DR. WHITAKER Vision Essentials
BLACK CURRANT, a powerful antioxidant cousin to blueberries and cranberries, has been shown to improve night vision and eye fatigue within just 30 minutes!
BACKED BY SCIENCE: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, subjects given 50 mg of black currant anthocyanoside (BCA) adapted significantly better to the dark than those receiving the placebo. What’s most impressive is those night vision improvements happened in just 30 minutes! After taking BCA, the study participants were able to make out images significantly sooner. Plus, they had less eye fatigue when performing a visually tiring task.
LUTEIN helps with glare tolerance. This potent antioxidant is shown to significantly improve glare tolerance—the recovery time for seeing clearly again after being “blinded” by bright light. Lutein has also been shown to improve other aspects of visual function such as contrast sensitivity.
BACKED BY SCIENCE: Studies indicate that lutein supplementation supports visual acuity in older patients. In one study, patients taking 6-12mg of lutein daily for 12 weeks showed improvements in visual function, especially contrast sensitivity.
BETA-CAROTENE helps with clear eyesight. This organic compound synthesizes a chemical needed for clear eyesight. And, when combined with other eye-supporting nutrients, beta-carotene works even harder to maintain eye health.
BACKED BY SCIENCE: In the six year AREDS research, scientists found that supplementation with lutein, beta carotene, vitamins E and C, zinc, and copper helped to support and preserve long-term eye health, helping to support a healthy macula and normal vision.
Plus other key nutrients to help keep your eyes healthy for a lifetime…
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID, TAURINE, N-ACETYL-L-CYSTEINE and VITAMIN C combine to shield delicate eye cells from the damaging oxidative stress caused by UV light.
GINKGO BILOBA improves circulation and blood vessel health in the eyes, helping to support vision in patients with glaucoma, diabetic neuropathy and macular degeneration.
In addition to these, Vision Essentials also includes zinc, copper, carrot powder, L-glutamic acid, glycine, lycopene from tomato extract and quercetin as part of a total solution for comprehensive vision support.
SUGGESTED USAGE: 4 capsules daily with meals providing protein, a few hours before or after taking other medications, or as directed by a health care practitioner.