bVital Healthy Skin Support
Capsules formulated to provide comprehensive support for healthy acne control by focusing on the internal healing process and overall skin health.
Pantothenic acid, carnitine, and healthy lipid metabolism
bVital healthy skin support capsules contain a generous 2500 mg of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) per serving. The development of acne appears to be in some way correlated with insufficiency of this vitamin (Leung LH, Med Hypotheses, 1995). Pantothenic acid plays a significant role in the maintenance of keratinocytes, the predominant cell type in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin.
Pantothenic acid sufficiency has also been shown to reverse this process and therefore decrease the severity of acne. It also works in the transport of fats across cell membranes, assisting in the regulation and efficiency of lipid metabolism, which gets disrupted during acne breakouts.
The inclusion of carnitine in bVital healthy skin support capsules is highly advantageous, as it is an essential cofactor in lipid metabolism. Carnitine is an indispensable nutrient which supports the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria where they can be oxidized and used for the production of cellular energy. Carnitine is also a potent anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive nutrient and plays a key factor in decreasing oxidative stress. The 500 mg of carnitine in each serving of bVital healthy skin support also allows for pantothenic acid to work more efficiently in regards to lipid metabolism.
- healthy skin enhancing
The fat soluble vitamins: A, D, & E
Generous doses of vitamins A and D are present in bVital healthy skin. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system and prevents oxidative stress from free radicals. It is essential for the maintenance and repair of tissue, such as skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A helps to strengthen the skin and reduces the production of sebum.
Vitamin D’s inclusion is three-fold: for proper balance with vitamin A (necessary anytime you have higher levels of A), for immune system support and for skin health. The skin is an important target tissue for vitamin D, where it regulates growth and differentiation in keratinocytes. Research shows that vitamin D has the ability to break up comedones (clogged pores, pimples) and that sebaceous gland cells are vitamin D-responsive target cells, making them sensitive to this vitamin (Reichrath J, Exp Der-matol, 2007).
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that enhances tissue repair and prevents cell damage by inhibiting the oxidation of lipids and the formation of free radicals. The highest levels of vitamin E in the body are found in the sebum and in sebum-rich areas. Supplementation of tocopherols leads to significant increases of vitamin E levels in skin sites such as the face, where there is a high density of sebaceous glands. Research shows that blood levels of both vitamins E and A are significantly lower in those with acne, and that administration of these two fat soluble vitamins was shown to improve acne conditions (El-Akawi Z, Clin Exp Dermatol. 2006).
How to take bVital healthy skin support capsules:
• Therapeutic dose – 6 capsules per day with meals for 3-6 months (ages 13 and up)
• Maintenance dose – 3 capsules per day
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