Missing Lunula ... NBNB Fascinating article saying that missing moons/orbs on fingernails can mean underactive thyroid and that B12 and Iodine levels should be checked. Also check for MTHFR gene mutation, can lead to B12 not being absorbed and folic acid deficiency hence babies not developing properly.
Folate rich foods, excellent and very good as determined by whfoods.com. Folate deficiency can be associated with depression, memory and cognition. Useful to me as an MS'er with these ongoing problems.
Folate deficiency - Folate is a B-vitamin that is naturally present in many foods. A form of folate, called folic acid, is used in dietary supplements and fortified foods. Our bodies need folate to make DNA and other genetic material. Folate is also needed for the body's cells to divide.
Cracks at the corners of your mouth - Iron, Zinc, B Vitamins (Niacin, Riboflavin, B12) Red, scaly rash on your face (body) and hair loss - Biotin (B7) Red or white acne-like bumps on cheeks, arms, and thighs - EFAs, Vit. A & Vit. D Tingling, prickling, and numbness in hands, feet, or elsewhere B Vitamins (Folate, B6, B12) Muscle cramps / stabbing pains in toes, calves, feet & back of legs - Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium