Do You Have Cracked Heels?
B3, also known as niacinamide, is a form of vitamin B that has been found to have benefits for the skin. One of the ways that niacinamide can help with cracked heels is by improving the skin's moisture barrier.
Cracked heels occur when the skin on the heels becomes dry and thick, leading to small cracks or fissures in the skin. These cracks can be painful and can also increase the risk of infection.
Niacinamide helps to improve the skin's moisture barrier by increasing the production of ceramides, which are fatty acids that help to keep the skin hydrated and plump. By improving the skin's moisture barrier, niacinamide can help to prevent the skin on the heels from becoming too dry and cracked.
In addition, niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe the skin and reduce redness and irritation, which can be particularly helpful for cracked heels that are already painful or inflamed.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
- Sensitivity to light
- Cracked skin
- Rough skin
- Sensitive to smell
- Feel dizzy with sudden movement
- Desire to quarrel (laughed at this one)
- These are all signs of a B3 deficiency
Foods to help with b3:
But more likely than diet, the #1 cause of this is intestinal damage and inflammation. Especially common in crohns, IBS and Celiac. This means now you’re not absorbing the amount of B3 you need.
If this is you, you’ll want to drink bone broth (l-glutamine) and kombucha (lactic acid).
Alcohol, antibiotics and corn also can play a part in B deficiencies.
For me personally, I take a B3 supplement along alongside this and it helps in just a few days. If I stop taking it, it comes back so I have to stay on top of it!
Here is the link to the B3 I use!