Nicotinamide

Nicotinamide is the active form of Vitamin B3. We recommend Vitamin B3 for sun cancer prevention. It should be taken morning and night if more than one hour of exposure to sunlight is expected in a day (this includes exposure through glass e.g driving and also if you are in the shade). We advise 250mg twice daily, as this also has an anti-ageing effect at this dosage.

Through research conducted by dermatologists this vitamin (Nicotinamide) has been shown to protect the body's immune system from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. This protection is complementary to sunscreen which should still be worn.

Please be aware, there is another form of vitamin B3 which is not recommended because it causes flushing. This form is called Niacin. Often the chemist will recommend this form of the B3 vitamin. Do not take this form of B3 - wait until you can purchase the correct form.

You can purchase nicotinamide (Vitamin B3 for sun cancer prevention) from select health food stores, or your local pharmacy.