Summer is coming, so we now have to get ready to face the sun and avoid getting our skin burnt. A recent incident should make us even more careful, as the FDA has issued a warning against the so-called sunscreen pills. Apparently, there are plenty of marketers that are misleading people by selling such pills which don’t really protect the skin against powerful sunrays.
Are there any sunscreen pills?
When it comes to staying protected when you go sunbathing, the first thing to think about is sunscreen lotion. The bad thing about it is you need to apply it regularly and it still guarantees you won’t get a sunburn. However, this is still the most effective way to stay protected.
Recently, a few manufacturers brought some miraculous products on the market claiming to replace these lotions. The products were nothing more than sunscreen pills and should exert the same effect on the skin as the lotion. However, the FDA intervened quickly.
The FDA blamed the companies for misleading their customers
The main FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, immediately blamed these manufacturers. These sunscreen pills need to be ingested, so it means they fit the drug category. This means they need an FDA approval to go on the market, and the association has not given any of the kind. Therefore, it means the pill is not effective, so you shouldn’t use it to replace sunscreen.
The FDA even revealed the name of the companies that manufactured these sunscreen pills. These are Sunsafe Rx, Solaricare, Advanced Skin Brightening Formula, and Sunergetic. All of them received special warning letters from the FDA where they were accused of deceiving people. There are no dietary supplements or drugs that can protect the skin from getting sunburnt, and this will never be possible.
Before they can sell their products again, these companies need to perform a thorough review of their labels and specifications. None of the claims should be false, or they risk punishments according to federal law.
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