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Warning: Most Common And Dangerous Deficits In Vegan Diets.

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In Vegan population, vitamin B12 deficiency coexists with suboptimal levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies indicate a need for supplementation of vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the risk of several  Health Problems.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is important for the brain functioning and the synthesis of red blood cells. A vitamin B12 deficiency may cause:

  • Cognitive Impairment.
  • Psychosis(Depressed mood, hallucinations, seizures, and hypertension).
  • Melancholic Depression.
  • Stroke.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Cardiovascular Disease.(Without B12 the body cannot convert homocysteine).
  • Anemia.(This disorder hinders the body from producing red blood cells and can develop into fever.)

If you have vitamin B12 deficiency, you could become anemic. A mild deficiency may cause no symptoms. But if untreated, it may lead to symptoms such as:

  • Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • A smooth tongue
  • Constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or gas
  • Nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and problems walking
  • Vision loss
  • Mental problems like depression, memory loss, or behavioral changes

 

Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega-3 deficiency refers to low or insufficient levels of important long-chain fatty acids, as these are required to regulate cardiovascular, immune and inflammatory pathways.it is a common underlying factor for two deadly diseases: cancer and heart disease.

The signs to look out that indicate you might be lacking in omega-3:

  • Dry skin

  • Lifeless hair

  • Brittle nails

  • Insomnia

  • Poor concentration

  • Fatigue

  • Joint pain

 

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