Life Extension offers an oral supplement to help protect against harmful solar radiation. During a decade of clinical trials, FernBlock® has shown remarkable effectiveness in shielding skin against dangerous ultraviolet exposure. Studies have shown that this fern extract has a high affinity for skin tissue and helps protect against ultraviolet damage shown to cause premature skin aging and wrinkling.
FernBlock® is a natural extract derived from the fern plant Polypodium leucotomos. Used as a sunburn remedy by native Indians for centuries, this natural fern extract has been formulated by international scientists affiliated with leading institutions.
The highly targeted action of FernBlock® safely inhibits the absorption of harmful ultraviolet rays and quenches dangerous free radicals. FernBlock® also helps mitigate the consequences of excessive ultraviolet radiation by reducing the number of skin cells that indicate sun-induced injury. Additionally, it helps inhibit pro-inflammatory cells that cause redness and itching, blocks protein-destroying skin enzymes that decrease skin elasticity, and preserves the skin’s antioxidant status.
This product has been upgraded to contain Sendara™, a patented blend of the herbs ashwagandha and Indian gooseberry. It is rich in flavonoids and steroidal lactones called withanolides, which are thought to have a number of beneficial properties. Ashwagandha works as an adaptogen to enhance the body’s ability to respond to stress, which is thought to be a major contributor to physical signs of aging and that can exacerbate or trigger certain skin conditions. This adaptogen specifically targets excess cortisol release triggered by stress. Indian gooseberry is an antioxidant that helps prevent oxidative stress and degradation of skin proteins and may enhance the firmness of skin.
Sendara™ combines these two ingredients into one anti-aging cosmeceutical. In addition to providing stress relief for the skin, Sendara™ also offers skin benefits, in terms of skin appearance, by inhibiting the enzyme that cleaves and damages collagen, a primary structural protein of the skin. Sendara™ also helps in retaining skin moisture by inhibiting the enzyme hyaluronidase.
Dosage and Use
For photo-aging protection* take one to two capsules daily in the morning 30 minutes prior to sun exposure, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Use with high SPF sunscreen (SPF 30+).
For extended sun exposure take one additional capsule at noon.
This product can be taken with or without food.
Use topical sunscreens whenever exposed to sunlight. This product is not a sunscreen.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container 30
|FernBlock Polypodium leucotomos extract (leaf)||240 mg|
|Sendara™ [proprietary blend of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) standardized withanolide glycoside conjugates extract (root and leaves) and Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) standardized low molecular weight hydrolysable tannins extract (fruit)]||200 mg|
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), corn starch, rice flour, vegetable stearate.
Contains corn and rice.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, or gluten. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.