Psoriasis & Vitamin D

It is common knowledge that vitamin D helps many people with psoriasis. Why is it then that vitamin D tablets and creams alone will not control the condition?

The answer is simple. There is only so much vitamin D the body can take in before it reaches its limit and can take no more.

The way around this is to encourage the body to produce its own vitamin D. UVB and sunlight will cause your skin to manufacture its own natural vitamin D which is by far more effective than the synthetic vitamin D products.

The positive effects of UVB when treating psoriasis have been known for over 25 years. This makes it a safer form of treatment than many of the new medications simply because its side effects are known, whereas the side effects of new drugs are often not fully known for 10 – 15 years.

The only risk is over exposure to UVB (and natural sunlight) is the skin becoming burnt. If used in moderation and in accordance with an approved treatment program UVB is a very safe and highly effective form of treatment.

The World Health Organisation recommend the use of UVB in the treatment of psoriasis because it is so safe and effective.

Mel Sinclair, RN