Supplements that can help reduce nutrient deficiencies and lower inflammation include:
- Omega-3 fish oil (2,000 milligrams daily): EPA/DHA in fish oil are critical for reducing inflammation. A 2016 study on female mice found that consuming DHA stopped lupus symptoms triggered by crystalline silica by ninety-six percent. (13)
- DHEA (200 milligrams daily): can help improve symptoms but best taken with medical supervision
- Vitamin D3 (2,000–5,000 IU daily): can help modulate the immune system and lower depression/anxiety. Also important for hormonal balance and bone health along with calcium (14)
- MSM (2,000–8,000 milligrams daily): a natural anti-inflammatory that can greatly improve digestive symptoms
- Green superfood supplement: ideally includes antioxidants and chlorella or spirulina. This works by alkalizing the body, providing electrolytes, boosting liver and kidney functions, and providing healing nutrients.
- Turmeric: works similarly to steroid drugs used to combat inflammation and pain