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Propaira Nicotinamide (Niacinamide or Vitamin B3) 500mg Tablets
Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), is used in dermatology for two main reasons;
- For the reduction of skin cancers and actinic keratoses in high-risk patients (Australas J Dermatol. 2017, 58: 174-80).
- As treatment in inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema and blistering skin disorders (Australas J Dermatol. 2014, 55(3):169-75).
Vitamin B3 is a precursor for many enzymes that play an important role in the metabolism and production of energy in skin cells. Nicotinamide can improve cellular processes like repair of DNA after UV exposure and may reduce the negative effects of UV on the immune system of the skin.
Nicotinamide in skin cancer prevention
Nicotinamide supplementation in skin cancer prevention is commonly suggested by dermatologists and GP's with a special interest in skin cancer. A study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine in 2015 concluded that oral nicotinamide was safe and effective in reducing the rates of new non-melanoma skin cancers (BCC’s and SCC’s) and actinic keratoses (AKA solar keratoses) in high-risk patients. Larger studies have been suggested to be completed to further investigate the encouraging results of earlier studies.
Further reading on nicotinamide in dermatology can be accessed here.
Directions for use
For the use in skin cancer risk reduction, studies were conducted with patients taking one 500mg tablet twice daily. In inflammatory skin conditions such as bullous pemphigoid (a blistering skin condition), the dosage suggestion is 500mg taken three times a day. Propaira nicotinamide tablets contain 500mg per tablet. Always seek the advice of your general practitioner or dermatologist if this supplement is right for you.
Propaira is a trusted brand by many dermatologists and skin health practitioners.
Propaira nicotinamide tablets are free from;
Gluten, Wheat & Lactose
Alcohol, Sugar and Stevia
Peanuts, Starch and Yeast.
Soy, Corn and Rice
Artificial Sweetener and Preservatives
Animal products including Egg, Fish, Shellfish, Bee and Dairy
Propaira Nicotinamide tablets can be purchased from Skin Plus Compounding Pharmacy in-store or online.
Consult with a doctor or other healthcare professional before starting any nutritional supplement including Propaira Nicotinamide. If you have or suspect you might have a health problem, please seek advice from your general practitioner before purchasing.
Propaira Nicotinamide tablets should be stored below 25 degree Celsius.