The problem of vitamin deficiency is especially relevant now, at the start of spring. Without vitamins, we feel weak and apathetic and become an easy target for various viruses.
We were amazed when we found out that all you need to do to determine if you’re getting enough vitamins is look in the mirror. You can carry out your own check-up while you’re reading this article.
1. Overly pale skin
Few people can boast of having a good tan by the end of winter. But if your skin has become completely pale compared to how you normally look, this is a sign that you’re lacking vitamin B12. Without it, we feel despondent and tired. To restore the correct level of this vitamin, you need to eat more meat and seafood products.
2. Dry hair
Dry, brittle hair covered in a large amount of dandruff could be a sign that you lack biotin, known as vitamin B7. This is often the result of using antibiotics. To increase B7 levels, you need to eat meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, and pulses more often. And forget about going on a diet for a while.
3. Puffy eyes
If you’ve noticed puffiness around your eyes and in your limbs, your body might be lacking iodine. The most common source of it is iodized salt. Iodine is also contained in seafood (lobsters, shrimps, seaweed), dairy products, and even bread.
4. Colorless lips
Pale lips can be a sign that a person lacks iron. Low arterial pressure and regular colds can be further signs of this. To recover a healthy amount is not difficult. You simply need to eat more red meat and give up eating food with a high calcium content for a while.
5. Bleeding gums
Bleeding gums can indicate a lack of vitamin C. A reduced amount of this can lead to weak immunity, muscle pain, and problems with teeth. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruit and red peppers.
6. Unexplained fatigue, dizziness, or pins and needles
If you are exhausted even after you have slept well, your body might lack vitamin B12. In this case, the transport of oxygen to the organs is impeded and leads to fatigue, dizziness, and sleepiness. This vitamin also takes part in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. A lack of it can cause numbness or the feeling of electric shock waves.
It’s important to remember that these are all indirect symptoms of vitamin deficiency. If you’ve noticed one of the above in yourself, see a doctor to get a more precise diagnosis.