Deficiency Table

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The following table shows the physiological action of each nutrient, and give you an idea of some of the symptoms and diseases associated with deficiency.

Essential Nutrient Physiological Action / Function Main Symptom Associated with Deficiency of Nutrient
Vitamin A / Beta Carotene Eye health - visual pigment
Skin health - epithelial repair
Antioxidant - immune support
Protein synthesis
Healthy lung function
Night blindness
Dry, bloodshot or gritty eyes
Age spots
Bleeding gums
Poor growth
Thiamin (B1) Blood production
Carbohydrate metabolism
Normal muscle tone
The 'morale vitamin'
Fatigue
Memory loss
Muscle cramps
Beri Beri
Riboflavin (B2) Reb blood cell production
Antibody production
Cell respiration & growth
Dermatitis
Cracks at the corners of the mouth, sore tongue
Niacin (B3) Nervous system function
Protein, fat & carbohydrate metabolism
Sex hormone synthesis
Oversensitivity to sunlight
Nervous symptoms
Cracked tongue
Pellagra