Type of fern native to the tropical and subtropical regions of America, from Florida to the Caribbean, up to Paraguay. The rhizomes of this plant were used in traditional medicine by the natives to treat skin inflammation and diseases: the extract has interesting antioxidant properties to counteract free radicals and inhibit the lipid peroxidation of cell membranes. This means that the extract of Polypodium leucotomos is the best extract to protect the skin from exposure to UV rays.
Vitamin E or Tocopherol is a fat-soluble vitamin, formed by a group of compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. The primary role of vitamin E is to protect the body’s tissues from harmful reactions (perioxidation) and free radicals. Vitamin E protects cell membranes by preventing peroxidation of membrane phospholipids, protects vitamin A from oxidation and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
Beta-carotene belongs to the category of carotenoids, plant pigments that are the precursors of vitamin A (retinol). It has antioxidant properties, counteracting the emergence of free radicals; it is the main source of vitamin A for vegetarians: in case of need, beta carotene is converted
by the body into vitamin A, involved in very important biological functions (for example the synthesis of glycoproteins).
While normal sunscreens protect externally from UV rays, the intake of lycopene helps to repair the photoinduced damage from the infrared rays of the sun. Its antioxidant effect is 100 times more effective than Vitamin E.
Copper performs multiple functions in the body: it is one of the main components of melanin, a pigment that plays a role in the colouring of hair, eyes and skin. Furthermore, this mineral is also a powerful antioxidant that helps slow down the ageing of our body cells. In practice, it protects cell membranes from the harmful activity of free radicals.
CALAGUALA (POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS POIR.) LEAVES DRY EXTRACT, ANIMAL GELATINE, BULKING AGENT: DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE; LYCOPENE, BETA-CAROTENE, VITAMIN E (DL-ALPHA-TOCOPHERILACETATE), STABILISER: POLYVINYLPYRROLIDONE; COPPER GLUCONATE, ANTI-CAKING AGENTS: MAGNESIUM SALTS OF FATTY ACIDS, SILICON DIOXIDE. COLOURING: E171.
GLUTEN, LACTOSE, PRESERVATIVE AND GMO-FREE
Follow the recommended daily dose. Food supplements are not meant to replace a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Consult a doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take in case of established sensitivity to one of the components. The product must be kept out of the reach of children under 3 years old.