15 Common Nutrient Deficiencies & Symptoms

June 28, 2020

#1 Zinc-- This is the most common nutrient deficiency in the US. 

 

 

Why is it important?

Supports  wound healing, taste and smell, involved in many enzymatic processes, extremely important during growth and development in utero, helps prevent  macular degeneration, important for prostate and uterine health, involved in proper DNA synthesis, boosts immune system

 

Deficiency symptoms

Age-related vision loss, diarrhea, loss of appetite,  

impotence, retarded wound healing, taste and smell loss, hair loss, skin lesions, eye lesions, growth retardation, mental lethargy, decreased immune system

 

 

 

 

 Found in...

 

Dairy products, fortified foods, oysters, nuts and beans, meat and chicken, seafood, whole grains

 

Recommended dose 25-30 mg/day

 

 

 

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