According to the Centers for Disease Control, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer (1.3 million Americans are diagnosed each year) and exposure to sun rays is the main reason for about 90 percent of the skin cancers.
As you know, there are clothes that offer sun protection. And of course, there are those greasy and sometimes slimy sun blocks in the bottle which deliver sun protection.
Now, there's sunscreen in a pill! Products such as the SunPill, Heliocare and Advanced Skin Brightening Formula with GliSODin® are dietary supplement capsules which claim to provide sun protection.
The SunPill is a pill that boosts UV protection by protecting the skin from the inside out. The SunPill was developed to protect people from the rays of the sun. New research from the University of Miami School of Medicine shows that the fern extract in the SunPill significantly reduced UVA-related DNA damage which leads to wrinkling and brown spots. For best results, pop one each day starting a week before you plan on fun in the sun. This allows the antioxidants to build up in your system for maximum protection.
Heliocare is an oral dietary supplement loaded with antioxidants which help protect the skin against sun damage. Heliocare sun protection pill becomes active within 30 minutes of taking the pill and destroys the free radicals released in the body due to UV radiation. There have been no side effects detected with the pill. Studies have shown that with the use of Heliocare pill, users have seen less reddening and skin damage after exposure to UV radiation. Heliocare is recommended for people who spend a lot of time in sunlight. Experts recommend that despite using Heliocare pill, it’s safe to stay out of the sun during peak hours of sunlight. The price of 60 pills of Heliocare costs around $75.
Heliocare’s main ingredient is polypodium leucotomos extract. Heliocare, made from the extract of a tropical fern, has been used for generations in folk medicine to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.