New study found that vitamin B3 shows characteristics beneficial in certain skin cancers prevention. Specifically, the benefit is maximized for non-melanoma cancer types. This vitamin is taken through fortified and natural foods, such as cereals, fish and meat. It benefits digestive and nervous systems, and contribute to health of our skin. In the same study, risks of ultra-violet rays are further documented. Vitamin rich food in itself is, therefore, insufficient for full skin-cancer prevention. It is also recommended to take a vitamin supplement, in order to fully maximize your daily vitamin intake.
- Vitamin B3 can be obtained through supplements and foods such as leafy greens, nuts, meat and dairy.
- People with fair skin who are exposed to a lot of sun are susceptible to non-melanoma skin cancer.
- Low concentrations of nicotinamide help protect skin cells from UV radiation damage.
“A new study has shown that a form of vitamin B3 can help protect skin cells from ultraviolet exposure (UV), the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers.”