Protein deficiency symptoms

Protein is a necessary component for building, maintenance, and repair of many body systems and processes.
It functions include:
• Production of collagen and keratin, which are the structural components of bones, teeth, hair, and the outer layer of skin; they help maintain the structure of blood vessels.
• Manufacture of hormones, such as insulin and thyroid hormone.
• Production of enzymes that control chemical reactions in the body.
• Proper immune function—production of antibodies, white blood cells, and other immune factors
• Transportation of oxygen, vitamins, and minerals to target cells throughout the body

The human body can’t store protein, so it must be supplied on a daily basis from the foods we eat. Strict vegetarians who don’t consume any animal products at all are at increased risk of protein deficiency if they don’t eat a wide range of complementary plant proteins
As far as symptoms of protein deficiency, you may notice impaired wound healing (i.e. a cut or sore that just won’t heal), edema (fluid collection) in your hands and feet or abdomen, decreased muscle mass, lethargy and fatigue.

Protein deficiency is extremely rare in healthy adults, but may be seen in situations of poverty or in hospitalized or nursing home patients.
Ridges on nails, Hangnails, Near-sightedness (myopia) also can br symptoms of protein deficiency.

Symptoms of protein deficiency include:

  • Wasting and shrinkage of muscle tissue
  • Oedema (build-up of fluids, particularly in the feet and ankles)
  • Anaemia (the blood’s inability to deliver sufficient oxygen to the cells, usually caused by dietary deficiencies such as lack of iron)
  • Slow growth (in children).


Olympian Labs Greens Protein 8 In 1 (775 grams)


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