BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection Complete - 180 Capsules
BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection do not exceed the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) safe upper limits for long-term daily consumption.
BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection is also designed to address mitochondria function, including energy production. BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection includes efficacious amounts of acetyl-l-carnitine, CoQ10 and lipoic acid.When you take BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection you do not need additional multiple vitamin supplements. BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection is made in the U.S.A in a NSF GMP registered facility. BioSyntrx Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection also includes the minerals associated with blood sugar control, chromium and vanadium.
Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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.
Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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 Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection 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.
Extra Strength Eye & Body Protection Frequently Asked Questions
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 Eye & Body Complete for the first two weeks and then build up to the full dosage the second two weeks?
Eye & Body 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 Eye & Body 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 Eye & Body 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 Eye & Body 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 Eye & Body Complete are safe for smokers and former smokers. Our 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. For more information on this subject visit the Friday Pearl se
Does Eye & Body Complete Include Both Lutein and Zeaxanthin?
Absolutely. Macula tissue preference for these two zanthophylls has been proven to our scientific advisors satisfaction. Eye & Body Complete is the only full-spectrum multiple formulation available to the AMD patients that includes 10 mg of the highest concentrate LuteMax 2020 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 is the source of lutein in Oculair and Eye & Body Complete?
The lutein we include in Eye & Body Complete (LuteMax 2020) 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.
What does the word "COMPLETE" mean in the name Eye & Body Complete?
The Eye & Body 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, Eye & Body Complete contains effective amounts of the nutrients that are lacking in most other available products. In other words, when you take Eye & Body 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.
Given the high-smoking rate profile of AMD patients, and the cellular competition for transport space of the carotenoids, why would AMD formulations like Bausch&Lomb's PreserVision and the copy cat companies include 25,000 IUs of beta-carotene in their formulations?
We assume these formulation designers, and the companies who copy them, do not monitor AMD patient lifestyle profiles, or recent vitamin A and carotenoid science. It concerns us that the PreserVision AMD consumers don't always understand that to protect their vascular system and their macula, they need to take additional supplemental antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and xanthophylls that are not included in the PreserVision formulation.
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. Two large-scale studies, CARET and ATBC, su
Is Eye & Body 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.
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.