10 Best Forgotten Supplements for Psoriasis

1. Vitamin A – retinol

vitamin_aSupports the immune system – especially immunity against the yeasts like Candida albicans which so many people battle with. You can get vitamin A from cod liver oil or highly concentrated in dedicated supplement.

2. Oregano oil

One of the best antifungal and antibacterial essential oil effective against the broad spectrum of pathogens. When taken regularly it greatly helps with eradication of chronic yeast and fungal infections.

3. Forskolin from Coleus forskohlii

Generally this herb makes the body more sensitive to hormones. So even if the body was weak to produce enough of hormones forskolin would greatly help the body to function better.

4. Neem

Balances the blood sugar levels which may significantly improve the hypoglycemia and hyperinsulinemia induced adrenaline production. Neem also thins the blood what helps the blood flow – more oxygen in the tissues and better detoxification through the lymphatic system.

5. Chromium

Significantly improves the insulin sensitivity = less hypoglycemic episodes = less adrenaline. The onset of psoriasis and its exacerbation is strongly associated with emotional stress which in turn is associated with adrenaline production. Excess of adrenaline dysregulates the autonomic nervous system what leads to various symptoms of the diseases – one of which I believe is psoriasis.

6. Bromelain

Dissolves the microscopic blood clots which impair the natural flow of the red blood cells into the tissues. This leads to better oxygenation of the tissues, more energy and better detoxification. Bromelain also breaks down the inflammatory molecules like TNF-Alpha.

7. Manganese

Important mineral involved in protection of mitochondria against the oxidative stress. Chronic diseases are accompanied with mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage. Many years ago there were some data published about manganese being successfully used as psoriasis treatment.

8. Galantamine

Since I consider psoriasis as Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction what can be better supplement than galantamine which is a powerful and safe modulator of nervous system. It makes the alpha-7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor more sensitive to acetylcholine and also increases the acetylcholine via blocking the acetylcholinesterase enzymes. The activation of alpha-7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors present on macrophages (immune cells) suppresses the inflammatory cytokines production.

9. Ginger, Turmeric, Black Pepper and Cinnamon

These spices help balance the blood sugar (insulin sensitivity), regulate the inflammatory response as well as help to regulate the detoxification processes in the liver.

10. Iodine

Great antifungal supplement used either topically or internally. It is also extremely important for hormonal system and energy production. Billions of people are deficient in Iodine and its deficiency is considered as the leading cause of intellectual disabilities. Just keep in mind that Iodine supplementation usually leads to significant increase in cholesterol levels on blood tests. It is not a bad thing I just mention it so you would know what caused your higher cholesterol on the next blood test results.

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  1. Monica O'Hara says:

    I have recently come across your website and I am finding it very intriguing. There are many dots from my health journey that I can Connect as I read your different articles. My journey with psoriasis seems to be very hormonal he based as I never had psoriasis before I nursed my children. It also seems to flare up monthly with my menstrual cycle. Now that I’m in my mid 40s and emceeing hormonal changes, my psoriasis seems to be getting worse. I have managed it up to now with dietary items such as salmon oil capsules and detoxing, etc. my blood pressure tends to run on the lower end, so I’m a bit hesitant to do more that could fit in my blood and lower my blood pressure. I am currently taking the bile salts now for a week and remarkably my constipation has gotten worse instead of better. Not sure why? I have historically had constipation and anemia most of my childhood and early adult years. I have had issues with thyroid on and off as well as tachycardia and dry ridged nails. Lately I have been feeling like my blood sugar may be a little unstable, so I found it interesting when I read some of your articles suggesting that insulin can become an issue for people with psoriasis. I would love to get more input from you as to which supplements you think I should start with in light of my concern about the blood pressure. I am very interested in your theory that psoriasis is not at all and autoimmune disease and I would love for that to be the truth. Thank you so much for all the research you have done and your willingness to share with those of us who are struggling, as did you, with psoriasis. Also I wanted to ask if you think leaky gutter has anything to do with it? I I look forward to your response, and thank you so much! Monica

    • John says:

      What bile acids product do you use and how many capsules do you take?

      Maybe artichoke tea/capsules would be better for you. Also lecithin is important.

      Do you feel some specific supplements you take lower your blood pressure?

      Iron deficiency anemia – low serum iron?

      Insulin is a big problem not just in psoriasis but generally in chronic inflammation.

      Thyroid problems may be related to iodine deficiency but generally intestinal inflammation is strongly associated with hormonal imbalances – insulin, adrenal problems/HPA axis, thyroid,…

      You may want to read some of the books from Dr. Michael Platt, MD about hormones. Great book is Adrenal Dominance (the link is on the left side here on my blog). It is mostly about insulin resistance driven hypoglycemia and subsequent adrenaline production. Insulin resistance is usually from intestinal endotoxins or dental infections (root canals). He recommends progesterone with hypoglycemic diet.

      Personally I recommend chromium supplement, ginger, turmeric for insulin resistance but I think that progesterone works too. I just trying to avoid using hormones if there is a more subtle way to achieve the similar or same results.

      Psoriasis is surely not autoimmune disease I am 100% sure about this at this time! I am almost sure it is just localized low blood flow + fungal infection: https://www.psoriasisdietplan.com/2015/08/ringworm-causes-psoriasis-and-it-is-contagious/

      Leaky gut has everything to do with psoriasis, I just call leaky gut ENDOTOXINS.

      If you want me to give you some hints then you may want to check this – https://www.psoriasisdietplan.com/contact/questionnaire-to-find-out-the-possible-cause-of-your-psoriasis/

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