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Living Without Adequate Vitamin Intake

Updated on May 15, 2018

It is a well-known fact that our bodies need vitamins and minerals, and they need us to know and understand the various forms that we take in. By eating a well-balanced diet, we can ensure that our bodies function properly, and that we remain healthy.

A balanced diet will provide an adequate amount of each vitamin and mineral that we need on a daily basis. If you do become deficient in a specific vitamin, you will notice a change. Unfortunately, you may not know what vitamin you are deficient in until you develop symptoms.


Vitamins A, B1, and B12

Three of the most important vitamins in our diet are Vitamins A, B1, and B12. Unfortunately, most people are not even aware that they have a deficiency in this area, and they ignore the symptoms and side effects associated with being deficient as natural aging.

If you are deficient in any of these three vitamins, you will notice you are more tired than usual. You may also suffer from a decreased appetite. Some people report feeling mental stress, emotional stress, chapped lips, painful or annoying habits.

What Causes These Vitamin Deficiencies?

If you feel you are deficient in one of these vitamins, it may be easy to determine the reason. There are common reasons for these three vitamin deficiencies, so you can analyze them and figure out if one of these reasons may be to blame.

  • Poor diet
  • Lack of vitamins
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Medication interference

What to Do If You Feel You are Vitamin Deficient

If you feel like you are always tired, you lack energy, or you just feel physically down in the dumps, you may be short on these three essential vitamins that your body requires on a daily basis. Visit your doctor and request lab work to determine if you do have a vitamin deficiency.

Your doctor may recommend a vitamin supplement to help you get back up and going. The most important factor in solving a vitamin deficiency is not to overdo it. The focus should be to catch up on the vitamins you are lacking. If you take too much of a given supplement, you can cause serious damage to your body.

Even if you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, you should still take vitamins and supplements. Many vitamins are difficult to find in our everyday diet, and sometimes, we just don’t get enough of a vitamin to keep us at 100%. Vitamins are a great backup plan for what we don’t know about our own diet, and they will ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in the event that your diet fails you on occasion.

At the very least, you should take a reputable vitamin supplement every day. If you have a chronic vitamin deficiency, you should add a vitamin that focuses specifically on that vitamin. Some people are unaware that they have a vitamin deficiency, but it still manages to put a damper on their daily life and their performance.

I Eat Healthy, How Can I Have a Vitamin Deficiency?

Even if you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, you should still take vitamins and supplements. Many vitamins are difficult to find in our everyday diet, and sometimes, we just don’t get enough of a vitamin to keep us at 100%. Vitamins are a great backup plan for what we don’t know about our own diet, and they will ensure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in the event that your diet fails you on occasion.

At the very least, you should take a reputable vitamin supplement every day. If you have a chronic vitamin deficiency, you should add a vitamin that focuses specifically on that vitamin. Some people are unaware that they have a vitamin deficiency, but it still manages to put a damper on their daily life and their performance.

Choosing a Multivitamin

When you are shopping for a multivitamin, you should first ensure that you choose a reputable brand. Once you determine what brand is right for you, make sure that it contains vitamins B6, B12, D, E, and folic acid. These are not only considered dietary supplements, they have also been scientifically proven to fight cancer and promote heart health. When taken in combination, they will boost your immune system and keep your body feeling refreshed.

Any time you are not able to eat a well-balanced meal, you should ensure you back yourself up with a vitamin supplement. Even though the price of them may add up over time, it is better than putting your health at risk over missing vitamins and minerals.

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