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TWINLAB® OcuGuard® Plus
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TWINLAB® OcuGuard® Plus60 Capsules
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Now with Lutein, Zeaxanthin & Vitamin D3
Advanced Vitamin & Antioxidant Supplement for the Eyes
OcuGuard® Plus with Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is an advanced vitamin and antioxidant nutritional supplement specifically formulated to support healthy vision and promote vision clarity.*
Each easy-to-swallow capsule provides a special combination of micronutrients the eyes may require, including Lutein, Zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, which are potent antioxidant carotenoids. Lutein is the most abundant carotenoid in fruits and vegetables, and is found to be highly concentrated in the macula of the eye. Combining Lutein and Zeaxanthin carotenoids with Vitamin D3 provides dual-action macular support for healthy eyes and vision clarity.* Other nutrients included in this synergistic formula are zinc from zinc picolinate (a chelated form of zinc that is easy for the body to absorb and use), natural Vitamin E, Vitamin C, selenium, and much more.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Supplement Facts
Take two capsules twice daily (preferably with morning and evening meals) or as directed by a Healthcare Professional.
Serving Size 2 Capsules Servings Per Container 30 Amount Per Serving % DV Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) ** Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) ** Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) ** Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate) ** Riboflavin ** Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) ** Chromium (as Chromium Chloride) ** Citrus Bioflavonoids Complex (containing 50% total bioflavonoids consisting of flavones) ** N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) ** Taurine ** Quercetin Dihydrate ** Rutin ** FloraGLO ** bilberry fruit extract ** L-Glutathione ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
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- Health Notes
Antioxidants and Omega-3s Team Up for Eye HealthAntioxidants and Omega-3s Team Up for Eye HealthEating oily fish one or more times per week may slash the risk of macular degeneration
Color my macula
The macula is a bright yellow spot located near the center of the retina in the back of the eye. It helps protect the retina from harmful blue light and is responsible for sharp, central vision.
Two carotenoids-lutein and zeaxanthin-lend the macula its color. Since humans don't make these substances, macular health depends upon the diet to provide them.
Age-related macular degeneration is a condition characterized by destruction of the macula, which can eventually lead to central vision loss. Macular degeneration is more common in older people, women, smokers, people with high blood pressure, Caucasians, people with a family history of the disease, people with light-colored eyes, and obese people.
In addition to lutein and zeaxanthin, the omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are associated with a lower risk of macular degeneration.
A winning combo for eye health
The study investigated the effect of a dietary supplement containing lutein, zeaxanthin, DHA, and EPA on antioxidant capacity and macular pigment density in 172 people with age-related macular degeneration. Higher antioxidant capacity is associated with better free-radical protection and higher macular pigment density is associated with decreased macular degeneration risk.
The people were divided into three groups. For 12 months, Group 1 took 10 mg lutein, 1 mg zeaxanthin, 100 mg DHA, and 30 mg EPA per day; Group 2 took 20 mg lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin, 200 mg DHA, and 60 mg EPA per day; and Group 3 took a placebo.
Antioxidant capacity, blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin, and macular pigment density increased significantly in groups 1 and 2 after one month of taking the supplement and remained high throughout the study. At the end of the 12 months, people in Group 2 had significantly higher blood levels of DHA and EPA compared with Group 1 and the placebo group.
An ounce of prevention
Even if macular degeneration runs in your family, there's a lot you can do to decrease your risk:
- Don't smoke. People who smoke are about two times more likely to develop macular degeneration than are nonsmokers.
- Eat fish. Eating oily fish one or more times per week may slash the risk of macular degeneration by up to 50%.
- Start moving. Getting regular exercise can significantly lower the risk of macular degeneration.
- Eat a low glycemic index diet. People who eat more high-glycemic-index foods, like white bread, sugar, and potatoes, have a substantially higher risk of developing macular degeneration compared with people who eat lower glycemic index foods.
- Be colorful. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in all sorts of leafy green veggies such as spinach, kale, and collard greens, as well as corn, zucchini, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and egg yolks.
Lesa Werner, a naturopathic doctor with a background in ophthalmology says, "Some people might need an extra boost of lutein and zeaxanthin to help prevent macular degeneration." Werner suggests eating foods that are rich in these nutrients along with some fat and taking a digestive enzyme to increase their absorption.
(JAMA Ophthalmol 2013;doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.2851)Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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- Avoided Cataract Surgery
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Comments about TWIN LAB TWINLAB® OcuGuard® Plus:
Ocuguard is very easy to take. Two tablets twice a day. It contains a greater amount of Leutin than other similar products. It has helped me avoid cataract surgery.
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