Nutra-Vision provides nutrients for maintaining healthy eyes. There are a number of factors that compromise eye health. Specifically, risk factors for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) include chronic exposure to sunlight, smoking, and macular pigmentation. AMD is characterized by a degeneration of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the central part of the eye called the macular region. AMD affects over 14 million people in U.S. and is believed to be responsible for permanent blindness in the people over 65 years old. Loss of central vision affects reading, driving the car and recognizing faces. Unfortunately, there is no cure for AMD. Efficacy of Lutein for age related macular degeneration (AMD) has been documented in several clinical trials. Another major concern is the development of cataracts, or white, opaque clouding that appears on the eye lens and is formed by damage to the proteins. Approximately four million Americans suffer from some form of vision impairment because of the cataracts. Most of the population over 60 years of age displays cataract formation. Apart from aging, some of the other contributing factors are exposure to toxins, ultraviolet light, injury, diabetes and heredity.
Loss of sight is probably one of the biggest health concerns for the aging population. As we age, our eyes suffer damage from excessive oxidative stress, pollution, and improper diet deficient in nutrients that are essential for maintaining healthy eyes. Our body can not manufacture some of these healthy nutrients, especially Lutein eaxanthin. Therefore supplementation of these carotenoids should be considered. Nutra-Vision includes essential vitamins, anti-oxidants and minerals that may be help for maintaining healthy vision. Ingredients include Vitamin A, which acts like light receptors, and are initiations of the optic nerve impulses to the brain. Scientists believe that a deficiency of vitamin Acan cause preventable blindness. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is an integral part of the mechanism that regenerates active glutathione in the lens. Some of the studies indicate that Copper, Manganese and Zinc also play key roles in reducing cataract formation. This is formulated in a proprietary blend of Bilberry fruit extract, Grape seed extract, Glutathione with our own Maximum Assimilation Technology (MAT) in vegetarian capsules.
Most eye health formulations on the market contain Lutein and Beta Carotene. However, research indicates that Beta Carotene interferes with the absorption of Lutein. Therefore presence of Beta Carotene may reduce the effectiveness of Lutein.
MAT: Maximum Assimilation Technology is a proprietary blend of nutritional ingredients that increases assimilation and bioavailability of nutrients by 30% or more, depending on the formulation.