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Callumae Supplement Facts

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Learn more about the ingredients in the vitiligo supplement Callumae.
Callumae Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

Per Serving
Daily Value

Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 30 mg 1500%

Folic Acid 250 mcg 63%

Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamine) 50 mcg 833%

Picrorhiza (Picrorhiza kurroa) (rhizome) 200 mg *

Ginkgo Biloba Extract (leaf) 60 mg *

L-Phenylalanine 100 mg *

Alpha Lipoic Acid 500 mg *

*Daily Value Not Established

Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule (Hypromellose), Rice Powder, Magnesium Stearate
Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine

Daily Dosage: As a dietary supplement for vitiligo, take one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the afternoon with 8 ounces of water. 45-60 days of continuous use is necessary for optimum results.


Callumae Research:


Picrorhiza (Picrorhiza kurroa)- This medicinal plant has a long tradition of use for immune dysfunction in Ayurvedic medicine, which may be beneficial to patients with vitiligo (thought to have an autoimmune component) (1). Picrorhiza also assists with digestion and research has shown that as many as 6 compounds in Picrorhiza have anti-inflammatory activity, inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme (2,3). When combined with the vitiligo drug methoxsalen, picrorhiza improves the effectiveness of the treatment in restoring normal skin pigmentation (4).

Ginkgo biloba- Oxidative stress appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of vitiligo, making antioxidant compounds useful in the treatment of this disorder. Fortunately, compounds in gingko exert antioxidant and immunomodulatory effects. A double-blind, placebo controlled trial showed that an extract of gingko could arrest the progression of vitiligo and possibly assist with repigmentation (5). Patients with slow-spreading vitiligo experienced a halt in depigmentation, while some noticed marked to complete repigmentation.

Vitamin B-6- This essential vitamin plays a critical role in energy metabolism, nervous system function and immunity. Vitamin B6 is often given empirically for people with autoimmune disease. Research shows it is effective in treating skin disorders like acne vulgaris, polymorphic light eruption and seborrheic dermatitis (6). A topical preparation of vitamin B6 can strengthen the protective layer of the skin, the stratum corneum (7).

Vitamin B-12 and Folic Acid- A clinical study of patients with actively spreading vitiligo was conducted where subjects took a combination of vitamin B12, folate and vitamin C along with UVB treatments (8). The results showed that 100% of subjects had a halt in depigmentation, and induction of repigmentation in 6-8 weeks. Another study showed that the combination of vitamin B12, folic acid and sun exposure was more effective in inducing repigmentation than either of the treatments alone (9). As well, folic acid and B12 levels in serum are often lower in patients with vitiligo (10).

L-Phenylalanine- Clinical research shows that this amino acid produces good results in both children and adults with vitiligo, when combined with light therapy (16,17). A combination of oral and topical L-phenylalanine, sunlight or UVA and 0.025% clobetasol proprionate at night is especially effective for treatment of evolutive vitiligo on the face or in children, and is without side effects (18). Khellin encapsulated in L-phenylalanine stabilized liposomes shows dramatic results when combined with UVA (19). After 12 months of treatment, 75-100% repigmentation was observed on the face in 63% of subjects, on the back in 59%, arms in 58%, trunk in 57% and legs in 56%.

Lipoic Acid- A fat and water-soluble antioxidant, lipoic acid may be helpful for people with vitiligo, which appears to be related to oxidative stress (20). Research suggests that vitiligo is, in part, caused by poor antioxidant status, so supplementation with antioxidants like lipoic acid may improve the response to free radical production.


1. Picrorhiza kurroa. Alt Med Rev 2001 6(3):319-321.

2. Rastogi R et al. Hepatocurative effect of picroliv and silymarin against aflatoxin B1 induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Planta Med 2000 Dec;66(8):709-13.

3. Zhang Y et al. Cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme inhibitory triterpenoids from Picrorhiza kurroa seeds. Life Sci 2005 Nov 4;77(25):3222-30. Epub 2005 Jun 23.

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