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5 Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies That Are Written All Over Your Face

Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:42
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by Health and Love Page

The usual way to check if you have any vitamin deficiency is doing a number of blood tests which can be quite expensive. They reveal if you have insufficient amounts of any nutrient as well as how low you are on them. However, there’s an easier way to discover if you have any vitamin deficiency, and it’s totally free.

Your face can tell a lot more than you think. Pay closer attention to it and see if there are any of the following signs that indicate a specific vitamin deficiency.

5 Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies


1. Pale Complexion

If your face gets paler day by day, it might indicate you have a lack of vitamin B12. You might want to check your tongue to see if it’s completely smooth, which is another symptom of being deficient in this vitamin. Other signs include memory problems and fatigue.
How to improve – Consume more grass-fed meats, wild-caught fish, and organic poultry.

2. Bad Hair

If your hair has seen many bad days being dry, brittle, and full of dandruff, you might have a Vitamin B7 (biotin) deficiency. Usually, people develop it when taking a lot of antibiotics which destroy the intestinal bacteria that synthesize biotin.

How to improve – Eat more biotin-rich foods like mushrooms, egg yolks, and cauliflower.

3. Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes and bloated legs can be symptoms of iodine deficiency. Other signs that you have a lack of this nutrient are dry skin, weight gain, and brittle nails.

How to improve – if your diet consists mostly of low-salt foods, it’s time to change it. The main source of iodine for most people is table salt, but you should know that you can also include seaweed, sea vegetables, and saltwater fish to improve your iodine levels.

4. Pale Lips

Pale lips and gums can mean you have a lack of iron. These symptoms of iron deficiency are more visible in women than men. You will notice your body tries to get the necessary iron by feeling like eating ice, clay, or dirt.

How to improve – consume more spinach, dried beans, red meat, as well as fish.

5. Tender or Bleeding Gum

Bleeding and aching gums accompanied by teeth which are not in good shape are signs of vitamin C deficiency. This vitamin is one our most essential nutrients, so insufficient amounts of it can cause serious health problems, including muscle ache and even scurvy – a disease which if not treated on time can make all of your teeth fall out.

How to improve – eat plenty of vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits, berries, cantaloupe, mango, kiwi, papaya, red peppers, and watermelon.

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  • As a few additional suggestions, these are supplements that I take:

    1. Pale Complexion – astaxanthin 4 mg mornings
    Gives a nice orange color to skin. Prevents sunburn.
    For a small amount of B-12 and iron, mornings I take a level teaspoon of NOW Argentine
    Beef Liver Powder.

    2. Bad Hair – whey protein concentrate or isolate 1/8 level cup mornings
    Has always seemed to help my hair growth and fullness.

    5. Tender or Bleeding Gums – hesperidin 500 mg mornings
    This bioflavinoid worked extremely well for some sore gums years ago and I still
    take it daily.
    Not easy to find except as a part of bioflavinoids but SwansonVitamins has it.

  • 1. Did you know vitamin b12 is literally shit? It’s produced in animal/human colons and filitered by the liver, iirc. Go check it out. Anyway, I don’t eat meat.

    2. Well, I do eat some cauliflower, maybe, sometimes. Not so much egg or mushrooms though.

    3. Iodated table salt is typically garbage and the iodine level is almost negligible. Other salts tends to have higher iodine levels. Again, go check it out.

    4. Well, I do eat spinach.

    5. Yeah, you probably don’t need the corn-starch derived “vitamin-c”.

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