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Does anyone have knowledge of the effect of Vitamin C on psoriasis??

Am a psoriasis patient and am researching on vitamins that could help or treat psoriasis. Am starting now with 3g/day and ill have my 2nd shoot of intravenous vitamin c today.


Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:08 am
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meyux wrote:
Does anyone have knowledge of the effect of Vitamin C on psoriasis??

Am a psoriasis patient and am researching on vitamins that could help or treat psoriasis. Am starting now with 3g/day and ill have my 2nd shoot of intravenous vitamin c today.


Keep us informed. I have read about various reasons and potential cures for this condition, and I'll have to go back and refresh my memory. Vitamin C has not been listed as a primary culprit (lack of vitamin C) to my knowlege, however, vitamin C deficiency is prevalant. THere would be no harm in taking "replacement" doses of vitamin C (dosages that bring you blood levels up to what the animals make.)

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Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:20 am
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I don't know if the skin problem I had this winter was actually psoriasis or something else, but it developed in spite of the 10g of vitamin C I take a day (although the C helps greatly with other issues). I was also taking 1000 IU of vitamin D since the fall and that didn't make any difference either. Then I read more on D3 and upped my dose of D3 to 6000IU a day for a while and suddenly the crunchy, scaly sections of skin have cleared and softened. I take lots of other supplements, so I can't prove it's the D3, but that's the only real change I've made recently. 6000IU may be too much to take ongoing, I'm trying to figure out what's right. I'll stop supplementing altogether in the summer and just spend time outside in the sun.

UV light treatment is also used for psoriasis, maybe that works because UV/B stimulates production of vitamin D in the skin?


Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:19 am
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yes.. we can!
My girlfriend has been suffering from psoriasis almost her whole life and since we started with VC het skin is MUCH better.. she doen't have to use these cortisteroides anymore and what's mor: her nails were suffering from psoriasisdents, like little golfballimprints, and these are all gone. These naildents are believed to be a sigh of heightened breastcancer-risk. She is VERY happy with the resuslts and will post her findings on the dutch psoriasis site.
she is using between 10 and 20 grams VC a day. Whitour ANY complaints about boweltolerances.. so probably the intake can be higher aswell.
she is a healthy person of 40 and approx. 110 lbs bodyweight (1.70 M)

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Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:29 am
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Thank you for sharing about your friend and what helped with her psoriasis. I have no idea what VC het skin is. Please give me more information. I have been dealing with psoriasis for over 25 years and it only gets worse with time. I am now taking Embrel shoots and I do not like it at all. Thanks for sharing.


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het? I think the "t" was meant to be "r".

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Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:05 pm
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yes you're right.. should be her skin.. sorry ;-)
She only uses about 10-15 grams VC daily now.. no other medications anymore.
It isn't over but MUCH less and much less flammable/active!

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