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The FDA Is Warning Against Sun Protection Pills

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moncler outlet In May, the Food and Drug Administration released a statement warning about the risks of using oral supplements as a sole form of sun protection (keywords: sole form). The federal agency accused four brands Advanced Skin Brightening Formula,Sunsafe Rx,SolaricareandSunergetic of misleading advertising. These brands claim their products can protect people from the sun and its harmful effects, which isn’t necessarily true. moncler outlet

moncler jackets outlet Two experts are helping us clear up the issue:Dr. Rachel Nazarianof Schweiger Dermatology Group in cheap moncler Manhattan and Dr. moncler jackets outlet

Do these supplements actually provide any protection from the sun?

cheap moncler coats The answer is more complex than a monlcer down jackets simple yes or no. cheap moncler coats

cheap moncler As Downie told HuffPost, there are a number of pills marketed as sunscreen pills that really don’t protect people from the sun. cheap moncler

«What I tell my patients is there’s nothing like topical sunblock,» she said. «With these pills, people feel like they can pop a pill, not put on sunblock at all, and that’s completely dangerous and completely false [especially] with incidents of skin cancer rising the way it has been.»

What these sun protection supplements do on a cellular cheap moncler outlet level, Nazarian explained to HuffPost, is «curb some of the inflammation and some moncler outlet store of the damage that was done to cells.»

But, she stressed, «they’re not sunscreen. It’s not like they’re blocking the radiation or offering moncler outlet a shield against ultraviolet radiation.»

moncler factory outlet There is one supplement,Heliocare, that Downie and Nazarian said they’ve recommended to their patients, especially those who are extremely fair or very photosensitive. Heliocare’s main active ingredient is Polypodium leucotomos extract, which comes from a fern Moncler Outlet native to Central and South America. According to one study from The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, Polypodium leucotomos, when taken orally for a regular period of time, proved to be an «effective means for reducing the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.» moncler factory outlet

Still, supplements should NOT replace sunscreen.

moncler sale «There’s nothing better than putting sunblock on your actual face, neck, ears, backs of hands every morning, and then reapplying it multiple cheap moncler sale times a day,» said Downie, whose patients call cheap moncler coats her the moncler outlet sale sunblock queen, the sunblock police and the sunblock reckoner. moncler sale

cheap moncler jackets «As for your body parts, if you’re not going to be just quickly moncler mens jackets driving to work, and you’re outside in the sun all day carrying the mail, cutting the lawn, if you’re a construction worker, cheap moncler jackets if you’re a crossing guard any of those things where you’re outside all day, you need it on your body as well. That is topical sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.» cheap moncler jackets

moncler sale outlet Downie also stressed that sunblock should be worn in any weather, as up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays can penetrate through the clouds, even on gray and gloomy days. moncler sale outlet

«All that nonsense about ‘Oh, it’s moncler outlet online not sunny, I don’t have to wear sunblock’ is definitely that nonsense,» she said. «Rain or shine, January through December, I don’t care what time of year it is, I want people to wear sunblock.»

moncler outlet store So, if sunblock is the most important, do we really need supplements, too? moncler outlet store

moncler outlet jackets Downie said that if someone is diligent about consistently applying and re applying their sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) every day in sufficient amounts, it’s not totally necessary to add a supplement like Heliocare to their routine. moncler outlet jackets

moncler jacket sale But, as Nazarian pointed out, we’re not perfect humans who apply (and reapply) the perfect amount of sunscreen every single day. In her opinion, then, adding a supplement can be beneficial when used in addition to a topical sunscreen. moncler jacket sale

«In order to get the SPF they advertise on the bottle, it really needs to be applied in a nice, healthy amount and then it needs to be reapplied throughout the day,» she said. «You and I both know that, at least with half the population, if they’re wearing makeup, they’re not going to be applying more sunscreen on top of their makeup during the day.»

Sunscreen is the best thing out there for sun protection, Nazarian said, but it’s still flawed, and «it’s still not good enough.»

cheap moncler jackets sale «I would never tell people to turn away additional tools they could use to prevent skin cancer and even sun aging,»Nazarian added. cheap moncler jackets sale

So what exactly about these pills should concern us?

moncler outlet uk It’s not an ingredient in the pills, rather it’s the marketing. moncler outlet uk

The FDA stated that the companies named above were»putting people’s health at risk by giving consumers a false sense of security https://www.newmoncleroutlet.com that a dietary supplement could prevent sunburn, reduce early skin aging caused by the sun, or protect from the risks of skin cancer.»

cheap moncler outlet If people believe the pills will protect them from the sun, they may be less inclined to apply a topical sunscreen as well. And if they aren’t wearing sunscreen while exposed to the sun’s moncler sale outlet rays,they’re not truly protected from the sun cheap moncler outlet.