7 signs that your Vitamin consumption is low
Each and every person wants to live a long and healthy life , and so does we . And one of the main necessity for this is maintaining our nutrient levels such as proteins , carbs , vitamins , calcium and all those bloody things we have learnt in our school lessons. And among them one of the primary one is VITAMINS . Vitamins allow your body to grow and develop. They also play important roles in bodily functions such as metabolism, immunity and digestion. There are 13 essential vitamins, including vitamin A, C, D, E, and K and B and their subdivisions .and lack of Vitamins causes deficiency diseases like Beri-Beri , Nyctalopia , Pellagra , Scurvey and a lot others . But we know that our body is a brilliant machine which can detect upcoming problems and provide warning . And it does the same here , as soon as your body experiences vitamin deficiency , it’ll show some symptoms , which signifies that you need to improve your vitamins game in future . And we provide you the most common ones among them here .
Cracks and soreness in tongue and lips :
Deficiency or poor absorption of vitamins can cause development of fissures , cracks ,soreness or burning sensation in our
tongue . To be precise the cause is VITAMIN B deficiency . This is the vitamin source which helps in metabolism and nutrient
absorption . Riboflavin which is Vitamin B2 the , its deficiency is the main cause of cracked / fissured tongue and lips. This is
responsible for eliminating the dead cells and enriching the newer ones . The deficiency symptoms includes cracks , redness , swollen ,
smooth tongue and lips . In order to improve its concentration in the body it is recommended to take food such as milk ,
milk products , cereals , egg white which are rich in riboflavin . Biotin and Folic acid also plays an important role in the health of tongue.
Have you ever experienced the feeling of something crawling through your skin or numbness or itching for no apparent reason.
yes right ? But you are not alone , every person must have experienced such a sensation at least once in their life .
Paresthesia is a condition that is characterized by experiencing “pins and needles ” or a loss of sensation in the
hands / arms and or feet / legs . In some rare occasions this can happen in other parts of the body . It can be caused due
to neurological disorders . However , vitamin levels can also influence this disorder . Two noteworthy vitamins which cause
palesthesia are vitamin B12 and vitamin vitamin B1 (Thiamine) . It should be noted that a strict vegetarian diet may
promote vit B12 deficiency since animal – based foods such as meat ,egg , fish , dairy products are the only or atleast main source of it . So the next time when you experience
chronic paresthesia , you might want to consider a vist to your doctor.
Depression / Mental illness :
At some stage of our life , we all have fed up and sat in corner thinking about that one bad
incident . And we all thought that its just because of our own thought process . Ya , that’s
kind of right , but some nutrients help you to control your emotions and deficiency of those
can make a lot more depressed than usual and even can promote depression . Those nutrients
include tyrosine and vitamin D , whose deficiency may push you into depressions .
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in producing brain chemicals that affects mood and
other brain functions . People with adequate amount of vit B12 supply looked to be much
more happier than those without adequate vitamin supply .
Skin irritation / rashes :
Eczema which is the beginning stage of dermatitis is a set of skin disorders which causes inflammation of the
skin . Affected body parts may be characterized by itchiness , red skin and rash . Short time infections may cause small
blisters while in long term infections the skin gets thickened . It could be due to Vitamin B6 and zinc deficiency .
It could also be due to Niacin deficiency . this the one which is primarily involved in energy production . The
deficiency of which causes a characteristic inflammation of skin called as Photosensitive inflammation , where
the skin becomes blood red in color with itchiness and pain .And as time passes it gets swollen and and causes
deterioration of the skin . Which eventually ends up as pellagra . The backside of hands are the ones mostly affected .
Weak bones / bone and joint pains :
And now you’ll be like , ” Are you kidding me right now ? It’s calcium
which is responsible for bone strength .”
Ya, we agree it’s calcium which provides the strength for bones ! But it’s
Vitamins which help the body absorb all the proteins .
That’s right , you heard us right ; Vitamin D is the compound which helps
your body to absorb all the essential bone – strengthening nutrients like calcium
phosphorous and other key minerals .
But don’t worry its a naturally available nutrient (ie) Human body can synthesize
Vitamin D from sunlight , no not from the noon sunlight but from the early morning sunlight . But now-a-days people are so lazy that they never used to experience sunrise ,
how can they get those vitamins ? Don’t worry , there ‘s still hope for everything ; Salmon , tuna and other fatty fishes , Beef liver , cheese are some the rich sources of it . Try to
add them in your meals regularly , so that you will be safe from those nasty join pains
Reduced eye sight :
Vision (ie) the ability to see the surroundings , environment and other beautiful people is just a
valuable gift . And it’s so bad to loose such a precious gift , which is exactly what you are doing
when you omit Vitamin A from your meals . Though it a much more commonly available nutrient still
people are suffering from eyesight deficiency mainly caused due to Vitamin deficiency . But we don’t
mean that vitamin A is the only essential nutrient for a healthy eyesight , but it plays a major role in
a healthy eye sight .
If vitamin A deficiency isn’t taken seriously it would have a major strike on our health causing
Keratomalacia . The initial symptoms would be slight reduction in the efficiency of the eyes , followed
by night blindness and then a series of eye related problems .
Some main sources of vitamin A are sweet potatoes , green vegetables , dried fruits , mango and papayas .
Reduced blood clotting :
Remember those childhood days when you used to have wounds which literally takes 200 years to
clot while those of your colleague clots in just 2 minutes ?
If your answer is yes , then its probably because your vitamin K levels are lower than him / her .
Vitamin K plays an important role in blood coagulation better known as blood clotting . Clotting is a
process which helps in preventing excessive bleeding both inside as well as outside our body .
Vitamin k helps your body in producing the protein necessary for clotting of blood . So , when their levels are low your body won’t have enough of these proteins which leads
to excessive bleeding . Vitamin K deficiency is rare in adults since the food we take is mostly a source of Vitamin K , it is much more common in infants . Best sources would
be Spinach and kale for Vitamin k1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is naturally produced in our intestine .