Where do nutrient deficiencies come from?
Many people lead healthy lifestyles. They make balanced, nutritional food choices, exercise and even take a multivitamin, yet many people still have deficiencies.
Why? How can this possibly be??
Because each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique. Micronutrient requirements can vary greatly and be quite different for each of us.
Although you may eat well and make good food choices, if you do not absorb vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and/or other essential micronutrients properly, you can have deficiencies.
Health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, fatigue and multiple sclerosis, just to name a few, can directly or indirectly affect micronutrient needs and levels.
Our micronutrient requirements at age 30 are quite different from our requirements at age 40, 50 and beyond. Absorption difficulties, especially of vitamin B12, quite commonly occur as we age.
Excessive physical activity, prescription drugs, smoking, alcohol and sedentary habits all impact micronutrient demands.
Soil nutrient levels, use of pesticides, environmental toxins and other agricultural practices have changed our food supply. Sadly, it’s just not as nutritious as it was a couple generations ago.
This is why it’s important to know your body needs and adjust your nutrition to replete any deficiencies and keep your body nourished…through food and nutritional supplements.
If you’re interested in determining an individualized nutrition plan, ask about your micronutrient testing options: Spectracell or NutrEval