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Vitacost Synergy Eye Defense Formula† -- 120 Capsules


Vitacost Synergy Eye Defense Formula†
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Vitacost Synergy Eye Defense Formula† -- 120 Capsules

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Vitacost Synergy Eye Defense Formula† Description

Daily, multi-nutrient formula provides a unique blend of vitamins and antioxidants to support eye health.* Includes FloraGLO® lutein, zeaxanthin, natural mixed carotenoids and more.


What is Eye Defense Formula?

 

Eye Defense Formula is a combination formula providing a variety of nutrients to support eye health.* Included are antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E, plus nutrients known for their role in helping to maintain healthy vision, including:*

  • Lutein and zeaxanthin, members of the carotenoid family (nutrients found naturally in the macula of the human retina). The macula, located in the center of the retina, is responsible for producing the sharp, central vision needed to see fine detail (for reading, sewing, etc.).
  • Natural mixed carotenoids as Betatene®, a high-quality, patented mixture of carotenoids extracted from nutrient-rich algae. Carotenoids have long been understood to play an important part in eye health because they’re concentrated in the macula and have an antioxidant role.*
  • Bilberry, a close relative of the blueberry and a natural source of biologically active components, including anthocyanosides. Anthocyanosides are antioxidants.

What are the key benefits of Synergy Eye Defense Formula?

  • Each serving supplies 10 mg of lutein, one of the most valuable nutrients for vision support*
  • Studies recommend taking 6 mg to 20 mg of lutein daily for eye health and antioxidant protection*
  • Research shows that higher plasma levels of lutein and zeaxanthin may be associated with macular health*
  • FloraGLO’s antioxidants can protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals, while also filtering out potentially dangerous, high-energy blue light and ultraviolet radiation from the macula*
  • Bilberry contains polyphenols and anthocyanidins, which possess antioxidant properties*
  • Vitamin E supports eye health*

Synergy Eye Defense Formula is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies 19 nutrients in one convenient formula
  • A good source of vitamins and antioxidant nutrients
  • Contains high-quality, brand-name ingredients including FloraGLO®  lutein, Betatene® natural mixed carotenoids and more
  • Contains 60 servings per bottle
  • Exceptional quality at an extraordinary value

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Synergy by Vitacost
Working with your body, Synergy supplements can keep you headed in the right direction. These formulas feature standardized herbal extracts, scientifically researched ingredients and high potencies – all at the best value possible. Synergy provides premium nutrition, because your health is too precious to be making sacrifices. Find your everyday essentials and targeted wellness support in this growing selection of well-researched, quality supplements.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59° - 86°F [15° - 30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids)750 mcg83%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)750 mg833%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol [D3])25 mcg (1000 IU)125%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)134 mg893%
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)25 mg1,923%
Zinc (as zinc picolinate)12 mg114%
Selenium (as I-Selenomethionine)50 mcg91%
Copper (as copper glycinate chelate) TRAACS®1 mg111%
Chromium (as chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate) TRAACS®100 mcg286%
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex (containing 50% total bioflavonoids [62.5 mg])125 mg*
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)100 mg*
Taurine100 mg*
Quercetin Dihydrate50 mg*
Rutin50 mg*
Lutein (from marigold flower) FloraGLO®10 mg*
Bilberry Extract (fruit) Mirtoselect® standardized to 36% anthocyanins (1.8 mg)5 mg*
L-Glutathione (reduced)5 mg*
Zeaxanthin (from marigold flower extract) FloraGLO®400 mcg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable magnesium stearate and rice flour.
Contains Fish (Tilapia, Basa).
FloraGLO® is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc., U.S.A.
Warnings

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How to Protect Your Eyes From the Harmful Effects of the Sun

Summer is the time to splash in the water, bike a great trail or perfect your putt on the golf course. However, the sun poses a danger to your vision that can quickly cloud visions of outdoor fun.

Fail to protect your eyes today, and you’ll likely pay for it tomorrow, says Diane Bovenkamp, vice president of scientific affairs for BrightFocus Foundation, a Clarksburg, Maryland-based nonprofit that supports research into medical conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. 

“Everyone — especially people who already have eye problems — should protect their eyes from the ultraviolet light found in sunshine,” she says.

Woman Wearing Hat and Sunglasses to Protect Eyes from Sun Damage | Vitacost.com/blog

How the sun damages your eyes

Ultraviolet — or “UV” — light causes sunburn, but it also can damage the eye’s surface and internal structures, leading to conditions such as cataracts. Many studies also suggest that this type of light — which is not part of the visible spectrum of light — also contributes to macular degeneration, Bovenkamp says.

“The effects are cumulative,” she says. “The more exposed your eyes are to UV rays, the higher the risk of damage to the cornea, retina and lens becomes.”

In addition, the thinning of the Earth’s ozone layer has reduced its ability to function as a UV filter. “It is now more dangerous than ever to eyes and skin to spend unprotected hours in the sun,” Bovenkamp says.

Steps to take that protect your eyes

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your eyes for a lifetime of healthy vision.

“The simplest way to protect against possible retinal light damage is to wear sunglasses and a hat,” she says.

When shopping for sunglasses, the American Optometric Association recommends choosing a pair that block 99 to 100 percent of two types of ultraviolet rays -- UVA and UVB – and that screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light, the shorter-wavelength blue and violet light that can damage your retina.

The AOA also recommends choosing gray lenses, which do not interfere with your ability to see color.

“Large lenses are better than small ones, and wraparound lenses are even better,” Bovenkamp says. That’s because UV rays can enter the eyeball from the sides, above and below.

“If you aren’t sure about the quality of your sunglasses, ask your optometrist or optician to check their protection level,” Bovenkamp says.

Regular, colorless prescription lenses also can provide protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Again, ask an eye professional for more guidance about such lenses.

Contact lenses may provide some protection but only to the part of the eye that they actually cover,” Bovenkamp says. “So, you should still wear sunglasses.”

When selecting a hat, make sure it provides a proper amount of coverage for your eyes. Bovenkamp says the brim should be wide enough to prevent sunlight from creeping in the sides, or reflecting off surfaces like water or snow.

“In addition to lowering your risk of eye diseases, hats can help shield your face and neck, where skin cancers can form,” she says.

Protecting your eyes in every circumstance

Remember to protect your eyes in all conditions, not just on sunny days. Clouds don’t block ultraviolet light, so wear sunglasses on cloudy or overcast days.

Eye protection is especially important at the beach or in snow, Bovenkamp says.

“Water and sand reflect, and thus increase the intensity of UV rays from 10 to 20 percent,” Bovenkamp says. “Snow can reflect up to 80 percent.”

If you have children or teens at home, make sure they wear proper eye protection in the sun. Because sun damage is cumulative, it’s especially important to avoid the sun’s harmful rays from a young age, Bovenkamp says.

While wearing sunglasses and a good hat can help protect your eyesight, they are not sufficient to completely protect your vision.

So, Bovenkamp recommends having a comprehensive dilated eye exam regularly after age 40, or annually if your health professional recommends it.

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