Main antioxidants in Nuadha Vision/Nuantiox Vision:
- R-Lipoic acid:
- Lutein (L) and Zeaxanthin (Zx):
It is the 100% natural form of alpha lipoic and its bio-assimilation is 50% -60% higher than its synthetic form (RS). It is a potent antioxidant in both aqueous and fatty phases of the cell. It is a very important ingredient for the good functioning of the optic nerve (visual component that is affected in glaucoma).
Taurine is an amino acid found in our body in a free state, although unlike other amino acids, it is not usually part of protein backbones and in visual tissues, it is the most abundant amino acid. A taurine deficiency can result in a degeneration of the visual cells (photoreceptors), and more specifically of the cones (used for light vision). Likewise, its lack affects the function of the retinal ganglion cells (of the nervous layer of the retina). Therefore, taurine protects both the function of cones and retinal ganglion cells. In diabetic retinopathy, taurine levels are usually decreased. Explanatory note: the inclusion of taurine in energy drinks is intended to enhance the effect of the caffeine included in them, but by itself, it does not cause excitation.
These carotenoids protect the macula from the oxidative stress generated by sunlight and artificial light, especially, of the blue wavelength. On the visual system, these carotenoids are of great interest, since they are the key components of macular pigments, which act as a ‘filter’ protecting the central area of the retina or macula, from the damage of ultraviolet radiation. We must remember that the macula is responsible for our clear vision. Mobile devices with LED screens (ie. tablets, smartphones, computers etc.), lamps etc. are a source of blue wavelength which is especially harmful to the retina. The presence of lutein and zeaxanthin will offer adequate protection to the retina against the bombardment of the increasingly ‘popular’ LEDs. The doses of lutein and zeaxanthin used in the formulation of NuaDHA Vision complies with the doses that various studies have concluded are effective in increasing the density of macular pigments and thus offering effective protection to the macula.
Main mineral in the retina.
EFSA (European health and Safety Authority) allegations:
The health allegations backed up by EFSA, with regard to some of the ingredients of NuaDHA Vision/Nuantiox Vision, are as follows:
- Vitamins C and E as well as zinc and copper, contribute to the protection of cells against oxidative damage.
- Zinc also contributes to the maintenance of vision under normal conditions.