Supplement Support: Psoriasis Relief

It's Psoriasis Awareness Month and we've selected some of the IPC-curated supplements that may assist with your comfort and help in your moderating symptoms. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, often on elbows, knees or the scalp. It can also be associated with other serious health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.

Fish Oil with Omega 3
Eating a couple of servings weekly of salmon, albacore tuna, and other fatty fishes that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce inflammation, the hallmark of psoriasis. Fish oil supplements such as Pro Omega 3, offered by IPC, have shown that fish oil can protect against heart disease and boost the immune system. Because psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, this natural treatment could help improve symptoms. One word of warning: Don't take fish oil if you're on blood thinners - it can raise your risk for bleeding.

Some people with psoriasis have found relief with turmeric as a natural psoriasis treatment. Turmeric, part of the ginger family, is found in foods such as curry powders, mustards and cheeses. IPC's Circuplex CR is a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. It provides curcumin, derived from turmeric, along with a black pepper extract - which helps with absorption - to keep your inflammation down and improve your joint/muscle and neurologic/cognitive support.

Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin. But in too-large doses, the vitamin can have serious side effects. A safer alternative is beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. IPC carries Priority One Bio-Vegetarian which features an innovative blend of botanicals (plant-based ingredients), minerals and vitamins. In addition to assisting you with infections, these tablets offer outstanding immune system support, especially working to help prevent the common cold and flu. This supplement is preservative-free and vegetable-based.

Other natural remedies you might incorporate into your routine include soaking in Dead Sea Salts, drinking plenty of water, yoga and massage. For more highlights on how to best live with this skin-irritating disease, visit the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Feel free to visit our office to learn more about the featured supplements or ask your IPC provider for more details at your next visit. You can place an order through our website or by calling us at 480.776.0626. Payment is required at the time the order is placed.