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Before you read the following list of essential supplements to control your psoriasis, please download my free “Smart Psoriasis Diet Plan” eBook. This is my ultimate step by step guide to controlling your psoriasis once and for all. My “Smart Psoriasis Diet Plan” consists of 8 simple steps to follow to get your psoriasis under control within 60 days. One of the most important chapters in the eBook is the essential supplements one MUST take to help eliminate your psoriasis.
Below is a list of all the essential psoriasis supplements. For full details and dosage instructions please refer to the Smart Psoriasis Diet Plan eBook.
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The essential supplements for psoriasis can be divided into the following categories
- Essential psoriasis detox supplements
- Essential supplements to rectify your psoriasis specific deficiencies
- Essential super food supplements to heal & maintain your psoriasis condition and supercharge your immune system
Essential Psoriasis Detox Supplements
Liquid Bentonite Clay
Bentonite is known for its highly absorptive properties and its ability to draw out and bind heavy metals, drugs and other toxins from the body. This clay has been used for thousands of years as both an internal and external purification aid.
When you combine Liquid Bentonite Clay with Whole Psyllium Husk, you have the most efficient non invasive detoxification tool in the World.
Whole Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk seed are indigestible and are a source of soluble dietary fiber. They are used to relieve constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and diarrhea. They are also used as a regular dietary supplement to improve and maintain regular GI transit.
By mixing liquid bentonite clay with whole psyllium husk you remove all heavy metals, drugs, and toxins in the most efficient way possible. Psoriasis cannot be controlled if toxins exist in your body. When you drink this mix you pass all toxins quickly through your system, giving your leaky gut a chance to heal. This is the best way to remove toxins from your body other than going for the invasive colonic irrigation treatment.
Caprylic Acid (Anti-fungal)
Caprylic Acid is a short-to-medium chain fatty acid (MCT) that is naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. Caprylic Acid is an anti fungal and kills off candida overgrowth which affects all psoriasis sufferers.
It is recommended that you do not start taking an anti fungal like caprylic acid until you have worked up to 2 doses of the Bentonite + Psyllium detox mix a day. At this stage you should be very regular and emptying your bowels fully at least twice a day.
Reason being that caprylic acid will kill off the candida infection, however when it starts to die it releases worse toxins (called die off). The Bentonite and psyllium will absord all these die off toxins and remove safely from your system, with little or no noticeable candida die off reactions.
Best Dairy Free Probiotic For Psoriasis
Probiotics are used to aid the immune system and also to reduce inflammation while at the same time controlling the number of unfriendly bacteria in your colon, This will in turn allow the thin porous walls of your colon to repair itself. Once the colon is repaired then you have your psoriasis under control from the inside out.
This ProBiota 12 brand probiotic is the best product on the market to help fix your leaky gut and control your psoriasis. It is dairy free and has an Amazon review score of 4.9 out of 5.
Essential Supplements to rectify your psoriasis specific deficiencies
Psoriasis sufferers and people with other auto immune disorders are known to suffer from very low levels of Vitamin D. Therefore when you start to follow the Smart Psoriasis Diet Plan this will be the first supplement you MUST take to not only reduce the scaling but also to elevate your mood.
Vitamin D is known to reduce adaptive immunity (T Cells) therefore reduce the overproduction of skin cells.
Omega 3 fish oils
The presence of the Docosahexaenoic acid and omega-3 fatty acids helps greatly in the reduction of the body inflammations including those associated with psoriatic and or psoriasis arthritis. Additionally, fish oil works well in the improvement of the general health for people suffering from psoriasis. Also stated to be a great aid to cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D3 combines really well with Omega 3 fish oils, as one reduces T cell generation and the other reduces inflammation.
Multi – digestive enzyme with Bethaine HCL
People with psoriasis have been shown to not digest protein efficiently. This has the very damaging effect of generating excess toxicity in the bowel which weakens the gut lining and therefore over time allows toxins to pass through freely and invade the rest of the body.
This leads to inflammation and for people with psoriasis genes, triggers the skin to become inflamed and therefore create the psoriasis lesions.
Here are the major general functions of systemic enzyme therapy:
1) Fights Inflammation
2) Fights Fibrosis
3) Immune System Modulation
4) Fights Blood Contamination
5) Fights Viruses
It is essential to fix your digestive issues if you have any chance to control your psoriasis once and for all.
Essential super food supplements to heal & maintain your psoriasis condition and supercharge your immune system
I am a recent convert to these two amazing micro-algae, chlorella and spirulina. The reason for this conversion was the need to consume enough nutritious vegetables and fruits on a daily basis. Before discovering these two superfoods, I would make raw vegetable shakes on a daily basis to meet my nutritional needs to heal my psoriasis from the inside out. As I work two jobs, I sometimes wouldn’t get enough time to prepare my raw veggie shake.
PLEASE READ MY NOVEMEBER 2013 UPDATE BELOW REGARDING THESE TWO SUPPLEMENTS
A friend of mine who also suffers from psoriasis recommended chlollera and spirulina as a way to obtain all the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and chlorophyll to not only fill my daily nutritional needs but also to eliminate toxins from my body. I have now been taking these two supplements on a daily basis for 3 months and the health benefits have been immense.
I no longer get hunger pangs or sugar cravings. No more brain fog, cured my bad breath and keeps the bowels free flowing and regular. Not only that but my energy levels are the best they have been in years and my apptitude to hard work has increased considerably. My psoriasis has been under control now for some time and I was weary of cutting down on my raw veggies shakes but my fears have been allayed by the results shown.
I still do raw veggie shakes 1 week per month just to vary up my diet, but I am quite happy to recommend these two super foods as a suitable replacement for the raw vegetable shakes.
Chlorella is frequently referred to as nature’s multivitamin. The difference between a multi vitamin and a super food like chlorella is the synergistic nature of the nutrients within this “food”. As it is naturally forming, all the properties within the micro-algae function optimally to deliver a nutritional rich waste free dosage that no multivitamin could rival.
Chlorella is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E.
Chlorella also contains the following essential minerals magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.
Chlorella is a rich source of important amino acids which are vital for rebuilding the body’s lean tissues and neurotransmitters not to mention many other beneficial bodily functions
It contains Chlorophyll which improves immunity, alkalinity, and inflammation in the body – Your psoriasis is crying out for this!
Chlorella like bentonite mentioned earlier can also bind with toxins such as chemicals and heavy metals, and move them swiftly out of the body. Again this is essential to control your psoriasis.
There are lots of other health benefits of chlorella such as aids digestion, reduces inflammation, increases energy levels, natural anti-carcinogenic agent, reduces pain for fibromyalgia sufferers, improves cholesterol levels and also fights obesity
Spirulina contains all B vitamins (except B12), vitamin D, vitamin K, vitamin E, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
It has various antioxidants, phytonutrients and carotenoids. Tests have shown that natural carotenoids in algae and vegetables have the most antioxidant and anti-cancer power.
It protects the brain and detoxifies the liver and kidneys – again this is vital for people with psoriasis.
It balances pH to reduce inflammation, the root of all auto immune disorders like psoriasis.
It balances the immune system, including calming an overactive one, which is significant because overactive (or inflamed) immune systems are responsible for autoimmune diseases.
Due to the high protein content, it reduces hunger pangs and sugar cravings. For anyone looking to lose some weight then this is the perfect supplement to take.
When you combine spirulina with chlorella, you are super charging your body’s immune system, minimizing inflammation and eliminating all toxins quickly and efficiently from your body. These 3 things alone will massively improve your psoriasis. When you add in all the other health benefits these supplements will provide then it seems like a no brainer to add these to your diet.
UPDATE TO ESSENTIAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR PSORIASIS NOVEMBER 2013
I want to give a quick but important update to this article. Around 6 weeks ago my supply of spirulina and chlorella ran out and because my psoriasis was in pretty good shape (about 5% coverage on my torso but not causing me any discomfort) I got lazy about ordering a refill.
I decided to substitute the above two supplements with a strong Multi -Vitamin that I had lying in my vitamin cupboard but had never opened. The brand was Super One Formula by Holland and Barrett. They are a UK based company.
As most of my readers are from the USA I have posted an image of the Nutritional Information on the left so that you can find similar products online or in local stores. You will also notice that this particular brand contains a selection of digestive enzymes and amino acids along with lots of other essential minerals.
In a nutshell it contained nearly all if not more of the vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids of Chlorella and Spirulina. The added bonus is that it is cheaper than buying chlorella and spirulina. The results have been excellent and I will be writing an personal update blog post in the next week, so please come back to check that out as I hope it can motivate you to control your psoriasis once and for all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I have reduced my psoriasis by 95% through changes to my diet and introducing supplements to ensure my body is in its optimal condition. This enables me to control my psoriasis for good. I hope you can too by following my free eBook – The Smart Psoriasis Diet Plan.