Zinc is an essential mineral needed for the growth and repair of healthy skin. It plays a key role in immune function, is required for a whole host of enzymatic processes, and has even been found to help reduce diaper rash and acne. What’s more, getting enough zinc can help prevent warts! Continue reading
Earlier this year a study was published that verified, for the first time, an upper, safe limit for vitamin D, but what if, like many in the northern hemisphere, you are deficient in this hormone-like vitamin? Could a vitamin D deficiency be a trigger for your psoriasis? Several studies published in the last year make the connection between a vitamin D deficiency and psoriasis severity so should you be supplementing, sunbathing, or is there a reason to avoid vitamin D for naturally healthy skin?
In this extended post we will be taking a look at:
- Optimal vitamin D levels
- The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency across the world
- Who is at risk of vitamin D deficiency
- How vitamin D might affect the skin
- Can vitamin D supplements help reduce psoriasis symptoms?
- The different vitamin D supplements available
- Should you take vitamin D for psoriasis?