Who should take EyePromise Restore?
EyePromise Restore is formulated to preserve and support vision for people concerned with age-related eye health.
How long does a bottle of EyePromise Restore last?
Each bottle contains 60 softgels, or a one-month supply.
How long do I need to continue taking EyePromise Restore?
To maintain healthy vision, you should continuiosly take EyePromise Restore.
When and how should I take EyePromise Restore?
EyePromise Restore should be taken with a meal, preferably a meal that contains at least a small amount of fat, such as a piece of buttered toast.
What makes the EyePromise unique vs. other eye vitamins?
EyePromise has the right mix of ingredients scientifically demonstrated to be essential for healthy vision. The all-natural dietary Zeaxanthin in EyePromise is patent protected and the highest level available. Zeaxanthin is less common in the average diet than Lutein and EyePromise is uniquely designed to fulfill this important dietary gap.
Can I take EyePromise Restore with a multi-vitamin?
Yes, EyePromise Restore was formulated to be taken with a multi-vitamin.
What are the common side effects of taking EyePromise Restore?
With more than 50 million doses consumed to date, there have been no serious adverse events reported with the consumption of EyePromise nutraceuticals. The most common adverse event reported is nausea, which has been successfully addressed by taking EyePromise with a meal.
What is Zeaxanthin and How is it Pronounced?
Zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin) is a protective pigment in the Fovea and along with Lutein largely makes-up the Macular Pigment, which functions like internal sunglasses. It protects the eyes from harmful blue light-induced oxidative stress.
Why is Zeaxanthin and Lutein important?
Many studies have suggested that low macular pigment is associated with a higher risk for age related eye health issues and that it can be modified via supplementation. The macula contains both lutein and Zeaxanthin and the eye preferentially accumulates Zeaxanthin in the center of the macula where the highest density of visual cells reside. Supplementing with lutein will increase macular pigment; however, the most crucial area of the macula may have deficient protection without Zeaxanthin and recent science demonstrates unique differences between the two carotenoids. Most recently, carotenoids have also been found in the lens, skin, lungs, and brain.
How do Zeaxanthin and Lutein differ? Are there benefits to taking both?
Zeaxanthin and lutein are molecularly similar however they each orient themselves differently in the cell with Zeaxanthin having two ends reactive for antioxidant activity, and lutein only one. The deposition of these antioxidants in the eye varies as Zeaxanthin is in higher concentration in the cone rich center of the macula and lutein is in higher concentration in the peripheral area of the macula. The eye preferentially deposits Zeaxanthin in the fovea, suggesting a distinct and different role for each.
What other benefits are associated with lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation?
The benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin do not just apply to those concerned with age-related eye health issues. Healthy eyes and enhanced visual performance are things we can all benefit from. Over 60 trials published in peer-reviewed journals have been completed in humans using FloraGLO Lutein. Published human clinical trials have shown that supplementation with FloraGLO:
-Improves visual performance
-Increases levels of serum lutein
-Increases macular pigment optical density (MPOD)
Glare Recovery. Glare from intense light is an issue that affects all of us in a variety of everyday circumstances. Research shows that daily supplementation with 10 mg lutein and 2 mg zeaxanthin and the resulting higher MPOD levels can help increase tolerance to the intensity of glaring light as well as significantly improve photostress recovery time, effectively giving drivers more driving room to stop.
Contrast Sensitivity. The ability to clearly distinguish an object from other objects and its background is known as contrast sensitivity. Dense macular pigment helps to define shapes that aren’t clearly outlined, such as objects in shadows, light colored objects against a bright sky and cars or pedestrians at night. Enhanced contrast sensitivity also improves visual acuity in low-light conditions, allowing us to see finer and sharper details in dim light. Increased MPOD has demonstrated improvement in contrast sensitivity.
Filtering Damaging Blue Light. Lutein and zeaxanthin act like internal sunglasses to filter out blue light, the most damaging spectrum of visible light. The denser these nutrients make the macular pigment, the better it can function to protect the eye from blue light damage.
Visual Processing Speed. The retina is an extension of our brain formed during prenatal development and is connected to the brain by the optic nerve. Research supports that denser macular pigment in the back of the eye allows the neural signals from the retina to the brain to happen more quickly, resulting in faster reaction times. Consumption of the recommended daily amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin increases MPOD, which in turn is associated with faster visual processing speed.
What Zeaxanthin and lutein source does ZeaVision utilize in EyePromise Restore?
Both carotenoids provided in EyePromise Restore are derived from natural sources. The Lutein utilized in EyePromise is derived from marigolds and the Zeaxanthin is derived from red paprika peppers. Meso-zeaxanthin is not natural.
What is the maximum dose of Zeaxanthin an adult can safely consume per day?
Although the safety of much higher daily doses has been documented, ZeaVision only recommends the dosage listed on the supplement fact panel. The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the scientific advisory body to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, has set the acceptable daily intake for the antioxidant ingredients, alone or in combination, at up to 2mg per kilogram of body weight. This means for a 160lb./72.6 kg person, approximately 145mg of lutein/Zeaxanthin would be considered safe.
Can we get Zeaxanthin and Lutein from our diet?
Yes. Lutein is found in mostly green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, etc. Zeaxanthin is available from a few dietary sources (orange paprika peppers, goji berries, but it is much more difficult to find high sources in our diet. That is why supplementation is so often necessary.
Can a daily multivitamin or diet alone provide the same level of nutrients as EyePromise Restore?
No, two of EyePromise Restore’s most critical ingredients, Zeaxanthin and Lutein, are not found in most multi-vitamins and scarce in the average American diet. To put this into perspective, you would need to eat over 20 ears of corn per day to get the same level of zeaxanthin found in 1 serving of EyePromise Restore.
How many softgels of EyePromise Restore are recommended per day?
We recommend 2 softgels per day.
What is the shelf life of EyePromise Restore?
3 years from date of manufacture. Each bottle should have an expiration date on it.
What if I don’t like EyePromise Restore after I buy it?
EyePromise offers a 60-day money-back guarantee on all products. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return the product for a refund within the 60-day time frame.
Why isn’t EyePromise Restore available in retail stores?
ZeaVision sells EyePromise Restore in the professional channel where Eye Care Professionals can properly explain the ingredient benefits of specific supplement ingredients and proper quantity to maintain healthy vision. Retail stores typically sell a confusing array of eye supplements and it’s often very difficult to identify important differences between products.
Can children take EyePromise Restore?
Consult with your Eyecare and family doctor regarding consumption of EyePromise Restore if you are under the age of 18.
Is this product gluten free?
Yes, this product is gluten free.
What is the difference between the fish oil found in EyePromise Restore and the fish oil found in retail store?
The Omega-3s used in most products found on the retail shelf contain a significant amount of the “bad” fat versus the “good” fat. EyePromise Restore contains 70% of the highest quality, purified Omega-3s – the good fat versus 30% of the bad. Typically, this is the opposite of what is found on the retail shelf.
What are Omega-3 fatty acids?
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. We need them for our bodies to work normally. Because essential fatty acids (ALA, DHA, and EPA) are not made in the body, or are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, we need to get them from our diet.
What kind of fish does the fish oil in EyePromise Restore come from?
The fish oils are sourced from anchovies, sardines, mackerel, white fish, cod, or pollack.
What part of the world does the fish oil in EyePromise Restore come from?
The fish oils are harvested from the anchovy fishery of northern Chile.
Why does the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids not equal the total amount of fish oil?
All fish oil contains both fish fat and Omega-3 fatty acids. Most retail stores offer products that have 30% of their total amount of fish oil as Omega-3 fatty acids. This means that the other 70% of this product is fish fat. EyePromise utilizes high-quality fish oil that has 70% of the total amount of fish oil as Omega-3 fatty acids
Is EyePromise Restore Lactose-free?
Is EyePromise Restore gluten-free?
Is EyePromise Restore yeast-free?
Do EyePromise Restore contain any genetically modified nutrients (GMO’s)?
Can I take EyePromise Restore if I’m on a blood thinner, such as Plavix or Coumadin?
Yes. Though it is always recommended that patients talk to their primary care physician before beginning any supplement regimen.
Why does EyePromise Restore not contain meso-zeaxanthin?
Meso-zeaxanthin is not in the food supply, nor is it found in human blood or organs. All marketed supplements containing meso-zeaxanthin contain synthetic meso-zeaxanthin, created by a harsh chemical treatment of lutein. The long-term effect of ingesting meso-zeaxanthin is not known. Meso-zeaxanthin is only found in the macula of the eye and it is theorized that meso zeaxanthin it is created by lutein conversion into this intermediate molecule. It is hypothesized that meso-zeaxanthin is created when the eye doesn’t obtain adequate dietary zeaxanthin. No meso-zeaxanthin human safety studies have been filed with the FDA.
Is there iodine in EyePromise Restore’s fish oil?
The fish oil utilized in EyePromise Restore may contain trace amounts of iodine at minute levels generally undetectable in routine laboratory assays.
What are mixed tocopherols?
Mixed tocopherols are a form of Vitamin E that helps protect fish oil from oxidizing and serves other functions in the body. ZeaVision utilizes natural forms of vitamin E in EyePromise Restore.
Are all Omega-3’s the same?
No, not all Omega-3s are the same. In order to get the most benefit from the Omega-3 fish oils, the supplement you take must have high a high percentage of DHA and EPA – DHA is rich in the brain and retina where deficiency can result in decreased vision.
What does EPA/DHA mean and why is it important?
EPA/DHA Ratio – with DHA being a major component of the retina, it is reasonable to assume DHA is the most critical fatty acid. Fatty acids from fish are vital and lacking in the typical diet.
Where is the Vitamin C in Restore (ascorbic acid) derived from?
It is derived from corn and is Allergen Free, Gluten Free and non-GMO.
What is the difference between Meso-zeaxanthin and Zeaxanthin?
Meso-zeaxanthin is a stereoisomeric form that is ONLY found in the macula of the eye. It is not found in the blood stream, other organs, or food supply. Human safety data on meso-zeaxanthin has not been submitted to the FDA. Meso-zeaxanthin is not in the food chain. Some indicate meso-zeaxanthin is found in the skin of an Asian fish, or in the carapace (shell) of a crustacean, but not in the food supply. Since human safety studies have not been conducted, long term effects of ingesting meso-zeaxanthin are unknown. Furthermore, marketed meso-zeaxanthin is synthesized by a harsh chemical treatment of lutein, thus meso-zeaxanthin is synthetic.