VITAMIN DEFICIENCY, DO YOU HAVE ONE?
Studies show that 10% of the US population is suffering from some form of nutritional deficiency.
Your first thought is probably to reflect on your own diet. You may eat a sufficient amount of food, if not more than you need to, and you probably do get your share of 🍉🍎 and 🍅 🌽 , but there is a good chance you’re not getting adequate nutrients.
Just a FEW Symptoms are:
• constipation, bloating, or abdominal pain
• decreased immune system
• irregular heart beat
• loss of appetite
• muscle cramping
• nausea and vomiting
• numbness or tingling in the extremities
• poor concentration
• slow social or mental development in children
• weakness, tiredness, fatigue
• Poor hair skin and nail
Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies:
Iron, more than half of the iron in your body is in red blood cells, iron has an important part of hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to your tissues.
Vitamin D is responsible for enhancing the intestinal absorption of calcium and other minerals. Over 40% of the US population is has a vitamin D nutrient deficiency.
Calcium is a mineral vital to the human body, It is needed for strong bones and teeth. It also supports proper function of your blood vessels, muscles, nerves and hormones.
Magnesium, the body needs magnesium for hundreds of chemical reactions. These include responses that control blood glucose levels and blood pressure. Proper function of muscles and nerves, brain function, energy metabolism, and protein production are also controlled by magnesium.
Potassium is a mineral that functions as an electrolyte. It’s required for muscle contraction, proper heart function, and the transmission of nerve signals. It’s also needed by a few enzymes, including one that helps your body turn carbohydrates into energy.
Zinc plays a role in many aspects of the body’s metabolism. These include: protein synthesis, immune system function, wound healing, DNA synthesis. It’s also important for proper growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Increasing your intake of such vitamins and minerals can seem difficult, but you can start by consuming more fruits, vegetables and high-quality, plant-derived supplements, I suggest a multi-vitamin pack like 1stphorm MICRO-FACTOR, Your weight-loss and health starts with your foundation, if you have an unstable foundation it will be hard to build a strong house on it!
The best way to approach a vitamin or mineral deficiency is to first identify whether you have one by consulting a doctor. The next steps should include either incorporating a supplement option or adding certain foods to your diet to address the specific deficiencies.
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