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Eye Protection with  Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Bilberry and Taurine


 
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Eye Protection is formulated with Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Bilberry and Taurine for overall vision health. "Top Ten" formula garnering positive attention from opthamologists. 60 vegetarian capsules per bottle.

Capsule Size: 6C
Retail $39.95
Our Price $11.97


Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days

Description Supplement Facts
 

Benefits

  • Prevents diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
  • Promotes night vision and protects underlying ocular tissues from photo damage.
  • Supports overall visual acuity and prevents eye disorders

Product Information

Four Players Team Up for Macular Health: Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Bilbery and Taurine

Lutein is found in high concentrations in broccoli, spinach, and kale; however, these greens have very little zeaxanthin. Substantial amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin are present in kiwi fruit, grapes, orange juice, zucchini, and different kinds of squash. Corn is richest in lutein and orange pepper is richest in zeaxanthin.

Lutein is a carotenoid that is typically found in combination with zeaxanthin, and these are two of the major carotenoids found in the human macula and retina. They are thought to function as antioxidants and as a blue light filter protecting underlying ocular tissues from photo damage. Interestingly, zeaxanthin is the dominant component in the center of the macula, while lutein dominates at the outer edges.

Research indicates that higher dietary intake of lutein is associated with lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Also known as "Huckleberry," Bilberry is used to improve visual acuity, including night vision, and it comes from the dried ripe bilberry fruit. The active ingredient that supports eye health is something called "anthocyanoside" (or anthocyandin), which ensures optimum microvascular blood flow and interstitial fluid balances in the macula. Bilberry is used not only to promote night vision, but also to prevent diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Taurine is a non-protein amino acid that is involved in the pre- and post-natal development of the visual as well as central nervous system. Interestingly, it has antioxidant activity. Although better known for its use in the treatment of congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, endogenous taurine is also involved in retinal photoreceptor activity!*

Taurine is found in high amounts in the retina and taurine research was greatly stimulated by the finding that it is an essential nutrient for cats! Yep, felines in service to humans once again! Taurine deficiency in cats can result in things like central retinal degeneration. Shortly after this discovery, it was found that infants fed formulas lacking taurine had abnormal electro-retinograms.

Warnings

  • Simultaneous administration of lutein with beta-carotene may reduce bioavailability of lutein.
  • Olestra theoretically may interfere with supplemental lutein, since Olestra lowers serum lutein concentrations in healthy people.
  • Lutein is a fat-soluble antioxidant, so it is best to take it with a meal that includes some fatty foods to increase its absorption.

Member Tip:

Optimum eye health requires antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc, and selenium (all found in Sam's Advanced Antioxidant).

Factoids
  • Low dietary intake of lutein is associated with males, smokers, and people who drink alcohol (more than 2 drinks per week).
  • Zeaxanthin is the "stereoisonmer" for lutein!
  • There is 44mg of lutein per cup of cooked kale, 26mg per cup of cooked spinach, and 3mg per cup of broccoli.
  • European herbalists use bilberry to treat mild cases of diarrhea. 
  • Taurine is produced in the body from L-cysteine and dietary taurine comes mainly from animal food, but also from seaweeds.

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Eye Protection April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Susan S. from Mechanicsburg, PA United States  
Excellent product !!  Good results !!

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Eye Protection April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Bruce, WI United States  
Very fast and easy order

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A Fine Supplement February 13, 2014
Reviewer: Dorothy S. from Acton, MA United States  
I have used this formula for quite awhile. My eye doctor wanted me to take these supplements for some eye problems and so far my condition has not negatively progressed, so I am crediting this with the use of this supplement in conjunction with fish oil.



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eye protection January 11, 2014
Reviewer: Ernest G. from Fort Worth, TX United States  
After a lot of web searching, I find the product to be 1 of the  best for content.

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you November 26, 2013
Reviewer: Marc R. from Owings Mills, MD United States  
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