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Supplements and your health

There are so many vitamins and supplements available, it can be overwhelming where to start. What’s necessary? What’s hype? What’s safe?

There are a few things to be on the watch for. Any dietary supplements that contain kratom are not recommended. The manufacturing company has agreed to discontinue their products with this ingredient. It has no medical evidence that there are any benefits and it is an opioid that is expected to have similar addictive effects and risks of abuse. The Botany Bay, Enhance Your Life and Divinity supplements have all been recalled.

Bulk liquid and powder caffeine products haven been banned to sell to consumers. The window of error is very small and can have lethal repercussions. A recommended serving of the powder caffeine is just 1/16 tsp. a dosage of just 1/8 tsp can be toxic. Prepackaged portions and capsules don’t present this same risk; but they should still be used with caution.

From a dermatological standpoint, there are a few vitamins/supplements that are recommended to protect your skin against skin cancer as well as wrinkles and fine lines.

Nicotinamide vitamin B3 (non-flushing), reduced the number of skin cancers in an Australian study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Both Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma were reduced by 23%. We recommend taking 500 mg twice daily.

Vitamin D3 also helps to prevent damage to your skin, promotes skin cell growth and repair. This supplement is also beneficial in reducing the risks of some cancers and improving your bone health.

There are many good supplements available to protect your skin and your body. We always advise to do your research and be aware of what you are taking.

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