Many people assume that they get plenty of vitamins. They think that if they eat a basically healthy diet, they will certainly get all of the nutrients they need. And they may think that nutrient deficiencies are only for people in developing nations. But that’s just not true.
In fact, about 92% of people in the US have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, or have suboptimal intake. That is despite the fact that most people in the US are overweight or obese, and get enough calories and protein. So do you have a vitamin deficiency? And how can PatchAid Vitamin Patches help?
Vitamin Deficiencies Are Common
The USDA and CDC report that vitamin deficiencies are rampant in the US, with a significant portion of people having multiple nutrient deficiencies or suboptimal intake of more than one vitamin and/or mineral. Some of the common ones are:
- B vitamins
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
PatchAid has patches with all of these nutrients, including certain patches that contain exceptionally high amounts for specific people.
Who Gets Vitamin Deficiencies
Anyone can get a vitamin deficiency. It definitely is linked to diet quality, as risk increases with a lower-nutrient diet. People who have had weight loss surgery, older adults, and people living in winter climates may also have deficiencies. Overweight and underweight people are also at higher risk. A vitamin patch can help prevent or treat a deficiency.
Signs of a Vitamin Deficiency
Signs depend on which nutrients are deficient. You might experience fatigue, changes in hair, skin, or nails, increased infections, changes in mood, or shortness of breath. Or you may not notice symptoms.
Keep in mind that not all deficiencies cause symptoms that you can detect early on. For example, calcium deficiency may not be apparent for years, until bone density is tested and found to be low.
And, it is important to treat vitamin deficiencies as early as possible. That is because some deficiencies can lead to permanent damage if they are not treated in time. For example, that is the case with peripheral neuropathy from severe vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin Patches for Deficiencies
Vitamin and mineral supplements can help prevent or treat deficiencies, as long as your doctor approves of your choices. And you don’t have to take oral supplements such as pills or liquids. PatchAid Vitamin Patches are easy choices for taking vitamins.
- It does not matter whether you use PatchAid Patches with or without food, since they are absorbed through the stomach.
- They do not cause gastrointestinal discomfort or an upset stomach because they are absorbed through the skin, not through the digestive system.
- You can use them for up to 8 hours each and during that time, you can take a shower, work out, and continue your regular activities.
It may be time to take action if you might be among the 92% of the population with at least one deficiency in a vitamin or mineral. The first step is to talk to your doctor about your concerns, and see if she recommends any testing or other assessment. Then ask which PatchAid patches may be right for you to prevent or correct a nutrient deficiency. With almost no effort, you can get high doses of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs.