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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.

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BioSyntrx - Macula Complete - 180 CapsulesPotent Full-Spectrum Multiple Support for a Healthy Retina and Body

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    BioSyntrx Macula Complete - 180 Capsules

    BioSyntrx Macula Complete is a high-energy premium broad-spectrum dietary supplement of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant phytochemicals designed to support optimal body and retinal function. The nutrient levels in BioSyntrx Macula Complete do not exceed the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) safe upper limits for long-term daily consumption.
     
    BioSyntrx Macula Complete is also designed to address mitochondria function, including energy production. BioSyntrx Macula Complete includes efficacious amounts of acetyl-l-carnitine, CoQ10 and lipoic acid.When you take BioSyntrx Macula Complete you do not need additional multiple vitamin supplements. BioSyntrx Macula Complete is made in the U.S.A in a NSF GMP registered facility. BioSyntrx Macula Complete is properly balanced with a full-spectrum of minerals, including zinc, copper and manganese, which are all three required to produce manganese super-oxide dismutase (Mn SOD), which is necessary to neutralize singlet oxygen and the super-oxide free-radicals suggested to contribute to vascular disease and degenerative diseases of the eyes, including macula degeneration. This issue is not adequately addressed in products that only include the ingredients in the ARED study formulation. BioSyntrx Macula Complete also includes the minerals associated with blood sugar control, chromium and vanadium.

    Macula Complete includes the nutrients used the three major studies on nutrition as it relates to eye health.

    • ARED study
    • Lutein Antioxidant Supplement Trial (LAST)
    • Phototrop Study (with the exception of Omega-3 fatty acids, which we present as a stand alone product, ZoOmega-3, to ensure fatty acid stability.

    The nutrients included in these studies inhibited AMD disease progression in the study participants. We also added efficacious amounts of Alpha Lipoic Acid, CoQ10, and Acetyl-L-Carnitine, which have been suggested in peer-reviewed studies to support the mitochondria, as well as to support production of cellular (ATP) energy.

    Macula Complete is an appropriate supplement for those AMD patients who have or those who have or continue to smoke since it does not include beta carotene a source of Vitamin A. The AREDS formulation includes 25,000 IUs of beta carotene; the amount has been linked to increased risk of lung cancer in those who smoke and beta carotene interferes with lutein and zeaxanthin absorption, which is vital for optimal pigment.
     
    The preformed vitamin A in Macula Complete is retinyl palmitate, which provides adequate vitamin A for night vision, wound healing, immune protection and appropriate cellular differentiation.  The full-spectrum of B vitamins in Macula Complete are included to help prevent DNA damage and inapropriate gene transcription, and to control blood levels of homocysteine, which has been suggested in published studies to increase the risk of dry AMD becoming wet. The Vitamin C included in Macula Complete is a balanced combination of water soluble ascorbic acid and fat soluble ascorbal palmitate to insure continuous circulating vitamin C. Vitamin E is presented in Macula Complete as 30 IU of d-alpha tocopherol primarily from mixed tocopherols, as well as 30 mg of Vitamin E tocotrienols to balance alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols and tocotrienols.  
     
     
    The plant-based nutrients included in Macula Complete include Ginkgo biloba, grape seed extract, quercetin, hesperidin, rutin, bilberry, trans-resveratrol and green tea.  These nutrients have been suggested in peer-reviewed scientific literature to address vascular related inflammatory diseases of the entire body and the retina, including glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.
     
    Potent Macula and Full Body Protection

    • Ultimate nutrition for eye and body health and renewed energy
    • Designed to protect the retina and full body from degenerative disease180 capsule count per bottleIncludes the vitamins, minerals and plant-based nutrients in the ARED, LAST and Mitotropic Compound studies, and far more (Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil are sold separately as ZoOmega-3 for optimal product stability).
    • Addresses DNA protection, gene signaling, mitochondrial energy production and the inflammatory processes associated with macular degeneration and all retina disease including glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

    Age Related Macular Degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative condition of the macula (the central retina). It is the most common cause of vision loss in Americans age 50 and older, particularly in blue-eyed, post-menopausal females. Its prevalence increases with age. AMD is caused by arterial damage, which decreases blood flow into the capillaries that nourish the retina and macula and deprives the sensitive retinal tissue of oxygen and nutrients it needs to function and thrive. As a result the central vision deteriorates. The macula is located at the center of the retina. The retina sends light from the eye to the brain, and the macula allows you to see fine detail.

    Macular degeneration varies widely in severity. In the worst cases, ARMD causes a complete loss of central vision, making reading or driving impossible. For others, it may cause only slight distortion. Fortunately, macular degeneration does not cause total blindness since it does not affect the peripheral vision. Macular degeneration is classified as either wet (neovascular) or dry (non-neovascular). About 10% of people who suffer from macular degeneration have wet AMD. This type occurs when new vessels form to improve the blood supply to oxygen-deprived retinal tissue. However, the new vessels are very delicate and break easily, causing bleeding and damage to surrounding tissue.

    People with wet macular degeneration develop new blood vessels under the retina. This causes hemorrhage, swelling, and scar tissue. The more common form of AMD, dry macular degeneration, results in less severe, more gradual loss of vision. Macular degeneration may be caused by a variety of factors. Genetics, age, nutrition, smoking and sunlight exposure all play a role.

    Several peer-reviewed studies have shown a strong link between nutrition and the development of macular degeneration. It has been scientifically demonstrated that people with diets high in fruits and vegetables (especially dark green leafy vegetables and berries) have a lower incidence of macular degeneration. The almost seven year Age Related Eye Disease (ARED) study conducted by The National Eye Institute demonstrated a 25% decrease in the progression of diagnosed macular degeneration in those people who supplemented their diets with specific minerals and antioxidants.

    Macula Complete Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the source of lutein in Oculair and Macula Complete?
    The lutein we include in Macula Complete and Oculair (FloraGLO) is the best available. It is 20% crystalline liquid suspended in corn oil, which is purified from marigold petal extract using a very special patented process. This type of lutein is far more bioavailable than the 5% dry form used by most multiple manufacturers. Unlike lutein esters, this lutein is chemically identical to lutein found in spinach, kale, collard greens, and other green leafy vegetables in our diet. We take the extra time to run our powder multiple formulation through dryers (this allows us to use the 20% crystalline liquid) before encapsulating to ensure the best absorption rate for our customers.

    Just what is the macula?
    The macula is the most sensitive area in the retina. It is located in the center of the back of the eye where images are focused by the lens system of the eye. Macula means spot, and since the macula is yellowish in color it is called the macula lutea. Lutea means yellow in Latin. Lutein, an important carotenoid antioxidant, is important in the treatment of macular degeneration. Lutein is found in high concentrations in both spinach and kale.

    Why did my eye doctor suggest that I start with one half dose of Macula Complete for the first two weeks and then build up to the full dosage the second two weeks?
    Macula Complete is a concentrated super-potent multiple vitamin/minerar/antioxidant, which can produce an immediate detox effect in some people - these are usually the people who are the most nutrient deficient. It is important that you not discontinue taking Macula Complete if you get slight headaches or upset stomachs. Most people easily adjust to the formulation by starting with one or two capsules a day (always with food) and then slowly working up to the six-per-day full dosage.

    Why does Macula Complete contain such expensive nutrients like acetyl-l-carnitine, CoQ10 and large amounts of lipoic acid? The other mucula formulations do not include these nutrients.
    All of these nutrients have specifically been shown to dramatically improve cellular mitochondria function in histopathologic studies. Improved mitochondria function provides beneficial effects in preventing and treating Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

    Does excessive zinc supplementation increase the risk of prostate cancer?
    The July 2003 Journal of The National Cancer Institute reported that men who supplement with 100 mg of daily zinc are at twice the risk of advanced prostate cancer, as are men who supplement with amounts that excessively exceed the Institute of Medicine safe upper limits of zinc for more than 10 years. This data was collected from a 14 year follow-up survey of 46,974 health professionals. Biosyntrx multiples are designed for long-term use and include no more than 40-50 mg of zinc, as monomethinonine, which is properly balanced with the full-spectrum of minerals for optimal safety.

    Is Macula Complete appropriate for smokers or former smokers?
    After lengthly study of both the ATBC and CARET beta carotene/lung cancer trials, the Biosyntrx Scientific advisors are confident that Oculair and Macula Complete are safe for smokers and former smokers. The research and design team carefully studied the beta-carotene trials from the mid 1990s before including a very small amount of beta-carotene in our multiple formulations to address specific issues of singlet oxygen formation and diseases of the eye. Biosyntrx multiples include less than one (1) mg beta-carotene, which is appropriately balanced with a complete host of carotenoids and other phytonutrient antioxidants, including 400 IUs of mixed tochpherol Vitamin E and 500 mg of Vitamin C, which are both vital to healthy lungs for all who smoke or have smoke damaged lungs.

    Does Macula Complete Include Both Lutein and Zeaxanthin?
    Absolutely. Macula tissue preference for these two zanthophylls has been proven to our scientific advisors satisfaction. Macula Complete is the only full-spectrum multiple formulations available to the AMD patients that includes 10 mg of the highest concentrate FloraGlo Lutein, appropriately balanced with 4 mg of pure Zeaxanthin, which is the preferred carotenoid of the central macula. Biosyntrx does not make zeaxanthin label claims for the amount of zeaxanthin or meso-zeaxanthin that might be converted from supplemental lutein, as do most other companies.

    What does the word "COMPLETE" mean in the name Macula Complete?
    The Macula Complete vitamin/mineral/antioxidant formula is designed to meet the needs of the delicate neurovascular structures in the central, most sensitive part of the retins. In addition to the specific vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed for retinal health, Macula Complete contains effective amounts of the nutrients that are lacking in most other available products. In other words, when you take Macula Complete, you do not need to take any other multiple vitamin product. Remember, what's good for the eyes is good for the whole body.

    I've been told that supplemental bilberry and Ginko biloba might increase the risk of retinal bleeding for patients with wet macular degeneration. Is this so?
    This is a great question and one that is ask by a number of AMD patients. It's important to understand that although both of these nutrients tend to slightly thin the blood, they also dramatically improve ocular microcirculation and protect the vascular endothelium, as well as inhibit collegen destruction and decrease capillary fragility. Retinal bleeds are normally caused by capillary fragility, not thin blood. Biosyntrx multiple formulations also include an antioxidant bioflavinoid complex that includes quercetin, rutin and hesperidin, which further strengthen the capillaries that feed the eye and the brain, as well as the fragile capillaries formed during subretinal neovascularization.

    Should beta-carotene be used as the primary source of supplemental Vitamin A and does beta-carotene interfere with Lutein absorption?
    Not in the opinion of the Biosyntrx team. Pre-formed Vitamin A, or retinol, is absolutely essential for eye health, wound healing, and proper immune function. Beta-carotene, as pro-formed Vitamin A, only attempts to metabolically convert to retinol when and if the vitamin A cellular stores are retinol deficient. The beta-carotene/retinol conversion becomes more and more difficult with the aging process. Recent science suggests that beta-carotene converts to retinol at less that half the rate once published. Excessive amounts of supplemental hydrocarbon antioxidant carotenoids, which include beta-carotene, are also thought to compete for transport space with the carotenoid xanthophylls like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are particularly important to the prevention of degenerative disease of the macula.

    Is Macula Complete safe for people who take blood thinners like Coumadin?
    Yes it is safe. However, we recommend that Coumadin patients have their clotting time checked on on a regular basis. Essential Fatty Acids, fish oil, vitamin E, bilberry, and Ginko biloba are all reported to slightly reduce clotting time - therefore, it may be necessary to slightly lower the amount of prescription Coumadin taken on a daily basis. We do not recommend patients ever reducing the amount of Coumadin they take without physician knowledge.

    About BioSyntrx
    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.

    Suggested Use
    Take 6 capsules per day. Take 3 capsules with the morning meal and 3 capsules with the evening meal.

    Warnings

    Store in cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
    Ingredients

    BioSyntrx Macula Complete - 180 Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 6 Capsules
    Servings Per Container: 30
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) 2500 IU 50 %
    Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid and ascorbyl palmitate) 500 mg 833 %
    Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 2000 IU 500 %
    Vitamin E (as D-tocopheryl succinate and mixed tocopherols) 30 IU 100 %
    Thiamin (as Vitamin B1 as thiamine hydrochloride) 25 mg 1667 %
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 10 mg 588 %
    Niacin (Vitamin B3 from niacinamide) 50 mg 250 %
    Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 50 mg 2500 %
    Folate (as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 400 mcg 100 %
    Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 1 mg 16667 %
    Biotin 1 mg 335 %
    Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5 from calcium pantothenante) 50 mg 500 %
    Calcium (as calcium citrate and a calcium malate) 100 mg 10 %
    Iodine (as potassium iodide) 100 mcg 67 %
    Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 200 mg 50 %
    Zinc (as Zinc monomethionine) 25 mg 167 %
    Selenium (as selenomethionine) 100 mcg 143 %
    Copper (as copper sebacate) 250 mcg 13 %
    Manganese (as Manganese amino acid chelate) 2 mg 100 %
    Choromium (as chromium polynicotinante) 200 mcg 167 %
    Molybdenum (as molybdenum aspartate) 150 mcg 200 %
    Mixed Tocotrienols (as annatto seed oil (Delta GoldR)) 30 mg *
    Trans-resveratrol (as Japnese Knotweed (polygonum cuspidatum)) 100 mg *
    Bioflavonoid complex (as 100mg hesperdin complex,150mg quercetin and 50mg rutin concentrate) 300 mg *
    Taurine 500 mg *
    Betaine HCL 100 mg *
    N-acetyl cysteine 200 mg *
    Acetyl L-carnitine 200 mg *
    Alpha lipoic acid 150 mg *
    Digestive enzymes (as amylase,protease, lactase, lipase, cellulase) 100 mg *
    Ginko (ginkobiloba) extract (leaf) 50 mg *
    Biberry (vaccinium myrtillus) extract (fruit) 25% anthocyanidins 30 mg *
    Grape (vitus vinitera) extract (seed) 95% proanthocyanidins 30 mg *
    Green Tea Leaf extract 100 mg *
    L-carnosine 30 mg *
    Coenzyme Q-10 30 mg *
    Choline (choline bitartrate) 10 mg *
    Lutein (FloraGLOR) 16 mg *
    Zeaxanthin (as ZeaGoldR) 4 mg *
    Boron (boron amino acid chelate) 2 mg *
    Lycopene (tomato extract) 1 mg *
    Astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis) 1 mg *
    Vanadium (vanadyl sulfate) 30 mcg *
    *Daily Value Not Established
     
    Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.
    About BioSyntrx
    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.
    4740 Farthing Drive
    Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
    Phone: 800.688.6815
    Fax: 866-735-1654
    http://www.biosyntrx.com
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