Project: Nutrition Report

## Do you have signs of deficiencies? Are there many signs or just a few? Is there a lot of a single one or just one or two vitamins or minerals? What can you do to improve your consumption of these nutrients and avoid deficiency?  
Nails

Deficiency Symptom

Nutritional Requirement

Hang nails

C, folic acid, protein

Opaque, white spots/bands

B6, zinc

Pale nails

Folic acid, iron

Peeling nails

A, C, calcium

Ridges on nails (longitudinal)

A, protein

Ridges on nails (traverse)

Calcium, protein, zinc

Scaling of cuticles

Biotin, silicon

Skin

Deficiency Symptom

Nutritional Requirement

Acne

A, B2, B3, B6, C, E, F, niacin, sulfur, zinc

Brown discoloration around joints

B1

Brown skin spots

C, E, (liver problems)

Eczema, skin ulcers

A, C, B2, B3, B6, E, F, magnesium, PABA, zinc

Eczema in children

A, B6, E, F, zinc

Greasy dermatitis around eyes, nose

B6, zinc

Horny goose pimples usually on upper arms

A

Horny red skin on knees, elbows

B6, zinc

Hot flushes

E

Fish-like scales

A

Infant dermatitis with inflamed pimples around body openings

B6, zinc

Infections – cold sores, boils, impetigo

A, B6, C, magnesium, zinc

Itching skin

A, B, C, E, F

Lemon-yellow skin

B12

Oily skin, white heads

B2

Oversensitive to sunlight

B6, PABA, zinc

Pale skin

Biotin, folic acid, iron

Prickly heat rash

C

Psoriasis

E, lecithin – see acne

Purplish

Bioflavonoids, B2, C

Rosaceae, redness of part of the face

B2

Scaly eczema around nose, ears, scrotum, vulva

B2, E, A

Scar tissue

E

Scleroderma – hardening or swelling of skin

A, C, E, PABA

Sensitivity to insect bites

C, calcium

Shingles

B2, B12, C, A, E

Skin folds red and infected

B3

Stretch marks

B6, E, Zinc

Subcutaneous bleeding, bruise easily

Bioflavonoids, C

Swelling of the face

B6, B12, zinc

Vaginal itching

B2, C, E

Warts/moles

A, C, E

White patches on skin, vitiligo

PABA, pantothenic acid, zinc

Wrinkles, Aging skin

A, C, E, F

 
Hair.

DEFICIENCY SIGN

NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENT

Coarse Brittle Hair

Zinc

Dandruff

B2, B6, zinc, magnesium

Dry Hair

A, zinc, iodine, lecithin

Graying Hair

Folic acid, pantothenic acid, P.A.B.A., Inositol

Hair Loss

Zinc, B6, folic acid, B12, sulfur (copper/lead/radiation contamination)

Oily Hair

B2