s certainly worth experimenting with organic products and ones that use fewer ingredients, but it’s highly recommended that you also optimize your diet with a vitamin B supplement or by consuming more legumes, nuts, and whole grains.


Hair loss can affect people of all ages and genders. This is contrary to the common belief that it mainly affects middle aged men. Many factors can cause hair loss such as stress and lifestyle; however, vitamin deficiency is also a leading cause. 

If you notice your hair is falling out or you have bald spots here and there could be a genetic condition. There may be no alternative but to accept it or go to the hair transplant clinic. On the other hand it might be solved by changes to your lifestyle and diet. 

Hair loss is commonly associated with a lack of vitamins such as zinc, niacin, biotin, as well as other core vitamins on a balanced diet. Try to reduce your stress levels by stepping back from your worries, also eat more leafy greens, seeds, nuts, and whole grains.


A vitamin deficiency is a common condition but it can express itself mysteriously on the body. At first there may be no obvious reason for the appearance of red or white skin bumps on your arms, cheeks, thighs, or buttocks. 

These skin bumps can appear on anyone at any time, but they are most common in younger children. These goosebump-like bumps don’t disappear when the skin is warmed up and tend to be caused by a lack of vitamin A and C. 

If you’ve had this condition in the past it’s likely that your children may also experience it; this is good news in a way, it means they are not deficient in vitamin A or C. Otherwise, bring more of these vitamins into their diets by including more yellow and orange vegetables or a multivitamin tablet. 


Do you have a leg that seems to have a mind of its own? Perhaps it jumps up when you don’t expect it, or you have a strange urge to move your leg. This is called restless leg syndrome, also known as RLS. 

The condition is relatively common and also fairly harmless, however, it does point to a vitamin deficiency in your body, usually with your blood or iron levels. That said, there is still no conclusive answer to why RLS occurs at all. 

Still, increasing your iron levels is not a bad idea and won’t do any harm. Iron is very important for energy levels and general here. To get more iron into your system you could take a multivitamin tablet or include more leafy greens, seeds, nuts, and wholegrains in your diet. 


Vitamin deficiency can affect people of all ages and dispositions. Even if you think you have a relatively good diet, you may still lack some vital core vitamins that cause outbreaks and health issues. Never ignore a health issue. Explore it through research and with your healthcare professional. It’s often a good idea to supplement your diet with a good multivitamin. 

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