Heliocare capsules are an oral dietary supplement with antioxidant properties which help maintain the skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging.
Fernblock, the principle performance ingredient, works to protect skin structure and immune response and provides daily defense against the UV photoaging process. Heliocare acts as a scavenger to mop up free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS), particularly superoxide anions.
UV (from the sun or from a sun lamp) has many detrimental effects on the skin: it can directly cause DNA damage, and it can create so-called "reactive oxygen species" (ROS) or "free radicals." ROS are high energy molecules that collide with proteins and lipids in the cell and cause direct cellular damage. This damage is responsible for the effects of UV on skin: premature aging and a prematurely lined and worn appearance.
- Increases tolerance to the sun.
- Reduces skin changes after chronic exposure to the sun.
- Helps maintain the skin's elasticity.
- Provides cell protection in the epidermis.
- Protects skin cell DNA.