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VisiOmega™ Macular Support Formula

VisiOmega™ Macular Support Formula
gelatin capsule Non GMO Supplement

Protects the health of the eye's macula and photoreceptor cells while optimizing visual performance and eye comfort

  • Promotes macular health
  • Supports retinal antioxidant defenses
  • Optimizes sharp visual acuity
  • Maintains eye comfort and hydration
  • Night vision, contrast and glare support

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Product Information Sheet (PDF)

Unique Properties

Patient One VisiOmega is a comprehensive, science-based formula, developed to protect the health of the eye’s macula and delicate photoreceptor cells while optimizing visual performance and eye comfort. VisiOmega builds upon a carefully calibrated foundation of U.S. government-studied eye antioxidants, further supporting eye health with Omega 3 fish oil and a proprietary Ocular Antioxidant Blend.

The landmark AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) established age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as a “nutrition responsive disorder.” Emerging science, including AREDS 2 and numerous other studies, have continued to build evidence on the visual-enhancing properties provided by various eye nutrients. Researchers at the National Eye Institute found that daily intake of certain high-dose vitamins and minerals can slow progression of the disease in people who have intermediate AMD and those who have late AMD in one eye(1)

VisiOmega unites powerful antioxidants with vitamins and minerals in doses that have been clinically validated for their role in protecting and supporting eye health and particularly the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for sharp vision.

 

Key Ingredients

Lutein/Zeaxanthin

These xanthophyll antioxidant carotenoids migrate to the eye, where they replenish macular pigment that enables peak eye health and visual performance. Lutein (LUT) acts as “internal sunglasses” that shield the macula from damaging blue light. Zeaxanthin (ZEA) fights oxidative stress in the retina. LUT/ZEA are the only antioxidants found in the eye’s lens, promoting crystal clarity. VisiOmega supplies lutein as FloraGLO, the lutein brand chosen by the National Eye Institute for use in the AREDS2 study.(2) Evidence suggests that lutein consumption is inversely related to eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.(3)

Ocular Antioxidant Blend 

Oxidative stress on light-sensing cells in the retina can cause damage that leads to vision loss. Patient One’s Ocular Antioxidant Blend contains a botanical complex with high potency, bioavailable antioxidants. It supplies sight-protective nutrients including taurine, glycine and alpha lipoic acid plus carotenoid antioxidants from bilberry, eyebright, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and others. These eye compounds may reduce eye fatigue while promoting flash blindness recovery, depth perception, night vision, light-to-dark adaptation including adaptatation to dimly lit spaces, and high-resolution vision. 

Omega 3 Fish Oil  

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and ecosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from fish oil are found in high concentrations in the retina where they are important structural components of photoreceptors. The critical role of DHA in normal retinal function is well documented and it is suggested that dietary intake may protect against AMD.(4) Omega 3s also modulate inflammation, optimize retinal photo-transduction, and down-regulate growth factors associated with eye problems. 

C, E, Zinc, Selenium and Copper 

These vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, studied by the National Eye Institute, have been found to reduce risk of age-related vision issues. It has been concluded that a combination of zinc and antioxidants rather than zinc alone should provide a safer and more effective way to improve eye health conditions such as AMD.(5)

VisiOmega supplies zinc as OptiZinc®, a unique methionine-bound zinc complex. The bioavailability of zinc is normally low, and OptiZinc’s superior absorption and retention over other forms of zinc may help its health-promoting benefits. Zinc supports ocular tissues, specifically in the retina where the highest concentration of zinc is found in the body.

Research

  • The US National Eye Institute’s AREDS study tracked over 4,700 participants, aged 55-80, for an average of over 6 years. At study’s end, researchers reported that in participants with intermediate and higher risk of developing age-related macular issues, a highpotency combination of antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, along with minerals zinc and copper, appeared to reduce vision loss risk by 25%. Lutein and Zeaxanthin improve the macular pigment optical density (MPOD) associated with eye health.
  • The Medical Center Eye Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, conducted the Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST). LAST involved 90 patients at a veterans’ hospital with chronic age-related vision problems. Researchers found that 10 mg of lutein alone or with other vitamins and minerals “significantly improved... near visual acuity and most measures of quality of vision” in patients with vision problems.

References

  1. National Institutes of Health (NIH), The National Eye Institute (NEI); www.nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts.asp); July 2013.
  2. AREDS2 Research Group. (2013) Lutein + Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Randomized Clinical Trial,JAMA, In Press.
  3. Alves-Rodrigues A and Shao A. The science behind lutein. Toxicology Letters 2004; 150: 57-83.
  4. macularsociety.org
  5. Wood JP, Osborne NN. Zinc and energy requirements in induction of oxidative stress to retinal pigmented epithelial cells. Neurochem Res. 2003 Oct; 28(10): 1525-33.
  6. Richer S, Stiles W, Statkute L, et al. Double-masked, placebocontrolled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic Age-Related Macular Degeneration: the Veterans LAST study (Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial), Optometry 2004; 75: 216-230.
  7. SanGiovanni JP, et al. The Relationship of Dietary Carotenoid and Vitamin A, E, and C Intake With Age-Related Macular Degeneration in a Case-Control Study. AREDS report No. 22. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(9):1225-1232.
  8. Cho E, Hung, et al. Prospective study of dietary fat and the risk of agerelated macular degeneration. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Feb 2001 73(2): 209-218.
  9. Schalch W, William Cohn W, et al. Xanthophyll accumulation in the human retina during supplementation with lutein or zeaxanthin – the LUXEA (LUtein Xanthophyll Eye Accumulation) study. Arch Biochem Biophys, Feb 2007: Vol. 458, Issue 2,128-35.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 4 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
Calories 21   <2%
Calories from Fat 15  
Total Fat 2 g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.30 g <2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.50 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.20 g
Total Carbohydrates 0.50 g <2%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 500 mg 833%

Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate)

400 IU 1333%

Zinc (as OptiZinc® brand mono-DL-methionine)

25 mg 167%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) 200 mcg 286%
Copper (as copper gluconate) 2 mg 100%
Lutein (from FloraGLO® Lutein extract, from marigold flowers) 10 mg
Zeaxanthin (as OptiSharp® Zeaxanthin) 2 mg
Lycopene (as Tomat-o-Red™ tomato extract) 1 mg
Ocular Antioxidant Blend:

Taurine, L-Glycine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, Alpha lipoic acid, Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus) (berry) [standardized for 25% anthocyanins], Eyebright powder (Euphrasia officinales) (herb), and Quercetin (as Quercetin dihydrate)

300 mg

Omega 3 fish oil [Typically providing 24% DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) (350 mg) and 36% EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) (525 mg)

1460 mg
† Daily Value not established.
** Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.


Suggested Use

Take 4 capsules daily, in divided doses preferably with meals, as a dietary supplement or as directed by a qualified health care professional.

Warnings

Use with caution if you take blood thinners or anticipate surgery. If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult doctor if any adverse reactions occur.

 
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