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Vitamin B4 Deficiency
Lack of nutrients: Vitamins are essential nutrients for the cell. When there are deficiencies due to poor diet, disease, medications, or a toxic life style from smoking, drinking or stress, the cells cannot function normally. Vitamin d deficiency is common in many diseases. Correcting the deficiency is not enough. Cadmium is often the cause causing stress and inflammation. ...Read more
Unclear Ques.&Answer: Vitamins are specific, generally small molecules so common in so many things which humans eat that humans have not maintained all genes to make all proteins to manufacture them from other molecules; generally missing just 1 step. Deficiency rare unless only extremely restricted/processed foods or internal problem; the basis for discovery of most. Vit D low in majority with little sun exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: These are nutritional deficiencies usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: In an average person taking a mixed diet no vitamin deficiencies are expected. The common vitamin deficiency in the US is vitamin D insufficiency. Alcoholics usually have vitamin B deficiency, especially thiamine. Many food stuffs in the US have vitamin added, e.g. with folic acid. Vegans are at of risk of B12 and vitamin D deficiency. A person not taking any fruits or vegs could lack vitamin C ...Read more
Oral B12: 2500 micrograms of sublingual B12 can correct B12 deficiency, ...Read more
Haven't heard of it: Pediatricians see many kids with bedwetting and most outgrow it by age 7 or 8 years. A few still have it until age 11-13 years. One's doctor can check things out to make sure there isn't anything unusual going on. Haven't heard of any vitamin deficiencies nor excesses being related to bedwetting nor to nocturia. If there is lots of urine in the night, without bedwetting, the doctor can check also. ...Read more
Deficiency/poor eati: Only if there is deficiency symptoms and low levels or not eating well balanced meals always on the run as that can lead to high risk life style including too much alcohol consumption and other high risk activities. Vitamin D Deficiency is quite common and can be asymptomatic and is only diagnosed by blood test But taking one a day multivitamin is acceptable especially if you are not eating well ...Read more
Have intense food cravings at times.Is it true that specific cravings indicate vitamin/nutrient deficiencies?
They sure can.: These may be the best signals to you of what your body needs. And, although in an ideal world w/out monster ads hawking junk food, it would be more trustworthy - we may have to do a bit of self-discipline. A craving for candy is not a healthy cry from a sugar deficiency, right? But yes, overall, you're on track. Be moderate and learn about nutrition from a good source. Then, be moderate. Best 2U! ...Read more
How often can I get SC vit. B12 inj. If I don't have a deficiency but just want an extra boost of the vitamin?
What are some vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies that can occur from not eating product with gluten in them or for eating gluten free?
Unaware of any: Gluten is not essential for your nutrition. However the potential nutritional issue may be from restricting your diet too much leading to other deficiencies unrelated to gluten. I think gluten intolerance is over emphasized at this time and you should consult your doctor to make sure that you indeed have this problem. Often a simple blood test may provide you the answer. ...Read more
Yes: That is especially true with fat soluble vitamins. ...Read more
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