BioSyntrx Oculair - 120 Gelcaps
BioSyntrx Oculair is a potent full-spectrum multiple vitamin/mineral/antioxidant dietary supplement that supports the normal aging process. BioSyntrx Oculair is designed to reflect the most recent peer-reviewed nutrition science. Oculair is Made in the U.S.A in a NSF GMP registered facility. BioSyntrx Oculair contains efficacious amounts of the full-spectrum of nutrients suggested to neutralize singlet oxygen and super oxide free radicals that damage the vascular system and the macula. BioSyntrx Oculair addresses the universal need to keep homocysteine levels in check by including efficacious amounts of vitamin B6, B12 and Folic Acid.
BioSyntrx Oculair is a four capsules-per-day formulation designed to protect the entire body, including the eyes, from the damaging effects of free radicals, which are suggested to be responsible for the progression of all chronic degenerative diseases. Leading experts agree that maintaining a consistent level of a large combination of organ-specific antioxidant free radical scavengers best protects our bodies and eyes from the damaging effects of oxidative stress.
A large number of thought-leading ophthalmologist and optometris recommend Oculair to their entire patient base, including their AMD patients because this cost-effective full-spectrum formulation contains all the nutrients used in the ARED study and the Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST) at levels that are considered safe for long-term consumption. Oculair includes 12 mg of FloraGlo lutein and 3 mg of natural zeaxanthin from peppers. Recent science suggests that the central macula may have a preference for zeaxanthin over lutein. Oculair is safe for smokers and former smokers. The Vitamin A included in Oculair is natural retinyl palmitate. Oculair includes no beta carotene, which insures better lutein and zeaxanthin absorption.
BioSyntrx Oculair can effectively be recommended as a less-potent 2-per-day formulation to the cost-conscious consumer, which still makes it a far more complete formulation than Centrum or Ocuvite at a similar price point.
Full-spectrum, full-body multiple Protects the eye and body from damaging effects associated with the aging process
- Helps prevent nutritional deficiency-related free-radical damage and oxidative stress
- 120 capsule count per bottle
- Recommended dosage: 4 capsules a day, 2 with breakfast and 2 with dinner
- Manufactured in NSF certified facility to FDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and presented in vegetable capsules for maximum absorption
Oculair Condition Overview
Life expectancy has increased, but quality of life in those extra years is proving to be dismal for most people. People die too-slow deaths from chronic degenerative processes, like stroke, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, arthritis, macular degeneration and the list goes on and on. Who looks forward to extra years of suffering from diseases that could be prevented by simply not smoking, limiting alcohol, limiting sun exposure, eating properly, exercising mind and body consistently, and taking a twice-daily high-quality nutritional supplement? The goal is to live and be healthy until we die. For those who are willing to make appropriate life changes to ensure health, a full and active life does not need to start slipping away at age fifty. Every year of your life should and can be your very best.
The science team at Biosyntrx has reviewed thousands of medical and scientific studies on nutrients and their effect on health. These peer-reviewed studies appear in JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet, Review of Ophthalmology, IOVS and many other prestigious medical journals, which consistently report that oxidative stress from free radical damage is beyond any doubt the root cause of most chronic degenerative diseases.
Cellular nutrition means providing the body with a complete and constant range of antioxidants, along with optimal levels (levels shown to provide health benefits in the peer-reviewed medical literature) of the supporting vitamins and minerals that work together synergistically and allow the cells to naturally determine which nutrients they need, minute by minute, to provide free radical defense from the split-second cellular damage created by such things as environmental pollution, exercise, UV damage, medications, and the normal oxidative stress that is part of every day life.
An armed brigade of synergistic antioxidant special-forces is more than capable of protecting our eyes and bodies, as well as providing intracellular toxic clean up from previous years of free radical assault, thus drastically slowing the progression of most chronic degenerative diseases.
Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that ravage the innards of cells. Free refers to the fact that these compounds are misfits, with no proper place in cellular society. Radical is the name biochemists give to an atom or molecule with an unpaired electron. Unattached free radicals bond indiscriminately with other molecules, stripping them of electrons with disastrous results, broken chromosomes, crippled enzymes, and punctured membranes. The electron-stripping process is called oxidation, and in controlled circumstances it's a vital part of ordinary cellular metabolism. In the mid-1950s, Denham Harman, a physician and chemist in the Donner Laboratory of medical physics at Berkeley, proposed that the cumulative damage wreaked by free radicals was largely responsible for the aging process. Today his free-radical theory is the most widely accepted model of aging.
Oculair Frequently Asked Questions
How long should I take Oculair?
A potent multiple supplement should be a permanent part of your health regimen. There is strong evidence that taking a full-spectrum multiple can decrease the progression of chronic degenerative diseases, particularly diseases of the eye.
Does excessive supplemental Vitamin A cause hip fracture in older people?
Most likely, in excessive amounts that are not balanced with the proper amount of Vitamin D. Three peer-reviewed studies published in JAMA, NEJM and Annals of Internal Medicine have now linked excessive amounts of Vitamin A, as retinol, to hip fracture in older people. (Visit Oculair scientific rationale to view abstracts of these three studies.) For this reason, Biosyntrx includes slightly less than the FDA standard RDA of 5000 IU. Biosyntrx multiples contain 4,500 IU of Vitamin A (73% as retinyl palmitate and 27% as beta carotene), which is perfectly balanced with 600 IUs of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is becoming pandemic due to lack of outdoor time of the elderly and obsessive sunscreen use in the young. Vitamin D deficiency is proving to be a major issue in bone health. The National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM).
When do you suggest I take my Biosyntrx multiple supplements?
Nutritional supplements are best metabolized when taken with food. To achieve optimal absorption rates, supplements are best taken with breakfast and a very late afternoon snack or an early supper.
Why did the AMA start recommending that everyone take daily multiple vitamins?
The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, a division of the Center for Disease Control, reports that less than 25 percent of the American population eat 5 frutis and vegetables a day - even though the current recommendation is to fruits and vegetables a day. This dietary information convinced the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA - June 19, 2002) to recommend that everyone supplement their diet with a full-spectrum multiple vitamin/mineral/antioxidant formula to help prevent and slow the progression of all chronic degenerative diseases.
For whom is Oculair designed?
Oculair is appropriate for every adult who is interested in potent full spectrum nutrient supplementation to slow the progression of all chronic degenerative diseases, including diseases of the eye. Many thought-leading doctors recommend Oculair to all of their patients, including those who have a strong family history of AMD. Oculair includes all of the nutrients used in the landmark ARED study, plus the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals necessary to protect the full body.
What's the difference between a standardized extract and a regular herbal extract?
In a regular extract, all the biochemical constituents commonly found in the plant are extracted in an alcohol (or other solvent) base. Standardized extracts are a new technology and generally contain one or more of the main or active biochemical constituents sometimes in a higher concentration than would normally be present in the plant. Although it takes more of the herb to produce a standardized extract, this does not necessarily make it more potent than the regular extract. Standardization varies from manufacturer to manufacturer based on which active constituent of a particular herb and which extraction method the manufacturer uses. One manufacturer may perceive a certain biochemical as being active, while another manufacturer may consider a totally different biochemical to be the active part of the same plant.
I noted some headache and upset stomach when I started taking
As people age they tend to accumulate more free radicals (toxins) in our tissues. Part of this is due to lack of physical activity, part due to nutritionally deficient diets, and part due to hormonal changes related to the aging process itself. The response you experienced is fairly common among older people who have not had optimal nutritional support. When they are patient enough to stick with the formulation during their bodies' adjustment to therapeutic amounts of nutrients, they tend to be enthusiastic users for life. When you start a concentrated full spectrum nutraceutical like Macula Complete or Oculair after you have become toxic over a long period of time, you get an immediate "detox" effect from the scavenging effect of these powerful antioxidants. The most noticeable result is headache or upset stomach.
I'm concerned about sulfites that may be in medications. Please tell me about this.
Sulfites are salts of sulfurous acid and are used as preservatives in certain foods such as wines and some "shelf products" to prevent spoilage. Sulfites, like monosodium glutamate, can be allergenic and produce headaches, weakness, malaise, syncope and feelings of apprehension in sensitive individuals. Biosyntrx ingredients do not contain any sulfites. FYI: Sulfates are another matter. Sulfates are combination forms of certain minerals that are necessary for maintaining normal health. Vanadium, as vanadyl sulfate, for example, is one of the main nutritional players (along with chromium) in preventing type2 diabetes in adults, regulating the amount of sugar in cells by stabalizing the insulin receptor sites. There are no known allergies to sulfates, any more than there are to any other mineral combination forms.
I am allergic to shellfish. Should I be concerned about the iodine in Biosyntrx multiples?
The allergen with shellfish is a protein and not iodine. The potassium iodide in our formulations is the same type of iodine that is added to Morton salt. Iodine is required for the body's synthesis of thyroid hormones, which control the body's metabolism.
The Biosyntrx mantra: "Good Enough is the Enemy of Excellence"
Biosyntrx, in concert with ophthalmologists, optometrists, biochemists, molecular biologists, and nutrition educators has been developing science-based and peer-reviewed nutritional formulations for the past eight years that support optimal health - specifically the exquisitely engineered functions of the eyes, which reveal some of the earliest signs of degeneration affecting the entire body. Biosyntrx state-of-the-art formulations are designed to address the micronutrient needs of the dry eye, cataract, macula degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy patient. Biosyntrx formulations are redesigned as appropriate science dictates.
Nutrients, which have been proven to be good for the eyes, have also been proven good for the entire body.