The danger of skin cancer has escalated significantly of the last few years. A large number of cases of skin cancers are reported daily which are more than any other type of cancer related to lungs, colon, breast etc as per the figures of Skin cancer Foundation. It also reports that as per the ongoing trend, every one among the five Americans has the chance of developing skin cancer at some stage in lifetime. There is an increased threat to the surfers who are more exposed to the harmful sunrays. So far sunscreen creams have been the best possible solution to the problem but the latest discovery of Sunscreen Pills can offer a simpler and more feasible solution as easy as swallowing a pill.
Sunscreen Pills have so far managed to stay away from the regulations of FDA as they have been introduced as supplements and FDA does not regulate supplements. However the Sunscreen Pills will have to prove their worth and pass the standards set by FDA as Sunscreen Pills can be categorized as drug as well as cosmetic, both of which are regulated by FDA.
The key ingredients for the Sunscreen Pills
One of the key ingredients is Polypodium leucotoms extracted from the tropical fern. It is an ideal component for sunscreen as it has antioxidant properties. Antioxidants prevent the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiations by destroying the harmful free radicals that are formed when skin is exposed to UV radiations. Salvador Gonzalez has reported in his research work that these fern extracts have the ability to suppress free radical formation, DNA damage and also slow down process of photo-ageing. In the early experiments, the participants who ingested these fern extracts showed great resistance against the sunburn even when exposed to doubly UV radiations than normal.
Another key ingredient for these Sunscreen Pills is the mycosporine amino acids (MAAs) that is found in algae. These amino acids work as natural protector against UV radiations for the corals and fishes that feed on these algae and are exposed to radiations. This has been reported by Dr. Paul Long after his research of five years at King’s College London.
The final release of these Sunscreen Pills for the public is still some distance away as there is more research needed to ensure that they can used as a trusted solution without any side effects. There are many researchers working on putting all these ingredients together to come up with a perfect formula.
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