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What vitamins are good for poor circulation?

Updated November 22, 2016

There are a number of vitamins that can help to improve your circulation. Improved circulation is good for a number of reasons. If your blood is not circulating properly you can become fatigued and there can be a build up of lactic acid in your muscles. This will cause your muscles to feel sore and ache.

Vitamin B

Vitamin B helps with circulation. Some foods that contain vitamin B are brown rice, berries, yeast, whole-grain cereals and leafy vegetables and legumes.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is used to improve circulation. You can find this vitamin in orange juice, grape fruit, apricot and blackberries.

Vitamin E

To improve your circulation, you may want to consume foods that have Vitamin E. Some of the foods with vitamin E include almonds, mango, asparagus, hazelnuts and margarine.

Potassium

Potassium helps circulation by regulating blood. Raisins, figs ,wheat germ and bran wheat are all good sources of potassium.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is especially good for improving circulation. This vitamin helps stop free radicals that can cause hardening of the arteries. Chicken breast, tuna, turkey breast, mustard greens and garlic are all good sources of Vitamin B6.

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Melvin J. Richardson has been a freelance writer for two years with Associated Content, and writes about topics such as banking, credit and collections, goal setting, financial services, management, health and fitness. Richardson has worked for several banks and financial institutions and gained invaluable experience and knowledge. Richardson holds a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management from Ashland University in Ashland Ohio.