Can probiotics help eczema?
“Bacteria play an important role in eczema and in the overall health of the skin.” (1)
The above before and after image is of our customer, Amber, who trialled the Potion London Probiotics and found an improvement in the condition of her skin after consistent daily intake of probiotics.
But can probiotics help with eczema? Scientific research into the area is still in its infancy but the results to date are promising that the good bacteria found in probiotics can help to relieve the symptoms of eczema.
According to ‘Frontiers in Biology’, atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a skin disease that is characterised by compromised skin barrier integrity, heightened inflammatory response against stimulants, and diminished antimicrobial responses that incite abnormal inflammation in the skin. (2)
The exact cause of eczema is still unknown, and as yet there is still no real cure, but “evidence from different research groups show that probiotics could have positive effect on atopic dermatitis treatment.” (2)
According to the National Eczema Association: “It seems that high doses (3-50 billion) of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium Lactis and Lactobacillus Acidophilus probiotics in single or multi-strain formulations currently hold the most promise for prevention and treatment of eczema”. (1)
The Potion London Probiotic contains all three of the bacterial strains mentioned (L Rhamnosus, B Lactis & L Acidophilus) in a high dose of 5 billion per capsule.