Which deficiency does the body feel the quickest?
Food is the main source of vitamins for our body. Vitamins are found in a wide array of food such as meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, citrus fruit, nuts, seeds and dairy products. If the dietary intake is not varied enough, a deficiency may occur. It may also happen if your body has problems absorbing vitamins or if you suffer from certain diseases, are a smoker, take drugs or alcohol and it’s more common with age.
Water-soluble vitamin deficiencies
Vitamins B and C are vitamins known as water-soluble, which means they dissolve in water. Unlike fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), they’re not stored by the body. They’re eliminated gradually through urine. As such, a deficiency is more liable to occur if you don’t have a daily intake of them. The following vitamin B and C intakes are recommended on a daily basis:
|Type of vitamin B||For women||For men|
|B1||1,1 mg||1,2 mg|
|B2||1,1 mg||1,3 mg|
|B3||14 mg||16 mg|
These needs may vary from one person to another, they may be higher in women when pregnant and breastfeeding, as well as in people involved in a high level of sports activity. If you notice a deficiency, one solution you may go for are intravenous vitamin injections. Here, at YuBoost, we propose several types of IV therapy, combining vitamins B, C, B12, minerals (zinc, magnesium) and antioxidants (glutathione), which cover a wide range of needs: energy booster, better immunity defences, alleviating stress and anxiety, as well a strengthening hair and nails. As the injection is administered directly into the bloodstream, absorption is almost instant and means you’ll experience a feeling of wellness as soon as the infusion ends. You may also notice rapid improvement in your deficiency-related symptoms.
Fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies
You shouldn’t forget about vitamins A, D, E and K however as they’re just as vital for your body to function properly. Vitamin D deficiency is common, in particular during the winter period. Our body is capable of synthesizing it itself, but this process can’t take place without the action of the sun’s rays. Not enough exposure to the sun puts an individual at more risk of developing a deficiency.
Mineral and nutrient deficiencies
As well as a lack of vitamins, mineral and nutrient deficiencies are frequent and must also be considered a cause for concern. This is the case when you have insufficient zinc, which is a mineral that plays a key role in our physical and mental health and acts, in particular, on collagen synthesis and DNA repair, and is also recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties. We can also mention magnesium, which helps regulate the amount of blood sugar, improve sleep quality, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Your body also feels iron deficiency rapidly through a host of symptoms (fatigue, dizziness, paleness), which you should consider as warning signs. And, last but not least, calcium deficiency, which is relatively common, but more difficult to detect; it normally needs laboratory analysis as its effects tend to be felt only over the long term.