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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Vitamin D in high doses helps heal sunburnt skin

Vitamin D 'significantly' reduces skin redness and swelling, a new study has found.

And not only did it suppress inflammation, the 'sunshine vitamin' was also discovered to activate skin repair genes.

With participants who took a supplement an hour after a burn, the higher their vitamin d levels, the more the burn had healed 48 hours later.

The findings of the trial – the first of its kind – suggest vitamin D increases levels of an anti-inflammatory enzyme in skin.

Called arginase-1, it enhances tissue repair after damage and helps activate other anti-inflammatory proteins.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That article also says:

The study may have people flocking to vitamin supplement aisles, but Professor Lu stressed that the trial tested very high doses of vitamin D that far exceed daily allowances.
The Food and Drug Administration's recommended adult daily allowance for vitamin D is 400 IU.
Furthermore, according to the Mayo Clinic, taking 50,000 IU a day of vitamin D for several months has been shown to cause toxicity.
Despite widespread attention given to vitamin D deficiency, there is a lack of evidence that vitamin D is capable of resolving acute inflammation, say the researchers.

Anonymous said...

You get vitamin D from exposure to the sun, so when you get a burn just go out and sit in the sun some more.

Anonymous said...

Tomatoes have a natural sunscreen too.

Anonymous said...

After 3 days it's gone..Just like if you didn't take vitamin D.

Anonymous said...

Use Alohe

End of story.