The most common nutrient deficiencies and how to get them under control

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A healthy lifestyle is the goal of many people in Europe, but we often face the challenge of providing our bodies with all the nutrients they need. Nutrient deficiencies can have a negative impact on our bodies and affect our well-being. Fortunately, there is now a personalized solution tailored to each individual's body and needs: manufactures tailor-made supplements in Switzerland on demand to specifically address nutrient deficiencies.

Common nutrient deficiencies and their causes:

Vitamin D deficiency:
European countries, especially in northern regions, often have limited sunlight, which can lead to vitamin D deficiency. Modern lifestyles with little time spent outdoors further exacerbate this problem.

What you can do: Spend time outdoors regularly, especially during the sunny hours of the day. The skin needs about 15-30 minutes without sunscreen to produce enough vitamin D. If sunlight exposure is limited, vitamin D supplementation may be recommended. However, always discuss this with a doctor first to determine the correct dosage.

Iron deficiency:
Iron deficiency is common in women of childbearing age. Dietary habits, malabsorption and blood loss can contribute to this deficiency.

What you can do: Make sure you eat a balanced diet that includes iron-rich foods such as red meat, legumes, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds. Foods containing vitamin C such as oranges, peppers or broccoli improve the absorption of plant-based iron.

Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency:
The Western diet often has an imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Vegetarians and vegans are at increased risk of omega-3 deficiency.

What you can do: Regularly incorporate oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring or sardines into your diet to ensure an adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids. If you are vegetarian or vegan, increase your intake of plant-based sources of omega-3 such as linseed, chia seeds, walnuts and algae oil.

Omega-3 capsules are also a good alternative. Krill oil capsules are the most effective due to their high bioavailability. If you follow a vegan diet, linseed oil capsules are the best alternative for you.

Vitamin B12 deficiency:
Vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal products, which is why vegan and vegetarian diets can promote deficiency. Malabsorption can also be a problem.

What you can do: If you don't eat animal products, you should take vitamin B12 supplements or use fortified foods to meet your needs.

Magnesium deficiency:
An unbalanced diet and chronic stress can lead to a magnesium deficiency, which can affect your health.

What you can do: Incorporate magnesium-rich foods such as whole grains, nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables and legumes into your diet. You can reduce your magnesium requirements by reducing stress and using relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.

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