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UV Damage

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
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Summary of UV Damage

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on UV Damage

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect uv damage
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-d Notable - See study
Preliminary evidence suggests that oral supplemenation is a bit more effective than other supplements for reducing UV damage
grade-d Minor - See study
A decrease in UV damage has been detected with supplemental CoQ10

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