BroccoGen Sulforaphane Sun Protection

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July 18, 2017

By Christine Cheng, R.Ph.

Q: I burn very easily and am concerned about my skin being damaged from being outdoors all summer. Other than using sunscreen, what can I do to protect my skin from the sun?

A: Using sunscreen and wearing hats or long-sleeved clothing all play a role in preventing UV radiation from having a chance to interact with and damage our skin. However, certain antioxidants can be taken internally as well as applied externally to help reduce and reverse the effects of sun-induced damage. SULFORAPHANE, a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables can help reduce redness and inflammation caused by sun exposure as well as reduce pigmentation. Taken internally, it can affect keratin biosynthesis, which can help offset the damage to the integrity of the skin. Sulforaphane can be found in BroccoFusion™ topical products or BroccoGen 10® capsules.

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