A lack of vitamins : symptoms, risks and getting tested for a vitamin deficiency.
Vitamins are important nutrients that ensure physical growth and resistance. Getting enough and varied vitamins is therefore essential. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body (exception: vitamin D) and must be obtained through food or supplements.
An insufficiently varied diet can lead to a vitamin deficiency. You can have a vitamin deficiency tested, but even better: prevent it!
Vitamin deficiency symptoms
How do you know if you have a vitamin deficiency? For example, a vitamin deficiency can make you feel tired, suffer from insomnia or have trouble concentrating. If you recognize yourself in one or more of these symptoms, it is good to have yourself tested for vitamin deficiency. Common vitamin deficiencies include:
- Vitamin D deficiency symptoms
Vitamin D is important for the resistance and ensures strong bones, muscles and teeth. Vitamin D is obtained by the body from sunlight. In addition, vitamin D is also found in foods such as oily fish, eggs or margarine.
A vitamin D deficiency can manifest itself in lack of energy, listlessness, weaker bones and pain in muscles and joints. Vitamin D can be easily obtained from vitamin supplements - the Dr. Blend Vita D Nº23 shots are the ideal supplement for a daily dose of vitamin D. You can find more information about vitamin D here.
- Vitamin C Deficiency Symptoms
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and ensures the absorption of iron and the formation of connective tissue. Vitamin C is also important for your immune system. A vitamin C deficiency can be recognized by, for example, impaired healing of wounds, bleeding gums and bad skin. What is vitamin C in? Fruits and vegetables are natural vitamin C providers!
It is nowadays not difficult to get enough vitamin C due to the varied nutritional options, if you eat enough vegetables and fruit daily.
Do you still have trouble eating 2 pieces of fruit and 250 grams of vegetables every day?
The C-Strawban Nº24 can then offer the solution. A convenient shot that contains 100% of the reference daily intake of vitamin C. Cut Clear N°11 is a juice with a nice dose of vitamin C. Orange juice is therefore a real classic when it comes to a fruit juice with a lot of vitamin C.
- Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms
Vitamin B12 is also obtained from food. Because vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal products (meat, fish, dairy), it is more difficult for people who eat plant-based foods to get vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 ensures the production of red blood cells (oxygen) and the proper functioning of nerves. A vitamin B12 deficiency can cause complaints, such as tingling in body parts and problems with balance.
- Vitamin deficiency testing
You can have the vitamin levels in your blood determined by your doctor or a dietitian. So please contact one of these two mentioned.