We now know that a balance of nutrients and vitamins make for optimal skin health. We also know that the lack of these vital nutrients can cause problems.
Vitamin B is commonly thought of as the energy vitamin, but it is so much more than that.
Shockingly, science is finding links between vitamin B deficiencies and many health issues from inflammation all the way to skin diseases! It can result in hair loss, slow growth, or even receding gums.
Now, it has been linked to certain kinds of mental illness such as depression as well.
In reality, vitamin B is broken down into segments or B's such as vitamin B6, B12, and so on. There is an information source on ehow.com that lists each what the role in health is for each separate vitamin B.
You may be surprised at how much they support your skin's health.
Biotin is necessary for the delegation of all the B Vitamins. It aides in healthy skin. It is found in whole grains, salt water fish, and organ meat.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is found primarily in organ meats, oatmeal, egg yokes, raisins, and nuts. This B Vitamin is responsible for circulation and gives skin a healthy glow, and those on birth control may be deficient.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) can be found in dairy products and maintains skin's balance. Poor levels of B2 are detected in dry lips with cracks in the corners.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) provides oxygenation to the skin, but taken alone can cause skin redness. Unless supplementation is requested by a doctor, incorporate it in a daily diet through foods such as broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is known as the stress reliever of the B vitamins and a deficiency can lead to the itchy and irritating rashes of dermatitis. A few Vitamin B5 sources are dark green vegetables and beans.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) regulates the body's potassium and sodium balance preventing skin from appearing puffy. Lean meats are the best sources to obtain Vitamin B6 and deficiencies result in poor red blood cell production. Recent studies now link this B vitamin to many skin ailments such as eczema and acne.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) controls cell formation and cell life span. It gives skin its healthy coloring and is found in seafood, organ meats, and dairy foods.
Pretty amazing stuff! So how do you make sure you get enough? Well, the Office of Dietary Supplements has a list of foods available on it's website along with recommended daily allowances. Please feel free to visit their site below:
Now that you know the important roles in skin health that B vitamins play, make sure you get enough of these nutrients daily to insure your skin is protected and healthy!
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