Our eyes are very precious and have some very specific requirements for good function. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two ingredients essential to this end. For this reason high doses of lutein and zeaxanthin have been used in this formulation together with essential co-factors which work synergistically with lutein and zeaxanthin for optimum utilisation by the eyes of these essential active ingredients.
Some of the causes of vision loss cannot be prevented, but many of them can be or can at least be delayed. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the issues and how to ensure the best results of eye health. It is extremely important for us all to be better educated about eye and vision deterioration and diseases so we are aware of how and why disorders develop and the effects they can have on vision. We need to pay attention to whether or not relatives have suffered from diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration to name a few, as there is often a hereditary pattern to developing these diseases.
Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your health practitioner.
|Active ingredients||mg / capsule|
|Vit A Acetate||1|
|Mg Aspartate 20%||50|
|Anthocyanins/Bilberry Extract 2%||50|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||15|
Lutein and zeaxanthin filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye.
It is one of the most common carotenoid alcohols found in nature. It is the pigment that gives paprika (made from bell peppers), corn, saffron, wolfberries, and many other plants and microbes their characteristic color.
Taurine is not an essential amino acid. It is manufactured in the body and is also found in animal protein, but not in vegetable. It is a sulphur amino acid derivative.
Vitamin A Acetate:
Vitamin A is essential to our eye health and vision. Our retinas need vitamin A to properly function and to produce the pigment rhodopsin. Vitamin A is so important for healthy eyes that poor night vision can actually be caused by a deficiency in this vitamin. It assists our eyes in:
It is well documented that Zinc is needed for healthy eye functioning. Zinc is involved in the vitamin A pathways. Zinc is a cofactor to the enzyme retinal reductase which is required for the regeneration of rhodopsin from retinol, a vitamin A derivative. This reaction plays a role in normal rod function and dark adaptation.
Magnesium is used in over 300 reactions in the body as a co-factor and is vital for optimum functioning of these metabolic processes.
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is the active component of Vitamin B-6 which is used in all metabolic transactions; transaminase reactions (amino acids and proteins), metabolic processes and many more.
Anthrocyanins: Bilberry Extract:
Anthrocyanins is a group of flavonoids present in blueberries, blackberries and red grapes, cherries, brown rice and some other foods. They play a role in visual function by stimulating the regeneration of rhodopsin in rod photoreceptors. Supplementation of anthrocyanins (bilberry extract) has shown improvement in the absolute visual threshold.
Alpha Lipoic Acid:
Also known as thioctic acid, which has been known since 1950’s to work with enzymes throughout the body to speed the processes involved in energy production. In late 1980’s alpha-lipoic acid found to be a powerful anti-oxidant, neutralizing naturally occurring, highly reactive molecules called free radicals which can damage cells. Due to its unique properties of being both water and fat soluble it is extremely potent. As a very high potency anti-oxidant, it can prove effective in a variety of disorders: