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3 Common Vitamin Deficiencies

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Developing a deficiency is too common. Here are the most common deficiencies…

Your fatigue is real and not just imagined. Most people with vitamin deficiencies often ignore them, equating is to just general stress and fatigue. With today’s busy on-the-go life styles developing a deficiency is too common. Here are the most common deficiencies.

  1. Vitamin D

Symptoms: People may experience muscle pain, fatigue or depression. Most people have no symptoms or very subtle symptoms

If you are a vegan, have milk allergies or if you stay out of the sun, deficiencies in this vitamin may develop. Obesity, absorption issues and dark pigmented skin can also decrease the amount of vitamin D produced in your body.

  1. Vitamin B12

Symptoms:  Anemia, fatigue, poor balance, memory loss, pale color, reduced sensation of touch, shortness of breath, or tingling feet.

With age, it can become harder to absorb this vitamin. It can also happen if you have had weight loss surgery or another operation that removed part of your stomach, if you drink heavily, or if you’ve taken acid-reducing medications for a long time. Many people with gastric issues, anemia, immune disorders or simple stomach problems will develop a b12 deficiency as well.

  1. Folic Acid

Symptoms:  Fatigue, mouth sores, pale color, changes in mood, irritability, poor immune function, poor digestion and chronic low energy.

Folic acid works with vitamin B12 and vitamin C to help the body break down, use, and make new proteins. Folic acid is a water-soluble type of B vitamin. This means it is not stored in the fat tissues of the body. Because folate is not stored in the body in large amounts, your blood levels will get low after only a few weeks of eating a diet low in folate. Folate is found in green leafy vegetables and liver.

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