Quantum Health - SEE with Lutein, Nutrition for Eyes - 60 Tablets
Quantum Health SEE with Lutein is a science based formulation of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants specifically designed for complete eye health support.
Your ophthalmologist will be the first to tell you that proper nutrition and a good eye vitamin formula is absolutely vital for healthy eyes and may play an important role in the fight against cataracts and macular degeneration. Quantum Health SEE with Lutein is an all-natural die eye vitamin supplement packed with the nutrients your eyes need most.
Ultraviolet light from the sun bombards your eyes, producing harmful by-products called "free-radicals". Quantum Health SEE with Lutein contains ample doses of free-radical destroying anti-oxidants like Beta-Carotene, Omega 3, Vitamins A, C, and E, and Bilberry Extract to help protect your eyes and keep them healthy and strong.
Why Eye Vitamins?
As we age, the importance of vitamins increases drastically for a couple of reasons. Our body starts to naturally get tired from working for so many years, and needs more vitamins and nutrients to keep it working healthily and properly. Second, our body tends to have a harder time digesting and processing the vitamins that we do get in our regular diet. This is why people over the age of 50 need to take vitamins even if they have healthy eating habits. Lastly, there are some vitamins and nutrients that help prevent the eye from certain age-related eye diseases, and that are not found in many common foods. This is why you should consider taking vitamins for eye health well before you reach middle age.
The eyes are probably the most important organ connected to the senses - we use our eyes everyday for literally every task our body performs. Eyes, like all other organs, need certain vitamins to stay healthy and work well into your later years. The importance of vitamins for eyes cannot be understated - certain eye vitamins can literally decrease your chances of getting an age-related eye disease by 25%. Only now are medical research teams starting to understand the role of vitamins and how they integrate with the intricacies of the eye. Here are a few of the major age-related eye diseases (AREDs) where taking certain eye vitamins can significantly reduce your chances of vision loss:
- Macular Degeneration - This disease affects about 2 million people in the United States alone. It is a disease where certain deposits or blood vessels under the macula can damage the rods and cone cells of the eye, causing central vision loss and in some cases leading to legal blindness. The National Eye Institute has conducted research that shows certain vitamins can greatly reduce your chances of getting macular degeneration (more on how vitamins work below).
Read this Report on Macular Degeneration
- Cataracts - Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and are considered an age-related eye disease. Cataracts affect over 40% of people between 52 and 64, over 60% of people over the age 65 and up to 90% of people over the age of 90. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens at the front of the eye, under the cornea. Clouding can be semi transparent or can be completely opaque, causing complete blindness. The chances of getting cataracts can be greatly reduced by taking certain eye vitamins before cataracts start to appear.
- Glaucoma - Glaucoma is an age-related eye disease that affects about 1 in every 200 people. Glaucoma is the damaging of the optic nerve due to increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in and around the eye. Glaucoma usually goes undetected until it is fairly advanced, and loss of at least some vision is almost guaranteed if preventative measures and comprehensive eye exams are not taken. Studies as early as the 1950's showed that certain vitamins could decrease the IOP in the eye for a short time, and that taking certain eye vitamins regularly could help you keep a healthy IOP indefinitely.
- Diabetic Retinopathy - Diabetic Retinopathy is another major age-related eye disease where eye vitamins have shown to have a significant preventative effect. Diabetic Retinopathy (meaning damage to the retina) refers to weakened blood cells on and around the retina (due to unbalanced sugar levels) damaging the retina, causing loss of vision. Loss of vision can literally happen overnight with this disease, and can subsequently go away on its own in a day, week or even months. In almost every case, if left untreated, damage to the retina can be permanent, causing permanent vision loss or blindness. Taking eye vitamins for eye health is one way in which you can decrease your chances of getting Diabetic Retinopathy.
How Eye Vitamins Work
Since almost a century ago, scientists have known that Vitamin A has a beneficial affect in the eye as well as the rest of the body. Vitamin A was the first vitamin studied in detail, hence the name Vitamin A. Beta Carotene, a pigment compound found in orange colored or deep green leafy fruits and vegetables, is probably familiar to you (remember being told to eat carrots, they're good for your eyes?). Beta Carotene is converted into a form of vitamin A called retinols. Retinols have numerous functions in the body, including assisting the bio-electrical process of vision (preventing loss of night vision) and eliminating damaged cells from the body (thus helping to prevent dry macular degeneration for example).
Other cartenoids found in leafy green vegetables, namely lutein, has only recently been shown to play a significant role in eye health and is one of the most aggressively studied eye vitamins today. Lutein and beta-carotene are also antioxidants consisting of free radicals that help the eye in numerous ways, most importantly regulating cell health and ridding the body of extra-cellular growths, a key trigger of age related macular degeneration (ARMD). Antioxidants have also been shown to reduce the risk of cataracts.
Other minerals and vitamins also play a major role in eye health. For example, bilberries play a significant role in both eye health and in preventing age-related eye disease. Among its eye health benefits are anthocyanoside, antioxidants that strengthen blood vessels (reducing the chances of blood vessel haemorrhaging in macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy). Zinc and selenium have positive effects on the eyes and also help your body to absorb both Vitamin A and Vitamin E, key vitamins in eye health.
Recent medical studies and clinical test performed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found direct links between these vitamins and minerals and eye health. The most common question people have after learning about the preventative effects of these vitamins and minerals is "do I get enough of these eye vitamins in my daily multivitamin?" According to the NEI, the answer is no. For complete eye health, and to significantly reduce the chances of age-related eye diseases and vision loss, you must take extra supplements specifically engineered for your eyes, such as SEE. Below we will go into detail about how each eye vitamin helps your eyes stay healthy.
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