Many people are familiar with the symptoms of vitamin deficiency, from fatigue right through to brittle nails and poor skin. However, what you might not be familiar with is the term Angular Chelitis.
Angular Chelitis is more than just sore lips, it is the severe drying and cracking of the corners of the mouth, which are then prone to infection. This condition can last weeks, and causes immense pain to the sufferer whenever they smile, talk, or eat- which is literally all of the time. You try going a single hour without doing any of these things, let alone a whole day!
Sufferers of Angular Chelitis have found that the main cause of their painful lip condition can be attributed to a Vitamin deficiency, particularly Vitamin B! According to this NHS document, one of the factors could be “if you are low in iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid”
Eternal Zest customer and advocate Scarlett Ward Bennett has said “I tried lip balms and creams for weeks, and it wasn’t until my pharmacist advised me that I could be suffering from a vitamin deficiency did I realise quite how seriously I had underestimated taking my daily vitamins!”
“My Vegan diet requires that I take much more into consideration when I try to do a varied food shop, however I think I just got lazy in lockdown and my diet had suffered. It wasn’t until my lips were at agony point that I sought help.”
“I bought Vitamin D3 and B complex along with vitamin C, and literally started noticing a difference within two or three days. Bare in mind this is after three or four weeks of nothing alleviating the pain at all!”
According to US National Library of Medicine “Nutritional deficiencies, especially of iron and B vitamins, are important in the development of angular cheilitis.”
So next time you notice your lips are becoming sore and cracked, particularly in the corners of your mouth, consider turning to Vitamins as a cure to your Angular Chelitis!