New book The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo reveals new approach to treating vitiligo
The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo is the new book from vitiligo and nutrition specialist Audrey VanStockum. It reveals a minimum of three to six months of vitamin therapy can help to slow vitiligo progression and impart some repigmentation.
Prospect Heights (January 2017) – The newly published The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo from acclaimed author Audrey VanStockum is a must for anyone with an interest in vitiligo. The book is ideal as a support for individual sufferers, such as VanStockum herself, and as a tool for dermatologists, general practitioners, dermatology nurses. It’s now available on www.Recouleur.com
The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo reveals the ground-breaking Three-Prong Approach™ for treating vitiligo, mobilizing healing to inhibit disease advancement and restore skin pigment using vitamin/nutritional therapy, phototherapy, and topicals. Data suggests a minimum of three to six months of vitamin therapy, with or without phototherapy and topicals, can help slow down vitiligo progression and impart some degree of repigmentation.
Vitiligo is a common, acquired skin pigmentation disorder that can significantly impact quality of life, as VanStockum knows from personal experience. Experts believe oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of vitiligo and causes melanocyte damage, while research shows the underlying mechanisms of vitiligo differ from person to person.
After years of research and hard work, and thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, VanStockum developed a patented vitamin formulation for treating hypopigmentation of the hair and skin (embodied in Recouleur® dietary supplement). Now, she is sharing her findings on how vitamin therapy can slow progression of vitiligo and deliver some degree of repigmentation, with scientific evidence to back it up. She explains, “It has been my life’s work to study the interaction of different vitamins with vitiligo, in order to help all those who suffer from the same skin condition as me. My goal has been to find a safe, viable solution that draws on natural vitamins and minerals in order to inhibit the advance of vitiligo and ideally restore pigment to skin. Vitiligo can have devastating consequences, but there’s a way forward for vitiligo sufferers.”
Written in clear, compassionate language, this book lays out the role vitamins play in managing vitiligo. It draws on a host of studies and scientific findings, dating back to the 1931 case study considered to be the forerunner to vitamin therapy for vitiligo. It explains which vitamins can help vitiligo and why, including photographs demonstrating the effects of vitamin supplementation on repigmentation.
Vitiligo sufferers, dermatologists and general practitioners can use The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo to uncover essential information about vitamin therapy to incorporate into vitiligo treatment strategies.
About Recouleur®: Recouleur® is a Chicago based company founded in 2003 dedicated to helping vitiligo patients find supplements that help with their skin condition. They also offer helpful books, camouflage cosmetics, and tips to guide people who struggle with vitiligo. The site is regularly updated with new articles and resources together with the latest and best products and vitiligo supplements.
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There is scientific evidence that people with vitiligo are short on vitamin C, vitamin B12, and folic acid. The relationship of vitamin C and folic acid has been reported in dermatological literature, most extensively by Montes, a world-renowned expert on the role of vitamins and nutrition in the treatment of vitiligo. Vitamin C may protect against oxidative destruction caused by reduced folates in the body. Inadequate dietary intake of vitamin C may also lead to folic acid deficiency in people who have folate levels on the low end of normal. Moreover, vitamin C is necessary for complete metabolism of tyrosine, phenylalanine, and dihydroxyphenylalanine, key components of melanin production. Some people have reported depigmenting when taking ultra-high doses of vitamin C, although it is considered unstable as an intentional depigmenting agent. When used at ultra-high dosages, vitamin C interrupts key steps in melanogenesis. It interacts with copper ions at the tyrosinase-active site and inhibits action of the enzyme tyrosinase, thereby decreasing melanin formation. Recouleur® is not formulated with an ultra-high dosage of vitamin C. Rather, it contains 60 mg of vitamin C – 100% of the Daily Value (DV). Supplementing with the recommended DV of vitamin C is particularly important for patients undergoing phototherapy because there is evidence that exposure to UV light depletes vitamin C levels. Furthermore, vitamin C has proven antioxidant properties that limit damage from long-term exposure to UVA and UVB. UVA and UVB phototherapy are commonly used to treat vitiligo. It can be administered through a dermatologist’s office, home phototherapy, or natural sunlight. Vitamins alone or in conjunction with phototherapy (combination therapy for vitiligo) can play a part in vitiligo’s repigmentation. Recouleur® Dietary Supplement contains C, B12, and folic acid making it easier to add to your vitiligo treatment.
In future blogs, we’ll delve into the other vitamins vitiligo sufferers typically lack. Next up: vitamin B12 followed by folic acid.
Buy 1 jar Recouleur® Vitamins and get the book Skin Deep: A Mind / Body Program for Healthy Skin for $5.
Skin Deep presents a new way to deal with skin disorders via psychodermatology. Stress can exacerbate vitiligo or even trigger an outbreak of white patches. Recognize stress in your life, learn to reduce and control it, understand how it can exacerbate vitiligo and other skin conditions. Author Ted Grossbart has been a keynote speaker at vitiligo conferences alongside Recouleur® founder Audrey VanStockum. Regular price $25.21, this book is $5 when you buy 1 jar Recouleur®. That’s a $20 savings!
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Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray is a New Offering in the Recouleur® Family of Vitiligo Products
Recouleur® offers vitamins and products to help people with vitiligo announces the strategic addition of Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray to its ever-growing family of vitiligo products
PROSPECT HEIGHTS (June 2016) – Camouflage Makeup Spray is a new perfect complement to Recouleur®’s line of vitiligo products and will become part of a family of products used by patients and dermatologists in the management of the skin disorder vitiligo. Camouflage Makeup Spray Air Stocking easily conceals vitiligo, spider veins, tattoos, bruises, port wine spots and all skin imperfections. There are five colors available. Men, women, and children can use it. A full coverage one step spray makeup to cover up vitiligo simplifies applying corrective cosmetics by eliminating the need for tools, multiple steps and multiple products. It’s easy to apply – just shake and spray.
A spokesperson for www.Recouleur.com explained, “There are times when you want to take more vitamins because of stress in an effort to ward off this trigger of pigment loss. There are other times when you want to cover up your vitiligo with camouflage cosmetics. We carried Camouflage Makeup Spray several years ago. We’re thrilled at the return of this full coverage makeup spray that’s applied in one step. Our customers have been begging for it.”
Twelve years ago Recouleur® Dietary Supplement was launched as a convenient way to add the vitamins and minerals vitiligo sufferers are deficient in in one convenient daily tablet. Created by Audrey VanStockum, a vitiligo sufferer, the company remains true to its mission of “Helping People with Vitiligo.”
About Recouleur®: Recouleur® is a Chicago based company founded in 2003 that is dedicated to helping vitiligo patients find supplements that help with their skin condition. Recouleur® products are used daily by vitiligo sufferers around the world. They also offer helpful tips and treatment information to guide people dealing with vitiligo. The site is regularly updated with new articles and resources together with the latest and best products and vitiligo supplements
Vitiligo camouflage makeup spray easily covers up vitiligo and other skin imperfections including tattoos, bruises, port wine stains, and piebaldism.
Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray will be a new offering in the Recouleur® family of vitiligo products starting in late May 2016.
This full coverage makeup that lasts is good for men, women, and children. It comes in five skin tones. It’s water and perspiration resistant. We’re working directly with the manufacturer to bring this wonderful camouflage makeup to you. More details about the arrival of this one step spray makeup to cover vitiligo and other skin imperfections will be announced soon!
There are dermatologists and doctors who recommend vitamins for vitiligo.
Dermatologists and doctors are recommending to their vitiligo patients to take vitamins as a help to vitiligo.
Dr. Pearl Grimes of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California also serves on the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee of Vitiligo Support International, Medical Advisory Board of the American Vitiligo Research Foundation, recommends vitamins to her vitiligo patients along with a topical and phototherapy.
Toronto based Dr. Ben Kim who has vitiligo himself, recommends dietary and lifestyle adjustments including supplementation
Dr. Leopoldo Montes, a dermatologist in Argentina, served on the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee of Vitiligo Support International, currently serves on the International Medical Advisory Board of the American Vitiligo Research Foundation, and holds US patent 4,985,443 Method and Composition of Treatment Vitiligo with vitamins. The formulation for Recouleur® dietary supplement is backed by a patent US patent 7,368,131 and has much in common with Montes’ work. Montes’ research supports the use of vitamin therapy for vitiligo. His book Vitiligo: Current Knowledge and Nutritional Therapy is the culmination of 50 years of research and experience. Recouleur® makes it easy to take the recommended vitamins for vitiligo. This article first appeared in our April 21, 2015 newsletter. Actually, Recouleur® has been dubbed the “vitiligo vitamin.”
Chicago Vitiligo MeetUp April 16
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Corner Bakery Cafe, Old Orchard Shopping Center
We’ll review a new vitiligo treatment guide, provide feedback, support each other. Please RSVP so we know how many vitiligo treatment guides to bring. The Chicago Vitiligo MeetUp has become an annual event in the spring rotating locations in Chicago and the suburbs. Ideas for topics, locations, activities, and volunteers to help are welcome!
Skin Deep by Ted Grossbart Book Review
In Skin Deep, Dr. Ted Grossbart, along with Dr. Carl Sherman, a new way to deal with skin disorders is addressed, based on a new medical field: psychodermatology. Within this field, skin disorders are treated both physically and psychologically, due to the fact that many patients who are affected by skin diseases also have related psychological problems that directly affect their disorder. Dr. Ted Grossbart is a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a member of Vitiligo Support International’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee. He was first introduced to the idea that psychological treatment could be combined with physical treatments when he was in graduate school, but he didn’t become involved with psychodermatology himself until years later. Now, he is a leading expert on the subject and uses it often to treat his patients with skin disorders.
The book Skin Deep: A Mind Body Approach to Healthy Skin first takes an in-depth look at the skin itself, looking at how it responds to the world. Even though skin disorders are physical, flair-ups and symptoms can be caused by emotional stimulants. Just as other organs in your body respond to stimulants, your skin does as well. It is important to listen to what your skin might be trying to tell you about other aspects of your life, including stress levels. Dr. Grossbart explains that if you truly want to understand your symptoms, then it is not enough to only regard them as symptoms of a disease. He says that by looking at why your skin behaves in certain ways, along with when and where the symptoms occur on your body, you can see a bigger picture. You can then track and use patterns in order to better understand your disorder and yourself.
In the next section, Grossbart goes on to explain different exercises and techniques you can use to try to change the way you think, including self-hypnosis and relaxation. Achieving these altered states of mind can help you control stress and anxiety, which can improve your mental well-being and allow you to take more control of your body. He includes many different exercises and techniques so that readers can figure out what works best for them. Once you can gain the control over your mental state, you can begin to see progress with the physical symptoms of your skin disorder.
The third section of the book discusses some of the signs of progress of these treatments, which may look different than the quick results of some medicinal approaches. Also, in some cases, patients are not willing to let go of their symptoms for psychological reasons they may not even realize, and this subconscious desire to maintain their disorder could actually stop the treatment from being effective. Grossbart looks at what he calls “ghosts” that may be affecting a patient’s progress. The final section of the book is a directory that contains more specific information about the different skin disorders.
Dr. Grossbart has been the keynote speaker at Vitiligo Support International Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, along with Recouleur® founder Audrey VanStockum, who discussed which vitamins are helpful in treating vitiligo and why, along with other lifestyle and natural vitiligo treatment tips for those with vitiligo. Like Grossbart, Recouleur® is ultimately concerned with getting patients the kind of treatment they need in order to combat their skin disorder, which is why Recouleur® strongly recommends this book for those who have tried traditional vitiligo treatments with no avail. Recouleur® is the sole source for Skin Deep, and books can be ordered directly from its website.