Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC
What are the Symptoms of a Vitamin Deficiency? The list of symptoms can include bone pain, weight loss struggles, poor circulation in hands and feet, weak immune system, fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, nail breaking, and more.
I have seen even people eating the healthiest diets still have a vitamin deficiency. Unfortunately, fad diets can skip over essential vitamin needs, and a deficiency can lead to confusing symptoms. !
I had to learn the hard way that regular blood tests are not good enough to show vitamin deficiency. The first comprehensive test I ran showed my antioxidants were low. I was also getting sick too often with colds and upper respiratory infections. So I spent one year supporting my immune system with the antioxidants the test said I needed and did not get sick the following year. Plus, having celiac disease showed me that I was not absorbing the nutrients in my food well enough.
I also had a vitamin b12 deficiency and fat-soluble vitamins like D, E, and CoQ 10. I remember when I was pregnant with my second son, the doctor wanted me to take folic acid. The problem was that it made me feel anxious. Fascinating, in this comprehensive blood test for vitamin deficiency, I learned my folate levels were low. This meant I was missing an enzyme to convert folic acid to folate, which is the usual source of folic acid to help the red blood cells.
A good multivitamin may not do the trick either. We seem always to find serious deficiencies even though someone is taking a good multivitamin or eating a healthy diet. And the test results are always different for every person.
One thing I learned very early on is only to take the vitamins your body needs. And if we know which vitamins or minerals we need, we can also choose to include more of those fruits and vegetables and grains in our daily diet. This is why vitamin deficiency testing is so important. It saves time, money, and energy in the long run.
It took me sitting in a class on autoimmunity and asking why there are always eggs at these classes for snacks to realize it was due to the choline benefits in the egg yolks to help us stay focused more on the teacher’s information sharing.
Let’s get you on the best health and wellness health plan. Let’s run some comprehensive blood work via insurance to learn more about your body’s needs, plus intracellular vitamin deficiency testing to learn what your body needs. Make an appointment TODAY!
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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.