Visionace Plus is a dual pack combining 28 of the original Visionace multinutrient tablet formula with 28 high quality Omega-3 capsules containing additional Lutein Esters and Zeaxanthin.
The importance of Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a special class of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are essential to human health. They can only be obtained from the diet and are most commonly obtained from plant seed oils, nut oils and oily fish e.g. sardine and salmon. A large number of scientific studies worldwide have highlighted the multiple benefits of dietary Omega-3 fatty acids, in areas as diverse as heart, brain, joint and bone health. The two most researched and arguably the most important Omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Recent research indicates that they may play an important role in maintaining eye health as we age.
DHA and EPA in the retina
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important structural and functional role in the retina. While DHA has been the focus of most research on eye health EPA also plays an important functional role in the eye and is involved with cell signalling, which supports visibility.
Macular health and ageing
The macula is the central area of the retina (containing the highest density of photoreceptors) which is responsible for detailed, fine vision. The retinal cells of the macular are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV rays in sunlight and high oxygen tension which can result in cellular damage. Over time this may lead to ageing of the macula.
The beneficial role of antioxidants such as carotenoids is well known however it is now also understood that Omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to antioxidant protection since DHA is a precursor to a protective protein which may help to reduce oxidative stress. Furthermore, the retinal cells are continually being renewed therefore a constant supply of Omega-3 fatty acids and in particular DHA is required.
The issue of maintaining eye moisture becomes more relevant as we age. It has been observed that Omega-3 fatty acids may help maintain moisture levels by improving the quality and amount of eye secretions.
The importance of Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin belong to a class of compounds called carotenoids, naturally occurring antioxidants obtained from plants (e.g. green vegetables) and algae. When consumed, Lutein and Zeaxanthin are incorporated into the retina of the eyes and act as antioxidants “mopping up”, or neutralising free radicals which can cause cellular damage.
Free from artificial colours, gluten, lactose, preservatives, salt and yeast.
Vitamin A (1000 IU), Vitamin D3 (100 IU), Vitamin E (Natural Source), Vitamin C, Thiamin (Vitamin B1). Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Niacin (Vitamin B3), Vitamin B6, Folacin (Folic Acid), Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Iodine, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Chromium, Natural Mixed Carotenoids, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Bilberry, Lutein Esters.