pport Formula™ is a specialty nutrition supplement made by Pure Encapsulations, manufacturers of high quality, hypo allergenic nutrition supplements. Every batch of finished products are tested and certified by independent laboratories. All products are manufactured under conditions similar to those employed in making pharmaceutical grade drugs and complies with the FDA GMP guidelines. More Information on the Manufacturing and Quality Control of this supplement.
About Macular Support Formula™:
*Macular Support Formula™ is a combination of potent antioxidants and botanicals designed to protect and support the macula, the central area of the retina responsible for sharp vision.
Since the macula is extremely susceptible to free radical damage, current research emphasizes the importance of antioxidant supplementation in maintaining and improving macular health. N-acetyl-l-cysteine is a powerful antioxidant and glutathione precursor. In animal studies, it has been shown to protect against oxidative damage to the lens and to support healthy glutathione levels.
Glutathione is one of the natural antioxidants found in retinal tissues. Bilberry, containing anthocyanidins, has been shown to moderate visual fatigue and to improve light to dark adjustments. Grape seed extract is another powerful antioxidant and helps support antioxidant balance in the retina.
This formula is also enhanced with lutein, one of only two carotenoids found in macular pigment. Lutein promotes the integrity and density of the macular pigment. The antioxidant activity of lutein also provides optimal protection of the macula from light. In addition, lutein helps to maintain the health of the optical lens.
Mixed carotenoids also provide zeaxanthin, the other carotenoid found in macular pigments, as well as other carotenoids for antioxidant support. Vitamin C has also been shown to support ocular health.
This comprehensive formula brings together proanthocyanidins, amino acids, vitamin C and carotenoids to provide exceptional protection against free radicals in retinal tissues.
Bone RA, Landrum JT, Guerra LH, Ruiz CA. Lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements raise macular pigment density and serum concentrations of these carotenoids in humans. J Nutr 2003 Apr;133(4):992-8.
Ingredients and Dosage:
two vegetable capsules contain:
n-acetyl-l-cysteine (free- form) 250 mg.
reduced glutathione (free- form) 50 mg.
bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) extract 80 mg.
(standardized to contain 25% anthocyanosides)
grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract 50 mg.
(standardized to 92% oligomeric proanthocyanidins)
lutein (FloraGLO™) 6 mg.
(from 120 mg.of marigold flower extract)
mixed carotenoids (Betatene®) 25,000 i.u.
beta carotene 14,280 mcg.
alpha carotene 450 mcg.
zeaxanthin 90 mcg.
cryptoxanthin 110 mcg.
lutein 70 mcg.
vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 800 mg.
vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate) 100 mg.
2–4 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. See Disclaimer
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