Tongue And Mouth Deficiency Symptoms: Treatment & Cause

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Mouth problems are often due to amalgam fillings, allergies or Candida infestation (thrush).

SymptomDeficiency/Treatment/Cause
Beefy, enlarged tonguepantothenic acid
Burning, sore tonguevitamins B2, B6, B12, niacin
Cracked lips & corners of the mouth (cheilosis)vitamins B2, B6, folic acid
Distended, purplish-blue veins under the tonguevitamin B2 (circulation poor, congested)
Edema or tooth-marks on tongueniacin/nicotinamide
Furrowed tonguevitamin B1, pantothenic acid
Gums receding, bleeding (gingivitis)vitamin C, bioflavonoids, calcium, alkalizers
Halitosis (bad breath)vitamin B6, zinc, magnesium, propolis, chlorophyll (cleansing, intestinal sanitation)
Mouth ulcers, cankerfolic acid, vitamin B6, zinc (alkalize, allergy test)
Papillae prominent or erasedniacin/nicotinamide
Purplish or magenta tongue or lips, also veins under the tonguevitamin B2
Tongue red at tip or edges; severe deficiency: whole tongue scarlet red, soreniacin (vitamin B6)
Tongue shiny, smooth, beefy; early sign: strawberry-red tip/sidesvitamin B12, folic acid
Tongue too small or too largeniacin, pantothenic acid
White-coated tongueintestinal putrefaction, cleansing
White patches on tonguevitamin Band other B vitamins (allergy)
Yellowish-brown-coated tongueliver or gall bladder problems