Experiments and studies show that people suffering from Vitiligo often have a deficiency of certain vitamins. Folic Acid, Vitamin D, B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, along with minerals like copper and zinc are prescribed in the treatment of Vitiligo for stabilization of the immune system.
Which of these combinations should be consumed together?
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Vitamin B12 and Folic acid should be taken together because they are mutually complementary. In the deficiency of Vitamin B12, if only folic acid is consumed, it masks the blood changes leading to irreversible damage to the spinal column, peripheral nerves, and the brain.
The best range of ratio for consumption of zinc and copper is____________?
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The best range of ratio for consumption of zinc and copper is 8:1 and 12:1. At these amounts, they work in synergy. This prescribed ratio is the best for both the minerals to perform optimally inside the body. An unhealthy ratio of these minerals can be potentially dangerous to the overall health.
Exposure to sunlight helps in the treatment of Vitiligo.
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As per research results, patients suffering from Vitiligo experience repigmentation when they consume Vitamin B12 and Folic acid in combination with exposure to sunlight. The areas of the skin with white patches being directly exposed to the sunlight improve the most. Thus, sunlight helps in preventing the further spread of Vitiligo. Vitamin B12 downregulates homocysteine formation which implicates depigmentation. Eggs, fish, meat, clams, beef liver are good sources of Vitamin B12. Folates are found in citrus fruits, dried peas and beans, and green leafy vegetables.
In which of these foods is Beta Carotene found?
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Carotenoids ensure great overall skin health. Beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin are found in sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, and tomatoes. In addition to it, Aloe Vera promotes a healthy immune system response. It contains essential antioxidants against Vitiligo like Vitamin A, C, B12, Folic acid, and minerals like calcium, copper, zinc, and chromium which help in skin pigmentation. In Vitiligo, consumption of Vitamin C prevents cell damage and fights free radicals. Zinc helps in the formation of melanin and prevents the death of melanocytes, which is the prime cause of Vitiligo. It also inhibits free radical production. Zinc is found in foods like seafood, oysters, poultry, nuts, and whole grains. Copper can be consumed by drinking water from a copper vessel as prescribed by the Ayurveda. Iron can be consumed from iron-rich foods like tofu, lentils, beans, etc., and from food cooked in a cast-iron skillet.