Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients for the proper work of biochemical processes in the body. Yet, many people do not get enough to make sure the body works at a peak state.

Scientific databases contain a lot of studies that establish causative role of deficiency vitamins and minerals and numerous diseases. Let’s mention just some of them.

Skin problems such as acne, eczema, follicular hyperkeratosis are associated with the deficiency of vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin E, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.

Anemia, which is widespread around the globe, is a known consequence of iron deficiency. However, the iron deficiency may be caused by the deficiency of cofactors that are necessary for normal absorption and metabolism of iron: protein, vitamin C, B9, B12, as well as copper, manganese and zinc.

Caries is probably the most common condition in the world. Lack of calcium is usually claimed as the most common cause of caries. However, the quality of saliva is what predicts dental health, and this quality depends on normal levels of magnesium, vitamins C and D, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, copper, silica, and manganese.

Frequent respiratory infections and relapses of asthma are consequences of multiple nutrient deficiencies, but most commonly – vitamins A, C, D, and B as well as zinc.

Obesity is linked to the deficiency of magnesium, chromium, vitamins D, B1, B7, and C.

Deficiency of vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids (DHA), as well as carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin can lead to vision problems: dry eyes, eye infections and even blindness.

Magnesium and B vitamins are linked to sleep issues, lack of energy and neurological abnormalities like neuropathy.

What is important to understand, however, is that taking supplements is not the only way to help fix health problems as there is no magic pill. Supplements may or may not help, and they are only one of the steps (sometimes crucial though!) to better health with proper diet, quality sleep, physical activity and supportive relationships building the basis.

Would you be interested in having an all-in-one comprehensive guide covering the role of nutrients, symptoms of deficiencies, diagnostic tools, as well as the diet and supplement plans to replenish them?

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