(Health-NewsWire.Net, May 06, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- It is accepted scientific fact that Lutein protects the tissues of the eyes, the macula in particular, from free-radical damage. Studies abound to attest to this fact. There have been a plethora of clinical trials that have illustrated improvements in visual-function after lutein-therapy in both healthy-people and those suffering with age related macula degeneration. Two pilot studies suggested lutein supplementation could improve visual function in RP patients as well.(1,2) In both trials, RP patients were supplemented with 10-40 mg/day lutein for up to six months. Results demonstrated that lutein supplementation significantly improved visual field area. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) affects one out of every four-thousand people.
There is no surgical or medical treatment that can arrest this disorder. Researchers have been studying the role of bioflavonoids in preventing the free-radical damage that results in eye disease. Harvard Medical School published a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study in the Archives of Ophthalmology(3). In this study, "Two hundred and twenty-five non-smoking patients aged 18-60 years with retinitis pigmentosa received either 12 mg of FloraGLO® Lutein or a placebo tablet daily. All patients received 15,000 IU/day of Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate and throughout the study period were advised to eat 1 to 2 servings of oily fish per week to increase their intake of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)."
According to the authors of the study: "Based on the randomized comparison, eye vitamins lutein supplementation saved on average 2.7% of midperipheral visual field sensitivity per year. Based on change in serum lutein level, the savings would be 4.7% and based on change in MPOD, the savings would be 6.3% per year. Over the longer term, supplementation with a highly bioavailable source of lutein, i.e., FloraGLO® Lutein with Actelease Technology, would preserve midperipheral visual field sensitivity among RP patients also taking a Vitamin A supplement and eating an oily fish diet for 3 to 10 additional years."
What is significant in these observations is that a multi-ingredient approach to eye care vitamins yields the best results. Whole Vitality is aware of this finding and has released a cutting-edge eye-health formula that can combat macular degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa. It is called Complete Vision Health, and is a multi-ingredient formula that includes clinically proven ingredients that improve and protect eye health, such as: FloraGlo® Lutein, Bilberry Extract, Quercetin, Rutin, Vitamins A, C, and E, Zinc, and Beta Carotene. All Whole Vitality products are made in the USA, and manufactured in an FDA-Certified facility with a GMP-Certified laboratory, to the highest standards for quality, potency and purity.
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