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I need information on Vitamins. Can you tell me about its benefits & uses in preventing wrinkles?
(June 6, 2008)

Vitamins for Wrinkles

Vitamins are organic compound that are needed in the diet in small amounts for the normal maintenance of the growth and health of the individual. The degradation of the vitamins is low. There are about 15 vitamins needed by the humans. Vitamins are classified as fat soluble and water soluble. The four vitamins, Vitamin A, D, E and K are known as fat soluble vitamins as their availability in the diet, digestion, absorption and transport are associated with fat.


They are soluble in fats and oils and can be stored in the liver. Excess consumption of these vitamins can lead to their accumulation and toxic effects. The water soluble vitamins like Vitamin C and B group are soluble in water. Most of these vitamins are readily excreted in the urine and are not toxic to the body. They are not stored in the body and depletion of these vitamins can lead to deficiency symptoms. Hence these vitamins need to be supplied through the diet regularly. The water soluble vitamins form coenzymes that participate in a variety of biochemical reactions.

Formation of wrinkles leads to fine lines on the skin along with sagging of skin. Generally wrinkles occur due to aging. As we age, the collagen and elastin fibers weaken leading to formation of wrinkles. Apart from this wrinkles are formed due to excess sunlight which produces UV rays, pollution and dry skin. Vitamins can help in prevention of wrinkles by performing various roles to the skin like antioxidants that can scavenge the free radicals damaging the body, helping in maintaining the health of the body. Certain vitamins that can help in preventing wrinkles are:-

  • Vitamin A: - Vitamin A helps in prevention of dry skin and thus formation of wrinkles. It helps in blood circulation that can improve the glow of the skin. Some of the sources of Vitamin A are cod liver oil, papaya, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes and carrots.
  • Vitamin B complex: - Vitamin B complex is vital for luminous skin, youthful looks and healthy skin. It can help in counteracting stress that can affect ones appearance. Sources of Vitamin B complex are whole grain cereals, pulses, nuts, meat, brewer's yeast and liver.
  • Vitamin C: - Vitamin C is essential for collagen formation that can hold the skin together and can avoid sags and wrinkles. It is useful in prevention of fine lines that appears due to wrinkles. Sources of Vitamin C are fresh fruits like lime, guava, oranges, green vegetables, tomatoes, broccoli, and black currants.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps in formation of muscles and tissues that are essential for healthy skin. It can prevent dull skin, dry skin, age spots, and wrinkles, delay the aging process and stall premature wrinkling. Sources of Vitamin E are butter, soybeans, vegetable oils, wheat germs, egg yolk and liver.
Submitted by A V on June 6, 2008 at 08:22

 

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