In this article, I will explain how Vitamins and Supplements can help with:  Acne, Anxiety and Cancer.

Acne: 

In order to keep skin looking healthy, take Vitamin Supplements and eat nutrient-dense foods.  Use topical products containing vitamins for best results.

Acne, psoriasis and the effects of photoaging can be managed using vitamins. It is recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology, to use retinoids (preformed Vitamin A) to treat acne in both adolescents and adults.

Retinoids work by preventing dead cells from blocking pores and when Vitamin A is aplied topically, the skin, which is a retinoide-responsive organ, is able to absorb it.

Topical creams and gels that are derivatives of Vitamin A are considered the treatment of choice for comedonal acne (blackheads and whiteheads). By promoting the production of new skin cells to effectively push oils and dead skin out of blocked pores and they also prevent the formation of new blackheads and whiteheads.

References:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://www.healthline.com

Anxiety:  Girl suffering from anxiety

Anxiety disorder causes difficulty in relaxing, succeeding at work, maintaining close friendships and participating in fulfilling hobbies. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health conditions in the country.

If you live with anxiety, one measure you can take to reduce your symptoms is to include supplements and vitamins in your diet. There is evidence that multivitamins containing B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and zinc may reduce feelings of anxiety.

The three most significant biological factors that contribute to anxiety and panic attacks are : serotonin deficiency, low vitamin B6 levels and low iron levels.

Taking Vitamins and supplements can help correct many of the biological factors and provide relief from many of the most severe symptoms of anxiety.

Some of the best supplements and vitamins for anxiety include:

GABA, Passionflower, Valerian Root, Licorice Root, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Probiotics, B Vitamins, L-Theanine

Anxiety disorder called panic disorder is often a symptom of a Panic attack. Incorporating any of the above supplements and vitamins into your diet may help you better manage anxiety that can trigger panic attacks.

Vitamins and supplements for anxiety are not a substitute for prescription medications or doctor-approved therapies. Speak to a medical professional, if your anxiety co-occurs with another mental health condition, such as addiction.

It is important to check with your doctor before adding the above supplements and vitamins into your diet, to help prevent any potentially dangerous side effects or drug interactions,

References:  https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325823.php,                                                                                                                                                                                           https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/anxiety/related/vitamins-for-anxiety/#gref

Cancer: 

Getting nutrients naturally from food is better than consuming them from tablets.

There are unintended consequences to taking vitamin supplements. It has become increasingly apparent that there may be a negative health effect for those who are healthy and don’t need vitamins, and for those who exceed the recommend dosages.

Eating whole foods is best. Fruits and vegetables contain beneficial substances such as fibre, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Intake of dietary fibre can reduce the risk of bowel cancer and help ensure a healthier digestive system. Antioxidants protect against the damaging effects of free radicals in the body.

Rather than individual nutrients in a supplement form, the Cancer Council recommends people obtain their nutritional requirements from whole foods. Due to interactions between different food compounds that don’t occur when vitamins are isolated in a supplement, vitamins may not have the same effect as when they are consumed in food.

Cancer Council recommends people eat a variety of nutritious food, especially fruit and vegetables. People who eat a diet high in plant foods such as fruit, vegetables and wholegrain cereals have a lower risk for some types of cancer.

Vitamin A is derived from beta-carotene in plant foods, and, found preformed from animal food sources.

Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body. It is found in dark-green leafy vegetables, carrots, sweet potato, mango and dried apricots and may help protect against cancer.

Beta-carotene or retinol (Vitamin A) supplements, have not been shown to lower cancer risk, and high-dose supplements may be toxic. Particularly amongst people at high risk such as smokers, the risk of lung cancer is increased by long-term use in high doses.

Cigarettes smokers should note that the Cancer Council recommends people avoid taking high doses (>18 mg) of beta-carotene supplements. The beneficial effect of beta-carotene is lost or reversed with dietary supplementation in people that smoke cigarettes.

Vitamin C, found in many fruits and vegetables have been linked to reduce the risk for cancer, but vitamin C supplements have not shown to reduce the risk of cancer. An intake of more than 2000mg/day of vitamin C, may cause side effects such as headaches, diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, stomach cramps and possible kidney stones.

Foods such as whole grains, seeds, nuts and vegetable oils contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant. Vitamin E supplements in high doses may cause side effects and should be avoided for studies on cancer risk have shown inconsistent results.

Read more at https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/22108/cancer-prevention/diet-exercise/nutrition-diet/fruit-vegetables/vitamins-and-cancer/#wFOPhrpUUp2sGKZz.99

References:                                                                                                                                                                              https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/vitamin-and-mineral-supplements, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252758.php,                                                                                             https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/22108/cancer-prevention/diet-exercise/nutrition-diet/fruit-vegetables/vitamins-and-cancer/

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