- How do I use UVO?
Drink one bottle or one powder pack: 30 minutes before sun exposure for 3-5 hours of supplemental sun protection; immediately after over-exposure to the sun to help accelerate recovery and soothe the skin; daily to help repair long-term sun damage and for beautification.
- Is UVO the first product of its kind? If so, why hasn’t someone invented this before?
UVO is the first drinkable supplement to provide sun protection and repair benefits. The formula is based on scientific research that proves the effectiveness of individual ingredients to provide protection from the effects of the sun, but UVO includes 30+ of these ingredients into a single delicious supplement to provide a synergistic benefit.
- Are there clinical studies showing the efficacy of UVO?
Our initial proof-of-concept testing showed a noticeable increase in UVB radiation required to create sunburn after drinking UVO (compared to without drinking UVO). UVO was documented to take on-average 30 minutes to absorb into your system with its protective benefits lasting between 3 to 5 hours depending on skin type. We are currently working with independent third-parties to complete additional clinical testing which will also document the long-term effects of using UVO.
- Is UVO FDA approved?
Nutritional or dietary supplements are regulated by the FDA using various strict requirements. UVO is in compliance with all the requirements, including being manufactured in a facility that follows Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) as well as all ingredients in UVO being Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
- Do I still need to use sunscreen with UVO? If so, why and how much?
As a dermatologist, I never recommend that people use only one form of sun protection. I always recommend several forms of protection including sunscreen with at least SPF 30, sun protective clothing, hats / sunglasses, umbrellas, minimizing exposure to the sun, seeking shade and of course UVO. If you drink UVO you will have baseline protection that will help minimize the likelihood of burning even if you forget to use sunscreen. However, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin aging, skin cancer, and other harmful effects even with protective measures. The important thing is to be conscious of your daily exposure and use the right combination of sun protective methods.
- If I forgot to use adequate sun protection and my skin gets burned, can UVO still help me?
We have found that UVO has reparative qualities which help your skin recover more quickly after getting burned. We would recommend drinking one bottle of UVO after overexposure to the sun in addition to other topical treatments to help soothe your skin.
- Will my body still produce Vitamin D after drinking UVO?
UVO contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D. In addition, you will still be able to produce adequate amounts of Vitamin D while drinking UVO as it only takes 5-10 minutes of sun exposure on the skin a few times a week to achieve this.
- Does UVO offer any other health benefits aside from sun protection?
UVO provides significant health benefits above and beyond sun protection due to the high levels of vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. UVO is a super supplement that supports your brain, heart, kidneys, liver, prostate, bones, cartilage, skin, hair, eyes, immune system and can even enhance your mood and energy levels. See below for a list of other benefits provided by some of UVO’s key ingredients:
Vitamin A – Maintains healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes, and promotes good vision.
Vitamin C – An important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels; heal wounds and form scar tissue; repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth; decreases the length and/or symptoms and severity of colds.
Vitamin D – Helps build bone; promotes immune system.
Vitamin E – Structural and functional maintenance of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle; assists in the formation of red blood cells; helps to maintain stores of vitamins A and K, iron, and selenium; may have a positive effect on immune health; may protect against the oxidative damage that can lead to heart disease.
Niacin – Helps with cardiovascular health; helps to maintain good cholesterol levels.
Folate – Helps promote a healthy pregnancy; can help with decreasing the risk of stroke; may help reduce the symptoms of depression.
Biotin – Helps support the skin, hair and eyes as well as the neurological system.
Zinc – Supports brain, muscle, bones, kidney, and liver, prostate and eye health.
Selenium – Supports the brain and cardiovascular system.
- I drank UVO and still got a sunburn…what happened?
There are several items to consider when taking UVO. First of all, you need to drink UVO at least 30 minutes before exposure to the sun to give it enough time to absorb into your system. Remember that it can take as little as 15 minutes to get burned so drinking UVO as soon as you get into the sun is too late. Second, UVO provides supplemental protection for 3-5 hours depending on skin type. That being said, someone with very fair skin will only get around 3 hours of protection while someone who has darker skin will get closer to 5 hours, so be conservative with your timing when you first try UVO. Third, UVO will not have the same impact on everyone as people’s bodies metabolize nutrients differently. Lastly, the peak hours of UV radiation occur between 10 AM and 2 PM so be extra careful during this time of day and make sure you are using multiple forms of sun protection.
- Is UVO effective on days that are not sunny or in winter months?
Yes. The atmosphere and clouds help filter out UVB rays but are not able to filter UVA rays as effectively. Sunburns are caused by UVB rays however UVA rays penetrate the skin much deeper and are the primary cause of skin aging. So, the truth is that even on cloudy days or when the sun isn’t shining as bright, harmful UVA rays are still penetrating your skin and causing damage. UVO helps protect and repair your skin from both UVA and UVB rays, so it is important to take UVO year-round.
- Is there anyone who shouldn’t use UVO? Why?
As with many dietary supplements, we do not recommend UVO for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, nor do we recommended UVO for children under 6 years of age as we have not conducted clinical testing on these groups.
- Where can I get UVO? Can I order it online?
UVO can be ordered online through our website, www.drinkUVO.com. Also on our website, you will find a list of stores throughout the United States that currently carry UVO.
- Is UVO all-natural?
UVO is gluten-free and contains no preservatives or artificial flavors. In addition, UVO does not contain any ingredients found in sunscreen including harmful chemicals that may be found in some topical sunscreens.
- What are the side effects – if any – of UVO?
We do not know of any side effects and no side effects have been reported by users to date. If your stomach has a history of being sensitive to multi-vitamins, we recommend that you drink UVO with food.
- How much UVO can I drink in one day?
We recommend that people drink UVO once daily. If you are going to be in the sun all day or if you got too much sun exposure one day, you can occasionally drink 1-2 more UVO. We do not recommend drinking multiple UVOs on a daily basis because of the high levels of Vitamin A, C, D, and E.
- Are there any drug reactions for UVO?
As with all dietary supplements, it is recommended that you consult with your physician prior to using.
- Do I need to keep the UVO bottle in the refrigerator? Does it taste better chilled?
UVO does not require refrigeration as it is stable at room temperature, but like most beverages, it does taste better chilled.
- How long will UVO last…does it expire?
We are in the process of conducting testing to determine a formal shelf-life but initial results show that the bottle is shelf stable at least 18 months and the powder is shelf stable up to 24 months.
- Some ingredients have settled at the bottom of my UVO…is this normal?
As some of the ingredients in UVO are not water-soluble, settling is normal. Make sure to shake or mix well to consume all of these healthy vitamins!
- What is the SPF of UVO?
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is an official term created by the FDA and reserved solely for topical sunscreens. SPF specifically measures protection only from UVB rays and not UVA rays. UVO utilizes many powerful vitamins and phytonutrients which have been scientifically proven to increase the amount of time it takes for skin to burn when exposed to both UVA and UVB rays, which cannot be calculated using SPF. In addition, UVO works differently in each person depending on their skin type and their body’s ability to absorb nutrients.