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Antioxidant Nutrients with Bilberry, Ginkgo and Lutein
FORM (e.g. capsules): Capsules
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Solgar Vision Guard plus (Vegetable Capsules)Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
Antioxidant Nutrients with Bilberry, Ginkgo and Lutein
Nutritional Supplement Features:
May be helpful in alleviating symptoms of
- eye disorders
- general cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health
- varicose veins
- free radical damage
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Nutritional Supplement recommended Dosage:
As a food supplement for adults, two(2) Solgar Vision Guard vegetable capsules daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Store out of reach of young children. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Although we take great care in what we say about products on this site, you should always read the manufacturer's label on the actual product carefully before taking supplements.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Two (2) Solgar Vision Guard vegetable capsules provide:
Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate)300mg
Lutein (as Marigold prep) (providing 500ug zeaxanthin)10mg
Vitamin E (100iu as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate)67mg
Zinc (as glycinate)10mg
Natural Source Beta Carotene (as prep.)3mg
Providing other carotenoids8ug
Eyebright Herb Powdered Extract (4:
Bilberry Berry Powdered Extract (15mg [25%] anthocyanosides)20mg
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powdered Extract (2.4mg [24%] ginkgo flavone glycosides)10mg
Selenium (as l-selenomethionine)25ug
Vitamin A (1000iu, as palmitate prep.)300ug
Encapsulated with these natural ingredients:
Vegetable capsule shell:
Bilberry extracts have been used successfully in many clinical and experimental studies for various eye dysfunctions. The active anthocyanoside (anthocyanidin) flavonoids in bilberry extracts have proven eye tonic properties, and scientific investigation points to potential benefits in preventing or treating poor vision (especially due to age-related degeneration), macular degeneration, cataracts, retinopathy and glaucoma. Studies show bilberry extract improves circulation to the eyes, and enhances oxygen and energy levels in eye tissue. Additionally, anthocyanosidesstabilise collagen (a major factor in maintaining eye integrity) and act as potent antioxidants (free radicals are a major destructive element in eye degeneration).
The flavonoid rich extracts in bilberry aid circulation by increasing the integrity of the vascular system, primarily through stabilising vascular collagen, aiding vasodilation, inhibiting excessive platelet aggregation and inhibiting free radical damage.
Anthocyanosides bind to collagen and maintain its integrity, thus supporting connective tissue structure in eyes, blood vessels, joints, skin, bone, etc.
Anthocyanosides inhibit histamine and inflammatory prostaglandins, leukotrienes and enzymes. They have additional value in that they also prevent collagen fibres from being damaged by enzymes released during inflammation, thereby protecting connective tissue.
Blood Sugar Lowering
Myrtillin, an anthocyanoside in bilberries, appears to possess a significant anti-hyperglycaemic effect. Research has shown it to have remarkably long lasting effects, even from a single dose.
Anthocyanosides neutralise harmful free radicals due to their powerful antioxidant effect and may support the activity of other antioxidants, especially vitamin C.
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Ginkgo biloba - May be helpful in alleviating symptoms as follows::
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Poor memory
- Lack of alertness
- Alzheimer's disease
- Age related depression
- Tinnitus (when associated with circulatory dysfunction)
- Cold extremities
General Circulatory Tonic
Ginkgo exerts a general tonic effect on the vascular system helping improve circulation, to the extremities in particular. Research suggests that ginkgo is effective in cases of peripheralarterial disease where there is arterial obstruction or narrowing, causing a reduction in blood flow during exercise or at rest. The herb's capillary-dilating effect is especially prominent.
This herb has been shown to increase cerebral blood flow, and therefore oxygen and glucose utilisation in the brain. As well as improving vascular function in the brain, studies have shown that BE increases the rate at which information is transmitted at the nerve cell level, an ability that is thought to be primarily due to a positive influence on neurotransmitter function. Clinical trials confirm that ginkgo extract improves short term memory, mental alertness and overall cognitive performance.
Ginkgo inhibits platelet-activating factor (PAF) - a major chemical trigger in asthma, inflammation and allergies.
The flavoglycosides exhibit powerful antioxidant capabilities, a factor which is especially valuable considering the damaging effect of free radicals on brain function.
Peter H, et al, Arzneim Forsch, 16,1966, p719
Vorberg, Clinical Trials Journal,22, 1985, p149-157
Gebner, Arzneim Forsch 36, 1985,pp1459-1465
Hellegouarch A, et al, GenPharmacol, 16, 2, 1985, p129
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Schubert H and Halama P. GeriatrForsch 3, 1993, pp45-53
Eyebright - May be helpful in alleviating symptoms as follows:
- Eye strain or fatigue
- General eye irritation
- Catarrhal conditions
As an astringent, eyebright is often used for reducing excessive discharges of the eyes and sinuses.
Eyebright is probably the best known of all herbal eye tonics and is reported to be supportive to the associated mucous membranes. The astringent compounds in eyebright are used to provide a tonic effect for the eyes and reduce sinus congestion, stinging, sensitivity to light, weeping eyes and catarrhal conditions.