The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo


A new vitiligo book by Audrey VanStockum

In-depth review of vitamins key to vitiligo provides invaluable insights and guidance on effective ways to treat this skin pigmentation disorder.

Key Highlights

  • Discussion of vitamins important to overall skin health, how they influence pigmentation, protect against oxidative stress, and factor into vitiligo.
  • Overview of contributing factors to vitiligo including genetic, immunological, nutritional, and environmental triggers.
  • Studies including a 1931 case as the forerunner to vitamin therapy for vitiligo.
  • Why and which vitamins can help vitiligo.
  • Photographs of vitamin supplementation case study participants elucidate repigmentation results.

The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo is a vitiligo book that will help people with vitiligo better understand the important role vitamins play in managing their skin disorder. Dermatologists and general practitioners will uncover essential information about vitamin therapy to incorporate into patient treatment strategies.

Audrey VanStockum, MS, BA, is the author of Vitiligo Vitamin and Nutritional Therapy and creator of Recouleur® Dietary Supplement.


3 Other Reviews

  1. One of the strength’s is it strikes the perfect balance between scientific detail and simple explanation.
    One of the strengths of “The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the treatment of Vitiligo” is, in my opinion, the fact that it strikes the perfect balance between scientific detail and simple explanation so that it makes suitable reading for anyone, regardless of whether they have a scientific background or not – and regardless of their prior understanding of vitiligo. … She then reviews key vitamins and minerals used by the body to produce skin pigment and describes the role played by each one, as well as the adverse effects of deficiencies. And, crucially, she backs up all of the information with relevant research studies. … So, it was extremely useful to have such a comprehensive overview of the subject and its associated literature all in one place and set out in such a clear and concise way.

    Caroline D.

  2. Wow!
    Wow! I thought I know a lot about vitiligo until I picked up your book. It’s a must read for anyone with or a relative of a vitiligo patient.

    Larry S. “Spotty King”

  3. Excellent reading!
    Excellent reading! I learned much more than I had anticipated. Thank you Audrey for this extensive book of much needed knowledge for those of us living with vitiligo. Being a vegetarian I had no idea what I needed to supplement, but now I know.

    Again, thank you,


    Stella Pavlides, President, American Vitiligo Research Foundation, www.
    The oldest vitiligo foundation, established 1995

    Stella Pavlides

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Vitiligo is a common, acquired skin disorder of pigmentation that can significantly impact quality of life. Experts believe oxidative stress plays a central role in the development of vitiligo and causes melanocyte damage. Research shows underlying mechanisms of vitiligo differ from person to person. People with this skin disorder are often deficient in vitamins that have an evidence-based connection to vitiligo, including vitamins B12, pantothenic acid (B5), C, D, E, folic acid, copper, and zinc.

This book introduces the Three-Prong Approach™ for treating vitiligo, which mobilizes healing to inhibit disease advancement and restore skin pigment, using the three treatment modalities:

  • vitamin / nutritional therapy
  • phototherapy
  • and topicals.

Studies are presented analyzing vitamin / nutritional therapy alone and in combination with phototherapy. Patients and practitioners will discover how vitamin therapy can slow progression of vitiligo and deliver some degree of repigmentation, with scientific evidence to back it up.