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Deficiency diseases and Sources of Nutrients

Deficiency diseases and Sources of Nutrients:

NutrientConstituentDeficiency DiseasesSources
Vitamin ARetinol, Retinoic Acid, Beta-CaroteneNight-blindnessCarrots, Papaya, Milk, Cheese, Fish Liver Oil, Green Vegetables etc.
Vitamin B1ThiamineBeriberiBrewer’s Yeast, Whole Grain, Oatmeal, Legumes, Peanuts, Dried Soybean, Sunflower Seeds etc.
Vitamin B2RiboflavinAriboflavinosisBeef Liver, Lamb, Milk, Mushroom, Spinach, Almonds etc.
Vitamin B3Niacin or Nicotinic AcidPellagraTuna, Chicken, Turkey, Mushrooms , Bacon, Broccoli, Veal etc.
Vitamin B5Pantothenic AcidAcne, ParesthesiaChicken Liver, Sunflower Seeds, Salmon, Avocados, Corn, Broccoli, Mushroom etc.
Vitamin B6Pyridoxine, Pyridoxal, PyridoxamineDandruff-like eruptions, Pink eye, EpilepsyFish, Beef Liver, Potatoes & other starchy vegetables, Fruit (other than citrus) etc.
Vitamin B7BiotinGrowth & Neurological Disorders in InfantsRaw Egg Yolk, Liver, Peanuts, Yeast, Whole-wheat Bread, Cheddar Cheese, Pork etc.
Vitamin B9Folic AcidMacrocytic Anaemia, Birth DefectsDark Leafy Greens like Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Citrus Fruits, Beans, Peas, Lentils, Avocados etc.
Vitamin B12Various CobalaminsMacrocytic Anaemia, Memory Loss, Pernicious Anaemia, Mania, Psychosis, ParalysisSeafood, Beef, Chicken, Eggs etc.
Vitamin CL-Ascorbic AcidScurvyAmla, Guava, Chillis, Kiwi, Broccoli, Orange, Papaya, Lemon, etc.
Vitamin DCalciferol (D2) & Cholecalciferol (D3)Rickets, OsteomalaciaSunlight, Mushrooms, Alfalfa, Fish Liver Oils, Cooked Egg Yolk, etc.
Vitamin ETochopherols & TocotrienolsRed Blood Cell Destruction, Ataxia, Retinopathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Reproductive FailureWheat Germ Oil, Canola Oil, Sunflower Oil, Almond Oil, Hazelnuts, Peanuts etc.
Essential Fatty AcidsOmega 3 (Alpha Linolenic Acid) and Omega 6 (Linolenic Acid)Several bodily processes afflicted, Skin AilmentsFish Oils, Flaxseed Oil, Hemp Oil, Olive Oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Leafy Vegetables etc.
Vitamin KPhylloquinone (K1), Menaquinone (K2)Lack of Clotting of Blood, Lack of Tissue RenewalGreen Leafy Vegetables etc.
IronAnaemia, ArrhythmiaRed Meat, Seafood, Egg Yolk, Bananas, Apple, Green Vegetables, Broccoli, Beans, Pumpkin Seeds etc.
PotassiumHigh Blood Pressure, Arrhythmia, Muscle Weakness, Myalgia, Muscle Cramps, Constipation, Respiratory Depression, ParalysisMeat, Milk, Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains etc.
CalciumOsteoporosis, Hypocalcemia, OstopeniaMilk and Milk Products, Eggs, Wheatgrass etc.
MagnesiumDeterioration of Metabolism & Cellular Functioning, Heart Attacks, Insulin ResistanceNuts and Seeds, Green Vegetables, Dark Chocolate, Whole Grains etc.
SodiumCognitive Impairment, Headaches, Nausea, Seizure, Coma, Electrolytic ImbalanceSalt, Fish, Meat, Vegetables etc.
ChlorineSalt, Milk, Meats, Vegetables etc.
PhosphorousMeat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Milk, Bananas etc.
IodineGoitre, Cretinism, Deterioration of Metabolism & Cellular Functioning,Iodised Salt, Sea Food, Green Vegetables, Raw Milk, Eggs etc.
ProteinKwashiorkorMeat, Seafood, Eggs, Pulses & Legumes, Milk & Milk Products etc.
Protein-EnergyMarasmusGrains, Pulses & Legumes, Meat, Milk & Milk Products, Eggs, Seafood etc.