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Thorne Research - Ocu-Clear - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

A Comprehensive Formula to Support Good Visual Function

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    Thorne Research - Ocu-Clear - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

    • Code#:109643
    • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
    • Size/Form:90  Vegetarian Capsules
    • Packaged Ship Weight:0.30
    • Servings:45
    • Dosage Size:2  Capsule(s)
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    Thorne Research Ocu-Clear - 90 Vegetarian Capsules

    During waking hours, the eye is continuously exposed to oxygen, light, smoke, pollutants, and chemicals. The resultant oxidative processes and decreased antioxidant capacity are implicated in many eye-related problems. On the other hand, several antioxidant vitamins, minerals, carotenes, and flavonoids have been shown to support vision and the health of the eye. Ocu-Clear contains a broad spectrum of nutrients and plant extracts that promote eye health. The protective nutrients in Ocu-Clear include the full spectrum of carotenes (from mixed carotenes), as well as selenium, zinc, vitamin C, lipoic acid, glutathione, and vitamin E, all of which are vital components of the antioxidant capacity of the retina and lens of the eye.

    • a complete eye-health formula
    • contains eye-protective essential minerals, flavonoids, carotenes, and antioxidant nutrients
    • promotes circulation to the eye to support vision
    • made without flowing agents that can inhibit bioavailability

    Plant extracts also provide important support for the eye. Lutein is a vital component of the macula and may provide antioxidant protection to this area of the retina. Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry extract) is an excellent source of anthocyanoside flavonoids, which have an affinity for the retina. In addition to antioxidant activity, these flavonoids can act to support the eye's connective tissues and blood vessels. Ginkgo biloba also acts as an antioxidant and membrane stabilizer. Quercetin can limit the conversion of glucose to sorbitol and, in turn, limit sorbitol's accumulation in the lens of the eye. Water-soluble quercetin is Thorne's patented, well-absorbed quercetin.

    The retina of the eye contains one of the highest concentrations of the amino acid taurine in the body. In addition to acting as an antioxidant in the eye, taurine seems to be a regulator of neuronal excitability, fluid regulation, detoxification, and membrane stabilization.

    Ocu-Clear enhances ocular antioxidant activity, helps maintain normal intraocular pressure, strengthens ocular collagen structures, and promotes circulation to the eye to support vision.

    Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
    This comprehensive formula is a preventative and is also for potential treatment of cataracts and/or macular degeneration.

    Thorne Research's Mission
    At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

    The Thorne Difference.
    For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

    A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

    Thorne's Commitment to Purity
    Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

    Purity Takes Extra Effort
    For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

    Ingredients You Don't Want
    Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

    Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

    The Bottom Line?
    Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

    Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
    At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

    Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

    There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

    Suggested Use

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    Take 2 capsules one to three times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

    Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

    ALLERGY WARNINGS
    This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    EXCIPIENT FREE
    This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

    PREGNANCY WARNING
    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
    Because of the blood-thinning effects of Ginkgo, Ocu-Clear should be used with caution or avoided in individuals on anticoagulant therapy.


    Thorne Research Ocu-Clear - 90 Vegetarian Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: Two Capsules
    Servings Per Container: 45
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Vitamin A (from Mixed Carotenes) 15,000 IU 300%
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg 416%
    Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 200 IU 667%
    Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium) 3.6 mg 212%
    Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 10 mg 67%
    Selenium (as Selenium Picolinate) 100 mcg 143%
    Copper (as Copper Picolinate) 1 mg 50%
    Taurine 250 mg *
    Quercetin (water-soluble)+ 100 mg *
    Bilberry extract++ (fruit) (Vaccinium myrtillus) 50 mg *
    Ginkgo extract++ (leaf) (Ginkgo biloba) 50 mg *
    Glutathione (Reduced) 50 mg *
    R-Lipoic Acid (as Sodium R-Lipoic Acid)++ 25 mg *
    Lutein 10 mg *
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
     

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide

    Hypoallergenic.

    +Thorne's trade name for water-soluble Quercetin is Quercetin Chalcone. Its use in this product is protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,977,184.

    ++This product uses GeroNova Research's Bio-Enhanced R-Lipoic Acid and Indena S.p.A.'s bilberry extract (MirtoSelect) and ginkgo extract (GinkgoSelect). Bio-Enhanced is a registered trademark of GeroNova Research and MirtoSelect and GinkgoSelect are registered trademarks of Indena S.p.A.

    Vaccinium standardized to Anthocyanosides 36%. Ginkgo standardized to Ginkgoflavonglucosides 24% and Ginkgolides 6%.

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    About Thorne Research

    At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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