The ingredients in EyePromise® Restore work better together than as standalone vitamins. Here’s why.
In part 1 of this series, we touched on why it’s important to know exactly what ingredients are going into your body when you take any kind of vitamin. Transparency is key. Today, we’re focusing on how the following Restore ingredients improve eye health:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D3
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Mixed Tocopherols
This powerful antioxidant helps the body hold cells together in the brain and eyes. Vitamin C promotes healthy bones, skin, and blood vessels including those found in the eye. Because our bodies can’t produce Vitamin C, we have to incorporate it into our diets. Lack of this antioxidant can lead to illnesses like scurvy – a serious disease that can cause muscle weakness, swollen and bleeding gums, loss of teeth, bleeding under the skin, sore and stiff joints, anemia, fatigue, and depression.
Foods with the highest content of Vitamin C are sweet red and green peppers, strawberries, broccoli, and orange juice.
This vitamin is good for bones and teeth and helps protect the body against rickets, cavities, and adult softening of the bones. There is also evidence that Vitamin D3 helps protect vision from age-related eye health issues. Today, Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to poor heart health, diabetes, and several other serious health concerns. You can find this vitamin in cod liver oil, salmon, and tuna.
Known as the “universal antioxidant,” alpha lipoic acid is found naturally inside every cell of the human body. It can reduce oxidative stress in several areas of the body, including the brain, eyes, and heart. It recycles and helps restore levels of other vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and CoQ10, while also protecting against cell damage. Alpha lipoic acid can be found in red meats, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, peas, Brussels sprouts, and rice bran.
The term “Vitamin E” describes not just one substance, but a group of eight compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Mixed tocopherols derive from this group. In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) involving nearly 5,000 people, participants with age-related eye health issues had a 25% lower risk of these issues worsening when they took a daily eye vitamin containing Vitamin E. You can find mixed tocopherols in foods like mixed nuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
This powerful nutrient works to help with energy production for cell growth and maintenance and the protection from harmful molecules that can damage the cells. Found in beef, soy oil, fish like sardines and mackerel, and peanuts, CoQ10 protects the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells, and these are usually the first affected by health concerns. Though the body creates CoQ10 on its own, the amounts found in the body decrease with age, so its important to supplement this antioxidant to keep up the level of protection for the eyes.