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  • Why do we need better sun protection in the first place?

    Research consistently shows that while sunscreen is essential to quality sun protection, it often doesn’t get applied or reapplied correctly, lets through too much skin-aging UVA radiation, and oftentimes just doesn’t have the SPF claimed on the label.

    Sunscreen is key to every sun protection toolkit - but alone, it’s not enough. We're not protected the way we need to be.

  • Harmful sun exposure - an everyday, full-body risk.

    We rightly think of sun protection when we’re at the beach. But what’s happening the other 350+ days/year? Up to 80% of UV rays can still get through cloud cover, and even if we apply sunscreen daily, do we always re-apply the way we should?

    We’ve done the math - the overwhelming majority of harmful sun exposure occurs on the non-beach days we haven’t typically been worried about. That needs to change if we’re going to stay safe in the sun for a lifetime!

  • Sundots fill the gaps when other products let us down.

    When taken like a daily vitamin, Sundots can help our body resist sun damage. And that help tastes great!

    Sundots help us create new daily habits for sun protection, including more frequent use of sunscreen and UPF-rated clothing. That’s how we stay safest in the sun, and that's how we can best achieve our skin health and beauty goals.

Strong Science + Strong Safety

Polypodium has been used by traditional cultures in Central and South America for centuries. The first written account of its use is from the Spanish botanist and explorer Hipólito Ruiz in 1788 - and our understanding of this incredible fern has certainly expanded since then!

More importantly, modern research studies in human participants have confirmed polypodium’s role in helping our body protect us from the sun while maintaining an exceptional safety profile.

“Growing evidence indicates the oral administration of polypodium leucotomos extract can provide effective protection against solar UV radiation.”

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology 2015 Feb;8(2):19-23

“Polypodium leucotomos has been used for … more than 30 years without significant side effects.”

The Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 2004; 50(1): 41-49

Sundots: 1 Bottle, 36-Count
  • Made with Organic Ingredients

  • Vegan and Non-GMO

  • 365-Day Protection

  • Made in the USA

  • Developed by a Harvard-trained researcher.

    As a dermatology researcher at Harvard Medical School, Sundots co-founder Dr. Emilia Javorsky saw over and over the need for better sun protection. Scouring the science for better solutions, Dr. Javorsky came across a little-known fern called polypodium leucotomos.

    Digging into the research, she was struck by the quality of clinical evidence. In discussion with her dermatologist colleagues, Dr. Javorsky also found this fern extract was broadly trusted and used by the insider dermatology community… but the word just wasn’t getting out.

  • The world’s first gummy for sun protection.

    At the same time, consumer health entrepreneur Chris Tolles was working with elite research groups at Harvard and MIT developing new technologies for human health. 

    Teaming up, Chris and Dr. Javorsky knew that the best way to ensure better sun protection was to make it as fun, practical, and accessible as possible. After intensive R&D, Sundots are the result: a friendly gummy with a profound mission.

Sundots complete your sun protection toolkit.

The best sun protection always includes Sundots, sunscreen and UPF-rated clothing. If you’re riding in a car, is your front bumper “enough” protection to turn down an airbag or seat belt? Of course not - we need all the protection we can get!

Similarly, Sundots don’t replace sunscreen; they help fill the gaps to provide the year-round, full-body protection we need. And they do so with all-natural, organic ingredients.

Our all-natural, super-clean ingredients list:

Polypodium leucotomos extract (240mg)
Active ingredient for sun protection

Organic tapioca syrup
Provides gummy body and structure

Organic cane sugar and invert sugar
Required to support pectin to form gummy

Apple pectin
Provides gummy body and structure
Vegan, lichen-based Vitamin D3 (800 IU)
Active ingredient for bone and immune health

Organic tapioca maltodextrin
Provides gummy body and structure

Sodium citrate and citric acid
Supports pectin, adjusts gummy pH

Organic orange oil
Provides delicious, all-natural flavor

Plus the world's only vegan Vitamin D.

A global analysis of vitamin D levels suggests that 30-50% of adults lack adequate Vitamin D, a nutrient deficiency linked to poor bone health, among other serious health concerns.

Since Vitamin D is such an important nutrient with a clear connection to sun exposure, Sundots also include 800 IU of Vitamin D in every daily gummy - 100% of the most recent recommended daily dose. Our vitamin D is vegan and derived from lichen - so no fishy smell!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I learn more about the research behind Sundots?

There are dozens of high-quality studies on polypodium that demonstrate the benefits of this remarkable fern. This NIH research database is a good starting point. Have a specific question about the research? Reach out! We love talking about the incredible science behind Sundots.

How do I know Sundots are safe?

Our active ingredients, polypodium leucotomos extract and Vitamin D, have been safely used for decades, even at doses much higher than Sundots, and long-term toxicity studies support a robust safety profile. As with any supplement, if you are pregnant or have any medical condition, you should first consult your doctor before taking Sundots.

How quickly do Sundots start working?

The best research on polypodium shows that sun protection benefits can emerge in as little as two hours. These benefits can build up over time - that’s why Sundots is focused on a fun, everyday gummy format. Regarding skin beauty benefits, users have first noticed more even-toned, less wrinkly, and more radiant skin within 2-3 weeks of daily use.

Should kids take Sundots?

Over 30 years of study and use of polypodium have established a strong safety profile for this all-natural ingredient. However, there have been no child-specific studies of polypodium. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we recommend Sundots for those aged 12 and up. If you are considering Sundots for your child of any age, you should first discuss this with your pediatrician.

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All-natural sun protection. From within.