By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Even, if you regularly eat a well-balanced meal, it may not guarantee that you are getting all your nutrients in- not fair I know! Nutrients depend on a few factors like where the food is grown and how fertile the soil is. If the soil is depleted of nutrients, your food will be too. Also, certain health conditions block vitamin absorption, and some medications can deplete your nutrients. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are more common than most think. We are going to dive into 7 of the most common vitamin deficiencies and in a nutshell tell you what their role is.
Vitamin D is probably one of the easiest vitamins to get because your skin naturally produces it in the sunlight and yet many people are deficient in this one. Vitamin D can lower your risk for depression, autoimmunity, cancer, heart disease, the common cold, and the flu.
Vitamin A is necessary for overall skin health, cell growth, and eye health plus it provide immune support and fights inflammation. This vitamin can help prevent certain types of cancer.
Vitamin K2 (MK-7) aids in the formation of clotting factors & bone proteins & the formation of glucose into glucogen for storage in the liver. It may also prevent inflammation.
Vitamin B12 is used in the production of healthy red blood cells, and it supports energy levels.
Vitamin E supports skin, eyes, hair, immune system, cholesterol, and hormones. Vitamin E also helps blood circulation which helps fight fatigue, plus this vitamin fights inflammation.
Folate supports reproductive health, cardiovascular, brain, and much more.
Omega 3 may come as a shock to most people since Omega 3 is a fatty acid. The brain, the nervous system, and cells need this essential fatty acid to function properly.
These seven vitamin deficiencies can have significant implications on your health and overall sense of well-being. There are alternative ways to make sure that you get these vitamins, just keep in mind that having too much of one vitamin can sometimes be as bad as having a deficiency. We want you to know exactly where your vitamin levels are and which ones need to be better supported. You can now make sure that your nutrients are balanced by taking our Vitamin and Mineral Test. With our Vitamin and Mineral Test, you will be given a protocol so that you only need to increase in the nutrients that you lack. So, go ahead and give your body want needs to keep you going healthy and strong!
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Medical disclaimer: Our Vitamin and Mineral test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.