Polypodium leucotomos is our newest supplement made in the U.S.A. Polypodium leucotomos extract comes from a tropical fern plant grown in Central and South America. Native Americans have used the plant extract for centuries for the treatment of inflammatory disorders and skin diseases. This antioxidant rich formula may help to prevent skin aging. It has anti-inflammatory and immune effects and is safe for daily use.
Polypodium leucotomos is particularly promising as a sunscreen in pill form. Studies so far have been small, but they suggest that Polypodium leucotomos can significantly reduce sunburn severity and that it may help prevent skin aging and decrease the risk of cancer from UV radiation.
Polypodium extracts have been used for psoriasis in Europe and Central and South America for the last 30 years.
A study examined whether Polypodium leucotomos could reduce side effects of PUVA. PUVA is a treatment for moderate-to-severe psoriasis and consists of psoralen (a light-sensitizing medication) plus ultraviolet light A. This would potentially be helpful for people with lighter skin (skin types II and III), because the use of PUVA is currently limited by risks of skin damage and skin cancer.
Polypodium leucotomos has been found to inhibit immune factors called cytokines, particularly the cytokines associated with autoimmune diseases. In small amounts, cytokines are needed for proper healing. But if overproduced, they can cause inflammation and tissue damage.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily.
Ingredients: Polypodium Leucotomos Herb Extract
Suitable for both Men and Women.
Not suitable for: Do not take if pregnant, breast feeding, people with serious illness and/or persons under 18 years of age.