Maxifocus™ Eye Health Ingredients
With the modern diet and especially as we get older, the human eye requires more nutrition every day to sustain itself than even the human heart and a few minutes of reduced blood flow will cause deterioration in eyesight.
Malnourished or Aging Macular is a condition that can normally affect you as you get older. In fact, although it is the leading cause of sight loss in the over 50’s, it is now appearing in much younger people (some as young as 20 years of age). It is basically caused by the huge amount of free radical damage inflicted by sunlight, wrong foods, toxins and the lack of nutrients reaching the macular to protect it from this free radical damage. The two specific nutrients responsible for protecting the macular are Lutein (loo-teen) and Zeaxanthin (zeeah-zan-thin). These Caroteniods are powerful antioxidants that are known to be missing in the eyes of sufferers.
Malnourished Macular affects the small part of the eye responsible for the central vision, that allows you to see detail and colours. Aging Macular usually starts in one eye and is highly likely to affect the other at a later stage.
Presently we are witnessing a breakthrough in helping to prevent vision loss. MaxiFocus™ is the ONLY sublingual formula delivering this complete spectrum of eye nutrients. These nutrients absorb at least 900% better than their tablet equivalent and in most cases will be in the eye within 2 MINUTES.
MaxiFocus™ is the most widely effective nutritional supplement delivery system! This combination makes it ideal for use where serious eye health issues require a proven scientifically researched product.
As well as the finest formulation available it is also the best value for money delivering the tablet equivalent of 100mg of Lutein for those requiring the essential benefits for a long-term eye health support.
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What is Lutein Extract?
One of the newest discoveries in nutritional research is the role of the Carotenoid Lutein. Carotenoids are botanical pigments that give certain plants their distinctive red, orange and yellow colours. Beyond their broad-spectrum antioxidant activity, Carotenoids have an affinity for specific organs in the body. In the case of Lutein (the pigment that gives a sunny yellow colour to corn and marigolds), that organ is the eye.
Lutein is concentrated in the macular region of the retina and the lens, where it is most needed to protect against photo-oxidation (free radical damage). This is because the process of vision involves light being focused through the lens onto the retina. The macula or centre of the retina receives the most light. Its millions of cells, which provide the sharp vision needed to see clearly, are bombarded with light on a daily basis.
Light is an oxidant; when it strikes the fatty acid of the macular region, damage can occur. Lutein, a potent antioxidant, can help maintain the integrity of the macular tissue where it is concentrated, and also protect the blood vessels that supply the macular region.
It is recommended Lutein be taken with food with a low fat content for best absorption. This does not apply if taking the sublingual Lutein spray, which ensures perfect absorption
What is L-Taurine?
Taurine is an amino acid from protein, found in high levels in the retina, and is thought to protect against both ultraviolet light and toxic substances. Unlike the other amino acids, taurine is not incorporated into proteins, but exists independently in tissue, most abundantly in the retina, platelets, muscles, and the nervous system.
L-Taurine helps with the reduction of oxidative damage to the eyes, the delivery of nutrients into retina cells, the cleaning-up of waste products in the retina, and protection against glucose damage (especially in diabetics).
What is Optisharp® Zeaxanthin?
Zeaxanthin is a structural isomer that belongs the carotenoids family. Carotenoids are synthesized by plants for coloration and absorption of light.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the only Carotenoids and the most dominant pigments in the macular region of the retina and the lens. Their antioxidant properties help maintain the integrity of the blood vessels that supply the macular region of the retina, providing protection from photo-oxidation, the result of light striking the fatty acids in the retina.
Taking lutein and zeaxanthin – through green leafy vegetables or dietary supplements – increases macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in human eyes – which in turn reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
What is Bilberry Fruit Extract?
Bilberry (Vaccinum myrtillus) is a European berry shrub very similar to the blueberry or huckleberry found in the United States. It is one of the most trusted nutrients for eye health. Bilberry fruits contain chemicals called anthocyanosides that support good circulation in the small capillaries around the eyes.
Bilberry has beneficial effects on many disorders from poor vision and diabetes to high cholesterol and blood pressure. Because capillary damage is the most major factor in a number of eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts, bilberry extracts are often promoted as a source of protection against these diseases.
What is Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract?
Ginkgo is an nutrient used to make “extracts” that are used as medicine.
Ginkgo is often used for memory disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and conditions that seem to be due to reduced blood flow in the brain, especially in older people. These conditions include memory loss, headache, ringing in the ears, vertigo, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and hearing disorders. Some people use it for other problems related to poor blood flow in the body, including leg pain when walking (claudication), and Raynaud’s syndrome (a painful response to cold, especially in the fingers and toes).
Ginkgo has also been used for eye problems including glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
What is What is Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate)?
Vitamin A plays a major role in supporting good vision, a healthy immune system, and cell growth. It has also been studied as a treatment for many other conditions, including cancers, cataracts, and HIV.
Retinyl Palmitate is the ester of retinol (vitamin A) that is combined with palmitic acid, which is a saturated fatty acid that is a major component of palm oil. Retinyl palmitate is easily absorbed by the skin and once it is there is converted into retinol. Retinol produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. It also helps in increasing the body's immunity to fight infections and keeps your eyes and skin moist.
What is Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate)
Vitamin E is an important vitamin required for the proper function of many organs in the body. It functions as an antioxidant and protects the body via its roles in anti-inflammatory processes, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and immune enhancement.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts are among the most common causes of significant vision loss in older people. Vitamin E, because of its antioxidant functions, helps to prevent or treat these conditions. It has been found to reduce the risk of cataract formation and enhance lens clarity while reducing age-related lens opacification. The formulations of vitamin E, together with other antioxidants, zinc, and copper is promising in slowing the progression of AMD in people with early-stage disease.
What is What is Vitamin B1 (Thiamin HCL)?
Vitamin B1 is necessary in converting the foods you eat into energy and helping your body metabolize protein. It is needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver, as well as in the proper function of the nervous system.
Vitamin B1, together with other nutrients such as Vitamins A, B2, and B3 or niacin, may lower risk of developing cataracts. Getting enough vitamins C, E, and B complex vitamins, such as B1, B2, B9 or folic acid, and B12, may further protect the lens of your eyes from developing cataracts.
What is Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)?
Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin is necessary for proper growth and repair such as in the development and function of the skin, lining of the digestive tract, blood cells, and many other parts of the body. It is easily absorbed by the cells in the body and also used to keep the tissues healthy and quicken the healing of injuries.
It has also been used for eye conditions including eye fatigue, cataracts, and glaucoma. Vitamin B2 deficiency can cause abnormal sensitivity to light, various eye problems like itching, burning, and pale eyes.
What is Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)?
Niacinamide can be made from niacin in the body. Niacin is converted to niacinamide when it is taken in amounts greater than what is needed by the body. It is helpful for the proper function of fats and sugars in the body and to maintain healthy cells.
Niacinamide is also used to treat and prevent cataracts, among other conditions such as pellagra, such as pellagra, schizophrenia, hallucinations due to drugs, Alzheimer’s disease and age-related loss of thinking skills, chronic brain syndrome, depression, motion sickness, alcohol dependence, and edema.
What is Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)?
Pyridoxine is required for the proper function of sugars, fats, and proteins in the body. It is also required for the proper growth and development of the brain, eyes, nerves, skin, and many other parts of the body, as well as for boosting the immune system, treating eye and bladder infections, and preventing cancer and kidney stones.
Pyridoxine is known to help in preventing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as in treating Alzheimer's disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome, autism, diabetes and related nerve pain, sickle cell anemia, migraine headaches, etc.
What is Folate (Folic Acid)?
Together with vitamin B12 and vitamin C, Folic acid functions to metabolize protein in the body. It is vital for the formation of red and white blood cells and necessary for the proper differentiation and growth of cells, as well as for the development of the fetus.
Folic acid, together with B vitamins, is found to help lower the chances of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), while meso-zeaxanthin supplements protects eyesight and lutein protected the eyes of computer users.
What is Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)?
Methylcobalamin is necessary for the healthy development and balance of the circulatory, immune and nervous systems. It helps in alleviating nerve damage and promoting nerve cell regeneration. People use vitamin B12 for a wide variety of health purposes, including prevention and treatment of various conditions including age-related macular degeneration.
What is Biotin?
Together with the rest of the B-complex vitamins, Biotin has an important role of helping your body to process energy, and carry carbon dioxide all throughout. With proper Biotin levels, your sweat glands, nerve tissue and bone marrow also function at maximum efficiency.
Aside from its function as a metabolic booster, Biotin also plays a major role in your blood glucose production and in the growth and maintenance of your hair and nails. Biotin deficiency results in many symptoms, including hair loss and dry eyes or red scaly rash around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
What is Pantothenic Acid (Calcium Pantothenate)?
D-calcium pantothenate is a synthetic substance made from pantothenic acid and packaged as vitamin B5 supplements. Vitamin B-5 is an essential nutrient that is used by the body to create energy and break down carbohydrates and fats. Like the other B vitamins, it is needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. Pantothenic acid also helps reduce eye pain and inflammation, as well as to treat dry eyes.
What is Iodine (Potassium Iodide)?
Iodine, along with the amino acid L-Tyrosine, work together to activate the T3 and T4 hormones, which are essential to the metabolism, energy conservation, and overall immune system of the body. These thyroid hormones are crucial because they cause the pituitary gland to release TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone, which works synergistically with the rest of the hormones in the body.
Iodine is used to prevent iodine deficiency and its consequences, which includes goiter. It is also used for treating fibrocystic breast disease; preventing breast cancer, eye disease, diabetes, and heart disease and stroke; and as an expectorant.
What is Magnesium (Magnesium Citrate)?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium is important for many systems in the body especially the muscles and nerves. According to studies, oral magnesium supplementation is highly significant in visual field improvements after oral magnesium supplementation is highly significant due to its ability to reduce increased glutamate concentrations in the extracellular spaces around the optic nerve.
For this reason, Magnesium Citrate is found to be beneficial in improving vision in normotensive glaucoma, which reflects damage to the optic nerves and results in tunnel vision and blindness.
What is Zinc (Zinc Citrate)?
Zinc is a mineral stored in various areas of the body, such as in the inner ear, the eyes (especially the retina), thymus gland, and prostate gland. It has been reported to be helpful in reducing the length and severity of colds, canker sores, sore throats, and skin injuries. It also helps relieves acne, also known as zits, tinnitus, which causes ringing in the ears, and eye problems.
Zinc Citrate, a combination of zinc and citrate (a derivative of citric acid), plays an important role in helping maintain our most common senses, such as our ability to smell, taste, and see. It helps to fight vision loss, as well as other known eye problems such as macular degeneration.
Zinc is also believed to be effective in combating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia.
What is Selenium (Sodium Selenite)?
Selenium is an essential trace mineral necessary for many bodily processes and is needed for optimal health. It acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect against harmful free radicals. People with gastrointestinal problems may not be able to absorb selenium well, but supplementing with sodium selenite can help to fulfill their daily serving of selenium.
Sodium selenite has been found to improve the quality of life, as well as reduce the ocular involvement and slow the progression in patients with mild Graves’ orbitopathy or thyroid eye disease. Graves’ orbitopathy is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder affecting the orbit around the eye, characterized by upper eyelid retraction, swelling (edema), redness (erythema), conjunctivitis, and bulging eyes (proptosis).
What is Copper (Copper Aspartate)?
Copper aspartate (copper L-aspartate) is a manufactured dietary supplement synthesized from cupric carbonate and L-aspartic acid. It is highly bioavailable.
Copper is involved in numerous biochemical reactions in human cells. It is a component in the manufacture of multiple enzymes, most of which play roles as antioxidants.
Copper is also an antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic that prevents cell damage and slows aging. It is a primary element in producing melanin (pigmentation of eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies, as well as in healing wounds and relieving pains.
What is Chromium (Chromium Niacinate)?
Chromium Niacinate consists of chromium bound with niacin. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that is needed to metabolize carbohydrates, glucose and energy.
Chromium supplementation may benefit people with diabetes by helping in the regulation of blood glucose. It has been found to be essential in treating glaucoma and eye strain caused by long periods of reading improperly. Chromium deficiency causes a decrease in utilizing glucose, which is necessary for the eye muscles of focusing to function optimally.
What is Phosphatidylserine Extract?
Phosphatidylserine is a nutrient found in the majority of the human cell membranes, including the brain cells. Phostidylserine has been shown to improve memory and a wide roster of cognitive functions. Aside from its ability to enhance mental alertness and increase electrical activity in the brain, it also has a powerful antioxidant action. It scavenges free radicals, which can damage cells and accelerate aging.
What is Trimethylglycine (Betaine)?
Trimethylglycine (TMG), also known as betaine, is a substance manufactured by the body. It helps break down another naturally occurring substance called homocysteine, which results in cardiovascular disease and other problems.
A high TMG concentration in a cell, similar to Creatine, can preserve cellular structure and make it more resilient to stressors. TMG is required, as a methyl donor, to synthesize homocysteine, preventing the conditions resulting from homocystinuria, which is its buildup in the blood. These conditions include osteroperosis, blood clots, decreased weight or rate of weight change, tiredness, seizures, abnormal bone structure and dislocation of the eye lens.
What is Phosphatidylcholine-Glycerin Complex (Liposome Proprietary Blend)?
Phosphatidylcholine is a source of choline and helps to process fats and support cell membranes. It is a primary constituent of liver cell membranes and has been shown in numerous studies to protect liver cells from damage from toxins as well as to help circulate lipids in the bloodstream. It is also a major component of bile, which is needed for fat metabolism. Phosphatidylcholine has been found to have the potential to help maintain normal levels of cholesterol by improving its metabolism and excretion from the body.