Paul Harvey's Ocular Nutrition eye health supplement is an all in one ocular nutrition capsule! It contains more Lutein, more Vitamin E, more Vitamin C, more Beta Carotene and Minerals plus 8 nutrients! Paul Harvey's eye health supplement is only in the special advanced ocular nutrition formula! This is the official ocular nutrition endorsed by Paul Harvey for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Premier Formula for Ocular Nutrition is formulated to the most advanced standards for eye nutrition with 17 essential nutrients including high potencies of vitamins E, C, beta carotene, certain minerals and lutein.
Lutein is a potent antioxidant found in abundance in fruits and vegetables. Research now shows that lutein in conjunction with other antioxidants helps filter out visible blue light, a major cause of light damage to the eyes. This amazing nutrient offer one of the most exciting advances in ocular nutrition.
What is macular degeneration?
The eye is often compared to a camera. The front of the eye contains a lens that focuses images on the back of the eye. This area, called the retina, is covered with special nerve cells that react to light, like film in a camera. These nerve cells are very close together in the middle of the retina where the eye focuses the images that we see. This part of the retina is called the macula.
There are two types of AMD:
- Dry (atrophic) form
- Wet (exudative) form.
The dry form of AMD affects about 90 percent of AMD patients and usually begins with the formation of tiny yellow deposits called drusen in the macula. Drusen usually do not cause serious loss of vision, but can cause distortion of vision. However, for reasons that are not yet understood, sometimes drusen will cause the macula to thin and break down, slowly leading to vision loss.
The dry or atrophic form of age-related macular degeneration, is the most common form of macular degeneration. Although this form of AMD does not usually cause severe vision loss, it can progress to the wet form, so patients who have it should see their ophthalmologist regularly.
Wet Form affects about 10 percent of AMD patients. It is caused by the growth of abnormal blood vessels at the back of the eye that can leak fluid and blood. The wet form of AMD typically causes significant vision problems in the affected eye and can progress very rapidly and cause permanent vision loss.
What is Angiogenesis?
Angiogenesis is the formation or growth of new blood vessels. In the most severe form of age-related macular degeneration (known as 'wet' ARMD) abnormal angiogenesis occurs under the retina resulting in irreversible loss of vision.
The loss of vision is due to scarring of the retina secondary to the bleeding from the new blood vessels.
Ocular nutrition may be useful for the treatment of angiogenesis-dependent diseases like the 'wet' form of macular degeneration. As we age, the macula (the small part of the retina at the back of the eye that provides sharpness of vision) begins to break down and produces small white particles called drusen, which are seen in a fundus photograph and in a cross-sectional diagram above.
These can be an early sign of macular degeneration, but they do not usually cause vision loss by themselves and not all patients who develop drusen go on to develop macular degeneration.
Ocular Nutrition Ingredients:
Vitamin A (as beta carotene) - 20,000 IU 400 % Vitamin C (as Ester-C® MV) - 1200 MG 200 % Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) - 440 IU 1464% Calcium (as Ester-C® MV) - 117 MG 128 % Zinc (as zinc sulfate) - 60 MG 400 % Selenium (as selenium chelate) - 120 MG 171 % Copper (as copper chelate) - 8 MG 400 % Chromium (as GTF chromium) - 200 MG 167 % Ocucel Lutein Complex (FloraGLO [containing 10 mg Lutein, 500 mcg zeaxanthin], Eyebright (whole plant), L- Glutathione, Astaxanthin, Bilberry) Citrus bioflavonoids - 200 MG L-taurine - 200 MG Quercetin - 100 MG Rutin - 100 MG N-acetyl-cysteine - 40 MG
Legend: IU = International Units
RDA = Required Daily Requirement
Does NOT contain Glutine