The health consequences of this ARE SEVERE…
and solution IS CRITICAL…
The foundation of health is based on adequate nutrition with micro-nutrients playing a vital role in your overall health. Micro-nutrients are dietary components, often referred to as vitamins and minerals, which, although only required by the body in small amounts, are vital to development, disease prevention, and well being. Micro-nutrients are not produced in the body and must be derived from the diet. Micro-nutrients are essential elements needed by life in small quantities. These substances are the “magic wands” that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for proper growth and development. However, as tiny as the amounts are, the consequences of their absence are severe. Iodine, Vitamin A, and iron are most important in global public health terms. A lack in these mincronutrients represents a major threat to the health and development of populations the world over, particularly children and pregnant women in low-income countries. Thus, we live in a hungry world, plagued by two extreme conditions:
- Being overfed and malnourished: caused by poor nutrition, resulting in obesity
- Being underfed and malnourished: caused by poverty, resulting in poor access to good nutrition
Both conditions have one underlying similarity: the lack of adequate balanced nutrition. Deficiencies in micro-nutrients such as iron, iodine, vitamin A, folate and zinc can have devastating consequences. At least half of children worldwide ages six months to five years suffer from one or more micro-nutrient deficiency, and globally more than two billion people are affected2. These two billion people worldwide who suffer from micro-nutrient malnutrition face the physical and social – and therefore also the economic – consequences of that deprivation. 45% of Americans lack in micro-nutrients. This burden of knowledge compels us to act.
So how do you know if you are micro-nutrient deficient?
Below are some symptoms your body will signal:
- Muscle cramps
- Cracks at the corners of your mouth
- Hair loss and a red, scaly rash (especially on your face)
- Red or white acne-like bumps (cheeks, arms, thighs, and buttocks)
- Tingling, prickling, and numbness in your hands and feet
- Slow growth and development in children
- Unexplained fatigue
- Muscle weakness or loss of muscle
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Pale skin and thinning of hair
- Memory loss
- Mouth ulcers
- Ridged nails or nails with white spots
A method of prevention and nutrient balance? Prodigy-5.
A global product for a global problem…