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Retinal Support RE Package 2 (3 month supply)

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$242.50
Custom antioxidant combo with extra Vitamin A: 1 Retinal Support RE Formula & 3 Advanced Eye & Vision Support, 1 Carlson's Super Omega-3 250 gels. Save $41.25 off retail.

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$242.50

Retinal Support RE Package 2 (3 month supply)

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Retinal Support RE Package 1 (3 month supply) – ($41.25 off retail / $47.25 discount on automatic delivery

This package includes a combination of effective antioxidants targeted for eye health including 15,000IU of Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene), along with a range of other important antioxidants including: Vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, l-carnitine, CoQ10, bilberry and lutein, as well as Carlson's omega-3 fatty acids.

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Related Studies

Vitamins A and E (1993 Study)
A 1993 study (Berson and others) found a significant beneficial effect for 15,000 IU of vitamin A supplements and a suggested adverse effect for 400 IU of vitamin E on the course of the common forms of RP. Larger doses of vitamin A were not associated with greater benefit.
A. Berson, Rosner, Sandberg, Hayes, Nicholson, Weigel-DiFranco, and Willette, 1993. A randomized trial of vitamin A and vitamin E supplementation for retinitis pigmentosa. Archives of Ophthalmology (June 1993), volume 111(6), pages 761-772.

Vitamins E, C, alpha lipoic acid and Retinitis Pigmentosa
A 2006 animal study of RP found that high dose antioxidants (vitamins E, C, alpha lipoic acid others) significantly reduced oxidative damage in cones, increased cone cell density and preserved cone function. These results, according to the Johns Hopkins authors, suggest that the gradual cone death that occurs after rod cells die is due to oxidative damage, and that antioxidants could be beneficial.
Komeima K, et al. Antioxidants reduce cone cell death in a model of retinitis pigmentosa. PNAS 103:1130-35, 2006.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Retinitis Pigmentosa (2004)
While a 4 year long study published in 2004 reported that 1,200 mg of supplemental DHA along with high dose vitamin A did not slow the course of RP overall, further subgroup analysis showed benefit for those starting vitamin A supplementation for the first time (5-6). In addition, those study participants taking vitamin A (but not DHA) who also had a higher dietary omega-3 intake experienced substantial benefit. The rate of visual field decline was retarded by 40-50% yearly in those whose omega-3 intakes were equivalent to 1-2 servings of fatty fish weekly. Berson EL, et al. Further evaluation of docosahexaenoic acid in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. 12:1306-14, 2004.

Lutein and Retinitis Pigmentosa (2006)
Research suggests that supplementation with lutein improves visual field and may also modestly improve visual acuity. Bahrami H, et al. Lutein supplementation in retinitis pigmentosa: PC-based vision assessment in a randomized double-masked placebo-controlled clinical trial. BMC Ophthalmology 6:23, 2006.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Retinitis Pigmentosa (2004)
While a 4 year long study published in 2004 reported that 1,200 mg of supplemental DHA along with high dose vitamin A did not slow the course of RP overall, further subgroup analysis showed benefit for those starting vitamin A supplementation for the first time (5-6). In addition, those study participants taking vitamin A (but not DHA) who also had a higher dietary omega-3 intake experienced substantial benefit. The rate of visual field decline was retarded by 40-50% yearly in those whose omega-3 intakes were equivalent to 1-2 servings of fatty fish weekly. Berson EL, et al. Further evaluation of docosahexaenoic acid in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. 12:1306-14, 2004.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Retinitis Pigmentosa (2004)
While a 4 year long study published in 2004 reported that 1,200 mg of supplemental DHA along with high dose vitamin A did not slow the course of RP overall, further subgroup analysis showed benefit for those starting vitamin A supplementation for the first time (5-6). In addition, those study participants taking vitamin A (but not DHA) who also had a higher dietary omega-3 intake experienced substantial benefit. The rate of visual field decline was retarded by 40-50% yearly in those whose omega-3 intakes were equivalent to 1-2 servings of fatty fish weekly. Berson EL, et al. Further evaluation of docosahexaenoic acid in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. 12:1306-14, 2004.

Thoughts on other nutrients in the formula:

Alpha Lipoic Acid (a co-factor of CoQ10) is a powerful fat and water-soluble antioxidant. It directly recycles vitamin C and indirectly recycles vitamin E, providing additional antioxidant protection. It is also an important component in the energy production process in the cells.

L-carnitine (a co-factor of CoQ10) helps maintain cellular energy metabolism by assisting in the transport of fat through the cell membrane and into the mitochondria within the cell, where fats are oxidized to produce the cellular energy ATP.

CoQ10 is an essential component of healthy mitochondrial function. CoQ10 is required to convert the energy from fats and sugars into usable cellular energy. It is also an effective antioxidant, helping protect proteins, and DNA of mitochondria from oxidation and supporting mitochondrial function.

Bilberry extracts have antioxidative properties that not only are neuroprotective but they also help suppress photooxidative processes and have been shown to improve microcapillary circulation. Microcapillary problems are often related to eye problems.

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