A nutritiously balanced diet has many advantages. Lacking in nutrients can have negative effects on the body, in fact, this is our bodies way of giving us warning signs that we are deficient. Recognizing them can help you adjust your diet or seek help accordingly. At Mollie Elise Aesthetics we offer an array of vitamins to support you in whatever symptoms you may be experiencing. 

Symptoms of a Vitamin Deficiency

There are several different symptoms of vitamin deficiency. They become identifiable after vitamin levels have been low for several months. Common indicators of vitamin deficiency include:

  • Fatigue, low energy, tiredness, or fatigue
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Depression, Irritability, and low mood
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Scaly patches and dandruff
  • Hair loss
  • Red or white bumps on the skin
  • Poor wound healing
  • Repeated infections
  • Skin colour changes
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Bleeding gums, ulcers, or cracks in the corners of the mouth
  • Brittle bones
  • Poor vision, worse at night
  • Anaemia
  • A diet that provides an insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals can cause several symptoms, some of which are more common than others.
  • Often, increasing your intake of foods rich in the appropriate vitamins and minerals can help resolve or greatly reduce your symptoms.

Causes of a Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamins are present foods, such as grains, vegetables fruit, meat, pulses, beans, poultry, and seafood. Every vitamin is found multiple food groups, some foods have extra vitamins added. Vitamin deficiency is usually related to your diet. Aside from dietary factors, medical conditions can influence the amount or speed in which vitamins are absorbed, even if you maintain a vitamin-rich diet. Factors that can affect your vitamin absorption are:

  • Poor diet
  • Processed foods
  • Lack of sun exposure
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Bowel conditions
  • Digestive problems
  • Other medical illnesses

Prevention of a Vitamin Deficiency

We will always recommend that you follow a healthy and balanced diet. At Mollie Elise Aesthetics we offer treatments with a nurse that support the body in absorbing and receiving vitamins. Other tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle are:

  • Varied balanced Diet
  • Avoiding processed foods
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Medicine management
  • Adequate sleep