Vitamin deficiencies are incredibly common. Sadly, many millions of us suffer from at least one - without sometimes even knowing it. Our health can decline a little, symptoms may occur that appear worrisome or troublesome and we may not be able to pinpoint what the cause is. Fatigue, aches and pains, headaches, digestive issues and more; they may all be connected with types of vitamin deficiency. The most important thing to do, of course, is to get a blood test and always be on top of your health. Ensuring optimum health every day may seem difficult, but Est-Wellness Clinic offers exactly this, with the option to boost your vitamins for a healthier and more energised lifestyle.
According to several studies, in developed countries, 48% of men and 61% of women have an insufficient intake of calcium , whose nutritional reference, according to ANSES (1), is 1000 mg /day in 19-23 year olds. and 950 mg / day in those over 24 years old.
However, calcium, which is the most abundant mineral in the human body, plays an essential role for the health of bones and teeth.
Foods rich in calcium
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese are the main sources. However you can boost your intake with sardines, tofu, spinach, and white beans.
2. Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D, in addition to being essential for good health, promotes the absorption of calcium by the body. It would also play a role in many other functions: muscular system, immune system, etc. Fatigue, muscle weakness, dry skin, bone pain, cramps, etc. are all extremely common signs in Western countries.
Foods rich in vitamin D
Vitamin D is found mainly in oily fish, soybeans and liver. It is also possible and comfortable to take supplements of vitamin D3, easy to take, to ensure a sufficient intake of vitamin D.
3. Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies in the world. However, iron is one of the essential trace elements for cell respiration and the transport of oxygen in the blood. Iron deficiency can have different origins, such as menstrual loss which explains more cases of anaemia in premenopausal women. The vegetarian and vegan diets also contribute to the prevalence of iron deficiency in Western populations because the iron from plant foods is less well absorbed by the body than iron from animal sources.
Foods Rich in Iron
It is obviously in red meats that we find the most dietary iron but it is also found in green vegetables, legumes and whole grains.
However, aside from changing your lifestyle, a little extra boost from the professionals can also help. If you are worried about a deficiency, we can send a simple blood sample off to see where you are lacking and then create a treatment plan for you based on the results. Our REVIV IV drips and boosters work wonders for people who are struggling with vitamin deficiencies!