We often associate antioxidants as being important for heart health, but these compounds are really important for your eyes, too. In fact, the eye is the most susceptible organ to oxidative damage. UV light is one culprit. As ultraviolet and blue light passes through the retina to the photoreceptors (rods and cones), reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are free radicals are generated. Toxins from smoke and other pollutants, and even atmospheric oxygen, are also culprits. Over time, the eye suffers excessive oxidative damage because there are insufficient antioxidants available to neutralize free radicals, the eye undergoes excessive oxidative damage. By the time you reach age 60, significant damage is noticeable, with conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration and other vision and eye problems.
In short, the eyes need antioxidants, which is why we developed our 20/20 nutritional product. It has a specific blend of antioxidants, along with botanicals, nutrients and minerals, all shown in research to support healthy eye function. The formula provides potent antioxidant support as well as key nutrients to care for and maintain the long-term health of the eyes:
- Vitamin A is a group of antioxidant compounds that play an important role in vision by helping the surface of the eye, mucous membranes, and skin to be effective barriers from bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of eye infections. Vitamin A also helps bone growth and immune system health, fighting respiratory problems and other infectious diseases.
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant associated with a significantly reduced risk of cataracts.
- Vitamin E supplements are associated with a reduced risk of age-related cataracts.
- N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a precursor to the powerful antioxidant glutathione and plays a role in reducing oxidative stress in the cornea.
- Quercetin is a prominent dietary antioxidant used in age-related macular degeneration to improve cell membrane integrity and reduce inflammation.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin are antioxidants that protect the retina from damage caused by sunlight and are correlated with a decreased risk of age-related macular degeneration.
These are just a few of the antioxidants found in my 20/20 formula. They’re backed by research, too. In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) involving nearly 5,000 people, researchers found a 25 percent lower risk of developing advanced stages of macular degeneration with intake of 400 IU of vitamin E as well as high levels of vitamins A and C. It is my trusted, go-to formula for eye health which is why it is also one of my private label supplements.
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