Vitamins for Acne Guide: A & B-Complex
There are numerous vitamins that play a role
in promoting healthy skin, including acne prevention. While vitamin
deficiencies are not a serious problem for most people, sometimes
you need more than just the bare-minimum RDA when it comes to
combating acne. This guide gives an overview of the key nutrients
that are most essential for clear skin.
If all these vitamins and minerals are important for healthy
skin, why doesn't Clear5's formula include them all?
Because we want a product that actually works,
not one that simply looks good on the shelf. People who don't know
much about vitamins often make the mistake of thinking that the best
supplement is the one with the most
ingredients. In reality, most "throw in everything" vitamin products
Remember the rule of smart
supplements: It is better to have an
effective amount of the vitamins that count, than an
ineffective amount of everything.
Don't be fooled by vitamin products that claim
to treat everything.
Some vitamins compete for absorbance, while
others have little effect unless they are taken in fairly large
quantities. A smart supplement combines the right vitamins in the
right proportions. Clear5's natural formula provides a
powerful dose of vitamin B5, along with supporting ingredients that
ensure you see real results, without the
potential hazards of mega-dosing.
Vitamin A deficiency
can be a cause of acne. Vitamin A works to strengthen the skin's
protective tissue and prevents acne formation by reducing sebum
production. Vitamin A is also vital for the maintenance and
repair of skin tissue. It is a potent antioxidant and helps rid
the body of toxins. Many prescription medications (including Accutane®)
are based on derivatives of vitamin A. However, as many users
can attest, these treatments can cause potentially harmful side
effects, from blistering and peeling to bowel damage and other
serious conditions. Never combine strong vitamin A-based
medications with other acne creams that could cause dryness
(such as those containing benzoyl peroxide). Do not take vitamin
A supplements if you are pregnant.
Each of the B
vitamins has a specific role in promoting healthy skin, and many
of them compliment each other. Besides direct effects in
enhancing your skin tone, B-complex vitamins are also considered
to play a role in reducing stress, which can indirectly aid in
preventing acne since many studies show that stress contributes
to acne formation. Taking a B-complex supplement may help some users of Clear5
who lack a balanced diet, but use caution. While mostly
beneficial, some B vitamins can actually compete with vitamin B5
or even cause problems for your skin if taken in high doses.
Vitamin B1 aids
digestion in the process of metabolizing food. A proper balance
of vitamin B1 can help your body to better absorb other
vitamins. B1 is also an antioxidant that rids your body of
toxins, enhances blood circulation and assists in
B2 deficiency can be a cause of acne. B2 is essential for
healthy skin, hair and nails. B2 also plays a role in growth and
energy release. Along with vitamin A, vitamin B2 works to
improve and maintain the mucous membranes in the digestive
tract, aiding in digestion and preventing the buildup of
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
element for healthy skin, vitamin B3 enhances circulation and
aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Niacin can also provide for a more efficient exchange of toxins
and nutrients into and out of your skin cells. But be careful,
as high doses may result in irritation and cause your skin to
Second in effectiveness only to vitamin A
derivatives, vitamin B5 has
been shown to counteract the hormonal imbalance at the heart of
acne formation for most people. B5 plays a vital role in the
production of Coenzyme A, which is necessary in order for the
body to metabolize skin oil. Vitamin B5 is also the most common
B vitamin for stress relief, indirectly aiding acne prevention
through lowering stress levels. B5 enhances the circulation of
cells involved in healing wounds and is needed for the proper
functioning of adrenal glands. Besides acne relief, vitamin B5
is known to increase metabolism and stamina, as well as reduce
pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitamin B6 deficiency can be a cause
of acne. Vitamin B6 plays a role in metabolizing proteins,
sugars, and fatty acids. B6 is also important to maintaining a
healthy immune system and producing antibodies.
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