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Top Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency

Thursday, 04 Nov 2010 02:56 PM

One of the initial signs of vitamin C deficiency is weakness. People who do not have enough vitamin C may get tired very easily or have oral infections or bleeding, swollen gums. In addition, a bleeding nose is a common symptom of vitamin C deficiency. Generally, bleeding from the nose occurs when a person is exhausted or feeling hot. Inadequate red blood cells in the body also require vitamin C supplements. Anemia, therefore, is another sign of vitamin C deficiency. Lastly, tingly, heavy arms may indicate you need more vitamin C.

Vitamin C deficiency is also associated with high blood pressure, cancer, and gall bladder disease. Including lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet ensures that you are getting an adequate amount of vitamin C and prevents the risk of developing these conditions. Vitamin C supplements are also an option; look for effervescent vitamin C as well as vitamin C with bioflavonoids, substances that intensify the effect of vitamin C and complement it.

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