Vitiligo Support International Inc. (VSI) is a patient driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering a comprehensive resource of vitiligo education, research and awareness for those whose lives have been affected by vitiligo.

We are here to address your questions and concerns and help you connect with our community. You will find the hope, support and healing that can only be offered by those who understand best - those who have walked in your shoes.

Vitiligo & Diet

There is no 'vitiligo diet.' A healthy diet with balanced nutrition from a variety of sources is a good way to support the immune system. Vegetables are very good, as is fruit like apples and bananas. Citrus fruits can cause problems for some people, though not for others. Dr. Grimes has said that blueberries and pears contain natural hydroquinones, which are depigmenting agents, and should thus be limited or avoided. Some people recommend dairy or red meats or other foods be avoided, but there is no evidence of these impacting vitiligo unless there is some underlying allergy to the products. Turmeric, often used as a seasoning, has caused problems for some people, so one might consider limiting or avoiding its use.

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