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January 21, 2020
Everyday, we always see to it that we are the best version of ourselves, physically, mentally and emotionally.
However, there are instances when things don’t go as planned (or how we want them to be) and we end up being feeling down and unwell.
Ever find yourself in these situations?
You’re feeling so irritable that you get annoyed by even the pettiest of reasons
You just met someone, you see them the following day but for some reason you can’t remember their name? (Awkward!)
You know you’re getting enough sleep, you’re eating right, your workload is not that heavy but at the end of the day, you still feel overly tired.
If your answer to any one of these scenarios is YES, there’s something we should talk about.
While any one of these may be caused by intense emotions or stress, you may be overlooking the importance of proper, everyday nutrition.
There is no cause for panic; there is nothing seriously wrong with you. You may just be having B-vitamins deficiency. Here are the top 5 signs that you probably lack these essential vitamins:
Basically, everything around you annoys you. You can’t stand the littlest of noise — you don’t even want people talking to you. YOU. DON’T. WANT. TO. BE. BOTHERED.
What you lack from: Vitamin B1 and B6
Benefits of Vitamin B1:
Helps the body use carbohydrates from food to produce energy
Needed for the health of the brain, muscles, and nervous system
Critical for the growth, development, and function of cells in the body
Benefits of Vitamin B6:
Needed by the body to use and store protein and carbohydrates from food (in the form of glycogen, a stored energy in the muscles and liver)
Required for more than 100 enzyme reactions in the body. It aids in the formation of hemoglobin (a substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen through blood) and neurotransmitters and hormones that influence mood and regulate the body's clock
Involved in immune function and brain development and function
SIGN#2 WEIGHT LOSS
There are little to no changes in your diet, your eating habits remain the same and yet people keep telling you that you are losing weight. They may be telling the truth.
What you lack from: Vitamin B1 and B12
Benefits of Vitamin B12:
Helps keep the nervous system and red blood cells healthy
Required for the formation of red blood cells and DNA
Important for protein metabolism
SIGN#3 SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS
Forgetfulness. A lack of oxygen to the brain can affect short-term memory.
SIGN#4 NUMBNESS, SHAKINESS
Certain activities involve tiring, repetitive movement which may leave your arms and hands shaking. When this happens, there’s nothing you can do but wait it out until the problem subsides. Yes, it’s possible nerve damage — a sign of B-vitamin deficiency.
What you lack from: Vitamin B1, B6, and B12
You go home after a day’s work and, for no apparent reason, you feel nothing but complete exhaustion.
This is just a guide on how to determine if you are experiencing B-vitamin deficiency. Of course, it’s still important to seek help from your doctor if you do experience these, especially if they happen.
But as they say, prevention is better than cure. So don’t wait for these symptoms to happen - supply your body with the right amounts of B-vitamins. How do we that? By taking vitamin B-complex everyday. Take 1-2 tablets daily so your body will have enough vitamins B1, B6, B12 (and other B-vitamins) so that your body is prepared for the challenges ahead.
Stay healthy. Stay fit. B-strong!