In this blog article, I would like to cover the use of supplements to strengthen the body to deal with eczema.
Essential fatty acids (omega 3)
High quality omega 3 oil is a good source of anti inflammatory fatty acids taken as a supplement for eczema. Essential fatty acids must be ingested because the body cannot synthesise it. Omega oil also helps to soften the skin. If the reader is taking an Omega 3-6-9 supplement set, the reader should note omega 6 is an inflammatory fatty acid.
From experience, I found it makes a big difference ingesting omega 3 oil. The skin heals more quickly and subject to less dry cracks. All eczema sufferers should consider taking it.
Vitamins and minerals
I use to take an A to Z supplement everyday but research has proven that the human body absorbs minerals and vitamins most effectively as complex forms rather than as synthesised forms. Hence, I would not advocate taking any vitamin supplement but to focus on eating nutrient rich foods.
Vitamin E is an important vitamin for eczema because it protects the skin from UV damage, keeps skin soft and limits oxidative stress. Food rich in vitamin e includes
2. Red pepper
4. Kiwi fruit and papaya
Vitamin C is another important vitamin because it restock vitamin E supplies as well as protect cells from free radicals. Food rich in vitamin c includes
1. Kiwi fruit and papaya
Depending on your dietary habits, I would advocate the intake of high quality probiotics to help maintain a good balance of microorganism in the gut.
Although I don’t take A to Z vitamin supplements, I do take 10g of bee pollen everyday. Bee Pollen is one of the most nutrient-dense food offered by mother nature containing minerals, vitamins, folic acid and enzymes.
From experience, I also found that ingesting bee pollen also has a positive effect on my well being. Energy level as well as overall well being is generally better.
During eczema recovery, I would take half a cup of pure unsweetened cranberry juice everyday. It is a good tonic for cleansing the lymph nodes and liver.