7 Common signs of Nutrient’s Deficiency
Poor Night Vision
Vitamin A, known as Retinol, is essential for promoting good vision and overall eye health. It also helps to maintain healthy skin and soft tissues throughout the body.
Cracks at the Corners of the Mouth:
More likely, to occur for those following vegan and vegetarian diets because it is harder to get sufficient zinc, iron and B12.
Sores or Discoloration of the Mouth and Tongue:
Water-soluble B-vitamins are essential for the health of the mouth and tongue. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t store them, so we have to constantly replenish them to maintain health.
Weak or Ridged Nails:
These are common signs of a deficiency in zinc, an important trace mineral needed for the proper function of the immune system. Zinc also serves an important role in cell division and growth.
Poor Blood Clotting:
Essential for normal blood clotting, vitamin K also plays a vital role in bone mineralization and cell growth. Lack of vitamin K can result in bruising, frequent nosebleeds, and brittle bones.
Weak Muscles and Bones:
In advanced cases, it’s called rickets (for children) or osteomalacia (for adults), but it boils down a deficiency in vitamin D an essential nutrient for the growth, health and maintenance of the structural system.
Frequent Cramps in the Lower Legs:
Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium support proper muscle development and growth. Lack of these important nutrients can cause persistent discomfort in the feet, calves and back of the leg.