7 Nutrients You Can't Get from Plants

Hair loss is irritating and embarrassing. Most people express themselves or crown themselves with hair. Stress, medical conditions, and vitamin deficiencies can damage hair. 

1. Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is found nearly exclusively in animal-based foods such fish, meat, dairy, and eggs.  Red blood cells, neurons, and brain function depend on this water-soluble nutrient, also known as cobalamin.  

2. Creatine

Animal meals include creatine. Your muscles store most of it, but your brain stores some. It gives muscle cells easy access to energy, increasing strength and endurance.  

3. Carnosine

Antioxidant carnosine is found in human and animal muscles and brains. It's crucial for muscle function, and high carnosine levels minimize fatigue and improve performance.  

4. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

Vitamin D Hair follicle cycle and regeneration depend on vitamin D. Hair loss is connected to vitamin D deficiency. 

5. Docosahexaenoic acid

DHA is essential for brain growth and function. Deficient DHA can damage mental health and brain function, especially in children. Pregnant women with poor DHA consumption may damage embryonic brain development.  

6. Heme iron

Only meat, especially red meat, contains heme iron. It absorbs better than plant-based non-heme iron.  

7. Taurine

Taurine is a sulfur molecule present in the brain, heart, and kidneys. It may be involved in muscle function, bile salt production, and antioxidant defenses.   


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