Many health problems are caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. In this article, we will show you which health problems indicate that you suffer from some vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
• Magnesium deficiency – muscle cramps and headaches
Many people around the world are deficient in the mineral magnesium. This is one of the most common mineral deficiencies. Incredibly, in North America, 75% of the entire population has magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is a powerful nutrient and is essential for the function of the nervous system.
This mineral is able to reduce headaches and muscle cramping. It relaxes the tense muscles and the nerves. It is also beneficial as a sleeping aid. The best way to increase the intake of magnesium is to consume more leafy green vegetables such as collard greens and kale.
Add them to a nutritional shake or a smoothie. Consuming one scoop of a Vega One shake with leafy green vegetable boosts 30% of the daily requirement of magnesium. You can use Epson salts in your bath as well. Epson salts contain high amounts of magnesium which is easily absorbed through the skin while having a relaxing bath in the tub.
• Zinc deficiency – acne
One of the common signs that you are deficient in zinc is the presence of acne. Zinc adds brightness and color to your complexion and controls the oil production. The benefits for the skin from zinc are: increasing the speed of the healing process of the skin, regeneration of the skin cells and soothing skin inflammations. Zinc also inhibits the enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase activity.
This enzyme converts testosterone into an active hormone that promotes pimples. This enzyme causes acne to appear. To prevent the appearance of acne you need to consume 30 milligrams of zinc daily. You can consume 15 milligrams of zinc by drinking only ¼ of a cup of pumpkin seeds.
• Biotin deficiency – brittle nails and brittle, broken or dry hair
Healthy and strong hair is loaded with biotin or vitamin B7. Biotin deficiencies are rare since biotin can be found in many different food products. However, the most common symptoms of biotin deficiency should be known and they are: brittle nails, hair loss, brittle hair and hair breakage. Eat foods that contain high amounts of biotin to avoid bad hair, weak tresses and slow hair growth.
• Iron deficiency – thin hair
One of the most essential minerals for the body, and especially the hair is iron. The hair follicles can be supplied with healthy nutrients and oxygen by iron, since it carries them to the follicles. Therefore, hair loss is often caused by low levels of iron or anemia.
• Fatty acids deficiency – white and small bumps on the back of the arms
The white small bumps on the back of the bumps are caused by imbalance of the fatty acids or low Omega 3 fatty acids levels. These anti-inflammatory acids prevent hardening in the hair follicle and dissolve build-up by reducing the inflammation.