24 Nutrient Deficiencies And The Symptoms To Watch For

24 Nutrient Deficiencies And The Symptoms To Watch For

Nutrient deficiencies are a common issue for hypothyroid people. My doctor discovered that I had multiple severe nutrient deficiencies. I suffered for years with common symptoms yet I had no idea that my body was deficient in nutrients.

Could this be happening to you?

Written by Joseph Pizzorno, ND

List of 24 key nutrient deficiencies and typical symptoms:


Dermatitis, eye inflammation, hair loss, loss of muscle control, insomnia, muscle weakness


Brittle nails, cramps, delusions, depression, insomnia, irritability, osteoporosis, palpitations, periodontal disease, rickets, tooth decay


Anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance, adult-onset diabetes


Anemia, arterial damage, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, fragile bones, hair loss, hyperthyroidism, weakness

Essential fatty acids

Diarrhea, dry skin and hair, hair loss, immune impairment, infertility, poor wound healing, premenstrual syndrome, acne, eczema, gall stones, liver degeneration


Anemia, apathy, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, neural tube defects in fetus, paranoia, shortness of breath, weakness


Fatigue, hypothyroidism, cretinism, weight gain


Anemia, hair loss, brittle nails, confusion, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, inflamed tongue, mouth lesions


Anxiety, confusion, heart attack, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervousness, muscular irritability, restlessness, weakness


Atherosclerosis, dizziness, elevated cholesterol, glucose intolerance, hearing loss, loss of muscle control, ringing in ears


Bad breath, canker sores, confusion, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, emotional instability, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, memory impairment, muscle weakness, nausea, skin eruptions and inflammation

Pantothenic acid (B5)

Abdominal pains, burning feet, depression, eczema, fatigue, hair loss, immune impairment, insomnia, irritability, low blood pressure, muscle spasms, nausea, poor coordination


Acne, constipation, depression, edema, excessive water consumption, fatigue, glucose intolerance, high cholesterol levels, insomnia, mental impairment, muscle weakness, nervousness, poor reflexes

Pyridoxine (B6)

Acne, anemia, arthritis, eye inflammation, depression, dizziness, facial oiliness, fatigue, impaired wound healing, irritability, loss of appetite, loss of hair, mouth lesions, nausea


Blurred vision, cataracts, depression, dermatitis, dizziness, hair loss, inflamed eyes, mouth lesions, nervousness, neurological symptoms (numbness, loss of sensation, electric shock sensations), seizures, sensitivity to light, sleepiness, weakness


Growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, increased incidence of cancer, pancreatic insufficiency (inability to secrete adequate amounts of digestive enzymes), immune impairment, liver impairment, male sterility


Confusion, constipation, digestive problems, irritability, loss of appetite, memory loss, nervousness, numbness of hands and feet, pain sensitivity, poor coordination, weakness

Vitamin A

Acne, dry hair, fatigue, growth impairment, insomnia, hyperkeratosis (thickening and roughness of skin), immune impairment, night blindness, weight loss

Vitamin B-12

Anemia, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, intestinal disturbances, headaches, irritability, loss of vibration sensation, low stomach acid, mental disturbances, moodiness, mouth lesions, numbness, spinal cord degeneration

Vitamin C

Bleeding gums, depression, easy bruising, impaired wound healing, irritability, join pains, loose teeth, malaise, tiredness

Vitamin D

Burning sensation in mouth, diarrhea, insomnia, myopia, nervousness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, rickets, scalp sweating

Vitamin E

Gait disturbances, poor reflexes, loss of position sense, loss of vibration sense, shortened red blood cell life

Vitamin K

Bleeding disorders


Acne, amnesia, apathy, brittle nails, delayed sexual maturity, depression, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, growth impairment, hair loss, high cholesterol levels, immune impairment, impotence, irritability, lethargy, loss of appetite, low of sense of taste, low stomach acid, male infertility, memory impairment, night blindness, paranoia, white spots on nails, wound healing impairment

About Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno was appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush’s administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in February 2003. In May, 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as a “Pioneer in Holistic Medicine.” In May 2004, the Institute for Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling Award. drpizzorno.com

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  1. I have had a significant weight loss, hair is falling out, dry skin, muscle aches, shaking and feeling cold most of the time.

  2. Roberta Chapin says

    I am female, f have struggled with hypothyoidism and hypothyroid neuropathy of my extremities. All of the Complications are experienced at one time or all the above. I am under a doctors care! However the Thyroid is low again. I have been to a Holistic MD, his treatment helped beyond measure. My current treatment: I take 50 mg of Synthroid, 30 mg of Armour daily (5am daily, (5am), on empty stomach, one hour later, eat breakfast. I take all the B vitamins, alpha lipoid support, vit C, D3, E, K occasionally. I drink a cup of matcha Green Tea Daily. Vit A&K occasionally, I chew Four Brazil Nuts a day, and still the thyroid fluctuates to low. It is a daily battle.

  3. Lisa Williams says

    I am suffering from Sjogren’s disease, hair loss, allergies, muscle pain, swollen extremities, stiffness in my body. I had an episode May “2018”. I woke up nauseated and after a few minutes my body felt like it was filling up with fluid, then I passed out. I didn’t remember much for about a week. No doctor has diagnosed my episode. They called it syncope. Followed up with cardiologist with stress test, neurologist, primary care, allergist, and no answers yet. However, after 10 years with my allergist, it was discovered that I have Alpha-Gal. But, no diagnosis as to what happened in May. Anyone with answers, please respond

  4. I am experiencing fatigue, leg cramps,diarrhea, severe anxiety. I have B 12 shots but have not been using them.

  5. Pooja Mukhekar says

    Hi….i am from Imdia , female , 32 years old my comtact no is +919683906583from last 2 and half year am suffering from muscle twitch, allergic itching in eyes ears, throat, breast nipple rec….I had memory loss and depression. I have brittle nails..
    Also I had asthma. Low self esteem. But didn’t received proper treatment. So I took b12 injections on my own…find feeling better afterward. Then took folic acid supplements. Vit d also. Want a help as am suffering a lot now.Pls help

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