I've chatted with a lot of vitiligo sufferers over the past couple of years since telling my story on vitiligoprotocol.co.uk and so many of them have digestive problems that I'm more convinced than ever that malabsorbtion of nutrients is a key cause - if not THE root cause - of vitiligo.
I have suffered with Irritable Bowel symptoms (and vitiigo) since early childhood and although the nutritional products I have been taking the last couple of years have resulted in my almost complete re-pigmentation, my IBS also improved but didn't go altogether. The final missing link seems to have been probiotics. I must have had a bad case of candida or some other sort of imbalance of intestinal flora because two courses of high strength probiotics later, nearly all the IBS symptoms have cleared up and I'm feelinng better than I have for years.
If you suspect you might have the same problem, I would recommend Probiotic 55 billion capsules. Most of us don't get enough of these good bacteria in our diets and we get far too many antibiotics one way or another, so whether you think you have candida or not, it's unlikely to do any harm to take a course of probiotics. I must stress I'm not a doctor. This advice is just a matter of common sense and gut instinct!
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.