The Benefits of Lutein Eye Complex with Bilberry
Our comprehensive formula contains all the nutrients needed to maintain and raise levels of glutathione, the eyes¡¦ most important antioxidant. Other antioxidants improve night vision and help the eyes adapt to changes in light conditions, beneficial to both macular degeneration and cataract patients.
As heavy metal accumulation is associated with degenerative eye disease, nutrients to lower lead and cadmium levels and strengthen the lens tissue are added.
Other ingredients improve the function of weak blood vessels and aid circulation to the eye.
-Slowing macular degeneration, both "dry" and "wet" forms
-Slowing cataract development
-Prevention of degenerative eye conditions in high risk people, for example: diabetics, smokers and people working outdoors or driving for long periods.
Natures Aid Lutein Eye Complex with Bilberry contains many complimentary nutrients that together, ensure healthy blood flow to the eye, raise antioxidant levels and strengthen eye tissues.
Lutein, a brightly coloured antioxidant carotenoid, is found exclusively in the macular and lens tissues, bathing cells in protection from UV light. Those with the highest dietary levels are 50% less likely to develop cataracts and 57% less likely to develop macular degeneration. Unfortunately, levels decline with age and poor diet. Bilberry, rich in substances called anthocyanosides, protects both the retina and lens tissue from oxidative damage, restores elasticity to blood vessels and also makes rhodopsin.
Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Cryptoxanthin and Zeaxanthin are all other carotenoids with various roles. These include making rhodopsin, a pigment essential for good night vision and helping the eye to adapt to changes in light, plus it has antioxidant properties.
Alpha lipoic an important antioxidant, that also appears to participate in the recycling of other important antioxidants such as vitamins C & E ubiquinone and glutathione.
Vitamin C adds to the antioxidant status and it is known that deficiency is a risk factor.
Vitamin E also adds its antioxidant properties to the fatty tissues of the eye, such as the nerve endings. Low blood levels of vitamin E is also a risk factor for cataracts.
Vitamins B2, B3 and B6 preserve existing levels of glutathione.
Zinc, a very common deficiency in both the elderly and those with poor diets, makes enzymes essential for healthy visual function. Zinc also helps remove heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, found in the lens tissue of smokers.
Copper helps balance the copper-depleting effects of the zinc and aids new collagen formation, important in the integrity of blood vessels and lens tissue.
Selenium is used to make glutathione, the most important antioxidant to the eye. Glutathione levels diminish with age and selenium intake is generally poor in the UK.
Rutin is a member of the bioflavonoid family, and is especially well known for reducing the number and size of pores in blood vessels walls to reduce leaking of fluids.
Contra-indications / Precautions
At the recommended dosage, none of the ingredients are associated with any side effects or toxicity, except for copper, which should never be taken by people with Wilsons disease.
Vitamin E slightly increases the risk of bleeding gums in those taking aspirin.
Zinc and copper bind to several antibiotics, reducing their absorption. Taking this products at least 2 hours apart from antibiotic medication eliminates this problem.
Zinc may also bind with the anticoagulant Warfarin, reducing its absorption. Again, taking this product at least 2 hours apart from warfarin eliminates this problem.