Sunscreen Pills, Do They Work?

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In the age of supplements, it seems that there is a pill available for just about everything these days - Oxygen pills, brain enhancers, Caffeine supplements, and many more.

I thought I had heard it all until I found out there were companies developing sunscreen pills...

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...So the main question at this point is, “Do they really work?” After scouring the Internet for trials and articles on these mystery pills, I believe I have found some answers that could shed some sun on this dilemma.

We all know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun, though most people aren’t able to apply sunscreen as often as they need to.

The thing is, these sunscreen pills will in no way be able to replace sunscreen, though, if used in addition to sunscreen, could have some very profound effects.

The point of a traditional, topical sunscreen is to block UV rays before they hit the surface of your skin.

While the sunscreen takes care of our body from the outside, these pills have the ability to fight internal free radicals that are created through the reciprocal action of our cells and UV rays.

So yea, these pills can definitely help fight the sunburn pain and give your body some added aid in protection and recovery, but when it comes down to making a choice, sunscreen should always be number one.

If you’d like to know about some of the best sunscreen pills we’ve seen on the market, keep reading below for some solid info!

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#1 Choice - Heliocare Oral Capsules

5 Star Editorial Review!

Heliocare has been around for quite sometime, and was one of the first companies to offer a clinically proven pill that helps to fight UV rays.

Made from three natural ingredients, beta-carotene, green tea, and natural fern extract, it is a great way to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Studied extensively by Harvard scientists, as well as highly recommended by top dermatologists, the pill is also known to increase skin tissue and stop depletion of collagen, as well as work as an antioxidant to protect against UV rays internally.

It’s recommended to take one a day a half hour before exposed to the sun for best protection.

With 60 capsules a bottle at a very fair price, and a large sum of positive reviews all over the Internet, the Heliocare is certainly worth trying for anyone looking for added protection.


Sunsafe Rx 60 Capsules 

Sunsafe Rx is another supplement promising natural anti-aging and skin protection from one pill a day.

Sunsafe is made from an array of natural ingredients including Omega-3, Vitamin C, Lycopene, Polypodium Leucotomos, and many more.

All of the ingredients were derived from various foods and plants that are clinically proven to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Sunsafe not only claims to protect from UVA rays, but also UVB.

This product, according to the manufacturer, is also most effective after a few weeks of use.

It is formulated for men and women of all skin types, and has also received many positive reviews.


Palm Fruit (60 Pills)  

Palm Fruit describes itself as more of an anti-aging supplement over a sunscreen pill, though does mention that the pills can protect against UVA and UVB rays by increasing the skin’s tolerance to sun up to 240% over the course of you taking it.

The ingredients all wrapped up are a scientifically validated does of Tocochromonals, Carotenoids, and Sesamin.

These capsules are sealed in a zero oxygen container so that the oxygen sensitive materials inside retain maximum potency.

Not only has it been proven to protect sunburn after taken for many weeks, it has also shown to be effective for skin cell restoration, wrinkle reduction, and hair loss.

Palm Fruit is also sourced from family owned farms, meaning they are very careful to make sure their product is eco friendly.

If you’re looking for an all around skin agent, this might be your best bet!


​Vacation Sav-R Sun Care (40 Tablets)​ 

Palm Fruit describes itself as more of an anti-aging supplement over a sunscreen pill, though does mention that the pills can protect against UVA and UVB rays by increasing the skin’s tolerance to sun up to 240% over the course of you taking it.

The ingredients all wrapped up are a scientifically validated does of Tocochromonals, Carotenoids, and Sesamin.

These capsules are sealed in a zero oxygen container so that the oxygen sensitive materials inside retain maximum potency.

Not only has it been proven to protect sunburn after taken for many weeks, it has also shown to be effective for skin cell restoration, wrinkle reduction, and hair loss.

Palm Fruit is also sourced from family owned farms, meaning they are very careful to make sure their product is eco friendly.

If you’re looking for an all around skin agent, this might be your best bet!




​FAQ

All these pills have a recommendation on when and how often to take, but how often should I apply sunscreen?

There is a popular rule that you should definitely remember, and that is 30-20-2-1.

30: The minimum SPF anyone should use

20: If your sunscreen is without titanium dioxide or zinc oxide which begin working immediately, 20 is the number of minutes before you go out into the sun in which you should apply sunscreen.

2: This is the number of hours that you should be going with reapplying sunscreen

1: This is the number of ounces that you need to cover your entire body. If all you’re thinking is, “How would I know what 1oz is?” think of that amount of sunscreen filling a shot glass.


It seems that most all sunscreen pills carry Polypodium Leucotomos. What is that?

This is an extract of a Central American fern plant, a plant that is known for its antioxidant properties, which can help protect the skin from sun exposure. Studies have shown that, with this extract, it takes longer for the skin to burn when exposed to UV rays.


Are there any other forms of sun protection besides pills and topical creams?

Though there aren’t too many studies behind it, it is said that a person’s diet can have an effect on their levels of sun protection. There are some that suggest green tea, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, are excellent sources that can be consumed for added protection. Though this may or may not be the case, these would in no way be for complete replacement of traditional sunscreen.