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Vitamin Supplements: Common Vitamin Deficiency Symptoms

Watch more Vitamins and Vitamin Supplements videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the most common vitamin deficiency symptoms in this vitamin supplements video from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, I'm Molly Lee, and I'm founder and director of, a holistic health and nutrition practice based in New York City. Some common vitamin deficiency symptoms include hair loss, brittle nails, dry skin, acne, eczema, low energy, low moods, and fatigue. In particular, pregnant or nursing women, and vegan or vegetarians are more susceptible to vitamin deficiency. For example, some of my clients who are vegans and vegetarians, come in to see me because they are experiencing low energy, chronic fatigue, skin, and hair issues. Part of this is because some of them are what we consider ""junk food"" vegetarians, meaning they eat mostly processed, refined foods, so they're not getting enough fresh, whole foods which have most of the real vitamins. Because of a lack of essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, they start experiencing the deficiency symptoms I mentioned. So it's really important to make sure, especially if you're pregnant, nursing, vegan, or vegetarian, that you're getting enough of the right kinds of foods, and that includes an abundance of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and high quality proteins. If you're still having trouble or for some reason are unable to get the kinds of food you need, then you may consider taking a supplement. For example, a vegetarian or vegan who doesn't eat any animal products may be deficient in vitamin B-12, so they may wanna consider adding a B-12 supplement to what they're eating. And also it's really important for pregnant and nursing mothers to take a prenatal multivitamin so they can get the added vitamins and nutrients they need and not experience vitamin deficiency. They, in particular, need extra calcium, iron and folic acid to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
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