The importance of Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a special class of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are commonly found in plant seed oils, nut oils and oily fish such as sardines and salmon. A large number of scientific studies worldwide have highlighted the multiple benefits of dietary Omega-3 fatty acids in areas as diverse as heart, brain, and normal vision. The two most researched Omega-3 fatty acids are Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision1.
The Red Krill oil difference
Red Krill oil is a special source of Omega-3 with a high concentration of marine phospholipids, so may be better utilised in the body. The DHA in Visionace Max is derived from a special combination of both Omega-3 Fish oil and Red Krill oil; DHA is scientifically proven to help maintain normal vision.
The role of DHA in the retina
Omega-3 fatty acids play an important structural and functional role in the retina, the part of the eye that detects light. DHA is a component of photoreceptor cells which are responsible for converting light into nerve signals. Photoreceptors contain the highest concentration of DHA of any cell in the body, with DHA accounting for over 50% of the total fatty acid content2 3. Adequate levels of DHA must be maintained for the retina to continue to function properly and to maintain normal vision)4 5.
The retinal cells are continually being renewed, so a constant supply of Omega-3 fatty acids and in particular DHA is required6 7. Since these cannot be made by the body a lack of these in the diet can have a direct effect on levels in the retina8. Fortunately increasing dietary intake can help to restore retinal Omega-3 levels9. Omega-3 fatty acids are now being recognised as being essential for normal eye health from before birth continuing into old age10.
Lutein makes up the dominant pigment in the retina which absorbs visible blue light. Visionace Max provides a combined total of 34mg of Lutein Esters.
Zeaxanthin is a structural component of the macular which is the central area of the retina, containing the highest density of photoreceptors.
Zeaxanthin cannot be made in the body, so must come from dietary sources, such as eggs, broccoli and spinach, as well as spirulina which can be added to smoothies.
Protection of cells
The photoreceptors in the retina are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV rays in sunlight which can result in cellular damage11 12. Because of this, sunglasses with a high Eye-Sun Protection Factor (E-SPF) are always recommended to reduce the exposure of the eye to excessive light and harmful UV rays.
Visionace Max provides vitamins C and E, plus zinc and selenium which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Quality and Purity Guaranteed
Only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil which has been produced in Norway, is used in Visionace Max. To ensure maximum benefit, the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants. The Red Krill oil found in Visionace Max is sourced in the Antarctic using Aker BioMarine Eco-Harvesting technology to help restrict environmental impact and ensure the highest standards of quality.
General health and wellbeing
Visionace Max is a comprehensive formula that replaces other multivitamin supplements. The formula includes folic acid plus vitamins B12 and B2 which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, as well as iron which supports normal oxygen transport in the body and has a role in the process of cell division.