Knowing Your Vitamins And Minerals: Deficiency And Excess Side-Effects!

While Vitamins and Minerals are essential to your diet, it is nice to know what a serious deficiency and large excess of each can do to your mental and physical health! Learn more.

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Knowing Your Vitamins and Minerals!
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While Vitamins and Minerals are essential to your diet, it is nice to know what a serious deficiency and large excess of each can do to your mental and physical health! Considering the Daily Values (DV %) listed on different containers are products, I will let you know what these deficiency and excess side effects are.

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Vitamins
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    Vitamin A

    • A deficiency of Vitamin A can lead you to have side effects including dry skin, dry hair, blindness at nighttime, and an increase in digestive infections.
    • A large excess of Vitamin A can lead to dry skin (just as in a deficiency), hair loss, pain in the abdominals, headaches, and drowsiness.

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Vitamins And Minerals Are Essential To Your Diet.


    Vitamin B1

    • A deficiency can cause heart failure and water retention.


    Vitamin B2

    • A deficiency can cause areas of discolored skin.


    Vitamin B3

    • A deficiency can contribute to damage to the skin and nervous system.
    • A large excess can cause flush skin and liver damage.


    Vitamin B6

    • A deficiency can cause nervousness and muscular disorders.
    • A large excess can cause a lack of coordination and numbness.


    Vitamin B12

    • A deficiency can cause weakened nerve function.


    Vitamin C

    • A deficiency can cause weakened immunity to sickness and slow healing of wounds.
    • A large excess can cause kidney stones and diarrhea.

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    Vitamin D

    • A deficiency can cause softened bones in adults and bone deformities in children.
    • A large excess can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and kidney damage.

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    Vitamin E

    • A large excess can cause fatigue and vomiting.


    Vitamin K

    • A deficiency can cause severe bleeding and easy bruising.
    • A large excess can cause liver damage.

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Minerals
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    Calcium

    • A deficiency can cause a loss of bone mass and stunted growth.
    • A large excess can cause kidney stones and a lesser absorption of other minerals.

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    Chloride

    • A deficiency can cause a loss in appetite and muscle cramps.
    • A large excess can cause high blood pressure.


    Copper

    • A large excess can cause liver damage and vomiting.


    Fluoride

    • A deficiency can cause tooth decay.
    • A large excess can cause upset stomachs and deformed skeletons.

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It Is Good To Know What A Serious Deficiency Can Do.

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Conclusion
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I hope now that you have read this, you will have a better understanding of what a large excess and/or a deficiency of different vitamins and minerals can do to your body! For any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at: amicijos@msu.edu. Have a great day!

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References:

  1. Goodenough, Judith. Biology of Humans: Concepts, Applications, and Issues. 2nd Edition. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.