Vitamin Know-How: Common Deficiencies and How to Address Them

Vitamin D Deficiency: Inadequate sun exposure, lack of vitamin D-rich foods, or certain medical conditions can lead to weak bones and fatigue.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Poor absorption, a vegan diet, or certain conditions can cause fatigue and neurological issues.

Vitamin C Deficiency (Scurvy): Inadequate fruits and vegetables in the diet can result in bleeding gums and skin issues.

Vitamin A Deficiency: Limited intake of vitamin A-rich foods can lead to night blindness and skin problems. Treatment involves eating more vitamin A-rich foods.

Vitamin K Deficiency: Malabsorption and medications may cause bleeding issues. Treatment includes vitamin K-rich foods or supplements.

Vitamin E Deficiency: Rare but can cause nerve and muscle problems. Treatment includes vitamin E-rich foods or supplements.

Vitamin B Complex Deficiencies: Poor diet, alcohol, or medical conditions can result in fatigue and skin issues. Treatment involves dietary changes and supplements.

Folate (Vitamin B9) Deficiency: Poor diet or medical conditions can lead to anemia. Treatment includes dietary folate or folic acid supplements.