It is well known that various vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause health problems for all of us. We are going to present you the 5 common symptoms and the vitamin/mineral deficiency that’s probably the main cause for it:
1) Headaches and/or Muscle Cramps : Magnesium Deficiency
Well, we can easily say that magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies in many different cultures in the world. Almost 75% of the North American population is suffering from magnesium deficiency. This extremely powerful nutrient, magnesium, is very important for the nervous system function. Magnesium helps the nerves and the tense muscles to relax; it also alleviates muscle cramping and headaches. It’s also extremely helpful as a sleeping aid. The best and the most effective way to increase magnesium intake is to add some green leafy veggies, like kale or collard greens to your next smoothie or a scoop of Vega One nutritional shake. This shake will boost 30% of your daily requirements. Another option is to add Epsom salts to your next bath. These salts are loaded with magnesium and it’s easily absorbed through your skin while you relax in your bath tub.
2) Acne: Zinc
Are you aware that acnes are often a common indication of zinc deficiency? It is because zinc controls the production of oil in the skin and adds color and brightness to the pigmentation. Zinc can provide many health benefits for the skin, as are: soothes inflamed skin, regenerates skin cells and speeds up the healing process of the skin. It is also worthy mentioning that zinc obstructs the acne causing 5-alpha-reductase activity – the enzyme that converts testosterone into its more active, pimple causing form. Taking just 30 milligrams of zinc per day helps you fight against acne. Just ¼ cup of raw pumpkin seeds provides over half of the recommended amount..
3) Dry/Broken/Brittle hair, brittle nails: Biotin deficiency
Vitamin B7 or so-called Biotin is the main ingredient responsible for healthy and strong hair. This extremely important mineral can be found in many different food sources, so biotin deficiencies are rare. But, it doesn’t matter – you should know the most common symptoms of biotin deficiency: hair loss, hair breakage, brittle hair, brittle nails, etc. So, if you want to strengthen your tresses, improve hair growth or just feel confident that bad hair won’t plague you – you need to eat foods high in biotin.
4) Thinning hair: iron deficiency
Iron is benefitial for our bodies, especially our hair. it also transports oxygen and many other healthy nutrients to our hair follicles. Low iron levels or anemia can actually lead to hair loss.
5) White little bumps on back of arm: Essential Fatty Acids
Did you know that the little white bumps, commonly found on the back of the arm are often a result of an essential fatty acid imbalance? To be more exact, low levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. These, extremely important Omega 3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. So, they reduce the inflammation of the bumps and help to dissolve build-up and prevent hardening within the hair follicle.