Your eyes rely on many nutrients to keep them functioning with optimal proficiency. Preventing degeneration is the best alternative, especially with no cure for AMD. Lutein is concentrated in the macula so sufficient levels help to maintain its function and reduce the risk of degeneration, as the talented antioxidants support the retina and may act as photoprotectants from light damage.
This formula focuses on providing specialized eye enhancing and protective nutrients. Its broad spectrum balanced formula helps maintain and improve your eye function and reduce the risk of cataracts and AMD.
Your eyes aren’t only the windows to your soul; they’re the windows to your world. Two-thirds of everything you know, stored in your brain, enters through your eyes. As you age, you begin to appreciate your eyesight more when you start to lose it. You may experience age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ─ one out of eight people over 60 years of age has AMD to some level.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among people age 65 and older. In AMD, parts of the retina and the macula become diseased ─ tiny, fragile blood vessels begin to develop in the retina, and then leak blood and fluid that damages the retina. There is no cure. Prevention – by obtaining the right powerful eye-protecting nutrients in food or supplements – is the best way to overcome it.
What nutrients are related to the eyes?
We have all heard that carrots and their carotenoids are good for vision. Studies show that, more precisely, the carotenoid nutrients called Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the predominant antioxidants found in the area of the eye called the macula that is most vital to sight. Clinical evidence also establishes the importance of Anthocyanin and Vitamin C in relation to the eyes, and other plant flavonoids that help eliminate free radicals that may damage the eye.
Enerex Enhanced Vision is an advanced eye health formula providing potent antioxidants to help reduce the risk of AMD and other eye related issues. It contains the antioxidants Lutein, Anthocyanin and Vitamin C that are vital for ocular function, and herbal helpers Bilberry and Grape Seed Extract to help maintain eye health.
Lutein is not made in the body so must be obtained from food or nutritional supplements (spinach, marigold flowers and kale contain the highest levels). Lutein filters out blue light that causes free radical damage in the eyes. According to Dr. Abel, chairman of the Lutein Information Bureau Advisory Board, "Lutein has a great deal of scientific corroboration regarding its effectiveness in healthy vision. There is demonstrable evidence in healthy and donor eyes that Lutein plays a more important role than Beta-Carotene (the carotenoid found in carrots) in retinal health."
Enerex Enhanced Vision uses a special ester-free Lutein extract (6mg from 30mg 20% ester-free extract from marigold) which provides up to four times the concentration of pure Lutein found in most other formulas, and provides maximum bio-availability.
Bilberry, used medicinally since the 16th century, works by improving the circulation and regeneration of the retina. Bilberry's fruit contains Flavonoids and Anthocyanin, antioxidants that help to prevent veins from becoming too thin and fragile. Anthocyanin supports and protects collagen in the blood vessels of eyes, assuring strong, healthy capillaries that carry nutrients to eye muscles and nerves. Bilberry is also used for night blindness. (During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots ate Bilberry preserves before night missions as a night-vision aid.) Clinical tests confirm that it improves visual accuracy in healthy people, and can help eye diseases such as pigmentosa, retinitis, glaucoma, and myopia.
Enerex Enhanced Vision provides 50 mg Bilberry (with 25% Anthocyanidins) in this formula.
Grape Seed Extract
The antioxidants in grape seeds, Proanthocyanidins and Catechins, have been shown to help reduce the natural enzymes that can damage the integrity and elasticity of capillaries (so that blood may inappropriately leak through the capillary wall) in the eyes. In reducing these harmful enzymes, the active ingredients in Grape Seed Extract can help to keep the important collagen and elastin in eye tissue from degrading.
Enerex Enhanced Vision provides 50 mg of Grape Seed Extract (95% proanthocyanidins) in this formula.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant protector, increasing immune system function, and protecting all tissues in the body including the brain, spinal cord and the eye’s optic nerves from damage by free radicals and toxins. And in partnership with antioxidant Vitamin A, Vitamin C has been shown to be a valuable component to aid in eye health. It is also necessary for wound healing (including eye wounds).