A new warning from the Food and Drug Administration says that sunscreen pills are putting your health and safety at risk. They have told several companies, including the brands Advanced Skin Brightening Formula, Sunsafe Rx, Solaricare, and Sunergetic to stop making claims that their products offer protection from the sun. The FDA says no dietary supplement can prevent skin cancer, aging, or sunburn.

From the FDA:

We’ve found products purporting to provide protection from the sun that aren’t delivering the advertised benefits. Instead they’re misleading consumers, and putting people at risk. Today we sent warning letters to companies illegally marketing pills and capsules labeled as dietary supplements that make unproven drug claims about protecting consumers from the harms that come from sun exposure without meeting the FDA’s standards for safety and effectiveness.

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