However, in the western world, most people get enough of both these nutrients. “Most people get enough vitamin C from a healthy diet,” says the Mayo Clinic.
A more common vitamin deficiency, which is also prevalent in the West is iron deficiency. Iron is a vital chemical for producing healthy red blood cells.
When levels are low, your body may not create enough of these blood cells – known as anaemia.
Like a vitamin K deficiency, Iron deficiency anaemia can reduce clotting. The Iron Clinic explains: “As well as not being able to make enough red blood cells (anaemia), there can also be a reduction in platelet production.
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