Australian scientists discover 30-cent cure for skin cancer?
It started as a suspicious, oddly shaped mole. The next thing you know, you’re suffering through a painful biopsy, a disfiguring surgery, and a constant fear of your skin cancer returning.
Preventing skin cancer doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of your life trapped in the shade or toting around harmful, toxic sunscreens. In fact, Australian researchers now say the best way to stop skin cancer may be a simple vitamin cure that will cost you about 30 cents a day.
Researchers from the University of Sydney have proven that a daily dose of nicotinamide (a vitamin derived from B3) can stop skin cancer from developing, even if you’ve had it before.
For the experiment, researchers tracked 400 high-risk patients who had a least two skin cancers during the previous five years. Half the group took two 500 mg nicotinamide pills a day for a year, and the other half took a placebo.
The results were fast and impressive.
Just a daily dose of nicotinamide was all it took to slash skin cancer rates by a remarkable 23 percent, compared to the folks who took the placebo.
Even better, researchers started seeing results in as little as 90 days. They think that’s because nicotinamide can help repair DNA damage and strengthen the body’s immune system.
The key to using nictonamide to prevent skin cancer seems to be sticking with it. Researchers found that once you stop taking nicotinamide, you lose all of the cancer-fighting benefits pretty quickly.
But staying on a nicotinamide regimen is surprisingly easy and affordable. You can find a month’s supply for about $10 in pharmacies, online or at a local health store.
Plus, you might find that nicotinamide delivers some unexpected benefits. Previous research has proven that it may be useful in treating everything from anxiety to cognitive decline.
If you’re worried about skin cancer, it’s time to come out of the shadows — and out from beneath that sun umbrella. Give this safe, simple vitamin cure a chance to help you spend your upcoming summer worry-free.
Vitamin supplement linked to reduction in skin cancer risk