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INGREDIENTS ARE FOUND TO BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE FOLLOWING AILMENTS:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Pigmentary abnormalities
- Diabetic retinopathy and retinal impairments
- Lens opacities
- UV-induced oxidative stress
- Adaptation to darkness and better vision in low-light conditions
REPORTED PROPERTIES OF INGREDIENTS:
Individuals in the top quintile (20%) of Lutein/Zeaxanthin consumption are 50% less likely to develop a cataract compared to individuals in the lower quintile of consumption.
Individuals in the top quintile (20%) of Lutein/Zeaxanthin intake were found to have an 82% lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration compared to individuals in the bottom quintile.
Higher levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in the diet associated with lower rates of pigmentary abnormalities.
Bilberry shown promise in the areas of prevention of diabetic retinopathy, minimizing the advance of macular degeneration, and arresting cataract progression. Bilberry extract was found to slow the progression of lens opacities in 97% of the cases. Standardized bilberry extract showed significant reductions in intraocular eye pressure (glaucoma factor) after three months of intake.
Grape seeds shows photo-protective effect. Study has demonstrated that grape seed proanthocyanidins (OPCs) inhibit UV-induced oxidative stress. In several controlled trials, subjects improved their visual problems of glare, sensitivity to light, and dazzling.
Ginkgo biloba is associated with improvements in ocular blood flow. Ginkgo supplementation causes significant improvements in visual function in patients having macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal impairments.
Black currant extract showed a dose-dependant effect on lowering the dark adaptation threshold. Black currant anthocyanins accelerate the regeneration of rhodopsin (visual purple), enabling better vision in low-light conditions. Black currant anthocyanins produce sustained and progressive relaxation of bovine myopic ciliary muscle and could be used for the prevention of myopia.
Selenium is necessary for proper functioning of the eyes. Decreased selenium in aqueous humor and serum of patients with senile cataracts may reflect defective antioxidant defense, which leads to the formation of cataracts. Selenium is an important nutrient in the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration. The effectiveness of Selenuim supplementation against macula degeneration can be enchanced by Ginkgo Biloba, carotenoids - Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and anthocyanins of Bilberry.
The highest concentration of zinc in the body is found in the retinas, and it is important for the proper functioning of the antioxidant enzymes in the eyes. Two zinc-dependant enzymes are required for vision. Zinc has been shown to protect against macular degeneration and night blindness.
Copper is also important to the proper functioning of antioxidant enzymes in the eyes. Abnormal zinc and copper metabolism has been described in some retinal disorders affecting the retinal pigment epithelium, including age-related macular degeneration.
Vitamin A is needed for the development of retinal pigments and deficiency of it actually leads to night vision blindness.
Eye vitamins E and C groups are known antioxidants, which are responsible in stabilizing free radicals. They have been studied to lower the development of cataracts.
Vitamins B and D are important in preventing age related macular degeneration (AMD), the loss of sight in the center of the visual field. Vitamin B complex regulates the homocysteine levels in the blood and reduces inflammation which is an associated cause of retinal vascular problems like AMD.
- Computer users (especially at banks, companies, factories, educational facilities)
- Factory workers (especially working with products which require constant visual attention)
- Car drivers (especially working night-time)
- Learning individuals (schools, universities, colleges)
- People working with a lot of documents
- Individuals with symptoms of weakening eye-sight, especially with symptoms of glaucoma, cataract, age-related macular degeneration, pigmentary abnormalities, diabetic retinopathy, retinal impairments, and lens opacities
- Elder people
- Healthy individuals, as a preventive measure against eye-related illnesses