Discover what are Essential Vitamins for Eyes...
“Before I started taking Vision Essentials, when driving, I could not see the road signs, until I got almost on them, now I can see them way before I get to them, also my eyes would cloud up. This doesn't happen anymore. One more thing, which surprised me, I always had to wear my glasses to read the small scrolling print at the bottom of the TV news, now I read it without my glasses. I also took the product to my eye doctor to check every thing in it. He whole hardily approved, especially the zinc. My eye test comes next month, am anxious to see how much improved. I don't even feel like I have them anymore. Thanks you so much for letting me tell you this. I do tell other friends about this.
Black currant, lutein, and zeaxanthin are the keys to total eye health and clear vision
They should be included in the researched dosages in any good formula of vitamins for eyes.
- Lutein supports visual acuity and helps your eyes recover from nighttime glare.
- Lutein is in the carotenoid family. One serving of leafy, green vegetables supplies approximately 1 mg of lutein.
- Lutein is found in the following foods: eggs, kale, spinach, turnip greens, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, corn, and garden peas.
- Lutein is a vigorous antioxidant that is slow to break down. Many researchers believe that lutein’s slow breakdown rate explains why it is present in the retina, which is constantly exposed to free radicals.
- The eyes of the elderly, smokers, blue-eyed individuals, and post-menopausal women have reduced lutein.
- Lutein is transported into a person’s retina in the same proportions found in his or her blood serum. So, increasing the amount of lutein in the blood through supplementation increases the amount in the retina as well.
- Studies indicate that lutein supplementation at doses ranging from 10-40 mg per day supports visual acuity in elderly patients.
- In a 2-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial patients who received 15 mg of lutein helped maintain visual function.
- Zeaxanthin helps to maintain the health of your retina.
- Zeaxanthin also protects against oxidative stress in the eye’s lens, and helps to improve your vision.
- Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid, a fat-soluble pigment with antioxidant activity.
- Zeaxanthin is found in foods such as collard greens, kale, eggs, corn, and garden peas.
- Zeazanthin is one of two carotenoids present in the central area of the retina called the macula. There it exists in a 1:1 ratio with lutein, but foods typically have a 5:1 lutein to zeaxanthin ratio.
- As macular pigments, lutein and zeaxanthin absorb blue light, the highest energy that reaches the retina. This is important to help maintain the eye’s photoreceptors and the retinal lining.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin are the only carotenoids that are present in the lens of the eye. They have been shown to help maintain proper lens density, which is necessary to maintain the health of the lenses and is associated with better visual acuity.
- Recent epidemiological studies suggest that lutein and zeaxanthin play a protective role against oxidative stress (free radical stress) in the epithelium and cortex of the human lens.
- Recently, researchers found that lutein and zeaxanthin are also found in eye tissues other than the macula, including the lens, choroids, and ciliary body.
- Other food that contain zeaxanthin are turnip greens, lettuce, spinach and tangerines.
- Studies show that within 30 minutes, black currant can improve your night vision significantly.
- Black currant is a cousin to blueberries and cranberries and contains anthocyanosides, which protect rhodospin (the photosensitive chemical in your eyes that’s essential for sight) from free radical damage.
- Black currant also promotes the antioxidant defense enzymes in your retinal epithelial cells, and supports blood vessels and collagen production in the retina—which is critical to eye health and night vision.
- In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, subjects given 50 mg of black currant anthocyanosides adapted significantly better to the dark than those receiving the placebo—within just 30 minutes. Plus, they had less eye fatigue when performing a visually tiring task.
- In another study, participants were given a drink containing 40 mg of black currant anthocyanosides. As in the first study, they could see significantly better in the dark—once again within just 30 minutes.
All vitamins for eyes are not created equally.
Be sure that the formula you choose has key ingredients like lutein, black currant, and zeaxanthin and that they’re present in the right amounts. Only then can you be assured you’re getting the nutritional support for visual acuity, sharpness, and improved night vision.
Dr. Whitaker makes it easy for you to get the vitamins for eyes you need for total support
Dr. Julian Whitaker has created a unique combination of vitamins for eyes, called Vision Essentials®.
Vision Essentials contains 17 key nutrients, all in very exact amounts. Of course, lutein, zeaxanthin, and black currant are included and play a critical role in helping to alleviate dry, tired eyes and improve night vision.
In addition to lutein, zeaxanthin, and black currant, Vision Essentials also includes:
- Zinc, an antioxidant that helps protect the retina, where it's more concentrated than in any other organ; it's especially effective when combined with beta-carotene and vitamin C
- Copper to balance the zinc, and for added antioxidant protection
- Lutein to promote the health of your lens, retina, macula, and optic nerves
- Strong antioxidant protection from a host of free–radical fighters
- Additional protection from UV radiation with N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), lutein, and taurine
- Schisandra berry to relieve tired, dry, blurry eyes and reduce eyestrain
- Pure beta-carotene for clear, sharp vision—based on the latest AREDS study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, which show beta-carotene, when combined with other eye-supporting nutrients, is what your eyes require for healthy vision
- And more
Other vitamins for eyes may contain some of these ingredients, but none we’ve found include the exact amounts Dr. Whitaker recommends and has included in Vision Essentials.
Vision Essentials supports your lens and macula health.
Our lens make sure that light rays reflected off the objects we’re trying to see come into sharp focus.
The macula, the highly sensitive portion of the retina, is also responsible for focusing our vision. When we stare deeply at anything—a book, ballgame, or even into the eyes of a loved one—the macula is critically important.
Together, these two parts of your eyes are responsible for visual acuity and sharpness—the true nature of clear sight. And fortunately for us, nutritional science holds the key to supporting them.
Free-form lutein, along with the antioxidant zeaxanthin (2mg), helps maintain proper lens density, and shields both the lens and macula from free-radical damage.
Vision Essentials contains the exact amounts of black currant, lutein and zeaxanthin you need to support the health of your eyes and help maintain your independence.
Vision Essential supports optimal retina and optic nerve function
If your eyes were cameras, the retinas would act as the film, responsible for producing a clear image, and acting as the place of focus for rays of light that enter through the lenses.
Your optic nerve transmits this final “printed picture” to your brain for you to ultimately see and enjoy.
To promote optimal retinal health, make sure you get an adequate supply of zeaxanthin, as it helps absorb light and guards against free-radical damage.
Vision Essentials contains the exact amounts of zeaxanthin you need to maintain the health of your retinas.
Vision Essentials shields your eyes from oxidative stress and damage
Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid and helps to shield your eyes from free-radical damage. It provides powerful protection to your eyes and is found in optimal levels, in Dr. Whitaker’s Vision Essentials.
Vision Essentials keeps your eye cells healthy and maintains good circulation
Circulation in and around the eye is the lifeline to keeping your eye tissues healthy and strong.
Lutein (15mg), black currant extract (200 mg) and zeaxanthin (2mg) all work hard to enhance the circulation of blood throughout your eye vessels and cells.
Vision Essentials contains the exact amounts of lutein, black currant, and zeaxanthin you need to enjoy healthy circulation in your eyes.
Vision Essentials improves night vision
If you’ve ever rearranged your schedule to avoid driving after dusk, especially when winter days become shorter, black currant could be your ticket to newfound freedom.
Research suggests that supplementing with black currant helps to improve night vision within just 30 minutes, making it easier to adapt to the dark and recover from glare. When you’re using the highly bioavailable form of black current found in Vision Essentials in the full 200 mg amount, even a single dose taken at dusk can improve your night vision—making it easier to see.
Plus, there’s more good news…
A brand new study shows that taking lutein, zeaxanthin, and black currant together–in the amounts you’re getting in Vision Essentials—may reduce the signs of visual fatigue.
Plus, a recent study showed that participants who took 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin daily for four months (which you get in Vision Essentials) had a significant improvement in their glare tolerance. After six months, their recovery time for seeing clearly again after being “blinded” by bright light significantly decreased.
Vision Essentials provides full-spectrum protection against two separate—but constant—threats
It’s really a “Catch-22”—we need adequate light to penetrate our eyes so we can see at all, but UV rays exact a toll on eye tissues over time…from your lens, macula and cornea, down to the smallest of rods and cones.
And like cells throughout our bodies, our eyes aren’t spared the dangers of free radicals and oxidative stress either. That’s why vitamins for eyes like Vision Essentials include a full range of protection from this dangerous, dual threat.
You start with the antioxidant power of zeaxanthin which, in the right amounts, provides special protection to your lenses by keeping free radicals at bay so they remain bright and clear.
With the power of black currant, lutein, and zeaxanthin plus other key nutrients—you can get the optimal vision protection! The Vision Essentials protection!
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