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How Vitamin Deficiencies Can Cause Your Health to Fall Short

How Vitamin Deficiencies Can Cause Your Health to Fall Short

Unless you have a degree in nutrition and monitor every bite of food that passes your lips, chances are, you're probably one of the millions of people all over the world suffering from some sort of nutrient deficiency. Like it or not, candy bars and hamburgers are hardly powerhouse supplies of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep it running properly; and what you eat really does have a significant bearing on your health. Making sure you're getting your vitamins isn't something that goes out the window when you take the training wheels off of your bike, and you can cross the street on your own. In fact, getting those vitamins is every bit as important when you're an adult as it is when you're a child, as guarding against vitamin deficiencies will also guard against some very serious health issues.

Attacking the Lack

Some of the most common signs that you may be suffering from vitamin deficiencies include:

  • You've been suffering from depression or anxiety, which is a sign of deficiency in biotin; vitamins B, C, or D; calcium; chromium; iron; Omega-3 fatty acids; or selenium.
  • Your bones have weakened, which can be indicative of the fact that you lack in vitamins A, C, D, or K; copper, zinc; chromium; magnesium; or molybdenum.
  • You notice changes in your hair or nails, which can result from deficiencies in biotin; chlorine; or vitamins B5, B6, or B12.
  • You're experiencing fatigue, which is common with a deficiency in vitamins B1, B3, B11, or B12; vitamin C or D; iron; biotin; magnesium; or potassium.
  • It's hard to concentrate, which may be caused by a lack of vitamins B1, B2, or B5; vitamin E; Omega-3 fatty acids; magnesium; zinc; or iron.
  • Your immune system isn't functioning well, which is commonly the result of a deficiency in vitamins A, C, D, or E; chromium; zinc; magnesium; or selenium.
  • Your skin is having issues, which may mean you need vitamins A, B3, B8, C, or E; biotin; zinc; Omega-3 fatty acids; copper; or selenium.
  • Your digestion is off, which is often the case in deficiencies of vitamins B11, B8, B12, C, D, E, or K; iron; zinc; magnesium; or selenium.
  • You're having difficulty sleeping, which can be caused by a need for more vitamin B11 or E; calcium; zinc; or magnesium.

If you've noticed any of these signs of vitamin deficiencies, it's going to be important to address the need. Getting the advice of an expert will help you get a clearer picture of which vitamins you may be deficient in and how you can actively take steps to get those vitamins.

Don't let your health be lacking! Schedule a complimentary Ask Everwell consultation at Everwell Specialty Pharmacy to learn effective ways to get the vitamins and nutrients you need and shop our extensive line of health products today!