Eye Combo with Bilberry, Ginkgo, Grape Seed, Tomato and Lutein

bilberry and improved night vision
December 1, 2007, 5:15 pm
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The ability to see in poor light depends on the presence of a substance in the eye called rhodopsin, or visual purple. It is destroyed by bright light but rapidly regenerates in the dark. However, for some people, the adaptation to darkness or the recovery from glare takes an unusually long time. The herb bilberry, a close relative of the American blueberry, is the most commonly mentioned natural treatment for impaired night vision. The active components of bilberry, called anthocyanosides, are powerful antioxidants, which help repair tissue and strengthen blood vessels. Studies have shown that bilberry may prevent cataracts and help treat age-related macular degeneration and the eye damage that occurs in some people with diabetes (diabetic retinopathy). Anthocyanosides also enhance the function of a compound in the eye that is responsible for night vision. British World War II pilots reported improved night vision after eating bilberries. Bilberry (400 mg) is one of the ingredients of Eye Combo from Nepatica. The other ingredients are Ginkgo biloba (100 mg), Grape seed (100 mg), Tomato (100 mg) and Lutein (5 mg). Read more!


Nepatica promo code
December 1, 2007, 4:47 pm
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Nepatica offers 20% off the product value on your order during December. Use the promotional code take20 in the check out to use this offer. Go to store!

tomatoe, lycopene and eye health
November 9, 2007, 6:22 pm
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Lycopene is one of a family of pigments called carotenoids, which occur naturally in fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes. Other carotenoids include alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, etc. Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red. The redder the tomato, the more lycopene is present. Numerous studies suggest that lycopene levels in the blood may be associated with reduced incidence of prostate, digestive tract, breast, lung and cervical cancer as well as cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration – the most common form of blindness for elderly people in the western world. In one study, lycopene and a wide range of dietary carotenoids were detected in high concentrations in ciliary body and retinal pigment epithelium, which leads researchers to believe that lycopene and other carotenoids, like lutein and zeaxanthin, may play a role in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and other blinding disorders.

In addition to their center-stage phytonutrient, lycopene, tomatoes are filled with traditional nutrients that have been shown in many studies to be helpful for all various health conditions. For example, tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, the latter notably through its concentration of carotenoids including beta-carotene. These antioxidants travel through the body neutralizing dangerous free radicals that could otherwise damage cells and cell membranes, escalating inflammation and the progression or severity of atherosclerosis, diabetic complications, asthma, and colon cancer. In fact, high intakes of these antioxidants have been shown to help reduce the risk or severity of all of these illnesses. In addition, tomatoes are a very good source of fiber, which has been shown to lower high cholesterol levels, keep blood sugar levels from getting too high, and help prevent colon cancer. Recent research clearly shows that tomatoes’ protective effects against prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease are due not simply to their lycopene content, but result from the synergy of lycopene with other phytonutrients naturally present in whole tomatoes. tomato is one of the ingredients in Eye Combo from Nepatica. The other ingredients are Bilberry, Ginkgo, Grape Seed and Lutein.


lutein for eye health
November 9, 2007, 4:22 pm
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Lutein is a carotenoid (a natural colorant or pigment) found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, plus various fruits and corn. Lutein provides nutritional support to our eyes and skin the only organs of the body directly exposed to the outside environment. There is very good evidence that the lutein in food helps protect against cataracts and macular degeneration, two common, age-related eye disorders. The pigment lutein (from the Latin lutea, meaning “yellow”) is one of over 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Lutein may play a role in slowing the age-related degeneration of these tissues, both directly as an antioxidant, and indirectly by absorbing blue light. Lutein and its related compound zeaxanthin are highly concentrated in the macula, providing a yellow color known as the macular pigment (MP).The macular pigment protects the macula from the damaging photo-oxidative effects of blue light. Of the about 600 carotenoids present in nature, only a few are present in human serum. Of those, only lutein and zeaxanthin are present in the macula. These facts indicate that lutein plays an important role in eye health. Various studies indicate that a direct relationship exists between lutein intake and pigmentation in the eye, and studies show that lutein may reduce blue light intensity by up to 90%.

Most people consume lutein as part of a normal diet containing fruits and vegetables, but we can all gain from taking lutein in supplement as well. A lot of the foods grown and distributed today lack a healthy nutritional content, because of pollution, poor soil, and long storage periods. That means most people would benefit from taking supplements with lutein. Eye Combo is a supplement with Bilberry (400 mg), Ginkgo biloba (100 mg), Grape seed (100 mg), Tomato (100 mg) and Lutein (5 mg). Based on a study described by Laurie Deutsch Mozian in her book, Foods that Fight Disease, a dietary intake of only six milligrams of lutein per day decreases your chances of developing age-related macular degeneration by 43 percent. The suggested use of Eye Combo is two capsules a day.

Eye Combo, a powerful source of antioxidants
November 9, 2007, 4:13 pm
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Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Antioxidant is a classification of several organic substances, including vitamins C and E, vitamin A (which is converted from beta-carotene), selenium (a mineral), and a group known as the carotenoids. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals as the natural by-product of normal cell processes. Free radicals are molecules with incomplete electron shells which make them more chemically reactive than those with complete electron shells. Exposure to various environmental factors, such as tobacco smoke, pollution and radiation, can also lead to free radical formation. In humans, the most common form of free radicals is oxygen. When an oxygen molecule (O2) becomes electrically charged it tries to steal electrons from other molecules, causing damage to the DNA and other molecules. Over time, such damage may become irreversible and lead to disease including cancer. Eye Combo from Nepatica is a excellent source of antioxidants, the ingredients are 400 mg of Bilberry 100 mg Ginkgo Biloba, 100mg Grape Seed Extract, 100 mg Tomato and 5 mg Lutein.

What is Eye Combo?
November 9, 2007, 4:41 am
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Eye Combo is a Dietary Supplement from Nepatica. The ingredients are: Bilberry (400 mg), Ginkgo biloba (100 mg), Grape seed extract (100 mg), Tomato (100 mg) and Lutein (5 mg). The suggested use is as a dietary supplement is one capsule two to three times daily. EyeCombo is available from our online store www.nepatica.com.

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bilberry and vision
November 9, 2007, 4:26 am
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Bilberry also known as European blueberry, Huckleberry, Whortleberry, Burren Myrtle and with the scientific name Vaccinium myrtillus has been used for hundreds of years as food and for their high nutritive value. It has also been used as a folk medicinal treatment for disorders of the urinary system, including urinary infections and kidney stones, and for diarrhea and dysentery. Bilberry is different from the American blueberry because the meat is dark purple, whereas the American version has cream color. In Europe, bilberries are part of the conventional medical treatment of different eye disorders, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, night blindness and diabetic retinopathy. The substance that gives bilberries its pharmacological activity is its anthocyanosides. Anthocyanosides strengthen the walls of blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and stabilize all tissues containing collagen, such as cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. In two controlled studies, bilberry improved visual acuity at night, and it also shortened the time the eyes needed to adapt to dark lighting conditions and recover from glare all important if you want to drive safely in the dark. Bilberry is one of the ingredients in Eye Combo from Nepatica.