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Signs Your Body May Be Deficient in Necessary Vitamins

The body needs a balanced array of vitamins to function at its best. If your diet doesn’t provide these necessary vitamins, it can cause several different symptoms. While a vitamin deficiency can hold you back from optimal health, it can be resolved with a balanced diet, supplements, and, for fast results, IV nutritional therapy.

Keep an eye out for these common signs of a vitamin deficiency:

Dry Skin

If you’re deficient in vitamin A and/or B vitamins, you may experience dry skin. Vitamin D is crucial to the body’s ability to form its protective skin barrier. If this barrier is compromised due to a lack of vitamin A, you may experience dry and irritated skin. B vitamins help your cells regenerate, making them an important aspect of the skin cell cycle. A disrupted skin cell cycle can cause several issues, including dry skin. 


Persistent fatigue that doesn’t improve despite getting several nights of good sleep may be the result of a vitamin deficiency. Vitamin B12, magnesium, and iron are the most important vitamins for your body’s ability to produce energy. However, virtually all vitamin deficiencies can be linked to fatigue. 

Brittle Nails and Hair

A deficiency in vitamin B7, which is often referred to as biotin, can compromise the health of your skin and hair. Patients with this deficiency can experience brittle, splitting, and/or thinning nails and hair, along with fatigue, cramps, and muscle pain. 

Vision Issues

Vitamin deficiencies may compromise your vision, including vitamins A, C, and E, along with the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A deficiencies can diminish your night vision. Vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and zeaxanthin all protect your vision and prevent long-term issues. 

Bleeding Gums

While many factors can contribute to bleeding gums and gingivitis, a vitamin C deficiency is a possible cause. Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells throughout the body and is important for wound healing and immune function. People who don’t take in enough vitamin C may notice bleeding gums and other symptoms of gingivitis. 

IV nutritional therapy is a safe, efficient way to restore optimal levels of vitamins and nutrients in the body. This makes it a valuable treatment for patients experiencing symptoms of a vitamin deficiency. Schedule an appointment at MindBodySpirit Care today to learn more!