Every single nutrient influences the biochemical function within the body. Vitamins, minerals and macronutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats are crucial for health and wellbeing. Our body may start to show signs of deficiency when our diet lacks an array of nutrient dense foods or if we experience disruption to internal absorption due to medications or from environmental toxins.
Our skin will often show the first signs of nutritional deficiency as nutrients in short supply will be used first by vital organs before reaching the skin. Therefore, sometimes before we are even clinically deficient the skin may already be communicating a nutritional depletion with us.
Some tell tale signs of nutritional deficiencies on the skin include:
Bleeding gums and dilated capillaries on the cheeks Redness, flushing on the cheeks and irritated and bleeding gums may be a sign of Vitamin C deficiency. Eat more berries, citrus fruits, turnips and leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach. Try Vita-sol Infinity Wholefood Powder for a vitamin C boost.
Dry cracked heels If your heels are cracked and dry you may be deficient in EFA’s (essential fatty acids). Incorporate cold pressed flaxseed oil and chia seeds into your diet. We recommend Vita-sol Flexibility Wholefood Powderwith organic sprout blend including chia.
Bumps on the backs of the arms
The annoying bumps on the back of your arms referred to as keratosis pilaris can be a sign of EFA or B vitamin deficiency. By incorporating chia seeds, broccoli and dark green leafy vegetables into a salad you are sure to enhance your natural ability to absorb these vital nutrients. Vita-sol Purity Wholefood Powder is a great source of Vitamin B support.
Redness around the nose
Experiencing redness and irritation around your nose area without hay fever or allergy symptoms may be your skin telling you that you are not absorbing B vitamins effectively. Eat more legumes, green leafy vegetables, peas and nuts. Again, Vita-sol Purity Wholefood Powder is a great source of Vitamin B support.
Is your skin showing any of these signs? If the diet is well balanced and full of variety, there should be no need for artificial supplementation. Illness, stress, pregnancy, medications and even age can affect the body’s ability to absorb or process nutrients - this is when professional supplementation may be recommended but must always be professionally monitored.
To incorporate more nutritionally dense foods into your diet try the Vita-sol Wholefood Powders formulated by nutritionist, Fiona Tuck, made from the purest of wholefoods and developed because healthy skin starts from within.