Visionace® Plus combines the Visionace Original multinutrient tablets with high quality Omega-3 capsules containing additional Lutein esters in a convenient dual pack.
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.
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 special cells in the retina known as photoreceptors, responsible for converting light into nerve signals. The human retina contains over 120 million photoreceptors some of which are adapted to detect colour (cone cells) and others being adapted for low light (rod cells). 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 good visual acuity (clarity of vision)4 5.
The macula is the central area of the retina, and contains the highest density of photoreceptors. It is responsible for detailed, fine vision. The retinal cells of the macular are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV rays in sunlight and high oxygen tension which can result in cellular damage6 7. Visionace® Plus provides antioxidant vitamins C and E plus minerals zinc and selenium which support the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
The beneficial role of antioxidants is well known, however it is now also understood that Omega-3 fatty acids also play an important role, since DHA, one of the essential fatty acids, contributes to the maintenance of normal vision8.
The retinal cells are continually being renewed, so a constant supply of Omega-3 fatty acids and in particular DHA is required9 10. Since these cannot be made by the body a lack of these in the diet can have a direct effect on levels in the retina11. Fortunately increasing dietary intake can help to restore retinal Omega-3 levels12. Omega-3 fatty acids are now being recognised as being essential for eye health from before birth continuing into old age13.
Lutein belongs to a class of compounds called carotenoids and is the dominant pigment in the retina. Both Visionace® and Visionace® Plus contain extra Lutemax® Lutein esters from marigold which have excellent bio-availability (easily absorbed by the body)14 15
Only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil which has been produced in Norway, is used in Visionace® Plus. 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.
|Nutritional Information||Average per tablet||% EC RDA*|
|Vitamin A (1000IU)||300 µg RE||38|
|Vitamin D (100IU)||2.5 µg||50|
|Vitamin E (Natural Source)||60 mg α-TE||500|
|Vitamin C||150 mg||188|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||12 mg||1091|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||4.8 mg||343|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||18 mg NE||113|
|Vitamin B6||10 mg||714|
|Folacin (as folic acid)||400 µg||200|
|Vitamin B12||9 µg||360|
|Pantothenic Acid||20 mg||333|
|Natural Mixed Carotenoids||3 mg||—|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids||15 mg||—|
|Bilberry Extract equiv. to||60 mg||—|
|Lutein Esters||4 mg||—|
|Omega-3||Average per capsule||% RDA|
|Omega-3 Fish Oil||600 mg||—|
|Lutein Esters||8 mg||—|
|*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance, µg = microgram|
mg = milligram, IU = International Units, †United Statess Pharmacopeia
ONE VISIONACE® TABLET PER DAY PLUS ONE OMEGA-3 CAPSULE PER DAY.
Swallow with water or a cold drink and take with a main meal. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed recommended intake.
Visionace® tablets and capsules should only be taken on a full stomach.
Allergy Advice: Contains Fish, Soya
No artificial colours
No salt or yeast
Not tested on animals
This product is blister packed to keep each tablet or capsule fresh by reducing exposure to the atmosphere.
Visionace® does not contain any drugs or hormones and is produced in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards of quality control, beyond those normally required for food supplements.
1 The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.
2 Bazan, N.G. (1990) Nutrition and the Brain, eds. Wurtman, R. J. & Wurtman, J. J. (Raven, New York), Vol. 8: 1-24
3 Mukherjee P.K. et al, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2007, Aug 7;104(32):13152-7
4 Weisinger, H.S. et al. Lipids 1996 ; 31,65-70
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8 The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.
9 Mukherjee P. K. et al. PNAS 2004; 101(22): 8491 – 8496
10 Bazan N.G. & ReddyT.S. (1985) Retina. In Handbook of Neurochemistry, 2nd ed, Vol no 8, New York, Plenum, pg 507
11 Acar N. et al Reprod. Nutr.Dev 2006; 46 515-525
12 Uauy, R et al Lipids 31(suppl) 1996:167-176
13 Cho E. et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2001;73:209-18
14 Berendshot TTJM et al, Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci (2000) 41: 3322-3326
15 Johnson EJ, J Am Diet Ass. (2003) 103 (9) Suppl.
Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, or if on medication. Vitamin supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle. Do not take if you are allergic to soya..