FAQ Summary: Vitamin D plays a central role in the prevention of different inflammatory and chronic diseases. Consuming 1,000–4,000 IU (25–100 mcg) of vitamin D3 daily should be ideal for most people to sustain good health. Specialists generally recommend that people with vitiligo keep their vitamin D levels in the mid-upper range of normal.
One study suggests that a high-dose vitamin D therapy may be safe and effective in reducing vitiligo activity. Sixteen patients with mostly darker skin type were given 35,000 IU daily for six months, combined with restriction of dairy products and calcium-enriched foods, and minimum hydration of 2.5 L daily. As a result, fourteen of them had repigmentation ranging from 25 to 75%. It remains unclear whether long-term, high-dose supplementation provides any benefits to patients with vitiligo.
Keep in mind that vitamin D supplements have the potential to interact with several types of common medications. Ask your doctor whether a vitamin D supplement might benefit you before making any dietary changes.
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It’s important to remember there are multiple factors involved in vitiligo onset, including genetic predisposition, living and working environments, and exposure to certain chem...
- Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting next to someo...
- Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage has occurr...
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