4 Incredible Beauty Benefits Of Vitamin B12

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4 Incredible Beauty Benefits Of Vitamin B12

Most vitamins are necessary for healthy body function, and B12 is no exception. In fact, it may be one of the most significant and complex vitamins yet. Although its primary function is to help make red blood cells and keep your DNA and nerves up to date, it offers an extensive list of other benefits, some of which also happen to make you look more attractive.

If you want to boost your self-confidence, slim down or are looking to snag a sexy date, you might wish to add B12 to your diet.

 

  1. It helps your hair grow and adds a sexy shine

Vitamin B12 may make you want to step in front of a fan and let your hair down in the classic model pose. Maintaining healthy hair growth is impossible without this vitamin. In fact, according to the National Health Society, when people have B12 deficiency, they tend to lose their hair.

This is particularly the case for women who are going through menopause, where hair loss associated with vitamin deficiencies is a common symptom. If your hair is looking lackluster, B12 could do the trick to boost thickness and volume.

  1. It clears your skin and makes it glow

If you have dark circles under the eye, acne or just blotchy skin, B12 may help improve your skin quality. According to an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology lacking B12 can cause a whole host of dermatological issues.

However, injecting or consuming large amounts of B12 may also change the genetic makeup of some people’s skin bacteria, contributing to acne in a few cases. B12 isn’t toxic, and overdose is unlikely, but if you’re worried about sensitivity, stick to the daily dosage recommended by the National Institutes of Health of around 2.4 mg for males and females older than 14.

  1. It leads to healthy nail growth

When you don’t get enough B12, your fingernails and toenails may start to look a bit off-putting, according to Podiatry Today. Nails may start to change colors slightly, looking a bit darker than usual. Without B12, you don’t get enough iron in your blood and the resulting anemia may make nails brittle and off-color.

Healthy nails have a lighter half circle near the cuticle and white tips. To keep nails looking healthy, don’t skip on B12.

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  1. It helps maintain a healthy weight by boosting energy

Feeling low on energy? You may not be getting enough B12. According to the Office on Women’s Health, B12 helps create red blood cells and increases iron absorption. Not getting enough iron may leave you feeling sluggish and pale-looking.

To be fully energized throughout the day, it’s important to make sure you have this vitamin in your diet. Some people can even get B12 injections to treat or prevent deficiency. Some celebrities like Madonna, Penelope Cruz and Katy Perry swear by the injection’s power to help them get moving in the morning.

How to get B12 into your diet

Although B12 enhanced products will help improve your overall appearance, getting B12 into your system is the long term solution to long-lasting beauty as lack of Vitamin B12 can also lead to premature wrinkles and fine lines. You’d think with the vast variety of foods available today it’d be easy to get this beauty enhancing B-vitamin without having to think twice. Unfortunately, B12 is only found in meat and dairy products or fortified foods, although some algae also contain it.

If you’ve been trying to slim down by avoiding fat, gone vegan or vegetarian, or just don’t like the taste of meat, you’ll have to make thoughtful decisions to get this vitamin’s beauty-boosting benefits. Opt for lean meats like chicken or fish low in fat such as tilapia or pink salmon. Yogurt is also a good choice, just check the label for B12. For vegetarians and vegans, choose foods fortified with B12 and include blue-green algae as well as vitamins into your diet.

With the right amount of B12 in your system, you’ll not only feel more beautiful, but you’ll also be healthier too.

Reference

1) http://bembu.com/vitamin-b12-benefits

2) http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/10/04/the-health-and-beauty-benefits-of-vitamin-b12/

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Adonia Dennis

Adonia Dennis

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She provides solutions related to health and beauty problems. She is an independent researcher who researches for all type of skin related issues. She is a passionate blogger who loves to read latest lifestyle news and share her views on health, fitness and diet.
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  1. A very informative article. Thanks for sharing :)