Vitamin Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk
May 14, 2015
Cutting your chances of skin cancer may not be exclusively in the hands of your sunscreen. New research has found that the supplement nicotinamide (a form of vitamin B3) is believed to reduce non-melanoma skin cancers by 23 percent when taken twice a day. According to the author of the study, adding nicotinamide to your supplement regimen will become a no-brainer once more research confirms its effectiveness. Especially considering it’s ‘safe, obscenely inexpensive and already widely commercially available.’ Also important to note: Nicotinamide’s benefits were only apparent when the study’s participants were actively taking the supplement. Once participants stopped supplementing after 12 months, any thick, scaly, potentially cancerous patches of skin resurfaced. Though the study can’t yet endorse nicotinamide as a supplement that everyone should take, does it pique your interest to look into it for skin cancer prevention? Tell us in the comments below.