Eat Your B Vitamins for Beautiful Skin

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(DGIwire) – Whether you’re still in your teens or seeing the first signs of wrinkles, if your skin is suffering from pimples or full-blown acne, it might be time to assess the nutrition levels of your diet. Namely, making sure you’re getting enough of those skin clearing B vitamins.

The eight B vitamins could be called the “super-vitamins” due to their essential value they bring to your body…not the least of which is clear and vibrant skin. Each B Vitamin is involved in helping to maintain clear, healthy skin and contributes in a variety of ways in the fight against acne.

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) — Thiamine is an antioxidant and it helps to rid the body, and the skin, of toxins and free radicals, therefore helping to keep the skin clear and acne free. It also enhances circulation and helps with digestion.

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) — Riboflavin is essential for maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails. It helps to strengthen and repair the skin and helps to prevent acne from forming. In addition, Riboflavin also works with Vitamin A to promote a healthy digestive tract.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) — Niacinamide is essential for maintaining healthy skin and helps to improve circulation. It helps to prevent acne from forming and spreading. It also helps the metabolism break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) — Pantothenic acid greatly helps in reducing stress. Stress is a leading cause of acne breakouts and pantothenic acid can help to keep it under control. It is also needed for proper functioning of the adrenal glands.

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) — Pyridoxine is extremely important in the functioning of the immune system and of antibody production. It also helps to fight acne.

Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) — Works in conjunction with other vitamins and enhances their effects and helps them to better maintain healthy, clear skin. On its own, also helps to increase energy and helps to maintain healthy nerve cells.

Making sure that one gets enough B Vitamins is crucial in maintaining healthy skin and fighting acne.

How can you get more of those B vitamins in your diet?   It’s easy according to health writer Tom Griesel, “Keep your diet loaded with nutrient dense foods like fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, beans, lean red meats, poultry, fish and whole grains.  A combo of all these foods throughout the day will naturally provide the full range of the B vitamins we each need for optimum health with the kicker benefit of beautiful, glowing skin.”

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