Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by granulomas. Granulomas are small rounded outgrowths made up of blood vessels, cells and connective tissues. These tiny granulomas can grow and clump together, making many large and small groups of lumps. If many granulomas form in an organ, they can affect how the organ works. Sarcoidosis can occur in almost any part of the body, although it usually starts in one of two places: lungs or lymph nodes. Sarcoidosis also often affects the skin, eyes, and the liver. Sarcoidosis almost always occurs in more than one organ at a time. As such, sarcoidosis can present with a wide range of signs and symptoms depending upon which organs and tissues are affected by the disease. There is no known nutritional management for sarcoidosis, however, certain nutritional supplements may be considered. Treatment may include consideration of the following:
High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain boosted levels of important antioxidants to help quench the free radicals implicated in this disease. The B-50 complex and certain minerals are also important to help suppress the inflammatory component of this disease.
Natural Anti-Inflammatory Herbs
A natural anti-inflammatory herb should contain the four most powerful anti-inflammatory herbs discovered to date, which have shown benefit in a multitude of inflammatory conditions.
Essential Fatty Acids
An essential fatty acids should contain the perfect combination of essential fatty acids to suppress the inflammatory process. These essential oils enable the body to produce optimal amounts of the anti-inflammatory Prostaglandin Series-1 and Series-3.
Additional Supplement Considerations
Additional Vitamin C
2000-3000 mg per day
Additional Vitamin E
400 IU per day
Additional Vitamin C and Vitamin E should be considered to further boost the ability of the body to quench free radicals, which are an important aspect of the disease process in these cases.