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Vitiligo Stack

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White spots on the skin may be the visible signs of vitiligo, a disorder that causes skin depigmentation. The extent and rate of color loss is unpredictable and can affect the skin in any part of the body including the hair, inside the mouth, and even the eyes. Although people of skin types may be affected with Vitiligo, people who have darker skin tend to be more affected. It is not life-threatening nor contagious, but can lower your self-esteem and could stress you out. Symptoms of vitiligo include skin discoloration, premature whitening or graying of the hair on your scalp, loss of color in the tissues thath line the inside of your mouth and nose, loss of or color change of the retina, and discolored patches around the armpits, navel, genitals, and rectum. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

53 Potential Effects from this Stack

Effect OnScaleContributors
Blood Flow2 Vitamin C, Ginkgo biloba
Calmness1 Ginkgo biloba
Plasma Vitamin C1 Vitamin C
Depression1 Vitamin C, Ginkgo biloba
Cognition1 Ginkgo biloba
Memory1 Ginkgo biloba
Ocular Blood Flow1 Ginkgo biloba
Euphoric1 Ginkgo biloba
Sleep Quality1 Ginkgo biloba
Sperm Quality1 Vitamin C
Free Testosterone1 Vitamin D
Insulin Sensitivity1 Vitamin D, Vitamin C
Lean Mass1 Vitamin D
Intraocular Pressure (aka IOP)Neutral Ginkgo biloba
PainNeutral Vitamin D
HomocysteineNeutral Vitamin B12
LibidoNeutral Ginkgo biloba
InflammationNeutral Vitamin D, Vitamin C
Verbal FluencyNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Working MemoryNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Symptoms of TinnitusNeutral Ginkgo biloba
Stroke Recovery RateNeutral Ginkgo biloba
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When used in combination with sun exposure, a form of vitamin D called calcipotriol may be effective in stimulating repigmentation in children with vitiligo.
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Vitamin C has been shown to be effective at skin repigmentation in people with vitiligo.
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PABA, a compound commonly found in B-complex vitamins, has been shown to repigment skin affected by vitiligo.
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PABA, a compound commonly found in B-complex vitamins, has been shown to repigment skin affected by vitiligo.
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Lack of stomach acid may play a role in vitiligo. Supplementing with betaine HCL may help repigment the skin.
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Studies have shown vitamin B12 to be effective at skin repigmentation in people with vitiligo.
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400 and 1,500 mg of powdered rhizome. In one trial, picrorhiza, in combination with the drug methoxsalen and sun exposure, speeded recovery in people with vitiligo.
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50 mg daily per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of body weight, with ultraviolet light exposure. L-phenylalanine, in conjunction with ultraviolet light exposure, may improve repigmentation of skin.
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120 mg daily of a standardized extract. Taking ginkgo may help improve repigmentation of skin.
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Studies have shown folic acid to be effective at skin repigmentation in people with vitiligo.
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Studies show, supplementing with a combination of antioxidants including alpha-lipoic acid increased the effectiveness of ultraviolet light therapy.

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Potential Interactions

Supplementing with folic acid in amounts as little as 300 to 800 mcg per day may increase vitamin B12 requirements. Therefore, it would be prudent for people taking folic acid to supplement with vitamin B12.

Supplementation with vitamin B12, even in relatively small amounts, can increase folic acid requirements, For that reason, people taking vitamin B12 supplements should also consider taking folic acid.

In addition, supplementing with folic acid can mask the laboratory diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency. Failure to identify and treat vitamin B12 deficiency in a timely manner can lead to permanent neurological damage. The relatively small amount of vitamin B12 present in most supplements is not sufficient to prevent or correct vitamin B12 deficiency in people who have pernicious anemia (a condition caused by vitamin B12 malabsorption). For that reason, people should tell their doctor if they are taking folic acid supplements, so that the doctor will order alternative laboratory tests if vitamin B12 deficiency is suspected.

  • Smith AD. Folic acid fortification: the good, the bad, and the puzzle of vitamin B-12. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:3-5.
  • Steiner I,Melamed E. Folic acid and the nervous system. Neurology. 1983 Dec;33(12):1634

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