Why Should Vitamins and Minerals Be Taken as Supplements?

Main Causes of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency:

  • The consumption of ready-made foods, especially (fast food) foods, the acquisition of wrong eating habits that are rich in sugar and trans fats, and insufficient in terms of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
  • Insufficient fluid intake or consumption of high-calorie carbonated beverages.
  • Especially in the summer months, the lack of sufficient use of sunny weather.
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies resulting from excessive consumption of tea and coffee.
  • Prevalence of lactose intolerance, acute or chronic diseases.
  • Tooth loss, which is often seen in the elderly, but also in young people, impairs the chewing ability and leads to digestive system problems. Accordingly, malnutrition, decrease in the functionality of organs due to old age, deterioration in intestinal absorption and decrease in the feeling of lack of fluid in the elderly.
  • Some drug groups that are frequently used in treatment, antibiotics, pain relievers, proton pump inhibitors, drug groups used to reduce stomach acid, called (PPI) for short.
  • Widespread consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, and other addictive substances.
  • Stress, air pollution, sleep deprivation caused by city life.
  • Lack of awareness of healthy eating due to lack of education.
  • Athletes who exert excessive effort, those who do intense sports, those who make a living from physical work and have to work night shifts.
  • Economic inadequacy and poverty.
  • Insufficiencies in the production, consumption and storage conditions of foods such as vegetables and fruits.