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Has Anyone Tried Psoramexal?
from Justin

Dear Ed: Hi, I was wondering if you'd heard anything about Psoramexal? They make the usual outrageous claims, apparently it's pretty new and a friend has ordered some for me. Couldn't find anything on your site about it.   Thanks, -Justin.

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Ed’s Response: I had NOT heard of Psoramexal, Justin ... but looked it up.  Here's their page on "scientific research."

http://www.psoramexal.co.uk/Scientific-Research-1.html

At about $66 per 125 ml tube, I'd say it better work PDG (pretty damned good).  However, I personally would not pay for a topical product that does not fully disclose its active ingredients.  The Psoramexal people say what it is NOT (steroids, tar, etc.) and that it contains “active minerals” (which may mean zinc), but beyond that ingredients are “proprietary.” I'm also skeptical of their statement that our skin cells mature and die quicker than they're supposed to because the nucleus in the cell has “lost its memory.” This is the first time I've heard this, which doesn't make it wrong, but it doesn't make it right, either. (It's a little too anthropomorphic for me to swallow ... sounds a little like something Alice would encounter in Wonderland.) 

I imagine the product's active ingredient is something known to help P a little and for a little while. As I mentioned, this might be zinc, but who knows?

I would be very interested in a follow-up email from you that reports on your experience with Psoramexal. (And whatever you might learn about the ingredients from the package itself.) -Ed

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