Natural Vitamin Reduces Skin Cancer?!
It’s wintertime, and though you’re probably spending more time inside than you would in other seasons, there’s one thing from summer that never goes away.
Now, mainstream medical advice is that you should ALWAYS stay out of the sun or use sunscreen every moment you step outside – yes even in the winter!
Their reasoning? The sun’s ultraviolet light is harmful.
But guess what? My advice is almost the opposite.
Sunscreen has loads of chemicals you definitely don’t want in your bloodstream. And – more importantly — the sun is an excellent source of vitamins and health benefits that are difficult to encapsulate in any pill.
But that doesn’t mean you should go into the sun completely unprotected. In fact, new research points to a natural vitamin that can PROTECT your skin from UV exposure and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
See, when the sun touches your skin it creates the all-around, health-boosting, vitamin D.
It also produces blood pressure–lowering nitric oxide, and helps adjust our circadian rhythm (through a hormone called melatonin)… and many other benefits!
That doesn’t mean you go outdoors unprotected or set yourself up for a sunburn.
But instead of loading up on the chemical-laden sunscreen, protecting your skin means simply making sure your body is getting the RIGHT nutrients to keep your skin’s own defenses strong.
And new study points to the solution.
Researchers, presenting their work at the 29th European Academy of Dermatology, found that niacin (also known as Vitamin B3) can protect your skin from ultraviolet exposure and REDUCE the risk of developing skin cancer.
Niacin, like all the B vitamins, is an important nutrient that comes in two main forms: nicotinic acid and nicotinamide (NAM).
While nicotinic acid excels at lowering cholesterol levels, NAM interacts with your skin cells to help increase the natural protective mechanisms of your skin.
The research team studied cells from the skin of patients diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancers.
They then pretreated the cancer cells with NAM and then exposed them to powerful ultraviolet light.
Pretreating the cells protected them from oxidative stress (including DNA damage). The niacin also enhanced DNA repair and acted as an antioxidant, reducing local inflammation.
Here’s the thing you need to know about NAM: it’s short acting, so that means you need to take it every day if you want to maintain protection.
If you really want to up your skin protection game, take NAM and do the following:
- Essential Fatty Acids: If you don’t eat fish two to three times a week, then fish oil is a must. I recommend taking between 1,000 and 3,000 milligrams of fish oil a day.
- Collagen is one of those nutrients that no one is getting. Fix this by supplementing: your joints and skin will thank you.
- Vitamin D and vitamin K are two fat-soluble vitamins that are missing from most people’s diet and ones you desperately need.
- Polyphenols are phytonutrients are found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Most people are not getting enough of these either.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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