Types of Nutrient Deficiency

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Our body gets nutrients solely from the food we eat. However, despite eating a well-balanced diet, we still are not able to get all the nutrients our body needs. It could be because of the way our food was prepared or the way your body absorbs nutrients that is making you nutrient deficient.

Symptoms are our body's way of telling us that we are lacking a certain vitamin or mineral. Here’s how you can recognize if your body is lacking nutrition:  

  • 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 the main component of red blood cells. Its most common consequence is anemia which can induce tiredness, weakness, weakened the 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 include gray hair, mouth ulcers, and a swollen tongue.

Eating a nutritious food is the best solution to prevent nutritional deficiency. But because commercially processed foods have had its nutrients stripped away even before it reached our plate, we can never be sure. Thanks to supplements and other natural alternatives, we are able to get all the nutrients we need.

Bentonite clay is a type of natural supplement harvested in the deposits near Fort Benton, Wyoming. Enriched with various trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, this clay can be taken internally and used as a food supplement or a mineral replacement for both humans and animals.

This aged-volcanic clay has also been used as a detoxification tool and healing ingredient in treating medical conditions since pre-historic era. Up until now, many people—and even celebrities—are trying this nature’s wonder. 

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