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Lansdown, A.B., Mirastschijski, U., Stubbs, N., Scanlon, E. and Ågren, M.S., 2007. Zinc in wound healing: theoretical, experimental, and clinical aspects. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 15(1), pp.2-16.

Marone, G. et al., 1986, ‘Physiological concentrations of zinc inhibit the release of histamine from human basophils and lung mast cells’, Agents and Actions, 18(1–2), pp. 103–6.

Kárpáti, S., 2012. Dermatitis herpetiformis. Clinics in dermatology, 30(1), pp.56-59.

Brocard, A., Quereux, G., Moyse, D. and Dreno, B., 2010, ‘Localized scleroderma and zinc: A pilot study’, European Journal of Dermatology, 20(2), pp. 172–4.


Devi, S.L., Viswanathan, P. and Anuradha, C.V., 2009. Taurine enhances the metabolism and detoxification of ethanol and prevents hepatic fibrosis in rats treated with iron and alcohol. Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 27(1), pp.120-126.

Zhang, C.G. and Kim, S.J., 2007. Taurine induces anti-anxiety by activating strychnine-sensitive glycine receptor in vivo. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 51(4), pp.379-386

Miyazaki T, Bouscarel B, Ikegami T, Honda A, Matsuzaki Y. The protective effect of taurine against hepatic damage in a model of liver disease and hepatic stellate cells. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2009;643:293-303.

Gentile CL, Nivala AM, Gonzales JC, et al. Experimental evidence for therapeutic potential of taurine in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Dec;301(6):R1710-22.

Chen X, Sebastian BM, Tang H, et al. Taurine supplementation prevents ethanol-induced decrease in serum adiponectin and reduces hepatic steatosis in rats. Hepatology.2009 May;49(5):1554-62.

Hu YH, Lin CL, Huang YW, Liu PE, Hwang DF. Dietary amino acid taurine ameliorates liver injury in chronic hepatitis patients. Amino Acids.2008 Aug;35(2):469-73.

del Olmo, N., Bustamante, J., del Rı́o, R.M. and Solı́s, J.M., 2000. Taurine activates GABA A but not GABA B receptors in rat hippocampal CA1 area. Brain research, 864(2), pp.298-307.

Liu, Y. et al., 1998, ‘Taurine chloramine inhibits production of nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 in activated C6 glioma cells by suppressing inducible nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase-2 expression’, Molecular Brain Research, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 189–95.

9. Gentile, C.L. et al., 2011, ‘Experimental evidence for therapeutic potential of taurine in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’, American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiologyvol. 301, no. 6, pp. R1710–22. 10.

Kimata, H., 2005, ‘Prevalence of fatty liver in non-obese Japanese children with atopic dermatitis’, Indian Pediatrics, vol. 42, no. 6, p. 587.


Kimata, H., 2005, ‘Prevalence of fatty liver in non-obese Japanese children with atopic dermatitis’, Indian Pediatrics,

vol. 42, no. 6, p. 587.

Kim Y.I., Miller J.W., da Costa K.A., Nadeau M., Smith D., Selhub J., Zeisel S.H., Mason J.B. Severe folate deficiency causes secondary depletion of choline and phosphocholine in rat liver. J. Nutr.1994;124:2197–2203.

Horne D.W., Cook R.J., Wagner C. Effect of dietary methyl group deficiency on folate metabolism in rats. J. Nutr. 1989;119:618–621.
Zeisel S.H., Zola T., da Costa K.A., Pomfret E.A. Effect of choline deficiency on S-adenosylmethionine and methionine concentrations in rat liver.

Inositol and Choline

Mukai, T., Kishi, T., Matsuda, Y. and Iwata, N., 2014. A meta‐analysis of inositol for depression and anxiety disorders. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 29(1), pp.55-63.

Kenney, J.L. and Carlberg, K.A., 1995. The effect of choline and myo-inositol on liver and carcass fat levels in aerobically trained rats. International journal of sports medicine, 16(02), pp.114-116.

Allan SJ, Kavanagh GM, Herd RM, et al. The effect of inositol supplements on the psoriasis of patients taking lithium: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2004;150:966-969.

Vitamin B1

Shangari, N., Bruce, W.R., Poon, R. and O'brien, P.J., 2003. Toxicity of glyoxals–role of oxidative stress, metabolic detoxification and thiamine deficiency.

Kitchen, J., 2001. Hypochlorhydria: A Review. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, pp.58-58.

Vitamin B2

Ashoori, M. and Saedisomeolia, A., 2014. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) and oxidative stress: a review. British Journal of Nutrition111(11), pp.1985-1991.

Vitamin B3

Pasmans, S.G., Preesman, A.H. and Van Vloten, W.A., 1998. ‘Pellagra (deficiency of vitamin B3 or of the amino acid tryptophan): A disease still extant in the Netherlands’, Nederlands Tijdschrift Vor Geneeskunde, vol. 142, no. 33, pp. 1880–2.

Vitamin B6

Cabrini, L., Bergami, R., Fiorentini, D., Marchetti, M., Landi, L. and Tolomelli, B., 1998, ‘Vitamin B6 deficiency a ects antioxidant defences in rat liver and heart’, IUBMB Life, 46(4), pp. 689–97.


Sydenstricker, V.P., et al., 1942, ‘Observations on the “egg white injury” in man and its cure with a biotin concentrate’, Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 118, no. 14, pp. 1199–200.


Fischer, K, 2014, The Eczema Diet, revised second edition, Exisle Publishing, Australia.

Low, G.L., 2012. Why Chromium is Good News. Reading time.