Polypodium leucotomos is a type of fern found in the American tropics and sub-tropics. It has a long history of use in Honduran traditional medicine, particularly for the relief and protection of the skin. Studies show that Polypodium leucotomos:
- has antioxidant, soothing and immunomodulatory effects;
- protects DNA;
- helps neutralise free radicals and reactive oxygen species, particularly superoxide anion ;
- encourages preservation of skin tissue structure.
Take one to two capsules a day in the morning, 30 minutes before exposure to the sun, or as recommended by your therapist.
You should still use topical sun products when exposed to the sun.