A pill to protect you from sun damage

By contactus
August 16, 2011
Category: Sun Safety
Tags: heliocare  

Did you know their is a pill that can prevent sun damage to your skin.  Derived from tropical ferns, leucovorum polypodium can prevent all the harmful effects of ultraviolet light, including damage to pyrimidine dimers in DNA, while still alowing vitamin D production.  I have been using it for patients with disorders of the skin due to sun sensitivity, such as solar urticaria or polymorphous light eruption, but it may be helpful in skin cancer prevention as well.  Take one capsule 30 minutes prior to prolonged sun exposure, and a second capsult 2 to 3 hours later.

It is sold under the name Heliocare and is available at drustore.com  and Amazon.


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SU skeptical
By Cait in California
October 04, 2011
I live in California and suddently developed SU over a year ago. I have been unsuccessful in finding a doctor who has any knowledge with SU. Would this pill be a possible everyday fix? I'm wondering if it only works in short bursts, if at all.
Ok to be skeptical, but give it a try
By Sheryl Clark MD
March 29, 2012
I would give it a try. Short bursts are fine. Take it as I recommended in my bolg, and let me know how you do.