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Vitamin B and it's multiple personalities
Vitamin B is unique in that it is made up of many variations within the same food source. Each component offers different benefits to the skin, here is the breakdown:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – Antioxidant that increases blood
circulation, and reverses damage from UV rays, smoking and alcohol
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – Nourishes skin and reduces acne.
- Vitamin B3 (niacin) – Improves epidermis by retaining
moisture. A derivative of Niacine, niacinamide makes skin smoother
and softer, treats dry flaky skin and reduces fine lines.
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) – Reduces oil formation
helping acne. Retains moisture to moisturize and reduce wrinkles by
making skin look plumper. Helps fight Eczema.
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine and pyridoxamine) – Treats dry scaly
- Vitamin B7 (biotin) – Major component to make skin, nails
and hair healthy. Helps treat acne, dermatitis, and eczema.
- Vitamin B9 (folate or folic acid) - Helps control blood levels, cell division and internal functions of the body to help skin, hair and liver.
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) - helps with cell regeneration to promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
Signs of a Vitamin B Deficiency
Sigs of Vitamin B deficiency is acne, loss of hair, eczema, and dry or cracked skin around the mouth. Vitamin B takes fats, carbohydrates, and proteins and helps regulate, turn into energy and make them function properly. Vitamin B from dairy helps especially with dry and scaly skin. B6 is the most common deficiency, brought on by overprocessed food. A wide variety of vegetables, meats, grains and dairy give the full range of Vitamin B nutrients, having a well balanced healthy diet is the best way to get Vitamin B.