By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Unless you have just had your nutrient levels tested, that is kind of a hard question to answer. You may suspect that you are not getting enough nutrients due to years of poor eating habits or the quality of our food these days. You may also be questioning that some of the symptoms you are experiencing, are due to certain nutrient deficiencies. However, a majority of the population do not know which nutrients that they are deficient in. Being deficient in vitamins and minerals can affect your daily performance on many different levels ranging from fatigue to brain fog or even dealing with health challenges.
Low magnesium levels can cause symptoms like muscle aches, weakness, dizziness, asthma, fatigue and poor memory just to name a few. An iron deficiency can cause your hair to become brittle and dry while your finger and toe nails can develop ridges. Iron deficiency can lead to anemia and cause severe fatigue. Being able to recognize signs of deficiencies are good, but being able to “recognize” signs is not always accurate. For instance, both iron and magnesium can cause fatigue and weakness. The only way to get the most reliable information on which nutrients you are deficient in is through a Comprehensive Vitamin and Mineral test.
Certain medications could be robbing you of your nutrients. For example, if you take Synthroid (Levothyroxine) for hypothyroidism it can deplete the body’ s calcium through urination. I found out that I was vitamin D3 deficient after being on thyroid medication for several years. Good news is that you can know precisely which minerals and vitamins that you are deficient when you see the results of your test. It is the most accurate testing there is for a wide arrange of vitamins and minerals! Nowadays you have to be more proactive with your health and it should start with supporting nutrient levels.
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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.