Eye & Vision Care
The eyes are one of the most important sensory organs in the body, containing up to 70% of the body’s sensory receptors. Diseases of the eye are more common as we age and left untreated can lead to permanent loss of vision. Fortunately there are eye health supplements that have been shown to help reduce the occurrence of these eye diseases.+ Read more >
Many people in all age groups suffer from symptoms of dry eye, which causes burning, irritation and frequent tearing. Although dry eye rarely leads to serious vision problems, it can cause significant discomfort and potentially lead to a condition called recurrent corneal erosion. While artificial tears are helpful in giving immediate relief from these symptoms, improving the tear film quality that covers the cornea has more long-term benefits. Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin E supplements are useful in improving chronic dry symptoms in addition to helping support the blood vessel structures of the body. Some of the more serious eye diseases are linked to high blood pressure and diabetes. The vessel structure in the eye is small and fragile and damage to these vessels is often the first indicator of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Damage to these vessels can be seen during an eye examination without the patient ever having had symptoms of the underlying disease or noticing a change in vision. Eye health supplements that are helpful for providing support to cardiovascular system include Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin E supplements. Gingko Biloba is a useful herbal eye health supplement as it helps to increase circulation. Many people are diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration as they get older. Macular degeneration is characterized by changes to the pigment layer in the retina and can result in sudden loss of vision when blood vessels break through the weakened pigment layer causing bleeding and edema. This is known as wet age-related macular degeneration. Studies have shown that people at risk for developing wet age-related macular degeneration can lower their risk by taking eye health supplements. The largest of these studies, the AREDS study, showed that taking Vitamins A, C, and E, and the minerals Zinc and Copper decreased the risk of developing wet AMD by up to 25% in the at-risk group. A follow-up study, the AREDS2 study has also shown that regular use of Omega 3-6-9 supplements is beneficial to the health of the eye. Smokers should avoid the use of Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) however, as it has been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer. Making lifestyle changes that include eating whole grain breads and leafy green vegetables and quitting smoking are also important to supporting healthy eyes. Other eye health supplements that can help to reduce damage to the cells from free radicals include Grape seed extract, Lutein, and Bilberry extract. Body Energy Club’s online vitamin and supplement store has all your eye health supplements to help support and maintain good eye health and vision. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure that they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >
Astaxanthin is a unique carotenoid that offers exceptional protection to the cell membrane from lipid peroxidation. It is 550 times more potent than Vitamin E in this role, and 40 times more potent than beta-carotene in quenching singlet oxygen free radicals. Studies have shown astaxanthin to be effective for ocular, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health.
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Bilberry-GrapeseedTM is a standardized Swedish bilberry and grape seed proanthocyanidin supplement. Bilberry is used in herbal medicine to help slow the progression of disorders of the eye, such as diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy and macular degeneration. In addition, Bilberry-GrapeseedTM helps to relieve symptoms related to non-complicated chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), such as sensation of swelling, heaviness and tingling of the legs. Bilberry-GrapeseedTM also provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.$42.99
Citicoline is cytidine 5'-diphosphate choline. Citicoline plays a crucial role in the Kennedy pathway, by which the body synthesizes phosphatidylcholine (PC) and, ultimately, other phospholipids, such as phosphatidylserine (PS). By supporting the body's synthesis of new phospholipids in youthful, physiological balance, Citicoline supports brain structure. Extensive research supports the role of Citicoline in supporting optimal cognitive function.$43.99
Green Lipped FFATM is the stable free fatty acid extract of Perna canaliculus, the New Zealand green-lipped mussel. This extract contains an unique profile of fatty acids not found in significant amounts in standard fish oil supplements. These fatty acids modulate the body's production of eicosanoids, key local cellular "hormones" involved in inflammatory responses, acting through inhibition of 5- and 12-lypoxygenase and other key enzymes. Studies show that these effects make this mixture more effective nutritional support than conventional fish oils.
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Lutein is one of the 700 or so carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables. Lutein in the free form has a high bioavailability and is a potent free radical scavenger. Studies show Lutein in a protective role against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Lycopene is the red carotenoid pigment responsible for the characteristic red color of tomatoes. Lycopene is an antioxidant, with an especially potent ability to quench the free radical singlet oxygen. Research supports a role for lycopene in supporting normal prostate cell growth and differentiation, and in other aspects of health maintenance.
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Ortho Eyes is a topical N-acetyl-L-carnosine supplement for the eyes. N-acetyl-L-carnosine is a unique form of the dipeptide carnosine, which allows for its delivery to tissues within the eye not accessible to free carnosine topical supplements. Research supports the ability of topical carnosine and N-acetyl-L-carnosine supplements to support eye structure and function.$49.99
Taurine is a small aminosulfonic acid found primarily in seafood and meat. It plays a key role in the regulation of the flow of ions across cellular membranes and the biosynthesis of water-soluble bile salts. Evidence shows that taurine supports cardiac function.
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Vision Support II is a combination of the most advanced nutraceuticals clinically demonstrated to preserve eye health by inhibiting the effects of Advanced Macular Degeneration (AMD), Asthenopia (eye fatigue), and glycation. The effectiveness of Vision Support can be maximized with a complete, high-quality multivitamin/mineral formulation. Our vision - its immeasurable value is matched only by our propensity to take it for granted. This is the kind of double-standard that is at the root of all things that are impossible to appreciate until they are gone. The World Health Organization has some sobering statistics for us: every legally blind individual requires two able-bodied ones to look after him or her; macular degeneration (MD), by far the leading root cause of blindness in North America, affects the majority of us in some form or another as we age. Its more dire manifestation of Advanced Macular Degeneration (AMD) can indeed lead to blindness, and in only 10% of those instances can vision be saved. Other threats to vision (ocular) health include cataract formation, asthenopia (eye fatigue) and glycation.$36.99