Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein is a scientifically validated synergistic antioxidant formula specifically designed to support eye and macular health and healthy vision. Containing Xangold derived from marigold flowers which provide the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin to support the integrity of eye tissue. Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein Benefits Scientifically validated to support healthy vision Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein helps protect against free radical damage with two carotenoid antioxidants commonly found in the macula, lutein and zeaxanthin from the marigold flower Daily life continuously exposes the eyes to damaging blue light; lutein and zeaxanthin help protect the eyes by absorbing damaging blue light and protecting against free radical damage Lutein and Zeaxanthin have also shown to support optimal macular pigment density to support eye health Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein also contains a synergistic combination of antioxidant vitamins and trace minerals (copper, Selenium, Zinc, vitamin C and E), commonly deficient in our diet but are so important for healthy vision and eye health as we age The addition of vitamins E and C assist in supporting the body’s antioxidant defences Individuals with lighter coloured eyes may be at a higher risk of poor eye health Having high cholesterol levels or a high dietary intake of saturated fat and smoking have been associated with poor eye health Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein Features Formulated in line with latest AREDs II study Contains organic selenium, which is more easily absorbed Contains lutein and zeaxanthin natural macular pigments to support eye health Zinc levels are aligned with New Zealand recommendations Includes natural vitamin E instead of synthetic vitamin E for optimal antioxidant benefits In capsule format for optimal absorption and utilisation of nutrients, as the digestive function tends to decline with age The combined nutrients work synergistically to support eye health and vision
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Active Ingredients in each capsule: Ingredients Strength Unit Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 250 mg Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol) 200 iu Copper (from copper gluconate) 1 mg Selenium (from L-selenomethionine) 20 mcg Zinc (from zinc amino acid chelate) 7.5 mg Lutein esters* 5 mg Zeaxanthin esters** 1 mg * From a base of Xangold 10% **From a base of Xangold ® 10% & Optisharp™ 5% Also contains: magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and microcrystalline cellulose. No added: gluten, dairy, yeast, artificial colours or preservatives.
DOSAGE Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily with food.
WARNINGS Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein contains copper, use is not recommended in copper storage conditions (Wilson’s disease) therapy as copper supplementation can worsen the condition or interfere with penicillamine therapy. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: There is insufficient evidence on the use of the ingredients in Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein during pregnancy and breastfeeding, use under health professional supervision.
Q. This product is based on the AREDS II study. What is AREDS? AREDS is a large scale human study which was conducted to determine the optimal amounts of antioxidants to support eye health as people age.
Q. Can I take it alongside a multivitamin? Yes, a daily multivitamin can be beneficial to fill dietary gaps, and ensure an adequate intake of key vitamins and minerals to support everyday health.
Q. Is there anything else I should take alongside this product to support eye health? Yes, the new AREDs II study also included omega-3 as an antioxidant to support eye health and reduce free radical damage. Consider adding Clinicians Krill Oil 500 or Clinicians Omega-3 Fish Oil on a daily basis Heredity and aging appear to represent the primary risk factors in eye health; however, long term exposure to blue light and ultraviolet light may also contribute.
Diet alone cannot provide the nutrients at levels to support optimum eye health, however a diet rich in coloured fruit and vegetables high in antioxidants does help. A general multivitamin supports general health but does not provide the optimal levels of antioxidants and zinc. In the eye, the macula is the central portion of the retina that is responsible for transforming light entering the eye into electrical neural impulses. The macula mediates central vision as well as the ability to see colour and fine detail. Over time, wear and tear on the macula can result in improper processing of images. Consider supplementing Clinicians VisionCare with Lutein with Clinicians Krill Oil 500 or Omega-3 Fish Oil to support cell membrane health and help protect from free radical damage. Higher level of supplementation may be required for older people who may have reduced digestive function.
Other things you can do:
¦ Stop smoking ¦ Research has linked obesity with poor eye health ¦ Have routine eye exams especially if you have a history of eye problems