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No one actually knows how much of vitamins, minerals, are essential nutrients that you need for your body. You age is a factor as well as your basic genetics, your diet contributes to the answer as well as the time you eat. Doctors know that the amount of vitamins, minerals, or essential nutrients depend on each person and even depend on each day. They also know that you cannot go wrong by taking a daily multivitamin every day.Small deficiencies of vitamins or minerals are common among most people however to see serious cases of deficiency of vitamins, minerals, or essential nutrients is rare to say the least. People over the age of sixty will commonly have a deficiency of vitamin B-12 and if the common public will be deficient in anything it will usually be one of these, B6, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, folic acid, magnesium, vitamin and zinc.

What happens?

Even if you only have a small shortage it has the potential to generate huge problems in your health over a long period of time. For an example if you are lacking in vitamin D and/or calcium you may be open to the risk of developing something called osteoporosis. If you don’t get a sufficient amount of folic acid or vitamin B6 it can potentially increase your chances of heart disease. There are different diseases that can potentially take certain vitamins, minerals, or essential nutrients from the body for an example the antioxidant vitamins in the body can be exhausted by diabetes and ulcerative colitis, pancreatitis, and Crohn's disease can take away vitamins D, E, and K from the body.

Effects of HIV

HIV unfortunately will take away just about every vitamin and mineral in your body, smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol will also have the same effect. If you are a host of the HPV virus, the one that causes cervical cancer will also remove the vitamins and minerals A and beta-carotene in your body.

General medicines

Any medicines you are or have taken will have affected your body’s balance of vitamins, minerals, or essential nutrients for an example if you have taken medication for lowering your cholesterol level then that will get in the way of the construction of coenzyme Q10. Lasix is supplied to people after they have suffered a heart attack unfortunately this drug will remove B vitamins, magnesium, and potassium. It is an unfortunate fact that the majority of prescription drugs will make changes to the storage of vitamins and deny the body of their advantages.

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