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This formula provides a full 20mg of luteine per tablet, naturally sourced and ‘free-form’ (ready to be absorbed).
Eyewise® also provides bilberry, blackberry and grapeseed, all well-known plant polyphenols, as concentrated extracts. Plus the mineral zinc and the B vitamin, riboflavin, both of which are known to contribute to the maintenance of normal vision and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Lutein is an antioxidant. This means that it has the ability to neutralise harmful free radicals. Play an important role in maintaining healthy vision. As we get older, the cells with retinal pigment become less efficient, the retina degenerates and central vision is gradually lost. This process is known as age-related macular degeneration.
Lutein is a yellow carotenoid that is not made in the body, and so it has to be obtained from leafy green vegetables in the diet. In plants lutein is produced to help protect the cell contents from damage by sunlight. Our bodies are able to use lutein in the same way as it is deposited in the macula where it filters out the harmful wavelengths in sunlight that can damage the delicate light receptor cells of the macula.
Research has shown that eating diets that are low in lutein can result in diminished levels of lutein in the macula. To correct this you should try to include leafy green vegetables in your diet, or failing this it is advisable to take a lutein supplement.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are plentiful in dark green vegetables, pumpkin and red peppers; and cryptoxanthin is present in mangoes, oranges and peaches.
Other products practitioners recommend alongside Eyewise®
Pure Fish Oil 1100mg: Providing 360mg of EPA and 240mg of DHA.
Lamberts® Pure Fish Oil leaves most fish oils standing in terms of its EPA and DHA levels. With 700mg of Omega 3s in each capsule, including 360mg EPA and 240mg DHA, you’ll be lucky to find a product to match this strength in the high street.
- Widely recommended.
- A concentrated fish oil.
- Provides a full 700mg of Omega 3’s per capsule.
- One of the strongest available in the UK.
- Undergoes a sophisticated purification process.
- Almost completely odour free.
- Levels of contaminants well below the strict EU maximum limits.
- The oil is protected from oxidation by the inclusion of natural vitamin E.
Colladeen®Maximum Strength: With bilberries long history of use for eye health, Colladeen® is another product frequently recommended by practitioners.
- One of the strongest anthocyanidin products available in the UK.
- A full 160mg of anthocyanidins (from extracts of bilberries and grape seed) per tablet.
- Anthocyanidins can help to reinforce and preserve collagen in the body.
- Contains vitamin C, which also supports normal collagen formation and the normal functioning of blood vessels.
A brown oval coated tablet.
Each tablet delivers:
|Lutein (Pure free-form||20mg|
|Bilberry (provided by 50mg of a 4:1 extract)||200mg|
|Blackberry (provided by 50mg of a 4:1 extract)||200mg|
|Grapeseed (provided by 10mg of a 50:1 extract)||500mg|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||0,7mg|
Less than 1 hour.
Suitable for vegetarians
1 tablet daily. If necessary a second tablet can be taken.
See presentation section for ingredients listed in bold.
The following list of allergens are excluded: Wheat, Barley, Soya, Eggs, Milk (and milk products), Lactose, Nuts, Sulphites, Celery, Fish, Shellfish, Yeast and Gluten containing ingredients.
This product is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.
To be stored in a cool dry place and protected from light.