Eye Support (60 Capsules)


Eye Support™ is a groundbreaking formula combining potent antioxidants with botanicals designed to help vision by supporting the health of the retina, the macula and the lens. In the entire body, the eye is probably the organ most susceptible to oxidative damage. Light, atmospheric oxygen, air pollutants (e.g. smoke) and abrasion are all capable of causing eye damage.

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Zinc is required by superoxide dismutase and catalase for quenching free radicals in the lens and the retina. British researchers concluded that “a combination of zinc and antioxidants or energy substrates rather than zinc alone should provide a safer and more effective way to treat a disease such as AMD.”1

L- Taurine and zinc interact in retinal morphology and function.2 This most abundant free amino acid in the retina is tissue-protective in models of oxidative damage,3 essential for normal visual development in infants and may support eye health throughout life.4

N-Acetyl Cysteine, critical for maintaining the reduced state of sulfhydryl-containing proteins in the lens, may have a beneficial effect on progression to advanced AMD.5 Cysteine is important for cell growth, apoptosis and immune function.5

Bilberry, although formerly mistakenly credited with supporting adaptation to variation in light intensity, it is rich in anthocyanadins and has superoxide radical- and peroxynitrite-scavenging activities.6,7

Alpha Lipoic Acid in its reduced form regenerates vitamin C and glutathione and can recycle vitamin E (antioxidants). It is particularly useful in cataracts that are a complication of diabetes.8

Quercitin inhibits oxidative damage in the lens and inhibits aldose reductase, the enzyme considered key to the formation of diabetic cataracts.9

Lutein Extract (containing zeaxanthin) may be considered “conditionally essential”. Low levels are associated with macular degeneration and cataracts and a 30-mg supplement increased macular pigmentation and improved visual acuity in patients with ARMD.10,11 Lutein protects the eyes from blue light.12

Lycopene protects against experimental cataracts. It scavenges superoxide in the retinal pigment epithelium.13


1.  Wood JP, Osborne NN. Zinc and energy requirements in induction of oxidative stress to retinal pigmen
epithelial cells. Neurochem Res. 2003 Oct; 28(10):1525-33. [PMID: 14570397]
2.  Gottschall-Pass KT, et al. Oscillatory potentials and light microscopic changes demonstrate an interact between zinc and taurine in the developing rat retina. J Nutr. 1997 Jun;127 (6) :1206-13 [PMID: 9187637]
3.  Schuller-Levis GB, Park E. Taurine: new implications for an old amino acid. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2003 ‘ 26;226(2):195-202 [PMID: 14553911]
4.  Neuringer M, Sturman J. Visual acuity loss in rhesus monkey infants fed a taurine-free human infant formul; NeurosciRes. 1987;18(4):597-601. [PMID: 3437473]
5.  Moriarty-Craige SE, et al. Antioxidant supplements prevent oxidation of cysteine/cystine redox in patients v, age-related macular degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Dec;140(6):1020-6 [PMID: 1637664]
6.  Canter PH, Ernst E. Anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) for night vision-a systematic review placebo-controlled trials. Surv Ophthalmol. 2004Jan-Feb;49(l):38-50 [PMID: 14711439]
7.  Rahman MM, et al. Superoxide radical- and peroxynitrite-scavenging activity of anthocyanins; structure-acth relationship and their synergism. Free Radic Res. 2006 Sep;40(9):993-1002 [PMID: 17015281]
8.  Packer L, Kraemer K, Rimbach G.Molecular aspects of lipoic acid in the prevention of diabetes complicate Nutrition. 2001 Oct;17(10):888-95. [PMID: 11684397]
9.  Cornish KM, Williamson G, Sanderson J. Quercetin metabolism in the lens: role in inhibition of hydro; peroxide induced cataract. Free Radic Biol Med. 2002 Jul l;33(l):63-70 [PMID: 12086683]
10.  Alves-Rodrigues A Shao AThe science behind lutein. Toxicol Lett. 2004 Apr 15;150(l):57-83. [PMID: 15068c
11.  Bone RA Landrum JT, Guerra LH, Ruiz CALutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements raise macular pigm density and serum concentrations of these carotenoids in humans. J Nutr. 2003 Jun;133(6):1953 [PMID: 126729(
12.  Desmettre T, Lecerf JM, Souied EH. [Nutrition and age-related macular degeneration] J Fr Ophtalmol.2( Nov;27(9 Pt2):3S38-56 [PMID: 15602406]
13.  Gupta SK, et al. Lycopene attenuates oxidative stress induced experimental cataract development: an in vitro i in vivo study. Nutrition. 2003 Sep;19(9):794-9 [PMID: 12921892]

There have not been any clinical trials in women during pregnancy or lactation. As with any formula, consider use v concurrent medications on an individual basis.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, o
prevent any disease.

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