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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a gradual degeneration of the macula – the portion of the retina that is the focal point of our vision. It is the second most frequent cause of optical impairment in people 65 years and older. Tobacco smoking and cardiovascular conditions such as high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, environmental toxins as well as exposure to UV lights are linked to deterioration of the macula.  There are two types of age related macular degeneration atrophic (dry) and neovascular (wet). Of these - atrophic is the more common one of the two types. + Read more >

In this form of macular degeneration a substance called lipofuscin accumulates in the lining of the retina. Neovascular macular degeneration is much less common and is caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels. Mascular degeneration can be treated successfully if recognized in the early stages of the disease. Zinc, Selenium, Grape seed extract, Vitamin A, C & E and Beta-Carotene and other antioxidants help to protect against free radical damage and ward off or slow down the progression of early atrophic macular degeneration.  Gingko biloba (standardized to 24% flavone glycosides) increases circulation it also has powerful antioxidant effects.  Bilberry macular degeneration supplements contain phytochemicals that protect the eyes against free radical damage in addition it assists in strengthening the capillaries and connective tissue of the eyes. The amino acid Taurine is known to protect the eyes from UV damage. Eating a low fat diet high in antioxidants and lutein rich foods can help to protect your eyes. Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, sugars and all refined foods. You can protect your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy with macular degeneration supplements from Body Energy Club, Canada’s leading online discount vitamin store.  Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications.+ Read less >

  • AOR Lutein Nutritional Supplements

    AOR Lutein Nutritional Supplements

    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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  • AOR Zinc Copper Balance Mineral Supplements

    AOR Zinc Copper Balance Mineral Supplements

    Zinc and copper are essential minerals critical to health and commonly deficient in Western diets. Unbalanced zinc supplementation is common, which may lead to secondary copper deficiency by competing for absorption and interfering with its metabolism. Research suggests that an excessive ratio of zinc to copper has a negative impact on cardiovascular and skeletal health.  


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  • Ascenta NutraSea 3:1 Fish Oil Omega 3 Vitamins & Supplements

    Ascenta NutraSea 3:1 Fish Oil Omega 3 Vitamins & Supplements

    NutraSea HP (High Potency) is a unique, concentrated fish oil that delivers enhanced benefits. The special 3:1 EPA/DHA ratio is supported by the most current medical research. NutraSea is produced from wild fish of the herring family. Wild fish are generally higher in omega-3s and do not contain the levels of environmental contaminants found in farmed fish. NutraSea hp is high potency for enhanced benefits. You only get what you put in, which is why Ascenta uses the highest quality ingredients. We also place great emphasis on sustainability, to ensure that what's here today isn't gone tomorrow. Our fish oil is derived from sustainably harvested wild fish stocks that are closely regulated and monitored by government authorities. The species used to produce our supplements are certified sustainable by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. We avoid species such as tuna and Atlantic/Norwegian cod, which are listed as threatened and unsustainable by the same organization.


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  • Ascenta NutraSea DHA 2X Concentrated Fish Oil Supplements

    Ascenta NutraSea DHA 2X Concentrated Fish Oil Supplements

    NutraSea DHA contains a high ratio of DHA – 1,000mg per teaspoon – and is our most sustainable marine-based omega-3 product. Omega-3 supplements high in DHA have been shown to benefit cardiovascular health and brain function, as well as the development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in children and adolescents.


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  • Ascenta NutraSea DHA Citrus Fish Oil

    Ascenta NutraSea DHA Citrus Fish Oil

    High DHA squid oil for heart health, brain function, & infant development


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  • Ascenta NutraSea plus Vitamin D Fish Oil Omega 3 Vitamins & Supplements

    Ascenta NutraSea plus Vitamin D Fish Oil Omega 3 Vitamins & Supplements

    NutraSea fish oil + D. For a healthy heart, brain function and healthy bones and teeth. NutraSea+D is a pharmaceutical quality omega-3 supplement with added vitamin D3. With a balanced ratio of EPA and DHA combined with 1000 IU of natural vitamin D3 it's an ideal supplement for optimal health and well-being in a delicious apple flavour.


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