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Check out this list of deficiency symptoms and treatments. This is a guideline only. Please check with our naturopath to ensure this is the right supplement for you. 


 

Symptom

Deficiency / treatment / cause

Alcohol Toxicity

Livco liver formula,tresos  multivitamin, magnesium biocomplex with zinc. spirullina

Bone Diseases/joint inflammation

Glucosamine, Fish Oil, Multivitamin, krill oil, mediherb curcuma active

Bitot's spots - foamy patches on conjunctiva

vitamin A

Blood Sugar/Diabetes Type 2

Chromium, magnesium, gynema sylvestre, liver herbs - livco, gluco support

Cataracts (lens becomes opaque)

vitamins B2, beta AC, antioxidants, spirulina, krill oil

Cramps

magnesium biocomplex

Color-blindness

vitamin A

Conjunctivitis

vitamins A, B2, C (B6, zinc), BETA ACE

Glaucoma

magnesium, vitamin C (B2, B1,salt)

Headaches

Magnesium, liver herbs,nevaton, kava, chaste tree, wild yam, email naturopath

Insomnia

Magnesium, valerian, zizyphus, nevaton,stress management

Infected, ulcerating eyes (keratomalacia)

vitamin A (vitamins C, B2, B6, zinc), beta ace

Itching, burning, watery, sandy eyes

Fish oil, krill oil, vitamin B2,

Liver disease

Liver herbs livco, mediherb hipepe, multivitamin email naturopath, refer gp

Low Energy

Multivitamin, Magnesium, treat liver (livco), schisandra, siberian ginseng, spirulina

Macular degeneration

  

  

vitamins A, B2, B6, magnesium, zinc, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, esp. lutein & zeaxanthin, ginkgo biloba, bilberry, eyebright, fish oil, beta ace, krill oil!

  

Menopause

  

  

  

PMS

  

  

wild yam complex, valarian complex(with zizyphus for sleep and night flushes)

  

Magnesium, zinc, fish oil,krill oil liver herbs (livco), chaste tree (email naturopath)

  

  

Sensitive eyes, fear of strong light (photophobia)

  

  

vitamins B2, A, magnesium 300 biocomplex, bioceuticals ultra musleze

  

Skin-deficiency Symptoms

Symptom

Deficiency / Treatment / Cause

Acne

vitamins A, E, B2, B6, C, niacin, biotin, zinc, Fish Oil, liver herbs (livco), nevaton, kava,stress management, may require naturopathic consultation

Addison's disease - adrenal exhaustion: increased tanning, especially on skin-folds, scars, elbows, knees; black freckles

all B vitamins (multivitamin), especially pantothenic acid; vitamin C; all minerals, digestive enzymes, allergy testing, avoid sweet

food

Arterial spiders (fine branching arteries on face, neck, chest)

antioxidants, bioflavonoids, calcium, liver herbs, mediherb bilberryBETA ACE

Brown discoloration around small joints

vitamin B12 in tresos b

Brown skin spots

Antioxidants –BETA AC (weak liver), liver herbs (livco)

Digestive Disorders

Liver Herbs (livco), probiotics, slippery elm, mediherb hi pep

Dry skin

vitamins A, C, EFA (essential fatty acids i.e. fish oils) krill oil, beta ac,

Eczema, skin ulcers

vitamin C, B2, B6, zinc, magnesium, EFA, allergy test, cleanse, fish oil, liver herbs (livco), nevaton for stress

Eczema, infantile

EPA, zinc, vitamin B6,

Edema

vitamin B6, zinc (also vitamin C, magnesium, avoid salt)

Fingers white, numb, stiff, swellings (Raynaud's disease)

vitamins B6, B1, antioxidants, niacin, magnesium/calcium, EFA

Fungus infections (e.g. athlete's foot, ringworm)

B vitamins, (external tea tree oil)

Gangrene

vitamins C, E, B1 , magnesium, spirulina, curcuma active,

Greasy dermatitis around eyes, nose

vitamin B6, zinc

Greasy skin eruptions (seborrhea)

vitamin B2

Hot flushes

 wild yam complex, vitamin E, boron, magnesium, calcium, see naturopath

Infections of the skin (boils, cold sores, impetigo, and so on)

B6, magnesium, Beta ACE

Itching

vitamins B, C, fish oil,allergy tests , liver herbs (livco)

Jaundice

vitamins C, E, A, B12, B6, lecithin, magnesium, zinc (treat liver) Livco

Over-sensitivity to sunlight

Magnesium vitamin B6, zinc, beta-carotene, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, ,

Pale skin

biotin, folic acid, vitamin B6, , iron (only if sign of iron deficiency are present) tresos b multivitamin,

Prickly-heat rash

vitamin C beta ac,

Psoriasis

as for acne and Stress management nevaton, krill oil, fish oil, beta ace, magnesium biocomplex, curcuma active!!!!

Purplish or blue-black skin areas

vitamin C, B2, bioflavonoids

Rash

allergy test, vitamin C, fish oils, calendula cream

Red-brown, often symmetrical discoloration of skin exposed to the sun, later ulceration

niacin or nicotinamide (folic acid), found in a multivitamin

Red-brown or dark-red spots

manganese

Rosacea (redness of part of face)

Beta AC, vitamin B2

Scaly dermatitis

Fish Oil, Beta AC, biotin

Scaly eczema around nose, ears, scrotum, vulva

Fish oil, beta AC, vitamin B2,

Scar tissue

vitamin E

Scleroderma (hardening and swelling of skin)

vitamin E, C, A, magnesium, tea tree oil

Sensitivity to insect bites

vitamin C, B1, calcium, calendula cream

Shingles

vitamins B12, C, A, B, E, zinc, lysine,

Skin cancer

vitamins A, B6, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, carotenes, chlorophyll, propolis, zinc, may assist alongside medical care

Stretch-marks

vitamins E, B6, zinc

Subcutaneous bleeding (red or purplish spots under the skin, bruises easily)

vitamin C, bioflavonoids and rutin, grape seed extract, beta ace

Swellings (for example, face)

zinc, magnesium, vitamins B6, B12

Vaginal itching

vitamins B2, E, C (avoid synthetic underwear, treat Candida), probiotic bioceuticals sb floactiv

Warts, moles

BETA AC, homeopathic thuja.

Weals on the skin (urticaria)

vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin C, allergy test

White skin patches (vitiligo)

pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, zinc, multivitamin

Wrinkles or aging skin

fish oils, bioflavonoids , BETA AC, co q10, krill oil, spirulina

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