How to Spot a Vitamin Deficiency in 8 Ways 


Vitamin deficiency is more common than you think. It can affect your immune system, mood, skin, hair, nails, and more. Here are 8 signs that you might be lacking some essential vitamins. 

If your hair and nails are weak, thin, or split easily, you might have a biotin deficiency. Biotin is a B vitamin that helps your body convert food into energy. 

Brittle Hair and Nails 


Mouth ulcers, or canker sores, can result from low iron or B vitamin levels. Iron aids oxygen transport, while B vitamins support the nervous system and metabolism.

Mouth ulcers or cracks 


Feeling tired and weak all the time could be a sign of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus. 

Fatigue and weakness 


Losing more hair than usual could be a sign of several vitamin deficiencies, such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, or biotin.  

Hair loss 


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If your gums bleed easily when you brush or floss, you might have a vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C helps your body make collagen.

Bleeding gums 


Having trouble seeing in the dark could be a sign of vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A helps your eyes produce a pigment called rhodopsin.

Poor night vision 


If you experience muscle cramps, spasms, or twitching, you might have a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a mineral that helps your muscles relax and contract.  

Muscle cramps 


If you have dry, scaly, or flaky skin patches, especially on your elbows, knees, or scalp, you might have a zinc deficiency.  

Scaly Skin Patches 


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