Recently, We've been getting a lot of questions about what type of nutrition is inside a bottle of Lipotriad Visionary. Many of our customers want to know what the best food to keep your eyes healthy so we decided to break it down for you below. We like to call this a simple guidline of food for your eyes. Below you will see what food equivlaent you get from a bottle of visionary. We highly recommend that you consume these foods on a regular basis but since it's unrealstic to consume enough of all these foods to get your proper nutrition for your eyes make sure to take your 1 softgel of visionary a day! This will keep you and your eyes covered!
10 mg of Lutein
Lutein can be found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and Kale. Lutein is one of more than 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Lutein was found to be present in a concentrated area of the macula, a small area of the retina responsible for central vision.
Lutein provides nutritional support to your eyes and skin, the only parts of our body directly exposed to the outdoor environment. Simply put, lutein is an antioxidant that appears to quench or reduce harmful free radicals in the eyes and skin. With the conclusion of AREDS 2 it's also now proven to help your eyes against macular degeneration.
Even if you eat a balanced diet, you’d need a large bowl of fresh spinach to get about 6 mg of lutein. Most Americans just don’t consume enough foods rich in lutein. That's why me make it easy for you by putting 10 mg of Lutein in each serving (1 soft gel) of Lipotriad Visionary!
2.5mg of Zeaxanthin
When combined with Lutein, Zeaxanthin protects eyes from harmful blue light induced photo-oxidative stress that can lead to macular degeneration (AMD). Zeaxanthin is also found in the macula of the eye, and is very scarce in a regular daily diet. It is also found in green leafy vegetables like spinach and Kale but in very low amounts which is why it's so important to take an Eye Vitamin that contains it. Visionary contains 2.5mg of Zeaxanthin in each serving. The combination of Lutein and Zeaxanthin has been proven by the AREDS 2 study to help prevent and slow the progression of macular degeneration!
250mg of Fish Oil, (200mg Omega -3 Fatty Acids, 125mg DHA, 50mg EPA)
Although the AREDS 2 study showed that supplementing with fish oil has no overall effect on AMD, their are a lot of the benefits to including fish oil in your diet.
Fish oil is shown to help reduce dry eye symptoms, which are very common among older adults. EPA/DHA is an essential fatty acid which stands for docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid. These polyunsaturated fats play a very important role in the function of our bodies, and seem to be necessary for healthy eye function. These essential fatty acids are found in flat seeds and fleshy fish such as tuna or salmon. In addition supplementing with fish oil has led to a lower risk of heart disease and a reduction of chronic inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, including cancer and stroke.
Unless you're eating fish 3x per week you are not getting enough fish oil in your diet! 1 serving of Visionary contain about the fish oil of one 4oz filet of salmon.
If you have been told to by your doctor that he recommends you supplement with high amounts of Omega 3 Fish Oil, keep in mind that 250mg is probably not enough, so you'd either have to adjust you diet to include more fish, or take a separate fish oil supplement in addition to taking Visionary.
113mg Vitamin C (188% DV)- Essential Antioxidant
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for normal growth and development. Studies suggest that high levels of vitamin C can reduce the risk of cataracts and also play a role in delaying age-related macular degeneration. This vitamin is found in our favorite morning beverage - orange juice. Other citrus fruits are also a good source of Vitamin C.
1 Serving of Visionary contains about the same amount of Vitamin C as 2 Oranges.
100IU Vitamin E (333% DV)- Essential Antioxidant
Vitamin E is the collective name for a set of 8 fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant properties. Some studies suggest that Vitamin E helps to prevent cataracts, and it also a factor in delaying macular degeneration. Vitamin E is found in nuts, salads, peanut butter, cereals, sweet potatoes and margarine.
1 Serving of Visionary contains about the same amount of Vitamin E as 8 cups of Almonds
17.4mg of Zinc (116% DV)- Essential Trace Mineral
Zinc is an essential mineral found in almost every cell in the body. Zinc is important for a healthy immune system, for healing cuts and wounds, and for maintaining the senses of taste and smell. Red meat and poultry contain a good level of zinc. Zinc can also be found in oysters, fortified cereals, nuts and baked beans. Zinc is believed to be important for vision because high levels of the mineral are found in the macula, part of the retina.
0.4mg of Copper (200% DV)- Essential Trace Mineral
Copper is a trace nutrient essential to all high plants and animals. It can act as an antioxidant, scavenging damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. Free radicals may contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health conditions. Copper is found in mixed nuts, sunflower seeds, liver, beans and lentils.