Supplements aren’t intended to replace food. They can’t replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods, such as fruits and
Whole foods offer three main benefits over dietary supplements
– Greater nutrition
– Essential Fiber
– Protective substances.
Below are some of the visible symptoms on vitamin deficiencies if you do not have any other ailments. However, it is always good to consult a physician to be sure.
Ridges on the nails
Thinning of hairs
Hair loss of more than 20 strands
Cracks in the corners of the mouth
Scaly patches and dandruff
Red or white bumps on the skin
Restless leg syndrome
Reduced digestive function
Poor night vision and
white growths on the eyes
The idea behind food supplements, also called dietary or nutritional
supplements, is to deliver nutrients that may not be consumed in
sufficient quantities. Food supplements can be vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and other substances delivered in the form of pills, tablets, capsules, liquid, etc.
Talk to your child’s doctor if you’re concerned about whether your child is getting the recommended level of vitamins and minerals. A multivitamin might be helpful for your child if he or she Has:
– delay in physical and developmental growth (failure to thrive)
– certain chronic diseases or food allergies
– restrictive diet