Lutein: nicknamed “the eye vitamin,” is a type of carotenoid antioxidant that is most well-known for protecting eye health. Lutein is abundant in anti-inflammatory. Researchers at Harvard University have found that supplementing with 6 milligrams daily of lutein can lower the risk for macular degeneration by an average of 43 percent. It is one of the two most important carotenoids in the retina – while lutein is found mostly in the edge of the retina, Zeaxanthin is predominant in the central macula. Thus, it is extremely important in fighting macular conditions such as macular degeneration and maintaining healthy vision.
Vitamin A: plays a crucial role in vision by maintaining a clear cornea, which is the outside covering of your eye.
Zinc: is a mineral that helps maintain the health of the retina, cell membranes, and protein structure of the eye. Zinc allows Vitamin A to travel from the liver to the retina to produce melanin. Melanin is a pigment that protects the eyes from UV light.
Grape Seed Extract: is a natural substance taken from grape seeds that’s rich in antioxidants. It’s contents are primarily polyphenols (micronutrients) like oligomeric proanthocyanins complexes (OPCs), a powerful antioxidant that’s responsible for most of the benefits of grape seed extract. Studies show that antioxidants in grape seeds protect cells in the retina, which are responsible for your ability to distinguish colors and to see in low-light conditions. Grape Seed Extract also helps prevent damage due to ongoing oxidative stress. In laboratory studies, grape seed extract has been shown to protect neurons and nerve cells, specifically retinal ganglion cells, against the damaging effects and cell death caused by oxidative stress.
Quercetin: puts the SUPER in superfoods. This powerful flavonoid is part of what gives fruit and vegetables their vibrant colors. Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and is also a great way to enhance your vision and prevent cataracts from forming. Studies show that Quercetin seems to promote clarity of the lens, which is great news for those suffering from cataracts. Cataracts are the result of a protein buildup on the lens of the eye and causes blurred and sometimes loss of central vision. Quercetin also has a certain effect on an enzyme called aldose reductase. This enzyme is often found in diabetic eyes, especially in the lens, cornea and retina. When aldose reductase builds up in the eye, it creates cloudy vision. Quercetin curbs the buildup of aldose reductase in the lens, keeping it clear and unclouded. That’s why it’s especially important that diabetics keep this flavonoid in their diets.
L-Taurine: is an amino acid — a building block that helps to build the proteins we need to repair, grow and maintain cells. Taurine is a non-essential amino acid, meaning a healthy body produces the minimal amount required for essential daily functions. However, as we age, our bodies produce less taurine. In people who do not produce enough taurine, getting the amino acid through diet or nutritional supplementation can have significant health benefits. One important benefit is it supports the nerve function of the eyes.
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine: N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) comes from the amino acid L-cysteine. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein in the body. NAC serves as a precursor of cysteine and stimulates the synthesis of glutathione in neural cells. Glutathione is one of your body’s most important antioxidants — compounds that help neutralize free radicals that can damage cells and tissues in your body. Suppressing oxidative stress in the retina may be an effective therapeutic strategy for glaucoma, a chronic neurodegenerative disease of the retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and optic nerves.
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