Rosacea or acne rosacea as it is sometimes known appears primarily as a blush or redness on the nose, cheeks and chin. Small spots and cysts may develop and tiny blood vessels can become prominent and visible. In severe cases skin can thicken, especially on the nose, forming bulbous lumps. Rosacea can affect the eyes (ocular rosacea) causing itchy, stingy dry eyes and a sensitivity to light. The condition affects around 10% of people in the UK including children and young adults but is most common in middle-aged adults.
The exact cause of rosacea remains unclear though stress is known to worsen the condition. Genetic susceptibility, abnormal function of immune cells in the skin causing inflammation, damaged blood vessels; sun damage and infection from a tiny skin mite (demodex folliculorum) are all possible causes.
Low levels of stomach acid and digestive enzymes are linked with the condition because of subsequent poor protein digestion and absorption of key nutrients. Poor protein digestion leads to putrefaction in the gut by ‘unfriendly’ gut bacteria, a process which produces toxic metabolites. Protein digesting enzymes (proteases) are also important for reducing inflammation via their breakdown of fibrin, a compound which encases damaged tissue and contributes to swelling and inflammation.
|Betaine hydrochloride||300–500 mg one to three times daily||Corrects low gastric acidity|
|Plant based digestive ancreatic enzymes||Taken with each meal||These enzymes replace any digestive insufficiency and work effectively throughout the varying pH levels of the intestinal tract|
|Whole leaf Aloe vera juice||10-50ml per day internally, also use dilute topically on sore skin||Aloe vera has cooling, soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties for the skin|
|Comprehensive multivitamin & mineral formula including full vitamin B complex||As directed||B vitamins are needed to manufacture digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. Riboflavin (B2) has been found to be particularly beneficial for skin. In times of stress, the body has a greater requirement for B vitamins|
|Zinc citrate||15 mg daily||To aid healing, enhance digestive enzyme production and support the immune system|
|Vitamin C||1000mg per day||Supports skin healing and adrenal function when under stress|
|Krill oil or cold pressed flaxseed oil||Krill: 500-1000mg per day Flaxseed oil: 2-3 dessertspoons per day||To supply anti-inflammatory omega-3 oils and support the moisture retaining capacity of skin cells.|
|Grapeseed extract||25-50mg per day||Powerful antioxidant and aids skin healing|
|High strength multi strain probiotic formula||As directed||To support intestinal flora if antibiotics are used to treat the rosacea|
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