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What are some highly rated vitiligo vitamins?

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Some highly rated vitamins to treat vitiligo include a synthetic form of vitamin D called topical calcipotriene, notes Mayo Clinic. Sold under the name Dovonex and used in tandem with a corticosteroid, it treats the symptoms of vitiligo. Dovonex officially treats plaque psoriasis in adult patients and comes as a cream, according to Drugs.com.

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Other vitamins that are effective in treating vitiligo are alpha-lipoic acid and folic acid, reports WebMD. Alpha-lipoic acid is not strictly a vitamin but behaves like one. It is an antioxidant that protects the body from damage caused by free radical oxygen molecules. It supports the levels of vitamins C and E in the body. Alpha-lipoic acid seems most effective against vitiligo when taken with these vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids in conjunction with light therapy. Patients should take this combination daily for at least eight months.

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin, notes the National Institutes of Health. When taken with vitamin B12 in conjunction with exposure to the sun or other light, it also seems effective against vitiligo. In one study, most patients saw some repigmentation after they took these vitamins and went out in the summer sun for three to six months. In the winter, some patients used ultraviolet B lamps. Repigmentation was total in a minority of patients.

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