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Vitamin B3 Breakthrough For Skin Cancer

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)


In 2008, the Cancer Council of NSW was awarded a grant and Australian Professor of Dermatology, Diona Damian and her team were forced to research other ways to manage our increasing skin cancer incidence. The harsh Australian environmental conditions, high levels of sun damage and premature ageing were the main driving force for the study.


It was discovered that taking oral Vitamin B3, had benefits of reducing skin cancers and sunspots by 25%. However, you can obtain this in green vegetables , red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, legumes, avocado and yeast (vegemite). You would need to eat almost 1kg daily, you could not eat anywhere near the amount required.


Whilst Vitamin A has been studied for over 40 years and remains important for skin, Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) is now the second most studied vitamin for skin.


Breakthrough Benefits of Vitamin B3 on skin cancers and sun damage:

It reduces the risk and prevents skin cancers and repairs UV induced DNA damage. It protects the skin’s immunity and restores sun damaged skin at cellular level.


Other benefits of Vitamin B3 are for ageing, pigmentation, Acne, Rosacea, sensitivity, and dehydration.

  • It can help reduce pigment, by blocking the pigment producing enzyme.

  • Fades pigment and sunspots.

  • Even skin tone, brightens, lightens, and gives radiant glow.

  • Controls sebum, regulates & reduces oiliness.

  • Pore minimises.

  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, reducing lumps, bumps, rosacea, and sensitive skin.

  • Improves the skins immunity.

  • Minimises wrinkles by plumping hydration and preserving collagen.




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