Vitamin F Deficiency


Under normal circumstances, most foods which are rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid are the best sources of vitamin f. Some good examples of such foods include nuts, sunflower seed oil, grape seed oil and fish. You can also choose some commercial supplements depending on the individual’s diet and health status, Generally, consumption of sufficient vitamin f will bring great benefits for the immune system and the balance of hormone in the body. It can also basic building blocks of some parts of our body like the hair, skin and nail. In order to avoid the deficiency of such vitamins, you should ensure that the daily intake is adequate.


It is believed that foods rich in Omega family fatty acid also often contain a lot of vitamin f. Fish oil is one of the best sources of this kind of vitamin. Some good examples of such fish includes mackerel, tuna, salmon, trout and so on. Vegetarians can choose some nut products like flax seed oil, grape seed oil and evening primrose oil. In addition, most cooking oil products such as canola oil, nuts such as walnuts and sunflower seeds, beans and avocado also contains a large amount of vitamin f.

Sometimes it is difficult to obtain enough vitamin f just via daily diet. In such situation it is necessary to take some commercial supplements. Nutritional experts usually recommend people who are extremely lack of this type of vitamin should also be taking other nutritional supplements as well. These categories usually include people who are overweight, people who usually take low-fat diet, and people with a weak immune system. These commercial health pills should be stored in light-resistant bottle and be stored in room temperature.

Deficiency of vitamin f may cause a variety of disorders such as over amount of dandruff, thinning or hair loss, dry skin, eczema, acne and so on. Some people may also experience stomach cramps or diarrhea. Serious deficiency can even lead to damages on heart, kidney and liver, weakened immune system, abnormal blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol levels.

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