Immunity Power & Vitamins: Know Your Vitamin Deficiency

You can only provide vitamins to your body by including them in your food. Human body requires Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, B-complex to be healthy.

Vartika TomarVartika Tomar   6 Oct 2018 9:18 AM GMT

Immunity Power & Vitamins: Know Your Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamin deficiency is a major cause for various diseases according to doctors. It affects every age group differently. Know which vitamin deficiency may cause which diseases and how you can avoid it. Vitamins are the food components. Your body requires them in small amounts. They are carbon compounds. A carbon compound that your body can not produce sufficiently is called Vitamin. You can only provide vitamins to your body by including them in your food. Human body requires Vitamin A, B, C, D, E, B-complex to be healthy. Nutritionist Dr Surabhi Jain is revealing about which Vitamin gives what to your body.

Vitamin A

There are two forms of Vitamin A- Retinol and Keratin. Vitamin A is essential for eyes. Vitamin A helps our body to maintain skin, hairs, nails, glands, teeth and bones. Vitamin A deficiency triggers Eye diseases like night blindness, Spots in the white area of the eyes. It helps in maintaining the calcium levels in our blood and makes our bones strong.


To avoid Vitamin A deficiency, you should take beetroot, carrot, cottage cheese, milk, tomato, green vegetables, Yellow coloured fruits. They are the rich source of Vitamin A.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B helps our body cells. It is an important role player in making our gene and DNA and in their repair and reconstruction. It has multiple complexes. B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 and B12 help in mind, spine and some parts of our veins. Red blood cells in our body get generated by the help of Vitamin B. Its deficiency may cause BeriBeri, skin problems, amimia and feeble mind. Vitamin B deficiency can be caused by hereditary problems. Intestinal surgery and bariatric surgery can also cause vitamin B deficiency. It's common to find Vitamin B deficiency in vegetarians.

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Non-Vegetarian items like fish, meat, eggs, are the rich source of Vitamin B. Vegetarians can overcome vitamin B deficiency by having milk and its by-products. vegetables growing under the soil like potato, carrot and radish also carry small amounts of Vitamin B.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is another important compound to complete basic chemical actions in your body. It helps in making complex compounds, sending sensations to the nerves, or for channelizing energy in your body. Vitamin C is needed for the normal functioning of your body. It's an ascorbic acid which is found in every citrus fruit like lemon, orange, guava etc. Vitamin C deficiency may lead to disease scurvy. You feel tired, Weakness in muscles, bleeding in gums and spots in the legs. Vitamin C deficiency also impacts your immune system.


Vitamin C is found in Juicy citrus fruits in abundant amounts. These fruits are Gooseberry, orange, lemon, berries, Jackfruit, mint, grapes, tomato, apple. Amaranth seeds and Spinach are the good sources of Vitamin C.

Vitamin K

This Vitamin is soluble in water. And Vitamin K deficiency made lead to excessive bleeding as your blood stops clotting.


Green Vegetables, Sprouts and Fruits.

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Vitamin D

Sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D. Whenever our open skin comes in contact with the ultra-violate rays of the Sun, our skin starts making Vitamin D by absorbing these rays. Vitamin D supply can be maintained by exposing our skin to sunlight for just two times a week for only 10-15 minutes. Vitamin D deficiency may cause bone weakness, Deformations of bones. Obesity may increase the risk of Vitamin D deficiency. Obese people should focus on losing weight along with taking enough vitamin D.


Sun is believed as the best source of Vitamin D. Apart from that, milk, eggs, chicken, soybean and fish also contain Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is your powerhouse for your immunity system. It protects your body against allergies and maintains cholesterol levels of your body. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble Vitamin. It also works as an antioxidant. It has 8 variants. Its deficiency can harm your reproductive capabilities.


Vitamin E is found in eggs, dry fruits, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, green vegetables, sweet potato and in mustard. Apart from that, vegetable oil, wheat, chickpeas, barley, dates and rice starch are also a good source of Vitamin E.

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