These 4 ingredients make a pretty great team in protecting your vision.
Like any good sports team, players who work together make the biggest impact in the game. Believe it or not, the same concept applies to vitamins B6, B12, folate, and CoQ10. Clinical research shows that combining these ingredients help to reduce the risk of age-related eye health issues. Because of this, we’ve added these ingredients to our EyePromise Restore formula.
CoQ10 protects cells in your retina (a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye) from all kinds of radiation damage including overexposure to the sun’s rays. That said, a clinical trial has shown CoQ10 may improve the vision of those with age-related eye health issues. Research shows that if age-related eye health issues are detected early enough and addressed with ingredients that include CoQ10, the progression of these issues could be halted.
CoQ10 is an important nutrient for protecting the eye and overall health. Because the production of this antioxidant slows down with age, it’s important for those who are at risk of developing age-related eye health issues to consume more CoQ10 in either their diets or by taking vitamins. An eye vitamin aimed at proactively reducing the risk of age-related eye health that includes CoQ10 can help you improve and maintain your eye health.
Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is necessary for the absorption of protein and carbohydrates and the creation of red blood cells and some brain chemicals. It can be found in meat, poultry, legumes, leafy green vegetables, fish, and shellfish.
Folate, also known as B9, is used to help create red blood cells and aid in DNA construction and cell growth. Folate can be found in citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, seeds, poultry, legumes, and eggs. After 2009, most flours used to make bread are fortified with folic acid.
Cyanocobalamin, or B12, is important for the production and maintenance of the myelin, the fatty substance surrounding nerve cells that helps speed communication between cells. It’s also implicated in creating red blood cells and energy production via the breakdown of certain fatty acids and amino acids. Vitamin B12 can be found in almost anything that comes from animals, including meat, eggs, milk, and cheese.
What These Vitamins Do Together
These three B vitamins do their best work together. One randomized trial whose participants were women with a high risk of cardiovascular disease showed that taking vitamins with folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 may reduce the risk of age-related eye health issues. Another study linked elevated levels of homocysteine (a type of amino acid) in the blood with age-related eye health concerns, and vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid help to reduce the level of this amino acid. Along with the other 9 clinically proven ingredients in Restore, these additions to the formula make it the number 1 doctor-recommended eye vitamin in the country.