The United States has some of the finest access to nutritious food in the world, yet it still has a startlingly high prevalence of people with nutritional deficiencies. Indeed, in 2020, the journal Nutrients reported that “45% of the U.S. population had a prevalence of inadequacy for vitamin A, 46% for vitamin C, 95% for vitamin D, 84% for vitamin E, and 15% for zinc.”
However, it might be hard to determine whether you fit into one of these categories, or even if you fall into many groups, unless you have your levels tested annually at the doctor’s office. To help you identify the unusual symptoms of a vitamin shortage, BestLife interviewed medical professionals, including our own Dr. Denise Pate, a board-certified physician and Medical Director with Medical Offices of Manhattan. Read the article.