The AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) Clinical Trial has shown that natural supplements can play a role in supporting eye health. What has been learned is that many stressors can create a range of different free radicals that can damage different tissues within the eye and its associated neural network. A comprehensive formula with many unique, target-specific, and synergistic antioxidants can provide a balanced approach to managing many different eye conditions and support general eye health.
NOW® Ocu Support™ offers an extensive, full range of antioxidant nutrients that may aid in maintaining some key visual functions. One daily serving (4 pills) of Ocu Support™ has 13.32 mg of Lutein, a carotenoid found in dark green leafy vegetables. Lutein is a dominant pigment in the macular region of the eye. Also included are the antioxidant Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as supporting nutrients critical for neutralizing free radicals produced by sunlight. In addition, several phytonutrients including Bilberry, Eyebright, Grape Seed, and Green Tea have biologically active flavonoids that support healthy vision. This is one of the most complete eye formulas on the market.
Each capsule contains:
Beta-Carotene (Betatene®) 2000 mcg (3,333IU)Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 83.33 mgVitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 22.5mg AT (33IU)Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 5 mgVitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl) 3.33 mgVitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin) 33.33 mcgZinc (from L-OptiZinc® Zinc L-Methionine) 2.5 mgSelenium (from L-Selenomethionine) 16.67 mcgChromium (from Chromemate® Chromium Polynicotinate) 16.67 mcgCitrus Bioflavonoid Complex (10 mg Hesperidin) 33.33 mgRutin 33.33 mgEyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) (Aerial) 33.33 mgGreen Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis) (Leaf)(naturally occurring caffeine 0.67 mg) 16.67 mgTaurine 16.67 mgN-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) 16.67 mgBilberry Extract (Vaccinium myrtillys)(Fruit)(min. 25% Anthocyanins) 8.33 mgAlpha Lipoic Acid 8.33 mgGrape Seed Extract (Vitis Vinifera)(Polyphenols 7.5 mg) 8.33 mgGinkgo Biloba Extract (Leaf)(min. 24% Ginkgoflavonglycosides & min. 6% Terpene Lactones) 6.67 mgCoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) 3.33 mgMarigold Flowers Extract (Targetes erecta) (FloraGLO®) (3.33 mg Lutein) 33.33 mgZeaxanthin (from Marigold Flowers Extract)(Targetes erecta) (FloraGLO®) 3.33 mgL-Glutathione 0.83 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Veg Capsule (hypromellose, water), Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica.
Adult Dosage: Take 4 capsules daily with food, a few hours before or after taking other medication or natural health products. Dosage may be spread over several meals in the day. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are taking antibiotics or nitroglycerin. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver or kidney disorder, iron deficiency, diabetes, or if you have kidney stones, if you are taking prescription medications (as bioflavonoids may alter the effectiveness of these medications) or medications for blood pressure, seizure or diabetes or if symptoms persist or worsen. If you have liver disorder symptoms of low estrogen (such as joint pain, mood changes, changes in libido, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness or irregular menstruation), consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Stop use and consult a health care practitioner if you develop symptoms of liver trouble such as yellowing of theskin/eyes (jaundice), stomach pain, dark urine, sweating, nausea, unusual tiredness and/or loss of appetite. If you experience sweating, paleness, chills, headache, dizziness and/or confusion, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner (as these may be symptoms of serious low blood sugar). Rare, unpredictable cases of liver injury associated with green tea extract-containing products have been reported (in Canada and internationally). Stop use if hypersensitivity occurs. May cause mild gastrointestinal discomfort (such as gas, bloating, cramps).