Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
There are many vitamins that are good for the skin and can help maintain its health and appearance. B6 is one of those many vitamins.
Without it the skin can appear dry and is unable to properly absorb the other nutrients and minerals that are required for healthy skin. As the body does not produce this vitamin itself it is important to add it to your diet and possibly through skincare products applied directly to the skin.
Vitamin B6’s role
The role of vitamin B6 is to help break down and use proteins and fats within the body that help maintain healthy skin and overall health throughout the body. It is often found in high enough amounts in the foods that are eaten to maintain the health of the body and the skin.
It is also available in supplements for those who are unable to get enough in their daily diet.
This vitamin also decreases the oils produced by the skin and can lower the occurrence of acne by preventing oil buildup and clogged pores. In this way it helps keep skin healthy and avoid bacteria growth and infections.
Inflammation and vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 addresses inflammation in the body and the skin, which can aid in the symptoms of arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, acne, and other skin conditions. Its abilities may be increased when combined with a folic acid to assist in the processing and use.
Many of these skin conditions are created or intensified by inflammation and that increases discomfort, so maintaining healthy levels of vitamin B6 is important to care for your skin.
Nutrition and vitamin B6
While many people will receive enough vitamin B6 from the foods they eat in their daily diet it may be necessary for some to supplement their intake. With skin care, it can be absorbed by the skin directly from the source, and also through a daily vitamin absorbed through the digestive system and sent directly to the areas that need it the most.
It also helps to absorb other vitamins and helps the body process and use them. It is necessary for the use of folic acid and processes vitamin B12, making a supplement that has both of those present as well as the B6, which is a good way to get the necessary nutrients for healthy skin.
In addition to healthy skin, this B vitamin also boosts brain health, and lowers inflammation in joints and ligaments. It also helps the body to absorb and use the nutrients needed to maintain cholesterol levels, boost mood and avoid depression, and to keep the body healthy and happy.
By keeping inflammation and oil creation lowered it reduces acne, and it can help to fight wrinkles and other sings of aging with lowered inflammation.
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Kassandra Foreman has been writing freelance for five years now and enjoys learning about new things to write about. When not writing she teaches yoga and meditation with a focus on health and fitness.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.