What if you could have Superman-like vision?

Posted: December 4, 2016 | By: Corinne Skoog

Ok, well Superman vision may be a bit of a stretch, after all, he isn’t from this planet, so we can’t really compare his super-alien vision to our mediocre human eye sight; now can we? However, what we can do is improve our own visual acuity. Why settle for standard 20/20 vision, when you can have, 20/15 vision? Plus, you want to ensure that your vision remains healthy as you age.  On the flip side, if you suffer from poor vision, improving your ocular health should be a priority. After all, healthy eye sight is your gateway to all the wonderful sights in this world.

Unfortunately, one of the problems we currently face is that most individuals do not consume a diet rich in nutrients (colorful fruits and vegetables) needed to support healthy eye sight. In order to support healthy vision and prevent any deficiencies, supplementing your diet with carotenoids and other eye health-benefiting nutrients is vital. Much research has been done over the years on what nutrients are essential for supporting healthy vision. Antioxidant-rich nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium and Bilberry Extract are known for the benefits they provide to ocular health. Additionally, antioxidant carotenoids are vital for numerous functions in eye health.

A previous study conducted by researchers in Ireland, looked at what long-term supplementation with carotenoids did to those who already had normal (20/20) vision. Specifically, the study consisted of supplementing participants with 3 carotenoids that make up the macular pigment (the region of greatest visual acuity) in the retina. It followed 105 subjects, male and female, with an average age of about 48 who had normal vision but lower than normal macular pigment. For a year, half took a placebo while the other half took a capsule containing 10mg of lutein, 10mg of meso-zeaxanthin and 2 mg of zeaxanthin. The results showed significant improvement in overall macular pigment and visual performance; where all subjects not only improved visual acuity, but also improved performance against different lighting conditions, and how well subjects are able to distinguish edges of objects. The results would signify improving the quality of life for the average person.[1]

While this is great news for all those perusing Superman-like vision, what about the other 14 million Americans who are living with a visual acuity of 20/50 or worse?[2] Youngevity’s new ProLine™ recently added a powerful eye-supporting product to the line; OCUTIV™. This highly-advanced ocular supplement not only contains the nutrients discussed in the recent research conducted, but also contains the nutrients known to support healthy vision and promote ocular wellness. Whether you’re looking to improve your eye health or to give Superman a run for his money, OCUTIV™ provides the nutritional support needed to improve your overall ocular health.

Remember healthy eye sight is essential in a long, healthy life! Prevention is the key!

[1] http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Health/Eye-health/Study-shows-3-carotenoid-formula-boosts-visual-performance-for-non-impaired-subjects

[2] http://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/data/national.htm


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