Vitamins to Prevent Skin Cancer

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably fallen for the misguided advice from most dermatologists and public health officials to stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer. Unfortunately, total sun avoidance is inadvisable, as it can actually increase your risk rather than lower it.

Vitamin D, which is metabolized when UV rays strike your skin, has been shown to reduce not only your risk of melanoma—the deadliest form or skin cancer—but also the most common types of cancer. According to Australian researchers, vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) may also offer protection for those who are prone to certain skin cancers.1,2

Vitamin B3 May Reduce Recurrence of Some Skin Cancers

As reported by NBC News:3

“The Australian researchers tested it on 386 people who had already been diagnosed with skin cancer – either squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma. These are extremely common and slow-growing cancers, much less serious than melanoma…

The volunteers took either two 500 mg vitamin B3 pills a day for a year, or a placebo. After a year, those who took the B3 were 23 percent less likely to have another cancer diagnosed…

The pills also reduced the numbers of pre-cancerous lesions called actinic keratosis. These thick, scaly patches of skin were reduced by 20 percent among the volunteers who took nicotinamide after nine months of treatment.”

Those who took nicotinamide started seeing results in about (continue reading)

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