- Promotes healthy vision
- Helps support healthy eye tissue and circulation
- Supports night vision
- Promotes healthy macular density
- May help maintain eye health as you age
- May slow effects of the aging process on eye health
Isotonix® Vision Formula with Lutein
Even though there are many vision supplements on the market, only Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein promotes healthy eyes and vision by providing a powerful package of ingredients using the Isotonix Delivery System.
Isotonix has created an eye health vision formula using zeaxanthin and lutein for eyes' protection, quercetin to help your eyes' lenses, and bilberry to support night vision to help slow the effects of aging on eye health. In addition, Isotonix Vision Formula helps maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels and capillaries, helps support the cells of the retina, and promotes healthy oxygen and nutrient flow to the eyes.
Plus, no other vision supplement on the market delivers all this with the Isotonix Delivery System, meaning these nutrients for the maintenance of healthy eyes get into your body faster and work more effectively than any tablet or pill on the market.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Even though there are many vision supplements on the market, only Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein promotes eye health by providing a powerful package of ingredients in an isotonic delivery form. The isotonic delivery method helps to achieve maximum absorption and results, and when combined with vitamins and minerals such as lutein, quercetin, eyebright, zeaxanthin and bilberry, Isotonix Vision helps promote healthy vision by slowing the effects of aging on eye health. In addition, Isotonix Vision Formula helps maintain the structural integrity of blood vessels and capillaries, helps strengthen the cells of the retina, and promotes healthy oxygen and nutrient flow to the eyes.
My husband was diagnosed with "dry eyes" several years ago. His eyes ran with tears and he was continuously wiping his eyes. The Dr says that the reason for this is that the tear quality is very poor and doesn't position the eyes even though the were producing a lot of tears. He took the recommended prescription drops for several years. $80 per month co-pay. This helped some but not a lot and his eyes still drained. then we finally could no longer afford the prescription when our insurance would not pay for it any longer. Tried several other things. Then we came across this product. He takes it once a day with the rest of his Isotonix. His eyes no longer drip, and he says the quality of his vision is much improved.
My eye doctor think is good for eyes.
I wasn't sure this would help with my dry eyes, but it did!! No more stinging messy drops!! Just mix it in with my morning Isotonic cocktail.
I have been taking this for several months by now. It really helps when I drive at night. The bright lights of the traffic at night don't bother me any more after taking this. Make sure you take this with a meal though. It didn't agree with my stomach when I took it empty-stomached by mistake. Another great product from Market America!
Vitamin A 5,000 IU (Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A pre-cursor)
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. Sources of vitamin A include organ meats (such as liver and kidney), egg yolks, butter, carrot juice, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, peaches, fortified dairy products and cod liver oil. Vitamin A is also part of a family of compounds including retinol, retinal and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, also known as pro-vitamin A, can be converted into vitamin A when additional levels are required. All the body’s tissues for general growth and repair need vitamin A. Vitamin A helps to promote healthy night vision, support normal bone growth, and support an antioxidant defense and a healthy immune system.*
Vitamin C 75 mg (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is found in peppers (sweet, green, red, hot red and green chili), citrus fruits, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, spinach, guava, kiwi fruit, currants and strawberries. Nuts and grains contain small amounts of vitamin C. It is important to note that cooking destroys vitamin C activity.*
Vitamin C is integral in supporting a healthy immune system, promoting cardiovascular health, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and providing an antioxidant defense. The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. Therefore, vitamin C must be acquired through diet and supplementation.*
Vitamin E 33 IU (DL-Alpha-Tocopheryl-Acetate)
The most valuable sources of dietary vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, seeds, avocados and wheat germ. Safflower oil contains large amounts of vitamin E (about two thirds of the RDA in ¼ cup), and there are trace amounts in corn oil and soybean oil. Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is available in a natural or synthetic form. In most cases, the natural and synthetic forms are identical, except the natural form of vitamin E is better absorbed and retained in the body. The natural form of alpha-tocopherol is known as "d-alpha tocopherol." (The natural form is found in Isotonix Multivitamin.) The synthetic "dl-" form is the most common form found in dietary supplements. For those individuals watching their dietary fat consumption, which is relatively common in the world of dieting, vitamin E intake is likely to be low, due to a reduced intake of foods with high fat content.*
The main health benefit of supplemental vitamin E comes from its immune-boosting antioxidant activity. It also promotes normal healingand is known to provide protection for the cardiovascular system. Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body. In turn, vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage.*
Lutein (7mg) and Zeaxanthin (1.4mg)
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found together in many fresh fruits and vegetables. Within the eye, they are found as pigments in the macula and retina. Lutein and Zeaxanthin act as antioxidants to protect the eye from free radical damage. They promote pigment density, a critical factor in the health of the macula and retina in relation to the clarity of the lens. They also act as filters of blue-light to promote the health of the photoreceptor cells of the retina. Blue-light wave lengths can generate free radical damage.
Bilberry Extract (50 mg)
Bilberry extract is derived from the leaves and berry-like fruit of a common European shrub closely related to the blueberry. Extracts of the ripe berry are known to contain flavonoid pigments known as anthocyanins. They act as powerful antioxidants. Scientific studies confirm a positive effect on vision and vein issues. Bilberry supports night vision and eases eyestrain while nourishing eye tissue, and supporting healthy circulation in the eye. Many of the bioflavanoids in bilberry have antioxidant effects, supporting the structural integrity of blood vessels and promoting healthy circulation to small capillaries that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the eyes. Bilberry extract supports capillaries and while promoting normal healing.
Eyebright 10mg (Euphrasia officinalis)
Eyebright is an annual plant with deeply-cut leaves and small, white or purple flowers variegated with yellow, native to Great Britain. There are over 20 species of eyebright that extend over Europe, Northern and Western Asia, and North America. The health-promoting portion of eyebright comes from fluid extracted just above the root only when the plant is in bloom.
Eyebright has been used by herbalists since the 16th century for promoting eye health.
Chromium 100 mcg (Argininate/Histidinate)
Chromium is found naturally in some cereals, meats, poultry, brewer’s yeast, broccoli, prunes mushrooms, fish and beer. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in glucose metabolism, regulation of insulin levels, and the maintenance of healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other fats. Chromium combines to form something in the body called glucose tolerance factor, or GTF, promotes normal blood sugar levels. It is claimed that chromium helps maintain normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Chromium has been shown to help reduce overall body fat, control hunger and suppress appetite. Many people in the weight loss industry view chromium as an integral mineral in weight maintenance. Chromium may also contribute to an increase in lean body and muscle mass.*
Copper 100 mcg (Gluconate)
The richest sources of dietary copper derive from organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereal, whole grain products and cocoa products. Copper may have some antioxidant properties and acts as a component of enzymes in iron metabolism. It is an essential trace mineral. Copper is needed in normal infant development, iron transport, bone strength, cholesterol metabolism, myocardial contractility, glucose metabolism, brain development and immune function.*
Zinc 7 mg (Lactate)
Zinc is largely found in fortified cereals, red meats, eggs, poultry and certain seafood, including oysters. It is a component of multiple enzymes and proteins. It is also involved in the regulation of gene expression. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that has functions in approximately 300 different enzyme reactions. Thus, zinc plays a part in almost all biochemical pathways and physiological processes. More than 90 percent of the body’s zinc is stored in the bones and muscles, but zinc is also found in virtually all body tissues. It has been claimed that zinc promotes normal healing, immune function, prostate health and healthy sperm quality. Because zinc is involved in such a great number of enzymatic processes, it has been found to support a large range of functions, including digestion, energy production, growth, cellular repair, collagen synthesis, bone strength, cognitive function and carbohydrate metabolism.*
Quercetin (25 mg)
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that is an excellent antioxidant working synergistically with vitamin C to promote the strength of the intricate blood vessels in the eye. It also helps to maintain lens transparency. Quercetin has been shown to inhibit the enzyme, aldose reductase. Aldose reductase has been known to contribute to poor eye health.
L-Taurine (42 mg)
L-Taurine is a building block for all the other amino acids. It aids in the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in and out of cells, thus supporting the normal generation of nerve impulses. It is a non-protein amino acid and is found in high amounts in the brain, retina, myocardium, skeletal and smooth muscle, platelets and neutrophils. It is plentiful in the fluids of muscle, lungs and nerve tissue. Dietary taurine mainly comes from animal food sources. Taurine is also present, in lower levels, in plant food sources like seaweed. It is classified as an essential amino acid and supports micelle formation and fat absorption. Further, it promotes alertness, mental energy and focus. Taurine also has antioxidant properties and supports stable membranes. It may also help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. It helps protect the eyes from the harmful effects of UV light and promotes the health of the membranes in the cones cells of the eye. It also helps maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. *
Lycopene (2 mg)
Fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon receive their red pigmentation from a carotene called Lycopene. Lycopene is one of the carotenes and a member of the carotenoid family. Lycopene offers a wide range of benefits in helping maintain healthy cardiovascular health, prostate health and powerful antioxidant. More recent research suggests that lycopene, like beta-carotene, may play an important role in keeping vision healthy by preventing cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
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How does the Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein work?
In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, sponsored by the National Institute of Health, ingredients like those in Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein were found to support eye health. The antioxidants in Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein promote a healthy eye by neutralizing free radicals.
How is the Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein different from other vision formulas?
Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein contains 14 of the known essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to overall vision health. Additionally, it is isotonic form, which contributes to maximum absorption by the body.
What if I am taking a prescription; is Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein safe?
If you are taking prescriptions drugs, you should contact your physician before including this or any other dietary supplement in your nutritional regimen.
What studies have been done to show that the ingredients in Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein are effective?
Studies show that the carotenoids: lutein, zeazanthin and B-C will help support eye health. According to the results of a government study led in part by researchers at Johns Hopkin’s Wilmer Eye Institute, vitamins and zinc promote eye helath.
In October 2001, the National Eye Institute published the results of a seven-year study called the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). The study showed that a high dose combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc could promote eye health and allow you to enjoy quality of eyesight into your golden years.
How many people are affected with vision loss?
It is estimated that 300,000 Americans are blind and nearly 13 million have partial vision loss due to poor eye health. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in Americans ages 65 and older.
Is it okay for me to take additional vitamins?
Yes. Isotonix Vision Formula with Lutein pairs well with Isotonix® Multivitamin, Isotonix Multi-Mineral and other great Market America vitamin and mineral products.
What is an antioxidant?
Antioxidants act as cell protectors by neutralizing free radicals. Free radicals are harmful byproducts that can cause cellular damage. Free radicals cause oxidative damage to the body, meaning premature aging, stiffened joints and wrinkling of the skin. Air pollution, heavy exercise, stress and smoking can all contribute to creating harmful free radicals.