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What are vitamin deficiencies?

What are vitamin deficiencies?

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

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What are the deficiencies of vitamins?

What are the deficiencies of vitamins?

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 more

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Can a CBC test all vitamin deficiencies?

Can a CBC test all vitamin deficiencies?

Not many: A history of your diet would be more informative, make an apt with a dietician. ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiencies affect the nails?

What vitamin deficiencies affect the nails?

See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/86490-fingernails-vitamin-deficiencies/ Take care.

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What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

What are common vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases?

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

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Does everyone need to take vitamins or do you only need them if you have a deficiency?

Does everyone need to take vitamins or do you only need them if you have a deficiency?

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

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Have intense food cravings at times.Is it true that specific cravings indicate vitamin/nutrient deficiencies?

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