Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition. It is characterized in mild cases by a dry, flaky scalp that may be confused with severe dandruff. In more severe cases, there may be itching and burning, with greasy scales overlying red patches on the scalp. It can also affect other areas of the head and body, including the eyebrows, eyelids, forehead, ears chest, armpits, groin and the skin folds beneath the breasts and between the buttocks. There is strong evidence to suggest that nutrition and supplementation support is highly useful in the management of this condition. Along with dietary modifications, the following supplementation has proven helpful in the reduction of seborrhea:
High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain a B-50 complex that has been shown to successfully improve cases of seborrhea. This product also contains other nutrients that are essential for normal skin cell development and repair.
Essential Fatty Acids
An essential fatty acids should contain the perfect combination of essential fatty acids to enable the body to synthesize Prostaglandin Series 1 and Series 3, which make the skin cells soft, smooth and moist.
Herbal Detoxifiers and Immune Support
Herbal detoxifiers and immune support should contain important nutrients that suppress immune-inflammatory reactions and eliminate toxins that can contribute to many skin conditions.
Digestive Enzymes and Prebiotics
Digestive enzymes and prebiotics should contain a full complement of digestive enzyme as well as prebiotics. The digestive enzymes improve digestion and reduce the complication of leaky gut problems. Many skin conditions are aggravated by partially digested food matter entering the circulation and triggering an immune-inflammatory reaction. The prebiotics support the growth of friendly gut bacteria, which have also been shown to improve skin appearance and complexion.