Common Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

December 12, 2022


Vitamin B

Found in eggs, cheese, kidney, liver, milk, fish, etc.

Deficiency causes numbness, tingling, palpitations, anxiety, confusion.


Vitamin C

Found in dark leafy greens, citrus fruits, tomatoes, berries, broccoli, etc.

Deficiency causes increased bruising and bleeding, scurvy, intestinal hyperpermeability.

Vitamin D

Found in fatty fish like tuna, salmon, or cod liver. The “Sunshine Vitamin”.

Deficiency leads to depression, brittle bones, immune deficiency.



Found in leafy greens, seafood, legumes, broccoli, and dairy.

Deficiency leads to muscle weakness or cramping, osteoporosis, irritability and depression, immune deficiency.


Natural sources include dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole greens, dark chocolate.

Deficiency causes anxiety and depression, muscle spasms, high blood pressure, insomnia.



Found in sea vegetables like kelp, nori, or kombu, cranberries, and potatoes.

Deficiency can lead to thyroid disease, breast disease, fatigue, weight gain.


Found in oysters, crab, lobster, beans, nuts and seeds.

Deficiency leads to poor digestion and ulcers, hair loss, infertility or impotence, immune function.


Please note this list is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe. Schedule your initial consultation to get guidance on which supplements are right for you. And be sure to check back next week for the conclusion to this series: How to Navigate the Grocery Store!

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