Effective Supplements for Eczema Relief

Effective Supplements for Eczema Relief

When I learned that eczema should be treated from the inside out because that is the only way to control it in the long run, I understood that I had to make sure my son's diet had all the vitamins he needed.

To be honest that was not easy, my son is a peaky eater so, I had to supplement his diet. As I researched, I realized that there were vitamins and supplements connected to eczema.

For example, studies have found a connection between Vitamin D deficiency and the severity of eczema. Likewise, there are other vitamins and supplements that will help you to improve the health of your skin and I want to share them with you.

Vitamin D

As I already mentioned, it is one of the key vitamins, it helps modulate immune responses in various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, it also helps strengthen the skin barrier and also helps reduce inflammation.

You can get vitamin D by sunbathing for 10 minutes a day using sunscreen between 9 and 11 a.m. You can also take it, you can ask your doctor for an appropriate dosage according to your age and needs.

Omega-3

Fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce the symptoms of eczema. Studies have shown that Omega-3 can improve skin health.

Zinc

People with eczema have deficient zinc levels so zinc supplementation may have benefits for the skin. In terms of eczema improvements, some research points to some benefits such as decreased inflammation and redness.

Probiotics and prebiotics

You probably know that eczema and gut health are connected, taking care of your or your child's gut health is crucial to improving skin health.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are consumed to improve gut health and microbiota balance, you get them in foods like yogurt, kombucha, miso or fermented soybeans, kimchi, kefir, etc.

On the other hand, prebiotics serve as "food" for probiotic bacteria and help to maintain the balance of the intestinal microbiota. You can find them in foods such as garlic, onions, leeks, some legumes, etc.

I always recommend consulting a doctor to indicate the appropriate doses for you or your little one, as this varies greatly depending on age and needs.

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