Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms – How to Fight Them!

A lack of energy can be due to a vitamin B12 deficiency.Before describing the vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms in more details I will explain the most common symptom related to B12 (which might have brought most of you to this page) which is a lack of energy. No wonder if you look at the nutritional label of energy drinks like Red bull, they overdose you on vitamin B12! Also, if you are a vegan (0 animal products),  this might be another red signal that you are deficient in Vitamin B12 since it comes mostly from animal products. Vegetarians at the very least can eat eggs (ideally pastured free range eggs) or which are very high in vitamin B12 and highly recommended (milk/cheese also good). Your other alternatives, given in more details later, are supplements and injections.

Onwards to the less “obvious” causes and deficiency symptoms of B12:

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Great summary of all deficiency symptoms and causes. Image found at

Besides lack of energy/willpower here are some other symptoms of vitamin B12:

  • Tension in Muscles
  • Poor Memory
  • Annemia
  • Depression
  • Digestive Issues (leaky gut)

The Importance of Zinc – Symptoms, Foods & Supplements to Avoid Zinc Deficiency

Headline of preventing zinc defiency symptomsZinc is one of the most important dietary minerals that our body needs because it supports a lot of important functions in the human body. Zinc, like other important minerals such as magnesium, contributes directly in the activity of the enzymes. There are more than 300 enzymes that depend on zinc.

Roles and Benefits of zinc in our body

  • Immune Function: Zinc is key to proper T cell and natural killer cell functions that helps boost our immune system by producing antibodies to fight infections. It fights off colds and sore throats and recovers from injury, illness, or surgery. It also helps in chemical detoxification.
  • Skin Health: Zinc helps in healing wounds faster and maintains our skin healthy. According to a research done to young men by feeding them with foods low in zinc it caused some skin related health problems like acne, facial rash and foot fungus.