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Carol asks…

B-12 vitamins for clearer skin?

I was wondering if taking B-12 vitamins would help mild acne clear up. I heard this vitamin was good for hair and nail growth, but is it good for your skin too?

vti answers:

Vitamins A, C, E & K are good, too.

You also want to STOP eating and drinking foods with refined or artificial sugars, like high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose or aspartame/phenylalanine. Do some exercise like dancing or yoga. Get a little sun everyday, no more than 10 minutes if you have a light complexion. Drink more water. Try using witchazel as a toner during the day, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar at night.

Here are some other tips to try:

A raw potato is cheap and brilliant acne natural cure, especially for whiteheads. The vitamin C makes your skin glow, and alkaline in the potato kills the bacteria on your face. The potato also has an exfoliating effect helping you to get rid of dead skin cells. Papaya fruit produces similar effect; you should also use it raw. (Make sure the potato isn’t genetically modified!)

Hope this helps!! Good Luck!!!

Chris asks…

mutlivitamin and hair, skin & nails vitamin–safe?

I have been taking a multi-vitamin for a couple of months now, but i wanted to improve the health of my hair skin and nails…is it safe to take both?

mutli-vitamin is one a day and HS&N vitamin is two a day.
Is that still safe? Should I stop taking the multi-vitamin.

vti answers:

Vitamins are any of various fat-soluble or water-soluble organic substances essential for normal growth and activity of the body and obtained naturally from plant and animal foods. Hence vitamins are foods not drugs. Therefore it is safe to take any combination of vitamins and minerals, which are also foods. It is even safe to take them with most pharmaceutical products. As a matter of fact it is essential that you take them with some form of drugs, such as anti-biotic etc.

Another thing to note is that while there is usually a recommended dosage on the package, these dosages are usually a small percentage of what our bodies require to function healthy. The manufacturer takes into consideration that there are a few persons who eats very well and are in good health. The intention is that these persons take the supplements to maintain their good health. It follows then that if you’re having a problem you will need more vitamins than those that are having good health. For this reason even doubling or tripling dosages are sometimes necessary to restore good health. Hence if you are taking a number of supplements with the same content except for a few differences, it is still safe to take them all together.

When shopping for supplements however, it is better to select those formulated from natural foods. These are usually more effective since your body will absorb most of its contents. Synthetically formed supplements do not absorb well and so you get very little if anything from these. Some of these can prove to be toxic over time. For example synthetically formulated vitamin A is toxic if taken over certain concentration over time. However you can use carotenoids (from natural foods) which are precursors to vitamin A (meaning your body uses these carotene to produce vitamin A) and get better results without the toxicity.

Another thing to note is that your hair, skin and nails are usually the last to indicate deficiency. Usually the major organs such as the heart, kidney, bones etc., pulls from these areas, when they are not getting enough to function well. Sometimes the reason you are deficient in a nutrient is not because you are not consuming this particular nutrient, but because you are not consuming other nutrients that are essential for its transportation and absorption. For example, fat soluble vitamins needs fat to transport them. Calcium needs vitamin D, K, phosphorous and other nutrients for effective absorption.

Hence it would be equally as good for your hair, nails and skin if you take a very good multivitamin plus minerals, formulated from natural foods while you stick to a very good diet.

Charles asks…

which vitamin helps in skin lightening?

vti answers:

Vitamin E is good for skin.
To lighten the skin vitamin C also helps.
Consume fruits like oranges, lime which are very rich source of Vitamin C

James asks…

Good vitamins for skin?

What are the vitamins that are good for the skin. Also if i where to take a multivitamin, would it include all those vitamins?

vti answers:

Oral vitamins are not reliably for skin health.

1) There are trillions of cells in the body, there is no guarantee that vitamins will reach skin.
2) There is no guarantee that oral vitamin supplementation works either. You take a multivitamin ONLY IF you are vitamin deficient. Otherwise, you can just wasting money. If you eat fruits and vegetable on a daily basis, then you have adequate amount of vitamins in your system.

Topically, vitamin A, B3, C, D, E, and F are good.

Lizzie asks…

Lightening vitamins for skin? ?

Name skin lightening vitamins I can take.

vti answers:

Vitamins that make your skin lighter? There is no such thing, don’t believe anything that’s put on tv. The only was to lighten your skin is by exfoliating, bleaching or using lighting creams.

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