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Shade Factor™

Safeguard Your Skin From The Inside Out

120 vegetarian capsules
Item# 01938

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  • Shade Factor™
  • 120 vegetarian capsules
  • Item Catalog Number: 01938

Safeguard your skin from the inside out

At last, a skin supplement made to support healthy skin before, during, and after you spend time outdoors. As we age, even moderate ultraviolet exposure takes its toll on skin health. Shade Factor uses three unique ingredients to support the body's natural immune response to UV exposure: Nicotinamide, Polypodium leucotomos extract, and Red Orange Complex®.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Supports natural immune response to UV exposure
  • Promotes healthy DNA function before, during and after UV exposure
  • Encourages protective ATP production
  • Boosts cellular energy

Promotes healthy DNA function before, during and after UV exposure

Shade Factor provides 500 mg of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) that has been shown to promote healthy DNA function before, during and after UV exposure.1 Nicotinamide also plays a significant role in boosting the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy releasing molecule that fuels all your cells and powers their intracellular machinery.

This is especially important as ultraviolet exposure can affect production of ATP in skin cells,2,3 sapping those cells of the energy needed for their protective mechanisms to function properly. Even better, nicotinamide has been shown to support the natural immune response needed to protect against the age-related effects of ultraviolet exposure.1,4-10

Shade Factor also contains an extract of the fern Polypodium leucotomos. This extract helps inhibit cellular changes in the skin that can lead to premature aging from outdoor activity and it also works to promote healthy DNA function before, during and after ultraviolet exposure.

Supports natural immune response to UV exposure

Shade Factor also contains Red Orange Complex®, a standardized extract that is obtained from three red orange varieties. Active phenolic compounds, including anthocyanins, flavanones, and hydroxycinnamic acids (as well as ascorbic acid) work together to support the body's natural immune response against the age-related effects of ultraviolet exposure.7,11-13

Recent laboratory studies have demonstrated that Red Orange Complex® complements nicotinamide's DNA-protective, immune-boosting effects. So try Shade Factor today … and safeguard your skin from the inside out!.

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  3. Photochem Photobiol. 2010;86(4):942-8.
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  5. Pathology. 2013 Apr;45(3):331-41.
  6. Carcinogenesis. 2009 Jan;30(1):101-5.
  7. Phytother Res. 2010 Mar;24(3):414-8.
  8. Nat Prod Res. 2008;22(17):1544-51.
  9. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Mar;62(3):511-3.
  10. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2016 Jan;32(1):22-7.
  11. Int J Cosmet Sci. 1998;20(6):331-42.
  12. Biofactors. 2007;30(2):129-38.
  13. Nat Prod Res. 2010;24(15):1469-80.


Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 vegetarian capsules

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid from Red Orange Complex®)

5.5 mg

Niacin (as niacinamide)

500 mg

Polypodium leucotomos extract (leaf)

240 mg

Red Orange Complex®

100 mg

[Sicilian red oranges (Citrus sinensis var. Moro, Sanguinello, Tarocco) extract (fruit and peel)]

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, stearic acid.


Red Orange Complex® is a registered trademark of Bionap S.r.l.

Dosage and Use
  • Take two (2) capsules twice daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

This product is not a substitute for topical sunscreens. Gastric disturbances may occur. Consult with your healthcare provider before taking this product if you have gout or liver disease.



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