Supplements worth trying for Itchy & Irritable Skin (Formication)
Supplements may help to balance out your hormone levels
- As Formication is a consequence of depleting hormone levels, Black Cohosh, contains phytoestrogens which may help top up levels.
- Omega-3: Take fish oils, rich in polyunsaturated fats containing EPA and DHA, to help restore fats lost in the skin. It’s advised not take more than 3 grams daily from capsules without the supervision of a health advisor, due to increased risks of bleeding.
- Vitamin C to help with skin elasticity. The American Academy of Dermatology suggest up to 500 to 1,000 milligrams per day.
- Borage (Starflower), flaxseed or evening primrose oil: all good sources of gamma linolenic fatty acid, (deficiency leads to dry skin and irritation), take as capsules.
Supplements may cause side effects beyond what is intended (especially in combination with other conditions you may have). Supplements come in different strengths and can interact with other medications and/or have limits on how long they can be taken safely.