It can be difficult to get the amount vitamins and mineral necessary to keep the body vibrant and healthy, especially for those that have medical conditions or dietary restrictions. There are actually quite a few signs that the body is lacking the proper levels of vitamins and nutrients, but today, we at IV Vitamin Therapy would like to share a small handful of them that might seem odd.
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1) The corners of your mouth develop cracks. These occur due to a deficiency in zinc, iron, and B vitamins such as riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and B12. If you’re a vegetarian to not get enough iron, zinc, and B12 or simply skimping on essential immunity-building protein can cause such deficiency. Eating more eggs, peanuts, oysters, clams, sun-dried tomatoes, poultry, salmon, tuna, Swiss chard, tahini, and legumes like lentils. Vitamin C is enhanced with iron absorption, which helps fight infection. Make sure to indulge in veggies like kale, red bell peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower.
2) Hair loss and a red, scaly rash on your face, and sometimes elsewhere. Known as the hair vitamin, these symptoms point to a biotin (B7) deficiency. Your body doesn’t store most B vitamins, which are water-soluble, though it will store fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). Make sure to include more mushrooms, avocados, soybeans, nuts, cauliflower, raspberries, and bananas as well as salmon and cooked eggs since cooking deactivates avidin.
3) Typically, on the arms, cheeks, thighs, and butt, there are red or white acne-like bumps. Vitamins A and D as well as essential fatty acids deficiency. To better this, avoid saturated fat and trans fats, which is best for the waistline and health, and eat more of the healthy fats. Try to add seeds like hemp, ground flax, and chia as well as salmon and sardines, nuts like walnuts and almonds. Eat pile on leafy greens and colorful veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and red bell peppers. For more vitamin A.
4) In feet, hands, or other body parts, you feel prickling, tingling, and numbness. This comes from B vitamins like folate (B9), B6, and B12 deficiency. These symptoms are often accompanied by with depression, anemia, fatigue, anxiety, and hormone imbalances. Consume more eggs, mussels, clams, oysters, octopus, and poultry as well as spinach, beets, asparagus, beans including black, pinto, kidney, lima.
5) Stabbing pains coming from muscle cramps in toes, arches of feet, calves, and backs of legs. Calcium, magnesium, and potassium deficiency can cause these symptoms if it happens often. This often comes from hard training, as you can lose more minerals (and water-soluble B vitamins) through extreme sweating. More bananas, squash, cherries, apples, grapefruit, almonds, hazelnuts, broccoli, bok choy, and dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, and dandelion can help.
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Where eating all these foods can be overwhelming, there is a simpler, more effective solution for getting the nutrients and vitamins you are deficient in and that is with IV vitamin therapy. To help you get these vitamins for a multitude of benefits, call IV Vitamin Therapy and we will help you get the right of vitamins and nutrients you need specific to your needs.