Monday, January 25, 2016

Vitamins for Skin and Hair Care! Part 1.

Vitamins (from lat. vita - Life) - a physiologically active organic compounds of different chemical nature. They are absolutely necessary for normal life. They are indispensable nutrients (except nicotinic acid), because they are not synthesized in the human’s body and come mostly with the food. Vitamins are involved in all processes of metabolism in the organism.

So, the main source of vitamins is vegetable and meat. People know more than 20 natural vitamins in plants and meat. The value of certain foods that support health was recognized before vitamins were discovered and studied. For example, even the ancient Egyptians knew that feeding a patient with liver helps to cure evening blindness, a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin A.

Remember! Well-balanced diet provides the human organism with vitamins and minerals completely. Most people do not need additional use of drugs

Vitamins in food

Vitamin A (retinol). Pro-vitamin A or carotene, contained in plants, turns into vitamin itself in the human body. You can find carotene in carrots, tomatoes, beets, parsley and onions, St. John's wort, nettle, yarrow, melon, pumpkin, gooseberry, raspberry, plums, currants, apricots, peaches, fruits of sea buckthorn, wild rose, nuts. Lack of vitamin A in the body can lead to hair fragility, dryness and peeling of skin, wrinkles, acne, or brittle nails.

Vitamin B1 (thiamin) is needed for different forms of acne, seborrhea, pigment spots, dermatitis, prolapse and poor hair growth, hair graying. This vitamin is contained in the nettles, bananas, grapes, raspberries, lemons, watermelons, flax, cabbage, potatoes, beets, pubs, strawberries, wheat and rice bran, St. John's wort.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) helps with seborrhea, seborrheic hair loss, pink and ordinary acne, cracks and sores in the mouth corners and rejuvenates ageing skin. This vitamin is found in cereals, pubs, cabbage, potatoes, onions, apricots, oranges, lemons, strawberries, raspberries, sea buckthorn, nettles, rhubarb, chamomile.