Psoriasis is a skin condition that results in red and crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. Most skin specialists and general practitioners will prescribe chemically medicated creams and ointments to treat Psoriasis.
Our skin is our largest organ. It performs six primary functions. These include protection, absorption, excretion, secretion, regulation and sensation. The quality of our skin is often a reflection of our true internal health. When we are toxic internally, our skin naturally expels these toxins. This may result in acne, pimples, eczema or even Psoriasis. Our skin provides a protective barrier against mechanical, thermal and physical injury. It also prevents loss of moisture.
Vitamins are essential micronutrients required by our body in small quantities to function properly. They are essential to help maintain our overall health and well-being. Vitamins are organic compounds that cannot be made by our body. It must be obtained either via food and drinks consumption or supplements or both.
Due to the poorer quality of our food and drinks, even if organic, supplements are required. As the name implies, supplements are there to supplement a healthier lifestyle and not magic pills.
Watch our short video to learn which Vitamins are good for Psoriasis.
Do remember that when we feed our bodies the right amount of nutrients, this gives it the best chance to heal itself. The supplements we recommend contain Vitamins A, C, D and E which helps reduce symptoms and prevent severe flare-ups.
Watch and learn from our short video below on Which Vitamins Are Good For Skin.
Minerals are inorganic compounds that are essential for the proper functioning of our body. Minerals are found in various foods, water and soil. There are two types of minerals, macro minerals and trace minerals. Macro minerals such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus are those that our body needs in larger amounts. Trace minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, selenium and iodine are those that our body needs in smaller amounts.
We must remember that our bodies require sufficient levels of all vitamins and minerals daily. It is therefore not possible to store these for several days, weeks or months. Consuming meals that are rich in a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains will provide us with most of the vitamins and minerals that we require. However due to various factors such as soil depletion, we now need to take supplements to supplement our meal intake.
You need to be aware that not all supplements are created equal or of top quality. You therefore need to connect with a clinic such as ours. We have done and continue to test the quality of various supplements and only recommend the best. We only have one body and must give it the best.
You must not waste money on nutritional supplements that are not highly bioavailable or contain nutrients in inappropriate amounts or ratios for your needs. When it comes to supplements and food intake, quality makes all the difference and we must never eat only because it is convenient or tastes good.
Some of the other key vitamins and nutrients that help maintain healthy organs and in particular skin health are as follows:
Vitamin A is used by our bodies to reproduce and grow cells. This is particularly important as our skin has a high cell turnover. Great sources of Vitamin A from foods include oily fish, eggs, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Vitamin C is found at high levels in the outer layer (epidermis) of the skin. It is also found in the inner layer (dermis) of the skin. It plays a role is collagen production that helps keep your skin healthy. Vitamin C is therefore one of the key ingredients in most skincare and antiaging skin care products.
Vitamin C helps to fend off signs of aging, heal damaged skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Vitamin D also known as the sunshine vitamin is one of the best vitamins for your skin. It helps repair skin damage and prevents infections due to skin injuries. Applying Vitamin D to the skin topically can relieve the symptoms of Psoriasis including itchy and flaky skin. Vitamin D is also useful in treating stretch marks, burns and skin damage. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your cells from oxidative stress. It’s main function in skin care is to protect against sun damage. Vitamin E also helps in the treatment of skin inflammation.
One of the trusted supplements suppliers we personally use and recommend is called Usana Health Sciences as they have been supplied top rated supplements and skincare for over 30 years. You may get access to their products via this link. Usana’s supplements have been independently rate by The Comparative Guide To Nutritional Supplements as the top Platinum Plus 5 star rating. It is the only supplier we know who creates supplements based on what our bodies require vs pricing based on what the majority are willing to pay and then choosing inferior quality ingredients accordingly.
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