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    Vitamins and Minerals and Deficiencies
    Copyright © L.Jenner 

    Every body is different in how they absorb vitamins and minerals; how they absorb the vitamins from the foods they eat, their size, their age, the infections they battle, what their body needs more of at this time, etc. What is written on the bottle may not be adequate or be too much for an individual. Excessive intake of supplements are peed out and others are not so as they accumulate (usually in the liver) these become detrimental to the body. They must be kept in balance.

    Vitamins, minerals, herbs, medications, etc. cannot always be taken together for numerous reasons that would be detrimental or not as effective. Some are to be taken before meals, others, after meals, and some apart from each other.
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  • For excessive vitamin and minerals and interactions with support products:  Do your own Research 
  • Too too many people are adding a layer of illness by overdoses of vitamins and thereby creating another layer of illness for themselves. Some are using messed up vitamins (mixed with other things) thinking it will be better or believing the pitch pages. Plain is better. It is also not the most expensive that makes a vitamin or mineral better for a body. It is the energy in them,if it resonates in harmony with your body, if it is taken only if body requires it to re-balance, and if taken 

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Since every body requires a somewhat different dose than what is recommended on the bottle, it is necessary that you rely only upon your intuition to determine what vitamin or mineral you require to balance your body.  Helpful to determine what you personally need is to use your pendulum or method of muscle testing your body, energy testing. Examples:
Simple way:
1.Hold your pendulum over a list of  vitamins and minerals. 
2. Ask , "Do I lack vitamin e.g.  B1?  If it spins 'yes', you will need to supplement with B1 to balance your body.  If it spins no, then you have adequate of this vitamin at this time.
3. Once you have the bottle of B1, hold the bottle and ask "Does my body need one a day, two, three..etc. until it starts spinning "yes".
4. Ask if you need this daily, every second day, once a month and so forth..
5. Ask if best to take it before, during, or after meals, or anytime.
6. Ask if it is best taken with other vitamins or minerals and test each that can be taken together and which apart and and how many minutes or hours apart. 
7. Repeat every month to discover if you need to re-balance. 
*Use energy testing in the store or a web site to know which or what is most compatible with your body or if even necessary.

How to energy test for vitamins, minerals and frequencies.

Sometimes it is only one ingredient within a mixture that is going to be harmful for your body. Recently I had my eyesight being affected. Upon checking it was a new brand of B Complex and only one of the vitamins in it that was being highly detrimental to me after taking it only about seven days.  (Yet, I can take this particular vitamin and have for years.)

Best taken: All B's altogether immediately after a meal. 
Vitamin C is at its best when taken  alone  or along with MSM one hour away from other vitamins and minerals. Reason "buffered" are inefficient to most. 
Vitamin E d-tocopherol likes to be taken 2 hours away from other vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin D taken alone or with Magnesium,Manganese, Selenium, and Calcium..
Minerals: Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium,Manganese, Selenium, zinc, and Calcium taken altogether.
VITAMINS are required for a healthy mind and body. 
Vitamin A, D, and K as well as some coQ10 are stored in the body,while the other vitamins leave the body daily. People most often poison themselves with vitamin A  taking supplements of more the 400mcg daily along with the amount they get from their foods, their Omega's and failing to read label contents in other supplements. Adding too much vitamin A to a toxic liver can quickly produce self induced ill. Research overdoses.  Vitamins  are found in vegetables. The body assimilates this way the best.Yet most people need to supplement with bottled vitamins to be balanced. A vitamin works best when all other vitamins are present and in balance.

Vit A retinol/beta carotene food supplements Food sources: fish oils, oily fish, eggs, whole milk, butter, yogurt, cheese, cream, organ meats, dark green, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables. * Zinc is necessary for vitamin A to be released from the liver.   ***Over-dose toxicity will cause dizziness, headaches, nausea, headaches, bone problems and other. 
B complex  energy, metabolism (carbohydrate, fat, protein), muscle tone maintenance. Food sources: brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, liver (see also other B
Vitamin B1 thiamine food supplements Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, seeds, fish, meat, nuts, organ meats, poultry, milk, peas, beans, pulses. * Since vitamin B1 is dependent upon magnesium, the deficiency symptoms of vitamin B1 may well be caused, not by a shortage of this vitamin, but by a deficiency of magnesium.
Vitamin B2 riboflavin food supplements What it does: antibody and red blood cell formation, cell respiration, metabolism (carbohydrate, fat, protein).Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts, leafy green vegetables, whole milk, butter, cheese, eggs, peas, beans, pulses, organ meats, fish.
Vitamin B3 nicotinamide,niacin, niacinamide food supplements .Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts, seafood, lean meats, whole milk, whole milk products, poultry, liver, eggs.
Vitamin B5 pantothenic acid, calcium pantothenate food supplements Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, green vegetables, peas, beans, pulses, organ meats, salmon, eggs,chicken.
Vitamin B6 pyridoxine food supplements. Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, organ meats, green leafy vegetables, peas, beans, pulses, fish, milk, eggs, nuts, seeds
Vitamin B12 cyanacobalamin Food sources: brewer's yeast, organ meats, meat, cheese, fish, milk, milk products, eggs.
Biotin (B complex vitamin)  Food sources: brewer's yeast, whole grains (particularly rice), organ meats, egg yolk, nuts, milk, peas, beans, pulses.
Folic acid  (B complex vitamin) Food sources:  brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, organ meats, milk, eggs, nuts.
Choline  (B complex vitamin)Food sources:  molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, peas, beans, pulses, organ meats, soya beans, egg yolks.
Inositol  (B complex vitamin) Food sources:  molasses, brewer's yeast, lecithin, whole grains, meat, milk, eggs, nuts, citrus fruits, vegetables.
PABA  para-aminobenzoic acid Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, yoghurt, organ meats.
Vitamin C  ascorbic acid Food sources: fruit, green vegetables, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, parsley, sprouted alfalfa seed.
Vitamin D  calciferol Food sources:  oily fish, fish liver oils, milk, butter, eggs, organ meats (also the action of sunlight on skin oils).
*** Overdose -toxicity  will produce weight loss, heart rhythm problems, and other. Do your research. 
Vitamin E  tocopherol Food sources: wheat germ, whole wheat, nuts, seeds, unrefined vegetable oils, dark green vegetables, eggs.
Vitamin F  essential fatty acids (EFAs) Food sources:  wheat germ, nuts, seeds (particularly linseed), unrefined vegetable oils, oily fish, fish oils, evening primrose oil.
Vitamin K  Food sources: fruits (skins and pulp) - apricots, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, plums, buck wheat.*** Overdose toxicity can cause flushing, your research. 

MSM is a natural occurring sulfur compound found in the tissues and fluids of all living organisms. It is known for aiding in joint health but has also been shown to support liver detoxification and provide other health benefits. 
*** CoQ10 over-dose: dizziness, nausea, headaches, stomach problems, loss of appetite, insomnia, sensitivity to light,  rashes, itchiness,  flu like symptoms and more. Few people require this contrary to what is written up to sell. Do your research.

MINERALS are required by the body to perform functions such as build bones, transmit nerve impulses, make hormones and maintain a normal heartbeat. Some are found in vegetables yet most people need to supplement'..
Toxicity can result with excessives of minerals.Most common self-induced illness from copper, 
Calcium  Food sources: kelp tablets or powder, brewer's yeast, molasses, milk, cheese, yogurt, broccoli, peas and beans, pulses, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds.
*** Signs of excess: I Irregular heart beat, frequent urination, loss of appetite,  and more. Do your research 
Chromium  Note: Brewer's yeast contains the most active and easily utilized form of chromium, known as chromium GTF (glucose tolerance factor). Food sources:  molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, cheese, black pepper, vegetables.
** The contraceptive pill and pregnancy increase copper levels, and can produce zinc deficiency, causing depression. ** Excessive copper, particularly combined with zinc and/or manganese deficiency has been associated with mental illness.
Food sources: molasses, peas, beans, pulses, green vegetables, nuts (particularly brazil nuts), organ meats, seafood, dried fruit, pulses.
Food sources: seafood, kelp tablets or powder, salt (iodized), dark green leafy vegetables, onions, eggs, whole grains, milk and milk products, meat.** Excess causes many seIf induced illness with palpitations, irritability, imbalance of thyroid, sweating, seizures and many, many  more symptoms.Do your research. 
Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, kelp (tablets or powder), eggs, fish, organ meats, peas, beans, pulses, parsley, vegetables, muscle meats, poultry, nuts.*** Toxiciy symptoms Joint pain, stomach bleeding,liver damage, shortness of breath,  and many more symptoms. Do your research. 
Food sources: molasses, kelp (tablets or powder), wheat germ, whole grains, dark leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, bran, eggs, seafood, spinach, tuna fish *  Since vitamins B1 and B6 are dependent upon magnesium, some of the symptoms may actually be those of vitamin B1 or B6 deficiency, due to a lack of available magnesium.
* * * Magnesium deficiency may cause confusion, disorientation, loss of appetite, depression, muscle contractions and cramps, tingling, numbness, abnormal heart rhythms, coronary spasm, migraines and seizures. 
Food sources: brewer's yeast, seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, parsley, bananas, pineapple, egg yolks, peas, beans, pulses, liver, nuts.Can cause toxicity. This mineral is often lacking in those of zoonotic infections am must only be taken in tiny amount.
found in legumes, cereal products, and leafy vegetables,** Can cause toxicity. Rare.
Note: Phosphorus is usually plentiful in the average diet Food sources: brewer's yeast, whole grains, seeds, nuts, eggs, fish, meat, poultry, cheese, milk, yogurt.*** Can cause over dose. Do your research.
Note: magnesium deficiency can cause potassium to leach from the cells.Food sources: molasses, brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, fruit, vegetables,
nuts.*** Can cause over dose.
What it does:  protects cells against oxidative damage, preserves tissue elasticity, pancreatic function. Food sources: brewer's yeast, wheat germ, whole grains, fish, eggs, nuts (particularly brazil nuts), liver, garlic.***Over-dose fairly common and causes many symptoms such as breathing difficulties, kidney and impaired liver and much more. If you are taking it do your research of symptoms of overdose. 
Note: sodium is normally plentiful in the average diet, and excessive sodium can increase blood pressure. Food sources: salt, milk, cheese, seafood.*** Over-dose can cause edema, blood pressure imbalance and more. Do your research.
Note: zinc is much better absorbed from meat than vegetable sources; breast milk is high in easily absorb-able zinc. Food sources: muscle and organ meats, poultry, egg yolk, seafood, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, sunflower seeds, nuts, whole grains, pulses, fruit,vegetables. *** Over-dose can suppress the immune system, cause intestinal bleeding, headaches and much more.
Copper: A rare deficiency. *** Toxicity over-dose:: Severe on ill livers.  Abdominal pain, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and much more. Do your research!!!
Chloride : can cause overdose. Do your research.
Fluoride: ***Over-dose can cause mild to severe toxicity and cause many, many symptoms including increased saliva, stomach pain, slow heartbeat, tremors and many more. Do your research. 
Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamin B complex Deficiency (comprises a number of vitamins that exist as a family. The B vitamins should not be taken individually. They work together.

  • Mental problems 
  • Mild to severe depression.,
  • Thoughts of dying, crying spells, inability to cope 
  • Morbid thoughts
  • Vague fears,  fear that something dreadful is about to happen 
  • Uneasiness to panic, Apprehension
  • Constant feeling that something dreadful is going to happen
  • Suspicions
  • Anxiety 
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Hearing noises, voices, etc.
  • Rage
  • Mood swings
  • Hostility 
  • Paranoia
  • Hypochondria
  • irritability, easy agitation, frustration 

  • Instability
  • Inability to handle stress
  • Chronic lack of B Complex leads to adrenal gland impairment.
  • Nervousness, ADD (attention deficiency), restlessness 
  • Loss of ability to concentrate
  • Forgetfulness, loss of memory
  • Mental confusion
  • Impaired intellect
  • Weakness
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Fatigue, Chronic fatigue, chronic exhaustion 
  • inability to sleep (insomnia) 
  • Chest pains
  • heart palpitations, heart arrhythmia's, fibrillation 
  • Indigestion Digestive problems Hypochlorhydria (insufficient stomach acid production) Constipation or diarrhea, Decreased or increased appetite, Stomach pains, Craving for sweets 
  • tingling in hands, tingling fingers and toes Pain, tingling or achiness
  • soreness all over Neuralgia to neuritis Muscular soreness
  • rashes 
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Heightened sensitivity to touch and/or pain
  • Menstrual complaints
  • Soreness of the mouth
  • Dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Burning or itching eyes
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches

  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency 
  • mental depression 
  • Forgetfulness or mental confusion 
  • Vague fears or feelings of persecution 
  • Severe deficiency can lead to brain damage and a form of dementia, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, that is mainly characterized by vision changes, ataxia (lack of muscle coordination that can affect movement, speech, and swallowing) and impaired memory and learning 
  • Emotional Disturbances: night terrors, panic attacks.
  • Poor memory
  • Nervous irritability 
  • muscular weakness 
  • tingling sensations 
  • excessive fatigue 
  • loss of appetite and weight loss 
  • paralysis of the lower legs 
  • Loss of sensation (numbness) in the hands, and especially the legs 
  • vague aches and pains 
  • nerve damage 
  • nervous system is generally depressed
  • decreased reflex activity
  • Muscle cramps, atrophy, 
  • Burning pain present in both legs
  • pain or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Weakness to  excessively weak 
  • enlarged heart, Chest pain,  Increased heart rate (tachycardia) palpitations 
  • Lung congestion 
  • Gastrointestinal disorders 
  • constipation, and nausea and vomiting.
  • Sleep disturbance
  • recurrent canker sores 
  • Stunted growth

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Deficiency

  • Mouth sores 
  • Skin rash – red, scaly and greasy 
  • Swollen tongue 
  • Fissuring of the lips, corner of the mouth 
  • Itchy eyes -Sore throat, mouth tenderness, painful cracking in the corners of the mouth and cracking on the lips, magenta coloring on the inside of the mouth and on the tongue, and scaly patches on the face, head and genital area. 
  • Cataracts 
  • ‘Sore eyes’ 
  • Peripheral neuropathy – numbness, tingling, pain of the upper (arm, hands) and lower limbs (legs, feet)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Depression. 
  • Dementia 
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Difficulty swallowing 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Increased salivation (hypersalivation) 
  • Diarrhea – watery, sometimes bloody or with mucus 
  • Fatigue
  • Canker sores, burning in the mouth and a swollen, bright red tongue.
  • Dermatitis. Initially red, burning skin rash – sensitive to sun exposure. In later stages, there is darkening  and thickening of the affected skin. 
Vitamin B5 Deficiency
  • Depression
  • Emotional deterioration
  • emotional agitation
  • Low blood sugar
  • kidney hemorrhage
  • Overall weakness
  • Decreased balance/coordination/reflexes
  • Muscle cramping
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Intestinal problems such as water retention, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, Constipation, nausea, bile salts formation deteriorates, deterioration of digestion, duodenal ulcers, abdominal cramps.
  • Low resistance to infection and slow healing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreased antibody production, infections.
  • Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  • Leg muscle cramps
  • decreased adrenal function
  • sensitivity to insulin
  • convulsions
  • spinal cord and corneal deterioration
  • fetal abnormalities
  • testicle deterioration 
  • ulcers
  • headaches
  • lung infections
  • skin deterioration
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) Deficiency
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Mental problems
  • Easy agitation, frustration
  • Feeling of uneasiness
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Paranoia
  • ADD 
  • Anxiety
  • Crying spells, inability to cope
  • Restlessness
  • Fibrillation
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Heart palpitations
  • Water retention 
  • Weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Tingling hands, fingers and toes 
  • Problems walking
  • Lack of sex drive
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cracked skin at the corners of the mouth
  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • Skin rashes
  • Soreness all over
  • Symptoms in Women
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Migraine
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry skin
  • Cracks on tongue and lips
  • Weakness
  • Symptoms in Children
  • Anemia
  • Seizures
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Stunted growth
  • of these sources, we must eat them raw.
  • Choline Deficiency
B-12 deficiency
  • Fatigue
  • headaches
  • shortness of breath
  • sore, beefy red, swollen tongue
  • digestive disorders
  • heart and nervous system disturbances such as numbness and tingling of the arms or legs
  • depression
  •  mental confusion

  • Loss of memory  (can mimic Alzheimer's disease)
Biotin Deficiency
  • anemia
  • depression
  • hyperglycemia
  • inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
  • insomnia, loss of appetite
  • muscular pain
  • nausea. 
  • brittle nails and hair 
  • thinning of hair which may lead to total hair loss 
  • dry scaly scalp or face - in infants (cradle crap), and in adults in various parts of the body (seborrheic dermatitis)
  • mental depression
  • insomnia
  • intestinal tract symptoms like loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting
  • fatigue or extreme exhaustion due to impaired energy production
  • muscle pain or cramps related to physical exertion
  • nervo-muscular symptoms like seizures, numbness and tingling of extremities, and movements characterized by lack of muscle tone and coordination. 
Choline Deficiency
  • Impaired memory or brain function or senile dementia (shortage of acetylcholine in the brain has been associated with Alzheimer's). 
  • fatty build-up in the liver, which may lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, or fatty degeneration, inability to digest fats
  • raised levels of cholesterol or triglycerides
  • high levels of homocysteine in blood, leading to risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular and circulatory problems
  • cardiac symptoms
  • high blood pressure
  • respiratory distress in newborns or nerve degeneration or nerve-muscle imbalances due to insufficient acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that cannot be made without choline
  • anemia, as red blood cell formation needs phosphatidylcholine which cannot be made without choline
  • kidney hemorrhage or kidneys unable to concentrate urine
  • abnormal bone formation
  • impaired growth in newborns
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • infertility 
  • gastric ulcers 

Folate (folic acid) Deficiency
  • Affects production of neurotransmitters, leading to symptoms of irritability, hostility, non-senile dementia, confusion, insomnia, mental fatigue, depression, and nervous system problems of the hands and legs
  • Skin disorders like seborrheic dermatitis and vitiligo (loss of pigment leading to white patches on the skin)
  • anemia characterized by breathlessness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue.
  • heart palpitation
  • higher blood levels of homocysteine and risk of heart disease
  • stomach disorders,  loss of appetite, peptic ulcers, and digestive upsets
  • pallor and sensitivity to cold
  • chronic muscular fatigue,  general weakness
  • gastrointestinal tract problems like periodontal disease, gingivitis
  • swollen or sore or smooth red tongue (glossitis)
  • cervical dysplasia
  • premature grey hair
  • Can slow overall growth rate of infants and children
  • Low birth weight or premature infants and neural tube defects 

 Inositol Deficiency
  • Hair loss. 
  • Constipation. 
  • Skin eruptions. Eczema. 
  • Raised cholesterol. 
  • Abnormalities of the eyes. 
  • Hypertension.

  • Taking of long term antibiotics may increase your need for inositol, as well as if you consume a lot of coffee. 
  • arteriosclerosis
  • high blood cholesterol
  • irritability
  • mood swings
PABA Deficiency 
  • constipation and other chronic gastro-intestinal disorders
  • nervousness
  • frequent headaches
  • general fatigue
  • depression
  • irritability
  • weeping or moist eczema
  • premature wrinkling of skin
  • premature grey hair. 
Vitamin A Deficiency 
  • Poor vision  ( problems to see in dim light (or at night) or if having problems to adapt  vision to darkness. )
  • Dry eyes 
  • Corneal ulceration 
  • Dry hair 
  • Dry skin 
  • Wounds won’t heal
  • Trouble in sensing tastes
  • Itchy skin 
  • Fragile fingernails or dry and weak
Vitamin C Deficiency
  • scurvy
  • body stops making collagen causing joints to fail due to breakdown of cartilage and tendons, Painful joints 
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  • pain in the muscles
  • blood vessels break open
  • immune system deteriorates, increased vulnerability to infection
  • easy bruising 
  • small spots of bleeding under the skin (which appear as pink spots on the skin)
  • Nosebleeds 
  • swollen or painful joints or bones
  • slow-healing wounds and fractures
  • spongy, swollen, bleeding gums and loose teeth, teeth decay easily,
  • bad breath 
  • dry brittle hair, corkscrew hair 
  • dry rough scaly skin, skin rash, thickened skin spots 
  • anemia
  • fatigue 
  • muscle weakness
  • loss of appetite
  • recurrent colds and infections
  • atherosclerosis
  • possible weight gain due to slower metabolism. 
Vitamin D deficiency
  • Has been shown to impair proper function of insulin- producing cells possibly leading to type 2 diabetes. 
  • rickets which causes soft bones, skeletal deformities or retarded growth in children
  • osteomalacia resulting in muscular weakness and soft bones
  • muscle or bone pain (including low back pain)
  • frequent bone fractures
  • osteoporosis
  • higher risk of periodontal disease in adults over 50 years old
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • increased risk of diabetes due to insufficient insulin produced
  • increased risk of high blood pressure
  • hypocalcemia (low blood calcium level) characterized by muscle cramps, twitching nerves or muscles, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, irregular heart contractions, and irritability. 
Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms
  • Poor coordination and unsteadiness due to the brain's failure to regulate the body's posture and regulate the strength and direction of limb movements. (Ataxia) 
  • retinopathy, eye problems such as cataracts or degeneration of the retina
  • impairment of the immune response 
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • anemia due to loss of red blood cells 
  • angina (severe chest pains) in males
  • weakness in muscles and limbs, and sometimes muscle cramps, stiffness or spasms
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • damage to nerves characterized by numbness and tingling or burning sensations in the arms, legs, hands or feet
  • lack of coordination of muscle movements characterized by jerkiness, clumsiness or instability
  • digestive tract problems such as liver or gallbladder disorders that result in poor absorption of food
  • miscarriages, uterine or testicular deterioration, decreased fertility. 
Symptoms in Infants :
  • Loss of weight 
  • delayed growth
  • Poor feeding habits
  • Developmental problems that includes physical and mental problems
  • Chronic cholestatic hepatobiliary disease-causing neurological deficits,
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia with loss of deep tendon reflexes
  • Truncal and limb ataxia
  • Muscle weakness, 
  • Slow growth in children.
  • Ptosis
  • Dysarthria, 
Vitamin F Deficiency
  • slow to heal
  • bruise easily 
  • dull hair and dry eyes
  • eczema or dry skin. 
  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Immune system impaired.
Vitamin K deficiency
  • Easily bruised or to bleed easily, such as from a wound, the nose or stomach or intestine, causing blood to be vomited or appear in the stool or urine
  • blood takes longer to clot than normal
  • osteoporosis or low bone mineral density; bones fracture easily. 
Mineral Deficiency 

Caused by one or more lack of a mineral(s) Occurs slowly.  In the early stages, symptoms can be so mild that they are not detected. When symptoms become obvious, health may have been affected for some time.

Calcium  Deficiency 

  • heart palpitations or abnormal heart rhythms; risk of hypertension (high blood pressure); higher cholesterol levels; 
  • osteoporosis, characterized by brittle, porous bones and frequent bone fractures; 
  • impaired bone mineralization which, in children, can cause rickets (bone softening) which may lead to bone deformities, fractures, or stunted growth; 
  • osteomalacia (bone softening) in adults; loss of bone mineralization in the jaw; tooth decay or periodontal disease; higher levels of lead in bones and teeth; brittle or misshapen nails; rheumatoid arthritis that leads to joint swelling and pain; 
  • insomnia; lethargy or chronic fatigue; 
  • poor appetite; 
  • severe deficiency can cause excessive nerve activity that leads to spasmodic contractions of skeletal muscles, symptomized by tingling fingers, toes or lips, numbness in arms or legs, and muscle pain or severe muscular cramps or spasms
Chloride Deficiency 
  •  loss of appetite
  • muscle weakness
  • lethargy
  • dehydration
  • deficiency leads to alkalosis, a condition in which body fluids have excess base (alkali), that can result in dangerously high blood pH and excessive loss of potassium in urine (which in turn causes hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis with symptoms that include loss of control of muscle function which might lead to breathing and swallowing difficulties). 
Chromium  Deficiency 
  • insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, which affects the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugar; leading to high blood sugar levels that may result in type 2 diabetes 
  • elevated blood insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia); high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol levels, and/or high triglyceride levels; high blood pressure.
Copper Deficiency 
  • impaired nerve function that may lead to lower taste sensitivity and lack of physical coordination osteoporosis, osteopenia (lower bone mineral density than normal, but not as low as for osteoporosis) and joint problems
  • retarded growth or abnormalities in bone development in infants and young children
  • anemia that is characterized by lack of improvement with iron therapy alone
  • loss of skin or hair color; impaired immune function that may lead to frequent infections
  • inelastic blood vessels that rupture easily
  • elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower HDL (good) cholesterol levels
  • irregular heart beat
  • breathing difficulties
  • fatigue and weakness
  • skin sores
  •  hypothyroidism
  • Menkes disease that occurs mostly in male infants, characterized by sparse greyish or colorless twisted hair, and floppy muscle tone.
Fluoride Deficiency 
  • badly formed or weak teeth or increase in tooth cavities
  •  brittle or weak bones, fractured hips in the elderly.
Iodine  Deficiency 
  •  goiter characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland which may cause a choking feeling or difficulty with breathing and swallowing
  • hypothyroidism (under-production of thyroid hormones) which can lead to brittle dry hair, hair loss, brittle nails, coarse dry pale skin, anemia, intolerance to cold, fatigue or weakness, depression, irritability, poor memory, weight gain, muscle or joint pain, constipation, decreased libido, abnormal menstrual cycles
  • impaired immune system
  • hearing loss in children
  • severe deficiency during pregnancy, breast feeding or infancy can lead to neuro-cognitive defects in the baby, and problems with growth, speech and hearing; a particularly severe form of it is cretinism, characterized by brain damage or major mental retardation, speech problems, hearing loss, apathy, spasticity, and stunted growth
Iron  Deficiency
  •  anemia, with symptoms that may include headaches, dizziness, irritability, pale skin, cold hands and feet, lack of energy, rapid heartbeat, low immune function, brittle nails, shortness of breath, sore or inflamed tongue or mouth, lack of appetite, blood in stools, restless legs syndrome
  • food cravings for inedible items such as ice, paint, starch, clay, or dirt; increased intestinal inflammation or irritation
  • depression or apathy
  • insomnia or disturbed sleep
  • decrease in ability to concentrate
  • impaired mental skills that can affect memory and job performance
  • learning disabilities and short attention spans in children
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • brittle hair; hair loss
  • nails that are spoon-shaped or that have ridges running lengthwise 
Magnesium  Deficiency 
  •  over activation of nerve and muscle impulses, leading to tremors or hyper excitability or irritability and nervousness
  • muscle weakness, twitching or spasm, cramp, fatigue
  • mental confusion, disorientation, or apathy; affects calcium metabolism, leading to low blood levels of calcium, and softening and weakening of bones
  • low blood levels of potassium
  • increased risk of stroke
  • elevated blood pressure
  • insulin resistance linked to blood sugar imbalances and type 2 diabetes
  • loss of appetite, headaches, nausea, vomiting; studies show migraine sufferers tend to have lower magnesium levels
  • depression
  • disturbed sleep or insomnia or sleepiness
  • poor memory and reduced learning ability
  • increased heartbeat or abnormal heart rhythms
  • muscle contractions, tingling or numbness
  • severe deficiency can also cause seizures, delirium and hallucinations
Manganese Deficiency 
  • nausea or dizziness
  • vomiting; skin rash
  • hearing loss
  • iron deficiency anemia, due to manganese's role in iron utilization
  • high blood sugar levels (impaired glucose tolerance)
  • blood cholesterol levels that are too low; impaired bone growth or skeletal abnormalities, especially in children; excessive bone loss and weak hair and nails; loss of hair colour; defective functioning of the reproductive system
  • severe deficiency in infants can cause convulsions, and even paralysis, blindness and deafness. 
Molybdenum Deficiency 
  • increased respiratory or heart rate
  • night blindness
  • mouth and gum disorders
  • sexual impotence in older males
  • sulfite sensitivity. 
  • abnormal excretion of sulfur metabolites, hypothyroxine and xanthine, and low uric acid concentration.
Phosphorus Deficiency 
  • poor bone formation and growth
  • rickets (bone softening) in children
  • osteomalacia (bone softening) in adult
  •  numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  •  difficulty walking
  • increased susceptibility to infection
  • fatigue or muscle weakness
  • anemia
  • loss of appetite and changes to weight. 
Potassium Deficiency 
  • confusion or irritability
  • fatigue due to decrease in glycogen stored
  • muscle weakness or twitching or spasms
  • breakdown of muscle fibres
  • leg or other muscle cramps
  • muscular paralysis (in cases of severe potassium deficiency coupled with excessive thyroid hormones in the blood)
  • shortness of breath or poor lung function, and even lung paralysis in serious cases
  • abnormal heart rhythms
  • intestinal paralysis leading to constipation. 
Selenium Deficiency 
  •  weaker immune system leading to susceptibility to stress and illnesses
  • greater incidence of cancer, especially gynecological, gastrointestinal, esophageal, lung, and prostate cancer; rheumatoid arthritis patients tend to have low blood levels of selenium
  • elevated blood pressure
  • risk of atherosclerosis leading to heart or coronary artery disease
  • impaired thyroid function (a common symptom of this deficiency) leading to hypothyroidism symptomized by lethargy, fatigue, intolerance to cold, depression, constipation, weight gain, heavy menstruation, dry skin, and hair loss
  • loose skin
  • hair or skin discoloration
  • whitened fingernail beds
  • Keshan disease (heart disorder characterized by inflamed heart muscles)
  • Kashin-Beck disease (disabling disease of bones and joints, characterized by stunted growth, bone deterioration, and deformity of joints)
  • severe deficiency coupled with malnutrition can cause muscle breakdown characterized by pain or weakness in the muscles.
Sodium Deficiency 
  • dehydration
  • low blood sugar; heart palpitations; muscle cramps; weakness or lethargy; confusion or disorientation
  • slurred speech
  • nausea; seizures, coma, or death in extreme cases if left untreated. 
Zinc Deficiency 
  • impaired sense of smell and taste
  • impaired immune function
  • susceptibility to pneumonia and other infections in malnourished children and the elderly
  • skin ulcers
  • slow wound healing
  • retarded growth in infants and children
  • delayed sexual maturation
  • hypogonadism in males (where the body does not produce enough testosterone hormone)
  • impotence
  • reduced thyroid hormone output; lowered glucose tolerance with increased risk of diabetes
  • decreased metabolic rate
  • mental lethargy; depression; lack of appetite
  • unexplained weight loss
  • diarrhea
  • hair loss
  • skin rashes or skin lesion
  • eye lesions
  • night blindness. 


Do your own Research 
Here YAHOO  or here GOOGLE

I strongly suggest that rather then to guess at what your body
needs in vitamins and minerals, that you see a naturopath, 
be muscle tested, or test for any imbalances.


  • Read all side effects of any drug before filling prescription. Tell your pharmacist all the herbs and other drugs you are presently taking.
  • Herbs are potent medicines. Misuse or incorrect dosage can lead to serious health problems. Whenever using herbs as a supplement, I highly recommend seeing an alternative health care practitioner who understands the effects and dosages before taking them and tests them for interactions with each other and with other support products. 
  • Do not mix herbs and/or drugs unless you have researched each or consulted with a health care professional.
  • Just because drugs or herbs individually are good for you, it does not mean they can be taken together. Certain things taken with another can cause serious problems, even your life. Always muscle test all your support products to test if they can be safely taken with each other.
  • Misconception!!!!! Because I have Lyme I need a long list of support products. False!! False!! False!!  All your body needs is:
    • A balance of vitamins and minerals
    • A simple Omega 3 
    • A Lymph stimulator, a flusher, a pathway opener.
    • A liver support
    • Good nutrition
  • Self induced illness: Too, too many people come to me with a whole layer of self induced illness from taking long lists of unnecessary support products, products that have never been tested for interactions with other things they are ingesting as well as things that are being toxic to their body, things that throw their hormones off  balance, and more. This self-induced layer of illness cause more symptoms and they again go buy other things to treat the new symptoms. Now, these many things are now causing them severe symptoms which causes them to believe they still have Lyme or blame the symptoms on Lyme. One of the worst cases I know of was the one who's interactions caused her a stroke. Support products , drugs, herbs, etc. are potent, even overdose of vitamins or minerals. The less ingested the safer you remain. 
  • Symptoms are all caused by something. Treat the cause not the symptoms!!!


Do your own Research 
Here YAHOO  or here GOOGLE

I strongly suggest that rather then to guess at what your body
needs in vitamins and minerals, that you see a naturopath, 
be muscle tested, or dowse for any imbalances.



All content on this web site  is composed by Louise Jenner, Lyme literate Coach. All information is taken from her experiences, her research, and common knowledge. It is written in simplified form for easy knowledge aquirement by the sick so they can free themselves of the infections in least time possible.

My shared information is for making the sick's life easier. It is not to be copied or republished on other websites, blogs, or forums!
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This page last updated September, 2016.