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How rooibos can protect you against the sun

old message How rooibos can protect you against the sun Darrell Miller 01/06/17


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Date: January 06, 2017 12:59 PM
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Rooibos tea is a versatile drink. Researchers have determined it can undo some of the damage caused by harmful rays of the sun. Scientists have been studying how rooibos protects against inflammation of skin cells for the past eleven years. Rooibos extracts are able to remove precancerous damaged cells and block the beginning of inflammation after the skin has been exposed to the sun’s ultra-violet rays. There are more tests that must be done before an after sun exposure product will be available for purchase.

Key Takeaways:

  • Researchers believe that rooibos tea can undo some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Preliminary findings show that rooibos extracts are more effective during the early stages of skin cancer development, as they are able to facilitate the removal of UVB damaged cells, thereby delaying their development into a tumour.
  • It’s the abundance of polyphenols (antioxidants) – natural compounds found in rooibos – that give it its restorative power. These compounds are linked with the prevention of various chronic disorders, including skin cancer.

"About 80 per cent of sun-induced skin damage occurs before the age of 18, therefore it is imperative to take special care of children in the sun."



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