LUTEIN BILBERRY Guardian of Your Mind’s Window
Ingredients: Vitamin A, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, 10:1 Bilberry Extract
- Individuals who want to protect their eyesight (especially students, teachers, computer users, bankers, drivers, etc.).
- People with nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, retinal degeneration, night blindness, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts.
- Individuals at risk of diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
Product Features: The synergistic action of four natural “eye protectors” (Vitamin A, Lutein Esters, Zeaxanthin, Bilberry Concentrate) can help relieve eye fatigue, enhance vision, and maintain eye health with significant effects.
Nutritional Knowledge: As electronic devices become more prevalent and developed, our exposure to computers and mobile phones has increased significantly. Activities such as chatting and gaming involve prolonged screen time, which can seriously harm our eyes. Therefore, many people seek effective ways to nourish and protect their eyes.
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is often referred to as the “guardian of the eyes.” It’s a fat-soluble vitamin and plays a crucial role in visual health because it is a component of the photoreceptor cells that make up the retina. If you think of the eye as a camera, the retina is like the film that captures incoming light and forms images in the brain. Vitamin A is the photosensitive material in this “film.” Without sufficient Vitamin A, the “film” cannot be exposed to light, and vision cannot occur. Additionally, the nutritional status of Vitamin A in the body can affect the duration of dark adaptation. When moving from a well-lit area to a dark one, it takes time for our eyes to adjust and see clearly in low light. This process is known as “dark adaptation.” Insufficient Vitamin A impairs the eye’s ability to adapt to darkness, lengthening the time it takes to see clearly. Since looking at things in the dark consumes more Vitamin A than during the day, a severe deficiency in Vitamin A can lead to night blindness.
Lutein, also known as plant xanthophylls, is a type of carotenoid found in high concentrations in the human eye, particularly in the macula, retina, and lens. It has excellent antioxidant properties and serves as a natural sunscreen for the eyes. Lutein can inhibit the formation of free radicals induced by ultraviolet and blue light, reducing damage to the optic nerve. It also filters out blue light, which can penetrate the eyeball and harm the retina, especially the fatty outer layer of the macula. Thus, Lutein helps alleviate symptoms like eye fatigue, dryness, blurriness, and sensitivity to light.
Lutein offers various benefits, including:
- Antioxidant and Blue Light Filtration: Lutein can counteract the harmful effects of free radicals generated by ultraviolet and blue light exposure.
- Promotes Regeneration of Visual Pigments: Lutein facilitates the regeneration of visual pigments in the retina, resulting in clearer vision.
- Prevents Eye Diseases: Lutein acts as a potent antioxidant, protecting retinal cells from oxidative damage. It has been linked to preventing and managing age-related macular degeneration, retinal pigment epithelium degeneration, cataracts, nearsightedness, eye fatigue, and more.
- Enhances Visual Acuity: Due to its strong antioxidant properties, Lutein helps filter out blue light and reduces color distortion, leading to improved vision.
- Glaucoma Prevention: Lutein can reduce the oxidation of eye proteins, potentially lowering the risk of glaucoma.
- Delaying Cataract Formation: Lutein, as the only carotenoid found in the lens, enhances the lens’s antioxidant capabilities, defending against sun exposure and free radicals, thus delaying or preventing cataracts.
- Preventing High Myopia Complications: High myopia is linked to retinal detachment, edema, and floaters, potentially leading to permanent blindness. Adequate Lutein intake can provide the eyes with essential nutrients, reducing the risk of these complications.
Zeaxanthin, like Lutein, is a carotenoid that supports eye health. It protects the retina by absorbing blue light and acting as an antioxidant.
Bilberry Extract contains a rich source of anthocyanins, particularly in regions with long daylight hours, such as Northern Europe. Bilberry has a long history of use in Nordic communities for its effectiveness in protecting vision and relieving eye fatigue. During World War II, European air forces designated bilberry jam as a special food for pilots to enhance their vision and perform better during flights. Even today, bilberry jam is known as the “breakfast of pilots” in Nordic regions.
Bilberry is rich in anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. These compounds help eliminate free radicals that damage eye cells, strengthen the elasticity of blood vessels in the eyes, promote blood circulation, maintain normal eye pressure, and inhibit enzymes that can harm eye cells. Research has also shown that bilberry can promote night vision by accelerating the regeneration of visual pigments, increasing visual acuity. Its main eye-protecting effects include improving blood circulation in the eyes, inhibiting and eliminating pathogenic factors in the eyes, providing the necessary nutrients for the eyes, and maintaining the health of microvascular structures in the eyes.