Vitamin deficiency can lead to many health problems.
When an imbalance arises, you feel weakness, listlessness and become an easy target for all kinds of infections and diseases.
To determine if you are lacking a specific vitamin, all you have to do is look at yourself in a mirror.
Most of the time, vitamin deficiency is visibly marked on the face or hair.
What are the visible signs of a deficiency on the face and what do they correspond to?
From skin color to dry hair, you can determine on your own what your body wants from you.
Pale skin tone from vitamin B12 deficiency
Few people have the opportunity to be tanned all year round and if your face returns too bright and unusual whiteness, you surely detect a vitamin B12 deficiency.
A lack of this vitamin promotes the destruction of red blood cells and releases bile pigments, bilirubin.
This pigment is yellow and causes an unusually pale complexion.
Lack of vitamin b12 induces:
- nervous disorders: memory impairment, depression, irritability, a feeling of discouragement
- anemia: so-called Biermer type anemia, results in an increase in the size of red blood cells and extreme fatigue
- digestive problems: constipation, diarrhea, intestinal inflammation
- weight loss
To restore sufficient vitamin b12 levels, you need to include more red meat and seafood in your diet.
You can also undertake a vitamin b12 cure (#ad) at the rate of a recommended dosage of 2.5 micrograms per day for an adult.
Puffy eyes and lack of iodine
If you notice abnormal swelling around your eyes or any other part of your body, you may be low on iodine.
Iodine deficiency results in:
- dysregulation of the thyroid gland, a deregulation of thermogenesis (production of heat to maintain body temperature), and deregulation of the metabolism of energy
- impaired fertility
- weight gain
The most common source of iodine is iodized salt.
It is also found in seafood such as lobster, shrimp, seaweed, dairy products, and even bread.
You can also try an iodine supplement (#ad) at a rate of 150 micrograms per day.
Pale lips when the iron is lacking
Discolored and pale lips can be a sign of iron deficiency.
Too low blood pressure and recurring colds are the most common signs of this deficiency.
Iron deficiency can also result in:
- an increased heart rate with shortness of breath on exertion
- cold ends
To replenish a sufficient level of this trace element, it is desirable to eat more red meat, offal, chicken, eggs, nuts, and hazelnuts.
Iron supplementation must be preceded by a blood test to detect it precisely to treat it without risking a potentially dangerous excess of iron.
Note, however, that a daily intake of 1 to 2mg is recommended for men and 2 to 4mg for women (up to 6mg during pregnancy).
Bleeding gums and vitamin C
Bleeding gums may indicate vitamin C deficiency.
Indeed, insufficient levels of this vitamin lead to weakness, muscle pain, and dental problems.
Vitamin C deficiency can also cause:
- delayed healing
- dry skin
- unexplainable bruises
- an impaired immune system
- intense fatigue
Vitamin C is found in lemon, orange, chili, sauerkraut, red berries, mango, kiwi, and watermelon.
You can also start a liposomal vitamin C cure (#ad) for better absorption at a rate of 110mg per day for an adult and up to 250mg for people practicing intense physical activity or regularly exposed to the cold.
Do not hesitate to consult your dentist for a complete diagnosis because this type of problem can eventually lead to a loosening of teeth.
Dry and brittle hair from lack of biotin
Brittle and dry hair and the presence of dandruff can be a sign of a lack of biotin or vitamin b7.
This deficiency is often induced after taking antibiotics.
A biotin deficiency also results in:
- muscle cramps
- muscle pain
- mood swings
- hair loss
To increase your biotin levels, you need to introduce more fish, meat, vegetables, and fruits into your diet.
But more importantly, don’t start any weight loss diet for a long time.
You can also supplement with biotin (#ad) at the rate of 30 micrograms per day for an adult.
It is crucial to remember that these are only indirect symptoms of vitamin deficiency.
If you notice one or more signs, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Are your vitamin and mineral reserves sufficient?
Is your diet balanced?
So many questions to ask yourself if you are convinced that you lack energy, stamina, and joie de vivre.
Vitamins are our balance.
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