There are tons of information on the web when it comes to vitamins, and it can be difficult to find out what is right and what is wrong. How do you know if it is necessary to eat vitamins at all? You can certainly note that vitamins and minerals are vital to us, but how do you get the best possible effect from them?
You may have started on vitamins as your hair has become dry and thin over the winter. But how long are you actually going to take them? What time of day should you take them? When can you expect to see results?
Beauty Bear is here to guide you safely through the jungle of questions, read on here.
Table of Contents
How long to take vitamins?
When do vitamins start to work?
When to take vitamins on the day?
How are vitamins absorbed?
7 typical symptoms that you lack vitamins
How long to take vitamins?
In short, you only get the effect during the period you eat the vitamins. That is, as soon as you stop eating them, you will eventually lose the effect that you have gained from them. You should therefore continue to eat vitamins and minerals, unless you know for sure that you are getting enough through your diet.
You can advantageously buy Beauty Bears vitamins, as they combine delicious taste with important vitamins and minerals, and you can thus enjoy your daily vitamin supplement.
Beauty Bear SKIN Vitamins contains, for example, the ingredient Ceramide oil, which is difficult to get through the diet. The supply of ceramides is important as your own production of ceramides decreases with age. By adding ceramides, you can rebuild the skin barrier and reduce the risk of your skin drying out and getting wrinkles.
When do vitamins start to work?
Vitamins start working from the moment you take them, but if you want a visible result, it requires that you take them regularly over a long period of time. The period can vary depending on which minerals and vitamins you ingest. Furthermore, there is a big difference between people, and it can vary from person to person how quickly results can be seen.
Beauty Bear recommends taking their SKIN Vitamins, HAIR Vitamins and NAIL Vitamins in min. 2 months, to be able to feel and see the results.
When to take vitamins on the day?
Vitamins should preferably be taken after a meal and never on an empty stomach. If you take vitamins on an empty stomach, they will risk upsetting your stomach due to overproduction of stomach acid. The most optimal is that you take them in small portions during the day. For this reason, Beauty Bear has made sure that you can take a vitamin gum with a meal twice a day, since all versions come with a daily dose of 2 gummies. We recommend that you take them with dinner, as the one meal, as it is most often the most fatty meal. In this way, the fat-soluble vitamins are best absorbed.
If you eat a low-fat breakfast, such as a bun with jam or oatmeal with skim milk, it is not optimal to take your vitamins with this meal . The body will have a harder time absorbing Fat-soluble vitamins if there are not fatty acids available. Fatty acids can also come from vegetables and nuts, such as cashews and avocados. So, if your breakfast includes healthy fatty acids, it can be quite advantageous to take fat-soluble vitamins with this meal.
All Beauty Bear gummies have a clear coating with Coconut and Rapeseed/Colza oil. Not only does it prevent your gummies from sticking together, it also provides a small dose of healthy fatty acids.
How are vitamins absorbed?
There is a difference in how vitamins are absorbed as some are water soluble while others are fat soluble. The fat-soluble vitamins are vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin D and vitamin A. They are stored in the body in our fatty tissue and you should therefore be careful not to get too many of them. Symptoms of deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins develop relatively slowly, compared to the symptoms of the water-soluble vitamins, which develop rapidly. The water-soluble vitamins are vitamin B and vitamin C. They are easily absorbed into the body but are not stored in the body for later use in the same way as fat-soluble vitamins. You cannot get too many of the water-soluble vitamins as the excess ones will be flushed out on your toilet visit.
The water-soluble vitamins should be added often and preferably daily, if possible.
Beauty Bear Vitamins contain both water- and fat-soluble vitamins, and it is therefore important to eat them every day, in the stated amount. They contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals to maintain your nails, your hair and your skin.
You can read more about the good effects of vitamins for the skin and see all our natural, vegan and gluten-free products here
7 symptoms that you lack vitamins
1. Dry skin
If you have problems with dry skin, it is most likely due to a lack of the fatty acids Omega 6 and 3. Many Danes believe that you can solve problems with dry skin just by smearing yourself in moisturizer, but it is not a lasting solution. It is the fat that binds the moisture in the skin. You can find Omega 3 in chia seeds and fatty fish, and omega 6 in nuts and seeds.
In addition, vitamin A deficiency is most often the reason for dry and rye skin. Vitamin A is actually important for many different enzymes and proteins that are necessary for the normal functioning of your skin. The vitamin is found in foods such as sweet potatoes, spinach, carrot salad, melon apricots, fish and eggs and more.
You can also take advantage of Beauty Bear SKIN Vitamins. The skin vitamins from Beauty Bear consist of a unique combination of nutrients, including Vitamin A and Zinc, which gives you a healthy and beautiful skin. Beauty Bear SKIN Vitamins is composed of 12 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in each gummy.
2. Impure skin on the face
First of all, it is important to point out that there can be many reasons for impure skin in your face. For some people, it may be hormonal or due to allergens.
According to doctor Søs Wollesen, it is also common to get bad skin if you lack fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 in your diet.
Another sign of impure skin on the face is most often a lack of B vitamins. Including especially B vitamins Biotin and Pantothenic acid (B5). The B vitamins are found in egg yolks and broccoli. Last but not least, zinc deficiency can lead to impure skin. Zinc helps cleanse dead skin cells so that they do not clog the skin's pores or irritate the skin's sebaceous glands. Zinc is found naturally in walnuts, dates and animal foods
3. Weak nails
There is a difference in nails as some people naturally have stronger nails than others. Some vitamins and minerals still have a big impact on your nails.
If the body is deficient in nutrients and minerals, the body will prioritize other more important functions, than your nails, which can lead to frail and brittle nails. The lack of minerals can also lead to white spots on your nails. So, your nails are actually a good way to tell, if your body is in lack of specific nutrients.
Selenium is one of the main nail minerals, but is it also used as an antioxidant and to support the immune system. Not getting enough selenium, will force our body to prioritize our immune system over our nails. Selenium is found naturally in fish, eggs, shellfish, meat (liver and kidneys), milk, cheese and some nuts (brazil nuts), but the meat, milk and nuts are very dependent on the type of grain the animals are fed and which soil it was grown in. In Scandinavia, only Finland has rich selenium in their soil. The US also has selenium rich soil, as well as northwest and southeast of China. Central China is quite selenium deficit.
Knowing which soil your food was grown in is very hard detective work, so supplementing with selenium is the easiest way to ensure enough selenium.
Zinc is also an important mineral for the structure of the nails, as the lack of zinc gives your nails a more fragile nail structure, resulting in broken and weak nails. Zinc is found in meat, milk, cheese and whole grains. The zinc we eat gets absorbed in the part of the small intestines closest to our stomach. Our zinc absorption is therefore very dependent on the foods we eat, as it alters the content of the intestines and the time it takes for the nutrients to pass through. Wholegrains, meats, milk and cheese are slower to pass through, giving the small intestines more opportunity to absorb the zinc. Another way to increase absorption, is to supplement with zinc, since it will heighten the available zinc in our intestines.
You can also take advantage of NAIL Vitamins from Beauty Bear, which contains selenium, zinc, horsetail, vitamins B6 and B12, which are ingredients for maintaining the nails. For best results, always take the NAIL vitamins close to your meals, either before or after.
4. Stop hairloss
Many things will affect your hair. Not just the styling, shampoo and haircut, but also your diet, stress and exercise.
Firstly, our hair needs nutrients, but lets start on how nutrients to our hair is actually delivered. Our bodys circulatory system uses our blood stream to pass on nutrients on to every single cell in our body. In order to have a good functioning circulatory system we need exercise. Regular exercise will help – even just as little as 10 minutes running and 1 minute of plan every day. Vitamin C also helps our body produce the collagen, which is used in our blood veins, and lets them stay flexible and well-functioning – ensuring that your hair gets the necessary nutrients to stay long and strong.
Vitamin C is normally found in citrus-fruits such as lemons and oranges, but also in Acerola Berries. Beauty Bear HAIR vitamins uses extract from the acerola berries and a natural and rich source of easily accessible vitamin C for our body.
Another major vitamin for good and shiny hair is Biotin. Biotin is famous for its ability to block the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Men and women both have testosterone in their body, but men often have 10-20 times as much testosterone, and thus much more of it is converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT promotes “body hair” and demotes hair on your head, which explains why men often have a lot mor body hair than women and often goes bald. Blocking DHT is therefore an effective way to stop hair loss on your head and stop hair growth on your body.
But even if Biotin is the “wonder-vitamin” for hair, please don’t overdose. Our body can only absorb a certain amount, and overdosing vitamins will only keep your kidneys working overtime.
With Beauty Bear HAIR vitamins, you can rest assured that you will get the right amounts of Biotin and natural Vitamin C, along 9 other important nutrients for your hair, including vitamin B’s and Zinc.
5. Broken lips
Some people may be unlucky enough to get cracks/wounds or broken skin in their lips. If you are one of those who experience it often, you need to pay extra attention to getting enough vitamin B12. This is especially true if you are vegan or vegetarian. Not many vegan or vegetable food sources holds any significant B12, so supplementing is practically the only way to stay healthy with enough B12. Vitamin B12 also contributes to a reduction in fatigue and exhaustion. The vitamin can be found naturally in eggs, milk & meat.
If you are often tired, even though you get the recommended sleep, it may actually be due to lack of water. It is recommended that you drink at least two liters of water a day, so before you start looking for causes for your fatigue, it is a good idea to increase your daily water intake.
Chronic fatigue can also be due to a lack of vitamin D3. The largest amount of vitamin D3 is absorbed through the skin from sunlight, but can also be obtained by eating fatty fish, meat and egg yolks. Many people are more tired in the winter, as we get less sunlight than we do in the summer. It is therefore extra important to pay attention to vitamin D3 in winter.
There can be several reasons for experiencing headaches and it is therefore important to contact a doctor if it is persistent. In terms of vitamins, headaches can often be due to a lack of vitamin D3 or magnesium. However, this does not apply if you have regular migraines. Vitamin D3 is obtained naturally through fatty fish, egg yolks and meat. Magnesium is found in whole grains and meat.