Dietary Omega-3s Boost Skin Protection in the Sun

July 12, 2013

Thanks to Lya Badgley NYR Organic Independent Consultant for sharing this NYR Natural News article with us. Written on July 11, 2013 by a Staff Writer

Natural Health News — Here’s some interesting news from the first ever trial examining the role of omega-3 fatty acids in boosting skin immunity.

In a recent study, 79 healthy volunteers took a 4g dose of omega-3s from oily fish and then were exposed to 8, 15 or 30 minutes under either a summer’s midday in Manchester, UK, or a light machine.

Other study participants took a placebo before using the light machine.

Immuno suppression in the skin was 50% lower in people who took the omega-3 supplement and were exposed to 8 or 15 minutes of sun. There were no differences in those who were exposed to 30 minutes of sun.

The findings were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Click here to continue reading this article.

Lya Badgley NYR listing can be found at Personal Care Products  and Baby Products in the Green Business Directory. 

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: