Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies

Vitamin deficiencies can be cause by a poor diet and lifestyle, or by a condition in the body that does not allow proper absorption of vitamins. Learn why vitamins are essential for the development and functioning of your body and what happens in the case of a deficiency.

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  • Are You Getting Enough B12?
    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that needs to be included in the daily diet. Learn what can cause a person to not get enough of it and what signs of B12 deficiency can occur. Know what foods contain it and what the recommended dosages are.
  • Which Vitamins and Minerals Are People Frequently Deficient In?
    Nutrient deficiencies often occur in developing countries, but even in the developed world they are common for some vitamins and minerals. What are the common deficiencies and what foods can be consumed for prevention?
  • Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency: The Modern Nutritional Illness
    Modern illness are all related to the massive deficiency in essential fatty acids suffered by so many persons in the Western world. Degenerative diseases are exacerbated, if not outright caused by this situation. Here is an brief outline of the role that essential fatty acids play.
  • The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Obesity
    Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for healthy bones and teeth, but recent studies show that there may be a relationship between low vitamin D levels and obesity. Find out about this possible link in this article.
  • Essential Fatty Acids: How They Influence Health
    Essential fatty acids influence a broad range of heath conditions. Not only are they involved in the fundamental structure of the cell membranes of all the cells in your body, but they are also involved in numerous areas of cellular function and metabolism.
  • Tips on Supplementing Omega-3's Using Flax Seed Oil
    It is easy to use flax seed oil as your main omega 3 supplement. Successfully using flax seed oil to provide your body with essential fatty acids requires some understanding on how different oils interact. Here are some tips on using flax seed oil successfully.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency and the Cause of Mental Depression
    Mental depression is very strongly related to essential fatty acid levels in the body. Brain cells require the highest concentration of essential fatty acids of any of the body's tissues. This is because optimum brain function requires optimum membrane activity.
  • The Danger Signs and Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiencies
    Learn about health problems that can arise from nutrient deficiencies and know what some of the common signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies are.
  • Vitamin K Deficiency Symptoms
    Vitamin K is very essential to human body. Read on to learn what foods are high in vitamin K along with the functions of this vitamin. You will know what causes symptoms of vitamin K deficiency and what the recommended intake is.
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