Stoma Skin Problems? 5 Supplements You Need to Know About
Last week we published an article on products that you can apply to combat skin irritation around your stoma. These were external in nature. Today, InnerGood takes your cure to stoma skin woes to another level by focusing on your inner health, as it impacts your epidermis. This skin problem prevention and repair article will focus on health supplements. Let’s start scratching, beneath the surface.
5 Nutritional Health Supplements to Consider When Concerned About Ostomy Skin Problems
By now it is well known that the essential fatty acid (EFA) omega-3 has significant health benefits. One of the primary ones, is in regards to the health of your skin. It helps in the maintenance of the skin surrounding your stoma, and will help repair irritations. However, there are many omega-3 products on the market. Which one makes the most sense for those having skin problems around the stoma? Since eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) directly benefits skin, you need a supplement that is high in EPA (from a natural fish oil source) with a healthy balance of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The product featured here includes a whopping 1,500 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA in every dose. Consult with your doctor before consuming. View more on NutraSea HP Omega 3.
You may not feel like consuming your omega-3 for skin care in liquid form. It may not be convenient to bring it with you either. That doesn’t mean you have to go without the all-important dose of EPA throughout the day. Metagenics OmegaGenics provides 1200 mg of EPA in an easy to swallow (and pack) soft gel so that you can supplement your daily nutrition regime to combat stoma skin problems. Consult with your doctor before consuming. View more on Metagenics OmegaGenics EPA 1200.
The skin tissue surrounding your stoma depends upon antioxidants for maintenance and repair. While there are many natural foods that can deliver the necessary antioxidants (including blueberries, pecans, prunes, spinach, and kale), many ostomates have issues with nutrient absorption. That’s where antioxidant supplementation comes in. One product that contains a wide spectrum of antioxidants is Metagenics Ultra C 1000, which can help facilitate quick healing of skin irritations and assist in the formation of connective tissue. Consult with your doctor before consuming. View more on Metagenics Ultra C 1000.
This product contains targeted nutritional components that are known to be involved in biochemical processes that support healthy connective tissue present in the skin surrounding your stoma. For starters, Collagenics is high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential to the health of your skin because of its role in collagen synthesis. As a dietary ascorbic acid it has a directly beneficial effect on your skin cells. The product is also high in Vitamin B6 which helps prevent the production of excess sebum. A healthy dose of pantothenic acid is also present, which may promote the growth and differentiation of keratinocytes. Keratinocytes are necessary to maintain a healthy barrier function in your skin. Zinc, copper, and manganese are also ingredients that will serve you well in this capacity. Consult with your doctor before consuming. View more on Metagenics Collagenics.
While touted as a herbal means to help promote memory functioning and aging, studies (including this University of Maryland report) have shown that when taken orally this herb may help the body repair connective tissue and heal wounds, with the added benefit of scar growth prevention. The studies claim that it helps heal wounds by boosting antioxidants, increasing the blood supply to the affected area, and strengthening the skin. Consult with your doctor before consuming. View more on Nature’s Way Gotu Kola.
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