We know that vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for many important functions in our body, but did you know it’s also been hailed as a beauty vitamin? More and more studies are starting to make a connection between skin diseases, hair loss and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Still not entirely convinced? Fret not, this two-part post is dedicated to a look at six beauty benefits of vitamin B12.
Helps treat skin diseases
B12 is known for its role with the formation of cells in the body which is why it can affect the appearance of skin. Research has linked skin disorders such as lesions, eczema and vitiligo with low vitamin B12 levels and in many cases increasing intake of the vitamin or applying topical variants has been known to ease some of the symptoms and clear skin up.
Helps to maintain hair pigmentation
Not only do a large number of people with low vitamin B12 levels suffer from premature hair loss but they also struggle with premature streaks of white hair. By taking the right amount of vitamin B12 you can prevent hair loss as well as support melanin (the vital element in hair colour) production which improves the pigmentation in your hair.
Helps to reverse deficiency related nail damage
A vitamin B12 deficiency can do damage to your nails, according to research published in The Journal of Family Practice. Some of the results of fingernails marred by B12 deficiency include fingernails that are entirely blue, bluish-black pigment with wavy longitudinal dark streaks, brownish network like pigmentation and longitudinal darkened streaks. Thankfully these nail changes are reversible with B12 supplementation therapy.
Part 1 of our post can be found here where we look at three more ways B12 can help you beat your beauty blues.
Vitamin B12 has an important role to play in the development of healthy cells, nerves and blood so it’s no wonder that it comes with all of these beauty benefits. If you want a glow that starts from the inside contact Nations Nutrition today to get your hands on our great tasting, easy to take vitamin B12 spray drops. Shop online here!