A revolutionary nutraceutical as barrier towards air pollution and risky sun rays

  • Lorenzo Martini Department of Pharmaceutical technologies,University of Siena (IT)
  • Franco Deraco TEXIA SRL.
Keywords: Ammonium carbonate, azaxanthin, broccoli, methionine, zeaxanthin.


Air pollution really acts as a double-edged sword. In one sense, air pollutants absorb and scatter UV rays, thus
reducing the amount of dangerous UV radiations that reaches Earth and Man. In another sense, air pollution
contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer. Now, ozone is the crucial environmental material that absorbs UVC radiation and a large amount of UVB radiation before it inflicts detriments and injuries on Man’s health. Since the ozone layer plays a major role in absorbing sunburn- and cancer-causing UVB rays, its depletion has major human health implications. Scope of our study is to ideate a nutraceutical formula, apt to create a barrier against air pollution and UV rays (especially UVB and UVC) which reach facilely earth, because of the ozone depletion.
In order to do this it is necessary to select a wide range of ingredients that are capable to:
1) Strengthen the physiological defence
2) Stimulate the Immunomodulation
3) Protect from whichever type of sun rays
4) Potentiate the beneficial action of senolytic agents (especially deriving from the Natural Kingdom).
Our formula forecasts the employ of sulforaphanes from broccoli, piper Longum L. (extremely rich in
piperlongumine), maca, epigallocatechin gallate, tyrosine, lycopene, lutein, astazanthin, zeaxanthin, methionine,
acetyl cysteine, ascorbic acid, riboflavin and sodium selenite. The synergism of all these ingredients permits to
satisfy all the requirements (1,2,3,4).
We have experimented our capsules on 8 volunteers who accepted to stay in a UV cabin where a fog made of Zinc
sulfate and Ammonium carbonate was prior sprayed (these two salts, completely soluble in water) represent the
40% of the atmosphere particulates. Contemporarily 8 other volunteers have chosen to stay in the same UV cabin
where the same fog was previously sprayed, for the same times of exposure of the first panel group, without
keeping our capsules.
The times of exposure were increasing, day after day for fifteen days following this scheme:
2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28, and 30 minutes. At the end of the experimentations we stated that the 8
volunteers of the second panel group showed a third degree burn, meanwhile the volunteers of the first group
showed a superficial first degree burn.

Author Biography

Franco Deraco, TEXIA SRL.

Ancient firm of dermal cosmeticological items in Turin