With eye health becoming a primary concern of aging, a great deal of recent research has focused on maintaining healthy eyes. It is well established that the Vitamin A family of nutrients (retinoids and carotenoids) is critical to ocular nutrition. One specific carotenoid, Lutein (and its precursor, Zeaxanthin), has been identified as playing a central role in macular health. Lutein is an antioxidant that appears to quench or reduce harmful free radicals. Lutein also filters the high-energy, blue wavelengths of light from the visible-light spectrum by as much as 90%. It is important to carefully balance lutein with Beta-Carotene in a clinical eye formula, avoiding too much carotene, as they compete for absorption.
Ocu Support is nutritionally balanced, having been formulated to provide comprehensive protection for the eyes. Studies suggest that 6-10 mg of Lutein per day is necessary to realize health benefits. One serving of Ocu Support™ supplies the full 10 mg of Lutein. Ocu Support has also included useful antioxidants like Green Tea Extract, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Bilberry, and Grape Seed Extract.
Ocu Support contains FloraGLO Lutein and Zeaxanthin from Marigold Flower Extracts. Numerous peer-reviewed studies link the natural antioxidant lutein with important eye-health benefits. Newer science suggests lutein promotes healthy skin. FloraGLO Lutein is the world's leading patented, purified lutein source. Health Functions:
Eye Support. Ingredients:
Serving Size: 3 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Beta-Carotene (Betatene) 10,000 IU (as pro-Vitamin A 6 mg)
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg
Vitamin E (from d- alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 100 IU
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 15 mg
Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 10 mg
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 100 mcg
Zinc (from L-OptiZinc Zinc-L-Methionine) 7.5 mg
Selenium (from Seleno Pure L-Selenomethionine) (Yeast-Free) 50 mcg
Chromium (from ChromeMate Chromium Polynicotinate) 50 mcg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 100 mg (min. 37% total bioflavonoids as Hesperidin)
Rutin 100 mg
Eyebright (Euphrasia stricta
) (Aerials) 100 mg
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis
) 50 mg Extract (Leaf) (min. 60% Polyphenols)(Contains 2 mg of Caffeine)
Taurine 50 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 50 mg
Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus
) Extract 40 mg (Fruit) (min. 25% Total Anthocyanosides)
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 25 mg
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera
) 25 mg (min. 90% Total Polyphenols)
Ginkgo biloba Extract (Leaf) 20 mg (min. 24% Ginkgoflavonglycosides & min. 6% Terpene Lactones CoQ10 (as Ubidecarenone
) 10 mg
Lutein (Free-Form) 10 mg (from 200 mg FloraGLO Marigold Flowers Extract)
Zeaxanthin 500 mcg (from 200 mg FloraGLO Marigold Flowers Extract)
L-Glutathione (Reduced-Form) 2.5 mg
Naturally Occurring Caffeine.
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily, preferably with meals. Caution:
The action of oral anticoagulant medications may be affected by Vitamin E and excessive bleeding has been associated with this combination and coagulation abnormalities. Amiloride could reduce zinc excretion from the body, leading to toxic zinc accumulation. Zinc may interfere with the absorption of penicillamine, fluoroquinolone and tetracycline so it may be advisable to take zinc at least 2 hours apart. Seek medical supervision before taking chromium if you are taking oral diabetes medications or insulin. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.