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Use Probiotics for Dandruff

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 06/09/2021


This is why you might want to use probiotics for dandruff.


0:00 What causes dandruff? 

0:15 What we know about dandruff 

1:25 Missing information about dandruff 

3:05 How to get rid of dandruff 

3:25 Natural remedies for dandruff 

4:07 Bulletproof your immune system 

Today we’re going to talk about dandruff and probiotics. The cause of dandruff is still unknown, but there are theories as to what causes it. 

What we know about dandruff: 

• Dandruff occurs more in the winter

• People who have dandruff typically have more of a vitamin D deficiency 

• Dandruff is an imbalance between the fungus and the bacteria on the skin

• One type of fungus on the skin (malassezia) has more than doubled when you have dandruff

• There is an increase of staph bacteria on the skin when you have dandruff

• Antibiotics may help temporarily

• Steroids may help temporarily (but can suppress the immune system) 

• People with dandruff typically have a zinc deficiency 

Mycobiota is the friendly fungus and the yeast that grow inside and outside of the body. It’s an area that is rarely studied, but I believe it’s very important.

  Friendly fungus and yeast are very beneficial—they do a lot for us. But they need to be in the right balance. There are a lot of conditions that can occur if a person doesn’t have the right balance of fungus and bacteria. 

In my opinion, I think what’s really going on with dandruff is an imbalance of the friendly fungus and friendly bacteria. I don’t believe the solution is to start using chemicals and steroids to kill off the fungus or bacteria. Instead, I think a great remedy for dandruff is a natural antibiotic and a natural anti-fungal. 

Potential remedies for dandruff: 

1. Garlic and oregano (take orally) 

2. A probiotic that also has friendly yeast 

DATA: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/exd.13935

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