Viteyes Optic Nerve Support Formula is a formulation designed to support optic nerve functioning. It supplies therapeutic doses of flavanoids, vitamins, herbs, amino acids, and other nutrients that support healthy vision.
3 tablets per serving
- 500mg Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid
- 50IU Vitamin E, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
- 800mcg Folic acid,
- 1,000mcg Vitamin B12, Methylcobalamin
- 200mg Calcium, Calcium Carbonate
- 500mg Magnesium, Magnesium Oxide
- 200mg Alpha Lipoic Acid
- 30mg Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
- 100mg Quercitin Dehydrate
- 750mg Taurine
- 300mg N-Acetyl-Cysteine
- 120mg Gingko Biloba Extract (leaf)
- 100mg Bilberry Extract (fruit)
- 100mg Grape Seed Extract
Other ingredients: dicalcium phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silica and film coat (hypromellose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and polyethylene glycol).
Free of yeast, gluten, lactose, soy protein, milk/dairy, preservatives, and artificial flavorings or coloring.
*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.
Note: If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your medical provider before use.
Recommended Use: One tablet, three times daily with a meal.
Store in a dry place below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Keep away from children's reach.
Alpha lipoic acid In open angle glaucoma patients given 150mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid daily, 45-47% of the eyes resulted in better color visual fields and visual sensitivity as compared to controls.
Filina, et al., Vestnik Oftalmologii 1995 Oct-Dec;111(4):6-8
Alpha Lipoic acid Researchers found that lipoic acid may be helpful in glaucoma treatment and may prevent ischemic optic nerve damage.
Alternative Medicine Review 1998 Aug;3(4):308-1
Vitamin C Large doses of Vitamin C have been shown in several studies to reduce intraocular pressure.
Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 1969.
Vitamin E Neuroprotection by Vitamin E in Glaucoma Compared with controls, subjects given vitamin E showed a statistically significant reduction in visual field with neuroprotective benefits.
Engin KN et al. Clinical evaluation of the neuroprotective effect of alpha tocopherol in glaucomatous damage. European Journal of Ophthalmology 17:528-33, 2007.
Vitamin B12 Glaucoma patients treated with vitamin B12 for over 5 years demonstrated better visual acuity and better overall control of their disease.
Glacome, 1992; Oftalmologicheskii zhurnal 1965; 20(6); Klin Oczna 1974 Nov;44(11):1183-7.
Gingko Biloba has been shown to clinically improve visual field indices, possibly due to the increased ocular blood flow benefits. Benefits resulted in 4 weeks supplementing with 120 mg-of ginkgo biloba daily.
Quaranta L et al. Effect of Ginkgo biloba extract on preexisting visual field damage in normal tension glaucoma. Ophthalmology 110:359-62 2003.
N-acetyl cysteine which is a key component of glutathione, may help neutralize reactive oxygen species in the trabecula meshwork that contributes to open-angle glaucoma.
Yuan He et al. Mitochondrial Complex I defect induces ROS release and degeneration in trabecular meshwork cells of POAG patients: Protection by Antioxidants. Investigative Ophthalmology Visual Science 49:1147-58, 2008.
Bilberry, pine bark combo A combination of bilberry and pine bark showed benefits in reducing intraocular pressure after 2 months
Robert Steigerwalt Jr, et al, University of Chieti-Pescara, San Valentino, Italy
Magnesium Patients suffering from open angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma who were given magnesium twice daily showed improvement of the visual field and reduced peripheral vasospasms.
Gasper, et al; Ophthalmologica 1995;209(1):11-3
Taurine Taurine, an amino acid concentrated in the eye and found in the optic nerve, may help counter excess levels of nerve-damaging glutamate in the body. An acute dose has been clinically shown to promote blood flow during oxidative stress by restoring vessels' ability to dilate.
Fennessy FM, et al. Taurine and vitamin C modify monocyte and endothelial dysfunction in young smokers. Circulation 107:410-15, 2003.
Thoughts on other nutrients in this formula related to eye health:
Folate helps cell maintenance and repair, synthesis of DNA, amino acid metabolism and formation of red and white blood cells.
Vitamin B12 helps support energy production, reduces stress, supports health heart function.
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that supports cellular health and function. In human cell culture studies, it has been shown to block the manufacture and release of inflammation-causing substances
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is the acetylated form of L-cysteine is very efficiently absorbed and has been shown to protect cells directly and support the immune system. NAC is an antioxidant and a free radical-scavenging agent that increases intracellular glutathione at the cellular level.
See more related research studies on nutrition and glaucoma.