Monday, April 11, 2011

Vitamins/Minerals for Body Odor

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There are some people out there who are deficient in their  recommended intake of vitamins and minerals. This deficiency might possibly be the reason why you smell  this  certain way. I believe that everyone can benefit from this post because most people on earth do not get sufficient amount and are usually deficient in one or two vitamins or minerals, which might actually be the  cause for their odor. And even in you are up to par with  your intake of minerals I believe making this post will give you some insight into what  each vitamin and mineral can do for  you.

Vitamin A: Keeps your skin and mucous membranes healthy. When these two functions of our body are healthy they produce a moistness, which in turn prevents cell damage and  bacterial growth. Moreover,  it's good for your immune system and helps fight cancer.

Symptoms of deficiency in Vitamin A: Problems seeing in dim light, dry eyes, dry skin, slower recuperation from wounds, and brittle hair and nails

Foods High in Vitamin A:  Liver, carrots, sweet potatoes, boiled spinach, butternut squash,  kale, lettuce, turnip greens, dried apricots, cantaloupe

Vitamin B complex: Helps in  metabolizing  fats, carbohydrates, and proteins from out diets. They also help generate energy for all the cells in the body, that includes the brain , the nervous system, the digestive organs and all the rest. Not only does it provide energy, it flushes out toxins by keeping the metabolism levels in normal range. It has also been noted that people who lack vitamin B-12 have an unpleasant odor about themselves.

Vitamin B1(thiamine):  A "anti-stress" vitamin,  because it improves the immune system and provides the body's ability to maintain stressful situations
Vitamin B2(riboflavin):  Is vital for the development of body tissues (ex. skin, eyes, connective tissues, immune system). It also plays a role in regenerating glutathione(a strong anti-oxidant), and is needed to activate the vitamin B6. Finally riboflavin is responsible in regulating certain hormones and it supports your emotional health.
Vitamin B3(niacin): Is known to treat cholesterol levels and it may help in treating depression, osteoarthritis and migraines. Another contributing factor to Niacin is that it supports the central nervous system, it  assists in producing hydrochloric acid, and is needed in the formation of red blood cells.
Vitamin B5(patothenic acid): B5 is required for the secretion of cortisone, a hormone that assists in metabolism. Has the ability to fight allergies, create lipids, and  lower cholesterol levels.
Vitamin  B6(prydoxine): Helps in the formation of neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine,  and GABA, which are repsonsible  for  depression and anxiety. B6 is certainly a vitamin that is essential for your mood and  can lower your risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and alzheimer's disease to some extent.
Vitamin B12(cobalamins): Similar to vitamin B6, except that it creates a fatty tissue called myesin that protects your nerves
Biotin: Similar to B6 as well, but biotin also plays a role in in gene expression(I have no idea what that is) and DNA replication.

Symptoms of deficiency in Vitamin B complex:  Upset stomach, diarrhea, dementia, visual problems, hair loss, anemia, trouble sleeping, scaly/rash like skin,  insomnia,  lack of energy, acne,  unpleasant body odor,  memory loss,  complications with digestion and absorption of food. And for more serious deficiencies permanent brain damage

Foods high in Vitamin B:  Bananas, peanuts, eggs, potatoes, liver, meats, kefir, brazil nuts, oats, legumes

                    Did you know that: 1 fruit of guava has 342% of vitamin C?

Vitamin C: Strengthens the production of  collagen, a protein  connective tissue, that helps the body heal wounds and  help support the  structure the blood vessels in the body. It can be used as an anti-oxidant, which helps clear free radical molecules from damaging cells, proteins, genetic material (DNA). And it's   suppose to flush out toxins as well and boost your immune system because of it's detoxifying properties.

Symptoms of deficiency in vitamin C: Bleeding gums, easy bruising, fatigue, rough/dry skin, dry hair, slow wound healing, skin discoloration, vulnerable to colds and infections, respiratory infections , and lung related conditions

Foods highs in Vitamin C: Peaches, strawberries, papayas, acerola cherry, chives, peppers, guava, black currant, orange juice, grapefruit juice

Vitamin E: Is good because it  renews  the skin cells and  heals the one's that might have bacteria on them; Sometimes when skin cells are damaged they start to attract bacteria which can make you or your skin smell ripe.

Symptoms of deficiency in vitamin E: Anemia, weakened red blood cells,  age spot, cataracts, lower sex drive.  Muscle, liver, bone marrow, and brain function abnormalities. Mal-absorption(that is linked pancreatic disease, celiac disease, liver disease, and gallbladder disease); pain, tingling, and loss of sensation among certain body parts. And  a list of neurological complications

Foods high in Vitamin E: Sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, peanut butter, grapeseed, paprika, chili powder, pickled green olives,oregano (dried), hazel nut

Vitamin K: Is known for helping blood clot properly and prevent excessive bleeding . Also, vitamin K also has the properties of preventing kidney stones,  stopping liver cancer growth, and  helping to control body, fecal , and urinary odor.

Symptoms of deficiency in vitamin K: Easy bruising,  heavy bleeding during menstrual cycles, nose bleeds, gum bleeds, anemia, hemorrhaging , osteoporosis, blood in urine, osteopenia

Foods high in Vitamin K: Kale, collard greens,  spinach, turnip greens,  beet greens, mustard greens, spring onions, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus

Magnesium: It 's been stated  that taking magnesium(250-500mg) with zinc will show a difference in your body odor. In addition, researchers believe that the reason chlorophyll has it's internal body odor cleansing effect is due to the magnesium content that it is inside chlorophyll.( I will make individual post on this mineral)

Symptoms of deficiency in Magnesium: constipation, urinary spasms, menstrual cramps, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, anorexia, muscle twitching, poor memory, confusion, numbness, hallucinations, numbness, nausea, vomiting

Foods high in Magnesium: Halibut, almonds, artichokes, buckwheat flour, mollusks,  oat bran, spinach,  pumpkin seeds,  cashews, soy beans

Zinc: Maintains the proper functioning of enzymes(proteins that help the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins that can be used for fuel),.It helps make news cells as well as  assist in the healing of wounds.It sustains the senses from dwindling and plays a vital role for the  release of insulin( a hormone in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood). And finally, zinc balances the metabolism and reduces perspiration, which consequently reduces the amount of odors. I also forgot to mention that if you do smell, there might be a link between zinc deficiency.

Symptoms of deficiency in Zinc: weakened immune system, hair loss, diarrhea, eye and skin lesions. Increased allergic sensitivity, anemia, dry skin, inflammatory bowel disease, growth retardation, impaired taste and smell. Joint and hip pain,

Food high in Zinc:  Oyster, beef shank,  crab,  pork, veal liver, sesame seeds, lobster,  turkey,  lamb, chicken


Sand K said...

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