- Vitamins For Acne - Supplement To Improve Acne Conditions
- Dec 31, 2009
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Classroom: Liquid Vitamins, Minerals & Natural Health Supplements Guide
Vitamins For Acne - Supplement To Improve Acne Conditions
Acne is a common problem for teens as well as adults, most often due to dirt and oils that clog the pores and poor eating habits. The good news is there are vitamins for acne you can take as a dietary supplement to improve acne conditions.
A healthy diet consists of three to five servings fresh fruits and vegetables per day. It is estimated that only fifteen percent of people in the US take in the recommended daily requirements of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for proper nutrition. It can be difficult to get the essential nutrients from diet alone, and is why taking a daily supplement is very important for overall health.
Vitamins For Acne:
For healthy and vibrant skin, supplementation provides the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients necessary for glowing skin. In addition, eating as healthy balanced diet, getting plenty of exercise and rest all work together for the good of the body. Lets take a look at the vitamins that are essential for healthy skin.
This vitamin contains caratenoids that bolsters and supports the skin, and decreases the production of sebum, an oil secreted by the sebaceous glands. Vitamin A is a strong antioxidant that fights against the free radicals that can harm the skin. A deficiency of this nutrient can cause acne anywhere on the body, including the face, chest, back.
B Complex :
B Complex is a vitamin group that has a part in all actions of the body. They aid in increasing energy and reducing stress. Stress is known to play a role in an acne flare up.
B Complex vitamins include:
- Thiamine (B1)
- Riboflavin (B2)
- Niacin (B3)
- Pantothenic Acid (B5)
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Cobalamin (B12)
Riboflavin works in conjunction with Vitamin A to support the digestive tract. In addition, it is a necessity for healthy hair, nails, and skin. Acne is indicative of insufficient riboflavin in the blood.
Niacin helps to improve circulation and aids in to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Low levels of niacin can contribute to acne.
Pantothenic acid helps in stress reduction, which can decrease acne. Vitamin B5 also regulates the adrenal glands.
Pyridoxine is essential for boosting the immune system function. Insufficient B6 can lead to in acne.
Vitamin C and Bioflavinoids: These essential nutrients are responsible for growth and repair of body tissues, provides protection against infection, and enhances the immunity system. Bioflavanoids contain antibacterial properties.
Assists in decreasing skin infections related to acne. Chromium deficiency can occur when there is excessive sugar in the diet. Chromium in foods is depleted during processing.
Acts to repair of tissues and reduces scar formation. It regulates secretion from the sebaceous glands, which helps to lower the incidence of acne. Taking a zinc supplement supports the immune system and aids in wound repair. It is also a strong antioxidant.
This essential nutrient is another powerful antioxidant that aids in repair of damaged tissues. It stops cell damage by interrupting lipid oxidation and the production of free radicals.
It is not necessary to load up on various different vitamins to fight acne. A once daily multivitamin made of natural whole food ingredients, containing the recommended daily requirements of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients will eliminate the confusion on which supplements to take for acne. This will also prevent the possibility of excessive vitamin intake, which can be toxic to the body.
Always consult with your physician before taking dietary supplements. Your doctor can advise you on the dosage that is safe and right for you.
by Barb Hicks, RN
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia License.
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