Recovering from major nutritional deficiencies growing up - What to do? Watch
Are there any extensive therapies to recover vitamin levels that were missing
during my formative years. Nobody really advised me on nutrition and I started
caring recently when I became worried with my energy levels.
I am 20 (so not too old) and really want to still reach my 'genetic potential'.
Going to the gym every 2 days, swimming at times daily and cycling everywhere.
I just don't feel that it is enough though and there is something more
that I could be doing. Maybe high dose supplementation, certain exercises and other therapies?
I am a vegetarian/vegan so this is why I am more concerned.
I'm pretty sure vitamins aren't the kind of thing that remain in your system for your whole life. If you're getting enough vitamins in your diet *now*, that's all you can do. Do you actually have any symptoms that are worrying you which you think are due to nutritional deficiencies?
'Genetic potential' doesn't really make sense. Your height/health/weight/etc are all a product of the combination of your genes and your environment. Your genes aren't going to change, and the environment you've had in the past isn't going to change. All that can change is your environment (nutrition, healthcare, lifestyle) from now onwards. So if you try to get those things right now, you will be as healthy as you can be taking into account the now unchangeable factors.