1/2 cup sweet potato
1 cup of orange juice
Variegate Porphyria is a genetic mutation of enzyme protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPOX) disease induced disorder of porphyrin-heme metabolism. According to the Universitat de les Illes Balear, patients with Variegate Porphyria are associated to higher antioxidant defenses, greater oxidative stress(1).
Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine found abundantly in papaya, is water soluble and a member of vitamin B complex, played an important role in amino acids metabolism for to maintaining the proper function in our body. According to the University Hospital of L. Pasteur, treatment of pyridoxine (40-60 mg/day) showed significant improvement and had regular ambulatory check-up every three months in patients with variegate porphyria(4).
The effectiveness of Sweet Potato, Orange Juice and Papaya may serve as cornerstones of pharmaceutical target for further studies in production of a potential medication for reduced risk, complications and treatment of Variegate Porphyria with little or no adverse effects.
People who are at high risk of Variegate Porphyria due to aging, weaken immunity, .... should drink at least one serving daily and people with Variegate Porphyria should drink the smoothie as much as they can, depending to digestive toleration.