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It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3:Essential Vitamins for Fit, Healthy Feet (Part 1)


Who can forget learning their ABC’s as a kid? From A to Z, we utilize the building blocks of communication that allow us to speak, read, and write. But allow us to introduce you to a new set of ABC’s……the ABC’s of healthy feet!

Vitamin A (Retinol, Retinoid)

Benefits: Known to develop keen eyesight and smoothing under eye wrinkles, vitamin A works wonders to keep the rough areas of the feet silky smooth. Acting as a safeguard during the winter months- against cracked heels- and a protector of sun damaged feet during the summer months (yikes!), vitamin A is an absolute must-have to revive tissues, scrapes, lesions, and wounds of the feet.

Source: Carrots, liver, paprika, sweet potatoes, leafy green vegetables, topical lotions/creams

Attention: Diabetics, beach-goers, people with psoriasis

Oh by the way: Vitamin A is classified as fat-soluble, meaning: 1) it travels from the fat, 2) into the bloodstream (to be used by the body) 3) and the excess IS stored in the liver; daily supply is NOT required in diet.

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin)

Benefits: Numbness, burning, and tingling of the feet BEGONE with this B vitamin. Found to develop and maintain nerve conduction, vitamin B12 is essential from head-to-toe. A healthy nervous system enables our feet to maintain balance and sensation (for touching).  Listen up diabetics!!......this vitamin is for you!

Source: Clams, fortified cereals/whole grains, milk, eggs, poultry, vitamin supplement or injection

Attention: Vegans, vegetarians, diabetics, the elderly, people with gastrointestinal surgery

Oh by the way: Nutrient is not found in plants NATURALLY- plants can be fortified with the nutrient, however; daily recommended amounts can be received via vitamin supplement. Classified as water-soluble, vitamin B12 dissolves directly in the bloodstream and is NOT stored in the body; excess is eliminated in the urine; a continuous daily supply IS needed in our diet.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

Benefits:  Free-radicals don’t stand a chance against vitamin C. As a notable antioxidant, vitamin C plays a key role in the production of collagen, helping to keep the skin firm and strong.  Hangnails and ingrown toenails?……..That’s ok! Vitamin C has got you covered.

Source: Oranges, spinach, brussels sprouts, green pepper, grapefruit, topical lotion/creams

Attention: Diabetics, beach-goers

Oh by the way: May alleviate the effects of sun damaged skin- sun spots and hyperpigmentation to name a few. Water-soluble.


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2 Responses


February 08, 2013

Thanks EJ for the kind words! We aim to provide pertinent, medical information with a fun, conversational approach. No talking over your head……we want to give it to you straight.


February 06, 2013

great stuff!
very informational in easy to understand format
keep up the great work!

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