Vitamin Needs: Decode Your Nutritional Puzzle

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Vitamins play an essential role in your overall well-being. If you have a lack of energy, you struggle with brain fog, your hormones feel off and you’re having gut issues, this blog will help you understand why you need vitamins and which ones will support your body.


Vital Vitamins: How They Support Your Body

Basic vitamins and minerals are used to run ALL biochemical pathways: proper cellular respiration and energy production, prevention of virtually all chronic disease, hormones, detoxification, brain function... everything! Vitamins are like the superheroes of our body, playing essential roles in keeping us healthy and thriving.

Each vitamin has its own unique superpower that supports different aspects of our well-being. Vitamin C swoops in to strengthen our immune system and keep our skin glowing. Vitamin D teams up with calcium to build strong bones and keep our mood sunny. The B vitamins provide the energy boost we need to conquer our day, while vitamin A ensures our eyesight is sharp and our immune system is on high alert.

These vitamins work together as a dream team, ensuring our body functions at its best. So, when it comes to meeting your vitamin needs, it's important to understand their superpowers and make sure you have the right balance for your body's optimal performance.

Symptoms that Speak Your Language:

Let's take a look at the symptoms that may be waving their red flags due to potential vitamin deficiencies. Don't be surprised if you recognize these mischievous signs wreaking havoc in your life:

  • Feeling constantly tired and lacking energy can be a sign of vitamin B12, vitamin D, or iron deficiency.

  • Frequent illnesses, slow wound healing, and recurrent infections may be linked to insufficient vitamin C, vitamin D, copper and/or zinc levels.

  • Dry, rough, or flaky skin, as well as frequent acne breakouts, can indicate a deficiency in vitamins A, C, E, or essential fatty acids.

  • Experiencing hair thinning, hair loss, or brittle nails might be associated with inadequate levels of biotin (B5), vitamin D, or iron.

  • Memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and mental fatigue can be linked to insufficient levels of vitamin B12, vitamin D, or omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, irritability, and anxiety could be related to deficiencies in vitamin D, B vitamins, or omega-3 fatty acids.


If any of these symptoms hit close to home, trust me, you're not alone. I also struggled with debilitating fatigue that seemed to weigh me down every single day. It felt like I was constantly dragging myself through life, relying on sheer willpower to accomplish even the simplest tasks. The exhaustion was overwhelming, and no amount of sleep or rest seemed to alleviate it. Or the dry skin that seemed resistant to even the most hydrating lotions, persistent breakouts that were supposed to fade away with adulthood, and the heartbreaking experience of hair loss and bald spots.

But let me tell you, there is hope. By addressing underlying vitamin deficiencies, I was able to witness a transformation in my health and well-being.Yup, these can all be signs your body is lacking key nutrients it needs to function – even if you’re consuming them!

So how can start to get those key vitamins your body needs? 

Gain exclusive access to my Gut Glow Up guide, which will help you replenish those nutrients through food as well as fire up your metabolism, energy and digestion! 

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Hi, I'm Elishia!

Your Gut Health Nutritionist. I'm on a mission to revolutionize healthcare by supporting women who have been dismissed by traditional methods. With a holistic approach, I uncover the root causes of issues like poor digestion and exhaustion, guiding my clients towards vibrant health and a positive relationship with food. Join me in my blog series to gain transformative insights on understanding your body and embracing a new approach to wellness.