Since micronutrients cannot be produced by the body or can only be produced inadequately, we have to cover our needs with our daily food. For this reason, some (micro-)nutrients as well as macronutrients are regarded as essential or necessary. But what actually happens if we consume too few of these helpful substances and thus suffer from a lack of micronutrients?
Even slight deficiencies – which incidentally occur very frequently in our latitudes – can have numerous negative health consequences. Tiredness, paleness, lack of concentration, listlessness, frequent colds, hair loss and weak immune system can be an indication of an existing undersupply. Unfortunately, however, these signs are to a certain extent unspecific, so that a connection with a nutrient deficiency is often unfortunately not recognized. Not least because the signals – depending on the missing micronutrient – can be very different.
However, if these signals are consistently ignored and there is an undersupply over a long period of time, serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart problems or cancer can unfortunately result. Getting to the bottom of the symptoms is therefore not only sensible, but essential. Especially if you suffer from a high level of stress, are at an advanced age or are pregnant, for example, you should make sure that you are sufficiently supplied – because in this case your body needs an increased supply of nutrients.