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Symptoms of Vitiligo

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Summary of Symptoms of Vitiligo

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Symptoms of Vitiligo

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect symptoms of vitiligo
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Notable - See study
The one study using picrorhiza kurroa for the purpose of treating vitiligo noted that after daily usage that 27% of the subjects experienced complete resolution of symptoms (curative effect)
grade-c Minor Very High See 2 studies
EGb-761 appears to be associated with skin repigmentation in persons suffering from vitiligo, although the degree of this effect is fairly modest
grade-c - - See study
Currently no evidence to support a role of polypodium leucotomos in the treatment of vitiligo

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