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Pomegranate’s possible UV-B(enefits)

Pomegranate contains compounds that could help skin become more resistant to UV-B radiation. How well does it actually work, though?

Study under review: Pomegranate Juice and Extract Consumption Increases the Resistance to UVB-induced Erythema and Changes the Skin Microbiome in Healthy Women: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Can orally ingested pomegranate juice or extract help skin become more resistant to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation?

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