Solaricare Polypodium Leucotomos

Solaricare PLE


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SOLARICARE only contains one intredient, Polypodium Leucotomos extract which is derived from the rhizomes and leaf of a fern only grown in central and South America. Used for centuries as an oral suppliment for treating skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, polymorphic light eruption and sunburn. Scientists studied PLE and found that this natural plant also has properties that can protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. The studies were so compelling, that it was once patented in the USA as a photoprotectant for the skin.

How the active ingredient in SOLARICARE works is well know, but you must first understand the relationship between antioxidants and free radicals. Both terms get thrown around a lot. When oxygen interacts with the cells, oxidation of the cells occur. This is a naturally occurring and necessary function for a healthy body. Cells die and they are replaced with new ones, as in the case of a skin cut which has healed. This process works quite efficiently most of the time. However, when cellular turnover function is not reaching peak performance, some cells get damaged and turn into free radicals.

Why are Free Radicals bad? To understand free radical cells, you need a little background on cell structure. Healthy cells are balanced cells. Their molecules are balanced like a positive and a negative. Think of it like the Yin and Yang of a cell. When a cell is damaged it's missing it's Yin or Yang. This damaged cell travels around the body looking for its critical missing electron link. Hence, the "free" part in the term free radical. The damaged cell will take from anything to replace its missing link, often killing or mutilating healthy cells in the process. Ultimately, this damages the DNA of healthy cells which invites disease.

Antioxidants like SOLARICARE act as an electron "donor," providing the missing electron link so healthy cells won't be sacrificed.

Oral Polypodium leucotomos extract decreases ultraviolet-induced damage of human skin.


Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.



UV radiation induces damage to human skin. Protection of skin by an oral photoprotective agent would have substantial benefits. Objective We investigated the photoprotective effect of oral administration of an extract of the natural antioxidant Polypodium leucotomos (PL).


A total of 9 healthy participants of skin types II to III were exposed to varying doses of artificial UV radiation without and after oral administration of PL (7.5 mg/kg). At 24 hours after exposure the erythema reaction was assessed and paired biopsy specimens were obtained from PL-treated and untreated skin.


A significant decrease in erythema was found in PL-treated skin (P < .01). Histologically, PL-treated biopsy specimens showed less sunburn cells (P < .05), cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (P < .001), proliferating epidermal cells (P < .001), and dermal mast cell infiltration (P < .05). A trend toward Langerhans cell preservation was seen.


Oral administration of PL is an effective systemic chemophotoprotective agent leading to significant protection of skin against UV radiation.



SOLARICARE is available in a capsule form and produced in a Quality Controlled, FDA Certified Laboratory. SOLARICARE is Double Sealed as well as finished with a child resistant cap.


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