Not a word we think of when it comes to our overall health, but according to recent studies 85% of Americans lack essential vitamins. We are consuming foods that are calorically high but nutritionally poor. More than half of US children do not consume enough Vitamin D or E. More than a quarter do not get enough Calcium, Magnesium, or Vitamin A. These deficiencies compromise your immune system and your ability to grow, it reduces mental capability and create a higher risk of chronic disease.