Have you ever battled with acne? Perhaps it’s time to consider supplementing with B vitamins. While diet, hygiene and hormones are common contributors to breakouts, other things such as stress, environment, and vitamin imbalance are to blame as well. Furthermore, nutrition deficiency triggers acne! More than providing an acne solution, several B vitamins offer the following:
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – This antioxidant combats free radical damage. It also helps in the body’s overall digestion.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) – Commonly found in dairy products, dark green veggies, and liver, vitamin B2 supports healthy red blood cell formulation. With riboflavin, healthy skin, growth of lush hair and strong nails are promoted.
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – Niacinamide is pivotal in the prevention of acne. For skin that has been harshly affected by the sun, B3 also reduces fine lines, age spots and scars.
Panthenol (Vitamin B5) – Also known as Pantothenic acid, is responsible for the reduction of stress which as mentioned is a major cause of skin problems. It has anti-inflammatory properties which not only soothes but also protects the skin. This ingredient topically is ideal for sensitive, reddened skin or those whom suffer from rosacea.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) – Vitamin B6 is a requisite for a proper absorption of oxygen in the body. It also assists in the maintenance of fluid balance in the body. With pyridoxine, not only the body’s blood circulation benefits but also the level of hydration.
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) – In the absence of meat, vegans opt for vitamin B12 supplements to make sure that they’re still getting optimal nutrients. When consumed, vitamin B12 “hides” in the liver and other important tissues for future use. The B12 vitamin supports the cells’ maintenance particularly those that are located in the nervous system, intestinal tract, and bone marrow.
Vitamin B plays versatile roles not just for the skin but for the overall body as well. Taking supplements is the easiest way yet you can also rely on green leafy veggies, avocados, berries, and whole grains. Just remember to ditch the dairy – which often contributes to breakouts and phlegm. No thanks. I’ll pass on that BS.