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Beauty - Benefits of B-Complex & Vitamin C

How to drop a decade from your face

"A well-tended, well-loved face is the best canvas for the soul's expression", according as to Yoga Journal's essay about real beauty.


The skin is our first point of contact with the world and "...the first to show signs of health problems caused by diet," attests Melissa Diane Smith, a holistic nutritional counselor in Tucson, Arizona. 

Hence you may ask yourself how to achieve a clear complexion. Simply put, not only should your emotional and spiritual inner life be in harmony, but also should you ensure adequate intake of B vitamins and vitamin C - your skin depends on a healthy diet rich in nutrients.

B Complex & Vitamin C - How can they make my skin look healthier?

The B vitamins and the free radical fighting vitamin C are key to bring about your natural beauty - radiant skin, beautiful hair and strong nails: 

The so-called B complex includes vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, biotin, choline and inositol. All these vitamins are equally relevant and, most importantly, work together in a synergistic way. 

It means in effect that if you don't have enough of one type of B vitamin, the rest of them will not be able to unfold their benefits effectively.

Keep in mind that stress quickly saps B vitamins from our bodies. That applies to artificial sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods, too. 

An alarming study conducted by Tufts University suggests that as many as 25% of adults in the west, not taking supplementation, may not have an adequate vitamin B supply.

How much Vitamin B complex do I need to see an improvement in skin tone?

blog-2.jpgThe Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences has determined recommended daily allowances of vitamin B complex. For women between ages 19 and 70, the recommendation as follows:

  • 1.1 mg of riboflavin, 
  • 1.3 mg of B-6, 
  • 1.1 mg of thiamin, 
  • 14 mg of niacin, 
  • 400 mcg of folate, 
  • 2.4 mcg of B-12, 
  • 5 mcg of pantothenic acid 
  • 30 mcg of biotin.

We recommend B complex & Vitamin C supplementation, as it's an easy and safe way to prevent vitamin B deficiency - and with it obvious skin problems.

Luckily, vitamin B supplements are water-soluble, so you won't be at risk of an overdose: Let's say one ingests too much vitamin B accidentally, her / his body will simply excrete any surplus or unused vitamin B. 

This protective mechanism might, in the process, change the color of one's urine to a brighter yellow. No reason to worry, since the yellow color represents the excess riboflavin (lat. "flavius" means yellow) that is being safely flushed out of the body.

How much Vitamin C is recommended?

Vitamin C, similar to the B complex vitamins, is a water-soluble vitamin, too. The body can't make it's own, thus requires Vitamin C intake each day. Regarding to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C for women is 60mg. 

B Complex & Vitamin C  - Why do I need both combined?

B vitamins team up with the antioxidant vitamin C to even further enhance your beauty. They work together when it comes to the production of DNA, the building blocks of the body. Additionally, the presence of vitamin C in one's body also helps to prevent a B vitamin deficiency.

How to turn back the clock? Vitamin C’s antioxidant benefits?

These days, many if not most beauty product's labels praise the benefits of the antioxidants they contain - Not without a reason, since antioxidants like vitamin C help to turn back the clock, hence provide you with a more youthful looking skin!  

A remarkable study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has proven that women, who were eating foods rich in vitamin C regularly, had fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those whose diets contained only small amounts of the antioxidant. 

Fighting damaging free radicals, a side product of cell metabolism in your body, is another vital role of vitamin C. The build-up of free radicals over time contributes to the unwelcome aging process we want to slow down as much as possible.

Another important benefit of Vitamin C is it's unique ability to firm your skin and support the formation of collagen. According to Patricia Farris, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University in New Orleans, collagen flattens fine lines and the signs of age. 

What else can I do to enhance my beauty?

The Times of India explains in the inspiring article "Yoga for good, glowing skin" that the secret behind healthy looking skin can be found in centuries old yogic literature. Yoga is usually associated with balance, fitness and flexibility. But yoga practice also gives your face that desirable glint which cosmetic treatments alone, cannot. 

Inverted postures, pranayama and sun salutations will help you with your very own makeover. 

According to the head of artistic yoga, Bharat Thakur's Yoga, Uma Gautam, all inverted postures like the halasana or the plough posture, the sarvangasana, the headstand or sirshasana, the paschimottamasana, help to improve the blood circulation around the eyes and cheeks.

I want to get started, but how?

Simply put, choosing the right combination of supplements for you makes it much easier to achieve your health goals and maintain your beauty at the same time!

Our carefully formulated Pureshiva™ Yoga Vitamins™ can help you to achieve adequate level of B complex and vitamin C, day after day. 

Thus, Pureshiva™ Yoga Vitamins™ will support you with utilizing the benefits for radiant skin, beautiful hair and strong nails.

Click on this link to learn more about our line of Yoga Vitamins™, tailored to your specific nutritional needs and health goals. Satisfaction guaranteed!

What is your experience with vitamin and mineral supplementation? What are the health goals you are interested in achieving?

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