Vision Power Works
LOSS OF EYESIGHT – the most feared loss of all the five senses – is also the most devastating because more than 80 percent of the information one takes in from the world is visual. New studies show that two of the most common reasons for loss of sight, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, can be stopped or improved with nutrition and supplements.
Studies Prove Vision Power Ingredients Effective
More than 20 million Americans have cataracts, the filmy deposits that lead to blindness. Typically, surgery is the only answer for cataracts. Recently published results of an Italian study reveal that taking bilberry and vitamin E can prevent the progression of cataracts up to 97 percent of the time. Bilberry has been known for more than 60 years as an effective remedy for poor night vision. Now, it also has proven effective in relieving tired eyes because it strengthens capillaries in the eyes and improves circulation.*
Bilberry is the world’s most popular herb for eyesight improvement
Legend holds that during WWII, British Royal Air Force bomber crews reported improved night vision from eating bilberry jam, allowing them to better see their targets and increase their accuracy. These reports led to laboratory and clinical research on the effects of bilberry fruit extracts on the eyes and the entire vascular system. Researchers concluded that the most effective medicinal use for bilberry extract was for improving micro-circulation, which benefits the capillaries of the eyes.*
A study published in January in the journal, “Archives of Ophthalmology,” reveals that individuals whose diets are high in lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin E have a reduced risk of developing cataracts. Moreover, the same study showed improved intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in yellow or dark, leafy vegetables, has been linked to a lower risk of another common eye disease — age-related macular degeneration.*
Study information came from the Women’s Health Study that utilized data from 35,551 women, ages 45 years and older, and followed them for an average of 10 years. Women whose intake of lutein and zeaxanthin was in the top one-fifth of participants experienced an 18 percent lower risk of developing cataracts than women whose intake was in the bottom fifth. When vitamin E was examined, those whose intake was in the top one-fifth had a 14 percent reduction in risk compared with women whose intake was lowest.*
Lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin E are believed to help protect against cataracts by reducing the formation of damaging free radicals. The authors concluded the data indicate that higher intakes of lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamin E are associated with decreased risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration. *
Vision Power Can Save, Protect Your Sight*
ALTRUM Vision Power delivers the recommended daily dose of 320 mg of bilberry, along with premium potencies of lutein and zeaxanthin. Vision Power also contains 125 percent of the recommended daily dose of vitamin E, as well as other vital eye-protecting nutrients. Visit the ALTRUM website for complete information about ALTRUM Vision Power.
* ALTRUM products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.