As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” While this is mostly true in that if you stuff yourself full of processed foods and sugary snacks made of nothing but empty calories, you’re probably not going to feel up for running a marathon or even chasing your kids around the yard. Creating a sound foundation of cell health is always going to be the first step on the road to all-around well-being.

However, when you miss out on just one or two essential phytonutrients that your cells need for basic functions, you could feel a big difference when you need your body at its best. In fact, the symptoms of some vitamin deficiencies can be so widespread that you might confuse them for illnesses like the flu or something even worse. Instead, take a look at these common signs that you need to fuel your cells with the proper vitamins before it’s too late.

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