Missing essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids in proteins from your diet can have an effect on your energy and well-being. Some plant-based diets may be low in protein or iron, and dietary vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal products.
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SHBG (sex-hormone binding globulin) is a protein that transports testosterone and estrogen. Bone density, muscle growth and red blood cell are affected by SHBG levels. High SHGB levels can be an indicator for low protein intake, and reduced bioavailability of testosterone.
Vitamin B12 (or cobalamin) is naturally found in animal products and is essential for your metabolism. Optimal vitamin B12 is important for a healthy nervous system and a deficiency could lead to apathy, depression and poor cognitive performance.
Ferritin levels reflect your body's iron storage. Iron is important for many of your body's enyzmes, and especially for oxygen transport. Low iron may lead to low energy, weakness, reduced performance and concentration.