Life Extension Shade Factor

by Life Extension

Life Extension Shade Factor is an oral supplement formulated to nourish your skin from within the body.

Shade Factor provides 500 mg of nicotinamide (vitamin B3) that has been shown to promote healthy DNA function after exposure to ultraviolet light. 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, 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 radiation.

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 after ultraviolet 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 photo-protection response against the age-related effects of ultraviolet exposure.

Recent laboratory studies have demonstrated that Red Orange Complex complements nicotinamide's DNA-protective, immune-boosting effects. And unlike lotions and sprays, Shade Factor won't wash off when you swim or sweat. So try Shade Factor today and nourish all of your skin.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 vegetarian capsules

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


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.


Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.

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