[url=https://www.ewg.org/research/how-much-is-too-much/appendix-b-vitamin-and-mineral-deficiencies-us]Nearly 40%[/url] of Americans have some sort of mineral deficiency.
Getting enough of the right vitamins can is incredibly important when it comes to your overall health, immune system, and even energy levels.
While many Americans try to eat a balanced diet and cook vitamin-rich meals, the truth is that natural vitamins and minerals can only do so much for you.
Even if you think you have an excellent diet, and that you're not displaying any of the signs of vitamin deficiencies, you could be wrong. But how do you know that what you're experiencing could be the symptoms of a vitamin deficiency and not aches and pains that can be explained another way?
Keep on reading this post to find out.
[b]1. You're Exhausted All the Time[/b]
You get enough sleep, you've removed all the sources of light in your room, and you've even spoken to your doctor about sleep apnea.
You can't figure out why you're so exhausted all the time, but it's starting to seriously interfere with your life.
If you're oversleeping, need to nap several times throughout the day, or if you've noticed that you have dark circles, you could have several different kinds of vitamin deficiencies.
Start taking a multivitamin, and speak with your doctor to rule out any other issues if things don't improve in two months. This exhaustion could also be a side effect of another medication you're taking.
[b]2. You're Depressed[/b]
[url=https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml]Over 17 million[/url] American adults struggle with depression at least once in their life.
If you're among them, you may struggle to get out of bed, socially isolate yourself, and stop doing activities that you once enjoyed.
You feel like the world is passing you by, which in turn only makes you anxious in addition to depressed.
While you should seek therapy and open up to the people who care about you, the truth is that you may be experiencing a vitamin deficiency as well. If you don't get enough vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin D, you're more likely to be depressed.
Also try taking supplements like St. John's Wort, L-Theanine, and even use CBD products.
[b]3. Your Back Pain Won't Quit[/b]
Suffering from debilitating back pain?
Feel like you've been having to quit in the middle of your workouts lately due to pain in your lower back?
Has your back pain woken you up in the middle of the night?
These are all sure signs that you aren't getting the vitamins and minerals you need.
[b]4. You're Gaining Weight[/b]
Yes, a mineral deficiency could be one of the reasons why, despite working out and trying to eat healthy, you're just not losing weight. It could also be behind a more sudden, rapid weight gain that you can't attribute to your exercise and eating habits.
Often, weight gain is a sign that you're not getting enough iodine. Over time, an iodine deficiency can lead to Goiter and even a thyroid disorder that makes losing weight tough.
There [url=http://www.letsbegamechangers.com/health/10-important-minerals-that-your-body-needs-and-its-benefits-to-your-health/]are [/url][url=https://microbeformulas.com/blogs/microbe-formulas/5-bonus-benefits-of-iodine]benefits to iodine in your body[/url] that go beyond weight loss, including experiencing less swelling and water retention, the end of hair loss, and much more.
[b]5. It Takes Wounds Forever to Heal[/b]
One of the most overlooked signs of vitamin deficiency?
Cuts and wounds that just seem to take ages to fully heal. The same goes if you feel like you've been getting more scrapes and bruises than usual lately.
Add a multivitamin to your morning breakfast routine.
[b]6. You're Always Sick[/b]
If you always seem to come down with the latest sickness, catch the office bug, or have colds that won't quit for weeks, a lack of proper minerals in your diet could be to blame.
Now is the time to start taking echinacea, vitamins A, C, and D, and B6.
These all help to boost antioxidant production in the body, which can lead to a much stronger immune system.
[b]7. You're Dizzy [/b]
Do you feel like you're hit with a bout of dizziness whenever you stand up?
Do you sometimes feel like you're going to faint when you get out of a car, or even just start feeling dizzy when you're on a walk?
If so, then you may have some sort of an iron deficiency.
This is a serious issue, as your body can't make enough [url=http://www.letsbegamechangers.com/health/10-important-minerals-that-your-body-needs-and-its-benefits-to-your-health/]red blood cells[/url] without enough iron – which means your body won't get the oxygen it needs. To keep dizziness at bay, make sure you take one chelated iron supplement each day.
If the issues persist, speak to your doctor about the possibility of anemia.
[b]8. You Have Issues With Bone Loss[/b]
Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis or another kind of bone loss disorder? Do you feel like you fracture your bones much more easily than other people?
While you should certainly follow your doctor's instructions, you may also want to consider taking more vitamin D and calcium.
[b]9. You're Having Trouble Conceiving[/b]
[url=https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/infertility]Over 6 million women[/url] have trouble conceiving every year.
If you're among them, chances are you've tried to switch up your diet and exercise routine already. Maybe you've even met with your doctor to talk about IVF, egg freezing, and other things that you can do to "work around" your fertility issues.
However, don't do anything drastic until you increase your vitamin D intake.
Many women don't realize that one of the biggest symptoms of vitamin deficiency is an inability to get pregnant.
[b]Fight Back Against Mineral Deficiency by Taking the Right Supplements[/b]
While not everything can be explained away by a mineral deficiency, if you're experiencing several of the symptoms listed here, you should try taking vitamins to help.
You can meet with a nutrition counselor or even head to your local health food store to get some advice about which kinds of vitamins you should try.
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