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About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that appears on the skin. It appears when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. There are several types of psoriasis. The most prevalent form, plaque psoriasis, is seen as red and white hues of scaly, silvery patches that appear on the epidermis – the top layer of the skin.

Plaque psoriasis can afflict many areas of the skin including the face, knees, elbows, hands and feet. This disorder is a chronic recurring condition that varies in severity from minor localized patches to complete body coverage. The cause of psoriasis is not fully understood but it is believed to have a genetic component. Various environmental factors as well as withdrawal from certain medications appear to be connected to this disorder. Psoriasis can affect men, women and children of any age, and this disorder has been shown to affect health-related quality of life to an extent similar to the effects of other chronic diseases such as depression, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

At the present time, there is no cure for psoriasis, and scientists are puzzled by the way that this disease can be recurrent (go away then come back again). On the plus side, there is enough evidence to show that exposure to UV light and the use of good topical moisturizers can help relieve many of the symptoms of psoriasis. Foods rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish oil, flaxseed oil, borage oil, etc.) also appear to offer perceivable benefits for many individuals.

Several prescription medications are available to treat the symptoms of psoriasis but these are usually administered by a doctor or dermatologist. And, like many prescription drugs, their side-effects can be troublesome. OTC (Over-The-Counter) topical treatments are usually based on Coal Tar or Salicylic Acid. These may offer some help but their obnoxious odor and potential for irritation makes their use quite limited.


A new, natural product is now available , and its clinical studies are convincing enough to allow Health Canada to issue a NPN (Natural Product Number) for this product. This is the first time that Health Canada has issued a NPN for any internal preparation having the claim; “Helps improve the symptoms of psoriasis”. The name of this product is Dermylex™. This product is based on a patented, natural, Undenatured Whey Protein Fraction – pack­aged 60 tablets per bottle. Clinical studies showed that individuals with mild to moderate psoriasis showed a marked improvement in the severity of their psoriasis symptoms - after taking 2 tablets each day for 30 days. For many, the results were even better after 60 days. Dermylex™ tablets may not cure plaque psoriasis. However, a commitment to try this easy to use, natural product for 3 months will be highly rewarding.


The scientists at Botanico, the producer of Dermylex™ tablets, became aware of the fact that even better results can be obtained when these tablets are used in conjunction with Nisim® Clinical Strength Body Wash and Nisim® Clinical Strength Body Lotion.

These two high performance skin care prepara­tions were developed by the skin care scientists at Nisim International Inc. Based on the company’s exclusive Amino Acid/Vitamin Complex, both products promise measurable benefits to women and men who have “problem skin”, particularly psoriasis.

Unlike most other topical psoriasis relief preparations, neither Nisim® Clinical Strength Body Wash nor Nisim® Clinical Strength Body Lotion contains Salicylic Acid (potential skin irritant) or Coal Tar (persistent, obnoxious odour). Instead these formulas are based on mild cleansing and moisturizing compounds – working in harmony with Nisim’s exclusive Amino Acid/Vitamin Complex. High levels of Niacinamide (Pro-Vitamin B3) and Aloe Vera Gel supplement the performance of these gentle, easy-to-use products.