Before reading on please know I advise you seek to advice from a health professional such as a doctor before taking any supplements or other kind of medication.
Hi fellow skin felines,
So Jessicat has been bugging me for a while to share this information with you all.
Unfortunately (as my skin doctor puts it), I am blessed with skin that is not designed for the Australian climate, and as a result, I have had 2 melanomas and many solar keratoses removed.
On a recent regular check-up appointment, my doctor was sick and I was seen by a woman who is just as passionate about skin, as Jessicat!
This doctor strongly advised me to be taking B3, as research has shown that vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) 500-1000mg per day, taken orally, was effective in a group of patients with significantly sun-damaged skin.
The observed effects were:
Solar keratoses were reduced by a third, and
The development of new non-melanoma skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) was reduced by about 20-30 percent (and up to 75 percent in an earlier study).
Other studies have also shown that it has been effective in reducing eczema, dermatitis, and other similar skin conditions, such as rosacea and acne.
Please note this is not a cure and overexposure to the sun will still cause damage.
But wait there’s also a bonus! The doctor also said there any many anti-aging benefits as B3 can help improve the skin’s protective barrier by stimulating the synthesis of ceramides within the skin.
Ceramides are important components of the skin and help maintain strong bonds between the cells to help strengthen the natural skin barrier. Furthermore, B3 benefits your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to smooth those pesky fine lines and wrinkles!
So as well as using topical vitamin B3-rich products such as Jessicat’s amazing DIY Rice Mask, Toner and now her new B3 serum, I am, (as we all can do) enhancing their amazing effects by taking B3 orally.
The doctor’s recommendation, for me, was 500mg morning and night, however, if I don’t have sun-damaged skin she advised that only one dose would be necessary daily.
Please be aware that there are possible side effects of taking B3 supplements. To date, I have not experienced any negative effects but thought I should mention them even though they are not commonly suffered.
Side effects that some people may experience are:
-An upset stomach,
-Nausea or diarrhea,
-Vitamin B3 taken as nicotinic acid can also cause unpleasant hot flushes,
There are a multitude of supplements to choose from, ranging in price but Nature’s Own is inexpensive and contains exactly the same ingredient.
So there you go ladies, consider adding some B3 to your day.
Kerensa, proudly a Jessicat BeautyCat! 😘