The emergence of the theory of free radicals that can damage cells and accelerate / exacerbate an illness, then antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C and beta carotene are believed to protect cells from damage and neutralize these free radicals.
Based on research results, levels of folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin C are found in low levels in people with vitiligo. Thus, supplementation with folic acid (1-10mg per day), vitamin C (1 gram per day), vitamin B 12 (1000 mcg every 2 weeks, by injection) may cause repigmentasi in some people. In another study, oral supplementation of folic acid (10mg per day), and vitamin B 12 (2000 mcg per day) combined with sun exposure treatment, can give a satisfactory result after 3 to 6 months of treatment.
Based on the facts above, doctors often add to this treatment, in addition to standard treatment.
Decreased levels of fat and sugar in the blood are believed to help the immune system to recognize a foreign object or the body's own cells.