Eye pressure is a central factor in a number of serious eye health concerns. It is primarily caused by a natural decrease in blood flow to the eyes which comes with advanced age. Mirtogenol has been shown to support healthy levels of eye pressure.
Life Extension Eye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol, 30 Vegetarian Capsules
|Amount Per Serving|
|Mirtogenol [Mirtoselect European Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract (fruit) and Pycnogenol Dried French Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster) extract (bark)]||120 mg|
|Inactive ingredients: Rice Flour, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule), Vegetable Stearate.|
|Mirtogenol is a registered trademark of Horphag Research, Ltd.
Mirtoselect is a registered trademark of Indena, S.p.A., Milan, Italy.
Pycnogenol is a registered trademark of Horphag Research, Ltd.
Pycnogenol is protected by U.S. patents #5,720,956 and #6,372,266 and other international patents.
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Life Extension Eye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol supports improved blood flow to the eyes among many other positive eye health effects. This improved blood flow has been shown to aid in the relieve of eye pressure. Eye pressure, when left unchecked, can become a factor in a number of serious eye health concerns.
Benefits of Life Extension Eye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol
- Mirtogenol is a proprietary blend of Mirtoselect and Pycnogenol
- Mirtoselect is derived from the European bilberry plant.
- Bilberry plant has been shown to support clarity of vision
- Pycnogenol is an extract from French Maritime pine bark.
- French Maritime pine bark has been shown to support healthy blood flow to the eyes.
How Eye Pressure Accumulates and its Potential for Damage
As people grow older, the fluid contained within the chambers of their eyes can tend to gradually and unnoticeably increase. This excess buildup of fluid is referred to as Ocular Hypertension or eye pressure. One primary reason for the build-up is thought to be reduced blood flow in and out of the eye, which is necessary to manage the levels of aqueous fluid. Eye pressure has been shown as a contributing factor for a host of unwanted age-related vision issues encountered by millions of aging Americans.1
Some researchers have found that a certain proprietary blend called Mirtogenol displayed impressive capabilities in supporting eye pressure within a healthy range in aging people. In a 2010 study, Mirtogenol aided the body in substantially reducing eye pressure in a number of subjects.2
The Primary Components of Mirtogenol and How They Work to Support Your Eyes
At the core of Mirtogenol’s potential for eye health support are two standardized, proprietary phytonutrient (plant-based) compounds: Mirtoselect European bilberry extract and Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract
Throughout the Second World War, it was observed that ingestion of bilberry jam supported the clear vision of RAF pilots during night flights. This discover led to an interest in their ophthalmologic properties after the war. Subsequently, the potential for anthocyanins, a major component of bilberries, in supporting healthy vision has been meticulously evaluated by instrumental techniques. These techniques include computerised perimetry which suggests that the standardized bilberry extract containing 36% anthocyanins may play an important role in supporting retinal sensibility.3
An increasing body of evidence indicates that Pycnogenol (PYC), a standardized extract of French maritime pine bark, has tremendous potential for eye health support. PYC supports the circulatory system in protecting itself from oxidative stress throughout several cell systems. It accomplishes this level of support by doubling the intracellular synthesis of anti-oxidative enzymes and by acting as a potent scavenger of free radicals.4 By helping to relieve oxidative stress, PYC supports healthier blood flow to the eyes, and thus aids in the relief of eye pressure. Additionally, blended extracts of French Maritime Pine bark and bilberry have long been shown to support healthy blood flow in multiple areas of the body, especially the eyes.
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