Sore lips

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - News -

This may in­di­cate you’re short of vi­ta­min B2. ‘A dry mouth with cracks around the

corners of lips and an in­flamed tongue are clas­sic signs,’ says Suzie.

Other symp­toms may in­di­cate a lack of other B vi­ta­mins: ir­ri­tabil­ity and mood swings (B6); skin prob­lems, in­som­nia and di­ar­rhoea (B3); anx­i­ety and nerves (B5); poor mem­ory and lack of clar­ity (B1); poor ap­petite weak­ness, de­pres­sion, (B1).

Fix it

‘B vi­ta­mins are wa­ter-sol­u­ble, so they’re eas­ily ex­creted,’ says Suzie. ‘You also use more vi­ta­min B when you’re stressed, so you need to re­plen­ish sup­plies reg­u­larly, with diet and/or sup­ple­ments.’ Good sources in­clude meat, dairy, green veg, pulses (such as beans and lentils), wheat­germ and whole­grain ce­re­als, nuts, seeds and fruit. Tea, cof­fee and al­co­hol all de­plete B vi­ta­mins.

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