Smart Psoriasis Diet Plan Step 4
Add These Essential Supplements For Psoriasis
The following are my list of essential supplements that anyone with psoriasis should be taking. I have refined the list over time after plenty of trial and errors and have reduced it down to the following 4 (5 if you require Vitamin D3 supplementation, but only if your blood test results show Vitamin D deficiency).
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. You can find out more details about ProBiota 12 here.
You will require a strong multivitamin to fill the nutrient gap in your diet and ensure that you correct the deficiencies that all psoriasis sufferers have.
If you are not eating a healthy diet or about to change to a healthy diet that includes all the nutritious foods as detailed in the previous chapter then you must take a daily multivitamin to cover all those essential vitamins and minerals that are missing from your diet.
Also, note that both sexes require different levels of vitamins and minerals so choose a high-quality daily multi-vitamin that meets your needs.
Here are the top 5 rated multivitamins as advised by Llabdoor who test 100’s of brands to ensure what is on the label is actually in the supplement. I recommend purchasing one of these. Click on any of the links below to find more details of these products.
- Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Men
- Garden of Life Vitamin Code Perfect Weight
- Nature’s Way Alive Max Potency Multivitamin
- Rainbow Light Men’s One
- Garden of Life Vitamin Code For Women
Omega 3 Fish Oils
Omega-3s help psoriasis symptoms by reducing inflammation. When they enter the bloodstream, they lubricate the cells of the body. This lubrication can have a healing effect on cells that are particularly in need of it, such as brain cells and cells that make up your joints. This lubrication can also reduce inflammation.
Many of American’s’ health problems can be traced back to having an imbalance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats. Omega-6 fats aren’t necessarily bad for you but if they are consumed in large amounts without omega-3’s they cause inflammation which leads to chronic illness.
Today, the average american has a 20:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats, when a healthy ratio is more ideally around 2:1. This shows just how deficient most of us are and why supplementing with fish oil is so beneficial.
The biggest cause of omega-3 deficiency is the over consumption of fried foods, fast foods and boxed foods that contain vegetables oils like soybean oil, canola oil, cottonseed oil and corn oil.
Here is one I use and it is also in the top 10 of the labdoor fish oils product comparison test
It is widely believed that people with psoriasis are unable to digest proteins efficiently. This has the very harmful effect of creating excess toxicity in the bowel which weakens the gut lining and therefore over time gives a free pass to toxins to 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.
What enzyme supplements should I take to help my psoriasis?
These are the two I am familiar with;
- Multi-digestive Enzyme with Bethaine HCL – contains all the different enzymes required for perfect digestive health
- Bromelain – pineapple extract which contains protease enzymes to aid the breakdown of protein
You must ensure that you are taking the right dosage. Start with one, that you take DURING the beginning of your meal. If you do not suffer a GI discomfort, up the dose to two tablets on Day 3, and keep upping until you feel a slight discomfort. When this happens you know that the optimal amount to take is one less than that.
Ensure to lower your dose if you are having little protein. If you are just snacking on fruit then do not take any supplement.
Side Effects of enzyme supplements for people with psoriasis
After a certain time, your body should have increased intake of nutrients therefore correcting its digestion problem. At this stage you can stop taking the supplements. I would estimate that 4 weeks of supplements should be enough to see great improvement. Please note this estimate is taken from my own personal experiments.
On a personal level, I have taken bromelain and Betaine HCL and I saw the best results after taking the latter. I had a stubborn spot on my hip that would not disappear and aftr 4 weeks, it was totally clear.