Most Common Deficiencies

About 10 percent of the U.S. population has nutritional deficiencies–mostly for vitamins B6, D, and iron–according to a report  Common Nutrient Deficiencies released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s no surprise that we are not getting some of the most needed nutrients. GMO foods and pesticides are depleting soil nutrients which then are not getting into the food we eat.

Most Common Deficiencies

  • Iron - Women and children. Especially, Mexican-American children ages 1 to 5 years, and in non-Hispanic black women and Mexican-American women of childbearing age
  • Vitamin D – African and Mexican- Americans
  • Iodine (important for brain development for babies in womb) – Women 20 to 39 years of age had the lowest levels


Those findings come from the CDC’s analysis of blood and urine samples from participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data reports from 1999 through 2006. The researchers analyzed the samples for 58 biochemical indicators of nutritional status, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D and E, carotenoids, 24 different fatty acids, folate, and trace elements such as iron and iodine.

Bottom line: The CDC’S findings are a snapshot of our nation’s overall nutrition status… Differences in biochemical levels between groups do not necessarily suggest health problems, the CDC said. Independent research is needed to determine levels that indicate risk for disease.

Here are some food sources of nutrients people may be deficient in:

  • Vitamin B6 – Meats, whole grains, vegetables, and nuts
  • Vitamin B12 – fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products, and fortified breakfast cereals
  • Vitamin C – orange juice, grapefruit juice, peaches, sweet red peppers, and papayas
  • Vitamin D- fish, fortified milk products and other fortified foods such as breakfast cereals and orange juice
  • Iron- red meat, fish, poultry, lentils and beans
  • Iodine – dairy products and grains

Eating whole organic foods and taking supplements is the best thing to do.

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Second National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population

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