with trans-resveratrol, pomegranate extract, and more B12!
Vitamins C (400 mg) and E (200 IU)
C is the major water-soluble antioxidant concentrated in ocular
tissues. Concentrations in the lens are up to 60 times the level found
in blood. Fat-soluble vitamin
E is the major chain-breaking antioxidant that protects lipid-rich
retinal cell membranes against free radical attack.
A link between vitamin C intake and macular
health has been established. Tufts Nutrition and Vision Project
notes that long-term vitamin C supplementation (360 mg on average),
can significantly lower the odds of developing age-related clouding
of the central portion of the eyes lens. OcularProtect provides
vitamin C at levels consistent with these findings.
Studies also report that higher vitamin
E intakes or blood levels may improve one's chance of prolonging
lens and macular health. OcularProtect provides the amount used in the
Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), an appropriate level for healthy
people. Natural vitamin
E (tocopherol) is used - shown to be better absorbed and retained
- plus broad spectrum alpha to gamma tocopherol, that together play
a health-protective role.
FloraGLO® Lutein (7 mg) and
Zeaxanthin (1 mg)
are similarly structured carotenoids that compose the macular pigment,
the area of the retina's center where the sharpest central vision occurs.
Macular pigment filters out blue (visible) light that can cause photo-oxidative
are also the only carotenoids detected in the eye's lens. Higher intake
is linked with significantly lower risk of lens opacity or likelihood
of undergoing cataract surgery.
Population-health studies have examined lutein's
relationship with macular health. In studies with low lutein
intake, no association was seen, while in studies with wider ranges
of intake, those eating the highest lutein
(6-7 mg daily) were more likely to maintain macular health. Macular
pigment density is linked with improved macular function. Both elevated
serum levels and consumption of the two carotenoids (up to 6.5 mg daily)
are related to greater pigment density. OcularProtect provides levels
consistent with these findings, and in a balanced ratio reflecting dietary
Zinc (25 mg)
is an essential mineral selectively concentrated in the eye, and found
in the retina and choroid, ciliary body, iris, optic nerve, sclera,
cornea and lens. Within these eye structures, zinc
is believed to interact with vitamin
A and taurine to modify photoreceptor membranes, regulate the light-rhodopsin
reaction, help nerve transmission and to serve as an antioxidant. OcularProtect
provides bioavailable zinc
at about 1/3 the therapeutic dose administered in AREDS,
a prudent level for eye-healthy individuals.
More Eye-Essential, Health-Promoting Ingredients:
A is provided both as pre-formed
A (retinyl palmitate) and beta-carotene,
which functions as an antioxidant and is converted to vitamin
A as required by the body. Vitamin
A protects night vision and is vital for the health of the eyes
cornea. It also interacts with zinc
and the amino acid taurine in retinal photoreceptors.
required for proper function of glutathione peroxidase, an antioxidant
enzyme found in the lens and localized in photoreceptor and retinal
pigment epithelial cells. Low selenium
levels have been detected in lenses of patients with age-related cataract.
Trans-resveratrol is an important component of red wine believed
to contribute to wines heart healthy effects. It is a potent antioxidant
with potential anti-inflammatory properties. It has been referenced
in over 2,000 research citations, including studies at Harvard and The
National Cancer Institute. It is also currently being studied as a possible
anti-aging agent. OcularProtect now provides the amount of trans-reservatrol
found in approx four 4 oz. glasses of pinot noir, a wine with one of
the highest trans-resveratrol contents.
Pomegranate extract Fruit
of Punica granatum (pomegranate) has a long history of use in several
systems of medicine. The synergistic action of pomegranate components
appears better than individual components alone (polyphenols, punicalagins,
& others). Pomegranate extracts are shown to exhibit antioxidant
properties and their components also have anti-inflammatory properties.
The antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice can be as much as three
times higher than red wine or green tea. Limited clinical data indicate
blood pressure lowering effects and artery benefits.
the major building block for glutathione peroxidase, enabling the body
to produce its own supply of the enzyme, which is poorly absorbed from
an amino acid made in the body and selectively concentrated in eye tissues.
Taurine helps stabilize retinal cell membranes and may act as an antioxidant
in the lens.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
is a fat and water-soluble antioxidant that can scavenge free radicals
and help recharge other antioxidants such as glutathione and vitamin
C. Experimentally, alpha
lipoic acid protects against oxidative
stress in the retina.
is the antioxidant pigment that gives tomatoes their vivid color. Greater
intakes have been linked to a better chance of retaining prostate and
pancreatic health. This formula provides 2 mg of lycopene,
which increases typical dietary intakes by 40%.
Green Tea Extract delivers
the unique polyphenols found in 1 cup of tea. Absorption of green tea
polyphenols and their antioxidant activity in blood is enhanced when
taken in capsules versus drinking the beverage. Green
tea works with vitamin
C to decrease formation of compounds that cause abnormal cellular
Broccoli Sprout Extract contains
standardized levels of sulforaphane. Extensively researched, sulforaphane
plays a role in boosting the bodys natural defense system that
detoxifies substances before they can damage cells. Regular consumption
of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli is critical to protecting cellular
OptiBerry ® Mixed Berry Blend
is a rich source of healthful anthocyanins, and is equivalent to consuming
1/2 cup of berries daily. This unique blend of 6 different berries scored
highest among many berry combinations tested for their antioxidant capacity
and ability to thwart the unwanted growth of vessels (anti-angiogenesis).
And More ... Plant
compounds with antioxidant activity such as the flavonoids
contribute to the health benefits of eating five or more fruit and vegetable
servings daily. Additional flavonoids
are derived from a wide variety of sources: billberry, citrus, grape
seed, Ginkgo biloba and quercetin found in apples and onions. As antioxidants,
they support healthy retinal circulation and ocular health.