A nutritional deficiency is a condition in which your body receives an inadequate supply of essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function. Many cases of nutritional deficiencies are difficult to assess and can only be diagnosed if the symptoms become evident.
Our body gets nutrients from the food we eat. However, there are a lot of factors that impact our body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Even if you eat a balanced diet, how your food was prepared or where it was grown influence the nutrition you’re getting.
Below, are 7 nutrient deficiencies many people experience:
- Calcium Deficiency- Calcium keeps your bones strong and healthy. Lack of calcium results to body fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms, and a poor appetite.
- Vitamin D Deficiency- The regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption depends on the amount of vitamin D present in your body. This type of deficiency can be difficult to assess but it is characterized by fatigue and muscle aches or weakness.
- Iron Deficiency- Iron is a main component of red blood cells. Its most common consequence is anemia which can induce tiredness, weakness, weakened immune system and impaired brain function.
- Folate Deficiency- Majority of women who are in the child-bearing age experience folate deficiency. Symptoms of this condition includes gray hair, mouth ulcers, and a swollen tongue.
Eating a nutritious food is the best solution to prevent nutritional deficiency, but sometimes, taking supplements and other alternatives may be advisable. Bentonite clay is enriched with trace minerals such as potassium, iron, and magnesium. By mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with water, you create an instant drink that will make up for the nutrients your body needs.