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Chronic illnesses and diseases affect around 80 percent of older adults with 64.4 percent of people suffering from two or more chronic illnesses and 36.4 percent of people suffering from four or more chronic illnesses.

Chronic illnesses that can develop or worsen due to vitamin deficiency include Celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, HIV and post-surgery complications following gastric bypass. The common vitamins you need to include in your diet if you have a chronic illness include vitamins A, B1 B2, B3, B12, C, D, E and K. What happens when your body lacks these vitamins?

  • Vitamin A deficiency can cause difficulty sleeping at night, corneal erosions and scarring and dry skin.
  • Vitamin B1 deficiency can cause double vision, impaired gait, memory loss and confusion.
  • Vitamin B2 deficiency can cause dermatitis, anemia, and sore throat, mouth and tongue.
  • Vitamin B3 deficiency can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperpigmentation, rash and dementia.
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause abnormal gait and balance, anemia, irritability, impaired memory and dementia.
  • Vitamin C deficiency can cause poor wound healing and bleeding gums.
  • Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone loss and muscle spasms or weakness.
  • Vitamin E deficiency can cause muscle weakness, abnormal gait and balance and neurological abnormalities.
  • Vitamin K deficiency can cause skin bruising and poor blood clotting.

Increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals is a must, especially if you presently suffer from or have a family history of these chronic illnesses. If taking vitamin and mineral supplements with other medications you are taking to manage your disease seems daunting and overwhelming, there is another fantastic, tasty and easy way you can manage your chronic illness as well as decrease your chances of developing it later.

Güdpod gives you Functional Beverages packed with nutrients in a single-serve pod.

You can drink a Functional Beverage, filled with vitamins and minerals. All in the convenience of your home using our Güdpod mixing system. You can browse through our range of Functional Beverage Pod options and pair them with various milk types, water or juice.

When you press “play,” the machine will come to life, mixing the Functional Beverage Pod with your choice of liquid to give you a healthy and nutritious beverage. Our Functional Beverages are safe avoiding cross-contamination effectively.

Even if you do not have any chronic illness but are experiencing chronic pain such as in your lower back, you are likely suffering from vitamin D deficiency.

“Vitamin D deficiency is suspiciously common in people with chronic pain, […because] it actually causes it or makes it worse]. It is probably more common in patients with specific kinds of chronic pain [such as] fibromyalgia.”— Pain Science

“Vitamin D is closely associated with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and others.”— Vitamin D and Chronic Diseases, NCBI 

People with vitamin D deficiency may experience muscle and bone aches, weakness and fatigue, lower pain threshold, depression and slow workout recovery. Using your Güdpod Functional Beverages with vitamins and minerals, you can replenish your daily intake of these nutrients. Our nutritional beverages taste amazing every time and we offer numerous great flavors.

Drink up for your health! If you have the common misconception of nutritious smoothies tasting bad, Güdpod Functional Beverages will change your mind. You can have one of our tasty Functional Beverages for breakfast or lunch or as a healthy snack option with the convenience of no clean-up.

Whether you have a chronic illness or you need to meet your daily nutrient target to keep the symptoms under control or to take preventative measures, try one of our Güdpod Functional Beverages that are one-time use and 100% recyclable.

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