- MFG # AOR08177
- UPC # 624917081770
In the United States‚ th main cause of blindness is age-related macular dgeneration (AMD)‚ a condition that affects 80% of those over 75. Many factors have been shown to contribute to AMD‚ including UV radiation and oxidative damage to the eye by free radicals. Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) also exacerbate the progression of AMD‚ aging the eyes and impairing vision. Vision Support II contains nutrients that target these factors in order to preserve your vision.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are pigments found in the eyes whose main function is the filtration of ultraviolet light that can damage the macula and the lens of the eye. Diets containing 6 mg of lutein per day have been found to reduce the incidence of macular degeneration by 43% and reduce the incidence of cataract formation.
Astaxanthin is carotenoid found in red algae and is a very powerful antioxidant. It has the unique ability to pass through the blood-brain barrier‚ allowing it to act directly on th central nervous system and the eyes‚ quenching free radicals and alleviating oxidative stress that can damage the eyes. Several studies have shown that astaxanthin is also extremely effective in alleviating the symptoms of asthenopia (eye fatigue) related to the use of TV and computers screen‚ improving symptoms by up to 54%. Scientists believe the mechanism of action of astaxanthin is based on faster accommodation by the ciliary body (an eye muscle responsible for adjusting lens thickness and focusing light on the retina)‚ increased retinal blood flow‚ and anti-inflammatory properties.
Benfotiamine is a highly bioavailable form of vitamin B1. Studies have shown that benfotiamine supports eye health and is especially effective at helping to prevent the formation of glycated proteins called AGEs. AGEs are extremely damaging to the eyes and retinas and are a leading cause of cataracts‚ AMD and diabetic retinopathy. Benfotiamine has been shown to prevent retinopathy in diabetic rats. Vitamin B1 is essential for the maintenance of normal eye health‚ and deficiencies in this vitamin are often associated with vision disorders.
Black soybean hull is an extremely rich source of the anthocyanin Cyanidin-3-Glucoside (C3G). Studies have shown that C3G quenches free radicals and helps to protect against oxidative damage caused by UV light. Anthocyanins have protective effects on blood vessels‚ helping to maintain the integrity of retinal capillaries. They also stimulate the production of rhodopsin‚ a key element required for night vision.
AOR's Vision Support II formula provides these key eye health nutrients in an olive oil suspension. Research has shown that olive oil enhances the absorption and bioavailability of fat soluble nutrients like lutein‚ zeaxanthin and astaxanthin.
Vision Support II has been designed to complement the actions of a complete‚ high-quality multivitamin/mineral formulation such as Ortho-Core‚ Multi Basics-3 or Essential Mix. Such a combination will maximize the effectiveness of Vision Support II‚ providing optimal support for long term eye health and maintenance.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings per Container: 30
Amount per Serving / % Daily Value
Lutein 15 mg / †
Zeaxanthin 15 mg / †
Benfotiamine 160 mg / †
Astaxanthin 4 mg / †
Black Soybean Hull Extract (10% Cyanidin-3-Glucosides) 120 mg / †
† Daily value not established.
Other ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil. Softgel: water‚ caramel‚ gelatin‚ glycerin.
AOR guarantees that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat‚ gluten‚ corn‚ nuts‚ dairy‚ soy‚ eggs‚ fish or shellfish.
Take two softgels per day with food‚ or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Pregnancy / Nursing
No Studies‚ best to avoid
Consult a healthcare practitioner practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant‚ nursing or taking blood thinners.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Vegetarian Product
- Wheat Free
- Gluten Free
- Corn Free
- Nuts Free
- Dairy Free
- Soy Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Shellfish Free