No matter where you live, the ongoing depletion of the ozone layer increases your risk of skin cancer. There are many things to keep in mind when avoiding cancer risks of sun damage.
Over the past 40 years, melanoma cases increased 800% for women and 400% for men. Non-melanoma cases increased 153% for women and 64% for men. Skin cancer now accounts for over 40% of all cancers in the US.
Topical sun blocks aren’t putting a dent in the rates of skin cancer. Thankfully, researchers have found a unique botanical extract that, taken internally, protects skin from solar damage and minimizes the potentially lethal DNA mutations that occur from sun exposure.
Nearly a decade of rigorous research and clinical trials has shown that the fern plant Polypodium leucotomos has the uncanny ability to shield the skin against the dangerous effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure.
Numerous studies demonstrate that Polypodium leucotomos reduces the number of sunburn cells following exposure to solar rays, protects against UV-induced DNA damage, reduces inflammation, influences the immune system, acts against tumors, and inhibits collagen-degrading enzymes.
Polypodium leucotomos specifically targets the skin—protecting from sunburn, cell death, DNA damage, and oxidant activity from natural and artificial ultraviolet light. In addition, a new natural compound known as red orange complex has been shown to provide supplementary protection against UVB damage.
In this article, you’ll learn how Polypodium leucotomos helps protect skin from the ultraviolet damage that leads to short-term damage (such as sunburn and sun poisoning) and long-term damage (such as wrinkles and skin cancer).