Similarly to age, those living with a chronic health condition may find nutrient deficiencies occur as a result of taking on less calories (due to lack of appetite), less activity, as well as inflammation through the body affecting nutrient absorption from the foods you do it.
As just one example, people with IBD or other digestive issues are known to commonly have B12 deficiencies, either because of inflammation in the intestine (where B12 is absorbed), or due to problems with stomach acid.
What’s more, any chronic health condition which results in irregular bowel movements can lead to greater nutrient deficiencies, as can any condition which might limit the amount of fruit and veg that you are able to tolerate.
These days we are more stressed than ever. There always seems to be so much to do, with so little time.
Our way of life has changed a huge amount in recent decades and we now live in a constant state of fight or flight (which has a huge effect on the body).
This constant stress affects our hormones, the work of our adrenals, and depletes important nutrients – including B vitamins, magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, and protein.
We are exposed to toxins all day every day, from the air we breathe, the products we put on our skin, the electronic devices we use, and much more.
These will affect our hormones and put increased strain on the liver – which then depletes us of the nutrients such as antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, B vitamins, and more.
#6. Prescription Meds
We obviously aren’t saying to stop taking medication, but it's worth at least being aware that the majority of the most commonly prescribed medications are known to contribute towards at least one nutrient deficiencies.
For example, proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are used to try and help with heartburn / acid reflux, can mean you absorb far less vitamin B12 from the food that you eat (leading to many symptoms, including fatigue).
Similarly, Statins inhibit the production of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) – an extremely vital nutrient for overall health.
Awareness of all of the above can help, as well as leading as healthy a life as possible, eating a good quality, whole food, varied nutritious diet.
But supplements can also help to fill the gap and protect against potential nutrient deficiencies - which can be extremely harmful to health and a major cause of symptoms.
That’s one reason we offer the products we do - in particular ourMultivitamin which contains a huge range of nutrients, in their most absorbable form, including many of those mentioned above such as B vitamins, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and COQ10.
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