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Eye Health Supplement
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Cooper Complete Eye Health Supplement has been formulated to provide key nutrients clinically proven to promote eye health.
Since our eyes are so metabolically active, proper nutrition is vital to help maintain proper vision. As we age, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and dry eyes become issues for many. Lutein is an antioxidant that may protect the macula tissue from destructive oxidation reactions by quenching free radicals. Lutein also filters high-energy blue light that can damage the macula and skin.
Since the 1990s research has shown that lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids found at high levels in kale and spinach, can help lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 65. Now research is showing that these two nutrients, when delivered in the proper doses, can also improve the visual “performance” of athletes.
In virtually every sport the ability to “see” better, and faster, results in improved performance.
Consider in football the expectation for a quarterback to instantly determine whether to throw to one of three different receivers, dump a pass off to a running back, or tuck and run. Or for a receiver or defensive back, while running at full speed, to leap in traffic then locate the pass in bright sunshine or against glaring stadium lights, and then react to a tipped ball to make the catch.
Realize that a spike in volleyball can top 90 mph, a slap shot in hockey often exceeds 100 mph, and serves in tennis routinely reach 124 mph for women and 140 mph for men.
As it turns out, nutrition plays an incredible role in how the eyes of an athlete perform during competition.
A 2008 trial published in Optometry and Vision Science studied 40 healthy men and women with a mean age of 23.9 years. After four months of supplementation with 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin, glare recovery improved significantly. After six months, the subjects’ ability to tolerate glaring light improved 58 percent, and the time to recover sight following exposure to bright light (photostress) improved by 5 seconds or 14 percent.
We all have experienced how our eyes need time to adjust when going from a brightly lit lobby into a dark movie theater. This type of adjustment, albeit not as dramatic, is also happening constantly in competitive athletics. The difference is that in a movie theater there is rarely any pressure to instantly find a seat. In sports however, the faster, and more accurately you can make a decision, the better.
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, milk/dairy, corn, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
Cooper Complete Eye Health Supplement is recommended for adults. The daily serving is two softgels (daily with a meal). 120 softgels per bottle. 60-day supply.
(Please Note: This product contains eye nutrients only, and is not a comprehensive daily multivitamin. Please take in conjunction with the multivitamin of your choice and Advanced Omega-3.)
Eye Health Supplement Facts Panel
|The daily dosage of 2 softgels provides:|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||350 mg||583|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate)||200 IU||667|
|Zinc (as amino acid chelate 20%)||25 mg||166|
|Copper (as copper gluconate)||2 mg||100|
|Bilberry (fruit, standardized to 25% anthocyanidins)||100 mg||*|
|Lutein (as Flora-GLO® Lutein)||10 mg||*|
|Zeaxanthin (as ZeaONE™)||2 mg||*|
|** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
* Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Beeswax, lecithin, soybean oil, gelatin (bovine), glycerin, deionized water, caramel.
Item Number: 183
Frequently Asked Questions
What is lutein?
Lutein is an antioxidant found in green vegetables such as spinach, kale and collard greens. In our bodies, lutein is located within the eyes (including the macula, lens and retina), skin, blood serum and other tissues. While heavily concentrated in the center of the retina, in the region of maximum visual sensitivity known as the macula, lutein seems to behave as a natural sunshade for the eye. It protects the sensitive tissues of the retina against excess amounts of potential sunlight damage. Research suggests that lutein appears to filter harmful light waves along with shielding the lens of the eye from light damage.
Dietary intake may reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, a leading causes of blindness among older Americans. Recent research also indicates that lutein may protect the eyes from glaucoma. Lutein filters high-energy blue light that can damage the macula of the eye and skin cells. Lutein is also thought to protect the macula tissue from destructive oxidation reactions by quenching free radicals.
What is bilberry?
Bilberry – popularly found in Europe in jams, cobblers and pies – is a blue-black berry useful for maintaining healthy vision, and reducing poor night vision, cataracts and AMD.
Can I take this product if I am also taking Coumadin or Warfarin?
If you are taking Coumadin or Warfarin, we recommend consulting your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.
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