Health problems can be caused by different mineral or vitamin deficiencies. In this article, read about five common symptoms and the deficiency they are related with.
- Muscle Cramps and/or Headaches
Magnesium is one of the most frequent mineral deficiencies. Approximately 75 % of the population in North America has magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is powerful, and it is vital for proper function of the nervous system. It soothes headaches and muscle cramps, relaxes tense muscles and nerves and promotes sleep quality. You can improve your magnesium levels by incorporating some green leafy vegetables such as collard greens or kale in your diet. Moreover, you can add some Epsom Salt to your bath. These salts are high in magnesium and the skin easily absorbs them.
Acne usually occur due to zinc deficiency. Zinc is responsible for controlling the oil production in the body and it adds brightness and color to the complexion. Apart from regenerating skin cells, soothing skin inflammation, and promoting the healing process, zinc impedes the enzyme which converts testosterone into pimple-promoting form. Taking 30 milligrams on a daily basis will help you fight acne. More than half of the recommended daily dosage is contained in a ¼ cup of raw pumpkin seeds.
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- Brittle Nails and Brittle/Broken/Dry Hair
Biotin (Vitamin B7) is what makes the hair healthy and beautiful. This mineral can be found in a number of sources, so deficiency in this mineral is rare. However, in case you have it, some of the signs are brittle hair, hair breakage, hair loss and even brittle nails. If you want to promote hair growth, strengthen the tresses, or just make sure your hair stays perfect, consume foods which are rich in biotin.
- Thinning Hair
Iron is crucial and it is responsible for carrying oxygen and other nutrients to the nail follicles. Anemia or low iron levels can cause hair loss.
- White Little Bumps on the Back of the Arm
Essential Fatty Acids Deficiency
These bumps are usually found on the back of the arms and they occur when there is an imbalance of the essential fatty acids, or to be more precise low levels of Omega3. These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, thereby they inflammation of the bumps. Moreover, they help to dissolve the accumulation and impede the hardening in the hair follicle.