A recent study of 10 healthy volunteers found that Polypodium leucotomos
showed a trend toward preventing the increase in levels of the common deletion (a photoaging marker), as UVA radiation was increased.
AIM: To evaluate whether, in subjects affected by IP not responding to the usual available therapies, the oral administration of an extract of Polypodium leucotomos
(PL) could provide an effective photoprotective activity.
An extract of Polypodium leucotomos
(PL), a tropical fern plant, has been known to exhibit interesting antioxidant and photoprotective properties against acute exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
BACKGROUND: Polypodium leucotomos
has been reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photoprotective properties.
For centuries, natives of Honduras have protected themselves against sunburns, tumors, psoriasis, and other skin diseases by ingesting Calaguala, an extract from a fern that scientists have dubbed Polypodium leucotomos
It is called Polypodium leucotomos
and has been used for centuries to treat tumors, skin diseases (including psoriasis), and sunburn.
Two natural products Polypodium leucotomos
extract (PL) and kojic acid (KA) were tested for their ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species (.
Oral polypodium leucotomos
has been demonstrated to suppress the effect of UV radiation on COX-2 expression.
extract decreases UV-induced Cox-2 expression and inflammation, enhances DNA repair, and decreases mutagenesis in hairless mice.
7] Novel systemic therapies like L-phenylalanine, Polypodium leucotomos
, Khellin, Ginkgo biloba, vitamins B12, C, E, folic acid and zinc have also been found to be effective.
Heliocare, a daily dietary supplement, helps maintain the skin's ability to protect itself against sun-related effects and aging with its powerful antioxidant formula, derived from the extract of Polypodium leucotomos
, or PLE.
Pseudocatalase vitamin E vitamin C ubiquinone lipoic acid Polypodium leucotomos
catalase/superoxide dismutase combination and Ginkgo biloba are antioxidants that have been used alone or more frequently in combination with phototherapy.