What is Vision Smart Supreme?
Vision Smart Supreme is an advanced nutraceutical formulation developed for optimal vision support and comprehensive eye care.
What are the active ingredients used in Vision Smart Supreme?
Vision Smart Supreme combines the amazing vision health benefits of New Zealand Blackcurrant Anthocyanins with several vitamins critical for vision and eye care: Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12.
What do the Blackcurrant Anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme Do?
The unique Anthocyanins, from the New Zealand Blackcurrants, used in Vision Smart Supreme provide many clinically validated health benefits. In particular they are excellent at protecting and supporting vision health. Therapeutic effects include:
Proven Highest Antioxidant Activity Among Many Fruits and Vegetables -helping prevent damage from free radicals and the associated effects of premature aging
Evidence Based Vision Support and Eye Health Benefits - Including scientific data suggesting direct benefits to sufferers of eye disease like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and floaters (plus others)
Direct Relaxation of Muscles Controlling the Eye - Assist relief of Eye Strain and associated symptoms (join pain, fatigue, neck and shoulder ache, dry eyes etc.)
Established Blood Flow and Circulation Enhancing Effects - for optimal health and wellbeing, by delivering nutrition and flushing away waste to and from the eye respectively
What is the ideal dosage of Blackcurrant Anthocyanins per day, for the best effects?
After careful review of the scientific publications and clinical trial results, Vision Smart Center determined a daily dose of at least 200mg New Zealand of high quality Blackcurrant Anthocyanins are needed, per day, to deliver the most powerful therapeutic health benefits and, to preserve and protect vision.
What are the Vitamins in Vision Smart Supreme for?
Each of the Vitamins in Vision Smart Supreme have been carefully selected for their synergistic effectiveness and their well characterized benefits to eye health and function:
Vitamin B6 - Is important for brain development and plays a role in regular immune function. It's also a key component within over 100 metabolic enzyme reactions.
Vitamin A-Required for proper functioning and development of human vision, the immune system, skin and general cellular activity. It also provides antioxidant strength to combat the effects of dangerous free radicals.
Folic Acid - Is a B-vitamin important in the creation of DNA and other genetic material. Without Folate, the body's cells cannot grow properly
Vitamin B12 - An important vitamin in maintaining nerve and blood cell health. It also plays a role in DNA synthesis for the body's cells.
Are there other supplements like Vision Smart Supreme available?
Vision Smart Supreme is a one of a kind formulation containing over 200mg of high quality New Zealand Blackcurrrant Anthocyanins. No other supplement available provides this incredible therapeutically active amount!
How many people suffer from eye disease in the USA?
It is estimated that over 20% of people living in America have some form of eye disease affecting their vision. That's around 60 million people!
Why is eye disease becoming a more common problem?
Lifestyle, diet and environmental changes are thought to be the major causes for the dramatic increase in eye health problems. For example: A drastic change in the amount of time spent in front of electronic screens (TV's, computers, smart devices) puts more strain on the eyes. Improper nutrition in favor of highly processed and convinces foods means the eyes may not be receiving the nutrients they need. While pollution and other environmental factors (such as UV light) can directly harm our eyes and affect our vision.
What happens in the eye to cause health problems?
The eyes are very complex and susceptible to damage from even slight changes to the body's natural balance and external enviorment. One of the most common causes of vision problems and eye disease is the formation of free radicals. These dangerous compounds cause damage to the cells in our bodies by stripping electrons from healthy cell structures. Over time this damage accumulates and can result in vision problems, eye disease and even premature aging. This type of damage is often called 'oxidative' damage or oxidative stress. The eye especially is very susceptible to such damage given its delicate nature. In fact, research has shown free radicals are linked to causing Macular Degeneration, one of the leading causes of vision loss in America.
Free Radicals Strip Electrons From (Oxidize) Nearby Normal Cells.
What causes the production of free radicals in the eye?
Free radicals are naturally formed in the body as part of regular living but, a number of factors can increase the amounts of free radicals in the eye. These include: Poor diet, stress, tired or fatigued eyes, disease, inflammation, irritation, lack of appropriate nutrition and the buildup of waste in the eye.
How can we prevent damage from free radicals?
To counter the dangerous effects of free radicals, our body's naturally produce 'anti-oxidants'. These neutralize free radicals preventing them from causing damage. However, as we get older our body's produce less anti-oxidants inevitably leading to increased oxidative stress (damage from free radicals).
Eating and living healthy one of the most effective methods for helping encourage anti-oxidant production and reducing free radical formation. However, many natural foods also provide anti-oxidants that can help. Colorful fruits and vegetables are some of the best sources of natural anti-oxidants. Generally speaking, the stronger the color the more anti-oxidants they have.
One fruit in particular, the Blackcurrant berry, is known worldwide to have among the highest levels of anti-oxidants. The main anti-oxidant strength of blackcurrants comes from their compounds known as 'anthocyanins', these are what give blackcurrant there dark color (the color is actually purple but there are so many anthocyanins in the berries the color turns black!)
Anti-Oxidants, Such As Blackcurrant Anthocyanins, Provide Electrons to Free Radicals Preventing them From Oxidizing Nearby Cells
How do the antioxidant powers of other fruits compare with the blackcurrants used in Vision Smart Supreme?
While all fruits and vegetables contain some anti-oxidant strength, blackcurrants have continually been shown to contain the highest levels. Especially those grown in New Zealand. In one comparative study, New Zealand blackcurrants had almost double the anti-oxidant strength (measured as ORAC value) of other fruits including blueberries, raspberries, plums and many apple varieties! They even had more than seven times the anti-oxidant power of red grapes!
What part of the blackcurrants used in Vision Smart Supreme makes it so good for you health?
Vision Smart Supreme is made exclusively with Blackcurrants that are grown in New Zealand. These Blackcurrants contain very high levels of extremely powerful natural health compounds called anthocyanins (which give blackcurrants their high 'anti-oxidant' power). These amazing 'phyto-chemicals' protect the fruit from the sun and give them there incredibly dark color (blackcurrants are actually purple but have so many anthocyanins they appear black!!).
Not only do Blackcurrants contain higher anthocyanin levels than most fruit, but they also have an extremely rare combination of anthocyanins. Whereas most fruit contain many different types of anthocyanins, all of which in very low quantities, blackcurrant anthocyanins predominantly consist of 2 types: Delphinidin-3-Rutinoside and Cyanidin-3-Rutinoside. These particular anthocyanins have been researched in hundreds of in vitro (Lab based) in vivo (Animal based) and clinical trial (Human based) studies, revealing many amazing health benefits! (Especially for vision health)
Are there a differences between Blackcurrant anthocyanins and the anthocyanins from other berries?
Yes! Blackcurrants have an extremely unique anthocyanin profile not found anywhere else in nature! Unlike most other fruit, that contain hundreds of different anthocyanins but only in very low quantities, blackcurrants predominantly consist of only two types (>80%): Delphinidin-3-Rutinoside and Cyanindin-3-Rutinoside.
These Rutinoside anthocyanins have been studied in hundreds of lab and clinical based trials, revealing unique and powerful health benefits even when compared with extracts from other berries including many vision health benefits plus, anti-microbial (helping fight and prevent infection), digestive health, brain health, sports performance and recovery, cardiovascular health and even anti-cancer activity!
Why are the Blackcurrants grown in New Zealand, used in Vision Smart Supreme, so special?
The Blackcurrant farm in New Zealand that grows the fruit used in Vision Smart Supreme (Just the Berries farm) has the perfect conditions for growing premium quality blackcurrants:
The perfect climate - hot summers and cold winters
Fresh unpolluted air and water
Significant farmer experience (including the 4th generation of family farming)
Advanced pesticide free growing techniques
High value 'Ben Ard' cultivar
The highest UV index (causing increased anthocyanin production)
Collectively, these factors continually rank New Zealand blackcurrants as the best quality in the world. Additionally, Vision Smart Center sources its New Zealand blackcurrants specifically from farms that have optimized the anthocyanin content of their blackcurrants making them even higher! See graph below.
Anthocyanin Content of Blackcurrant Varieties Grown around the World
I was told other berries (Blueberry, Maqui, Acai, Bilberry etc.) were good for your eyes, how do the blackcurrant anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme compare?
It's true that many different berries are good for your vision. However, no other berry has been as extensively studied for its vision health benefits the blackcurrant and it's unique anthocyanin content (Delphinidin-3-Rutinoside and Cyanidin-3-Rutinoside). In fact, many in vitro (Lab based), in vivo (animal based)andclinical (human based) studies have directly compared the health effectives of Blueberry, Maqui, Acai Bilberry (plus others) with blackcurrant and found blackcurrants to be consistently the best! In particular, Blackcurrants excel at helping with eye fatigue, focus and many other visual disorders and diseases.
I have heard the 'blood brain barrier' makes it very difficult to treat the brain and eyes. How can Vision Smart Supreme then have such powerful health effects in these areas?
Specific studies have shown that the anthocyanins from New Zealand blackcurrant berries are actually able to cross the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and can therefore provide protection and health benefits directly to the eyes and brain!
I took some Vision Smart Supreme and felt better within 15 minutes! Is this possible or is it my imagination?
That's not your imagination! Clinical studies have shown that blackcurrant anthocyanins are rapidly absorbed by the body and quickly put to good use. In, fact one study specifically measured the flow rate of blood around the eye, before and after treatment with blackcurrant anthocyanin supplements, and found that within 15 minutes blackcurrant anthocyanins had actually increased ocular blood circulation!
Why do my eyes hurt after working at the computer? Can Vision Smart Supreme help?
Working at a computer for long hours, particularly with older and non-LED screens, causes a lot of strain on the eyes. This leads to eye fatigue causing inflammation and the generation of harmful free radicals. These effects not only cause discomfort but, long term can lead to accumulation of damage and eye disease.
The Blackcurrant anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme have powerful cilliary muscle relaxing, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and blood circulatory health benefits. Together these effects help relax the eyes after work, prevent inflammation, neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals and increase nourishment in the eye. Each synergistically helping to provide therapeutic relief to sore eyes.
I am already suffering from Glaucoma, can the Blackcurrant Anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme help with this?
Recent clinical trials from many well respected institutions (Including Fukushima University in Japan, the Scottish Crop Research Institute in Britain and The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, plus others) have demonstrated the powerful effects blackcurrant anthocyanins can have on the eyes, including specific studies on sufferers of Glaucoma! For example, in one study involving 70 patients with glaucoma, researchers found daily supplemental Blackcurrant Anthocyanins improved vision and increased blood flow to the nerves in the eye!
Can the unique anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme help with Cataracts?
Cataracts, a clouding of the eye, often result from the progressive accumulation of damage caused by free radicals around the eye. This common disease affects more than half of all Americans over the age of 80. The unique anti-oxidant qualities of Vision Smart Supremes Blackcurrant Anthocyanins directly combats the damaging effects of free radicals around the eyes. Helping to prevent the development and progression of cataracts. We highly recommend people over the age of 40 take Vision Smart Supreme to preserve their long term vision health.
Additionally, we recommend taking Vision Smart Supreme a week after any eye surgery. This will help reduce the inflammation and free radicals formed that can cause damage and slow recovery times. (Note we do not recommend taking Vision Smart Supreme within the first week following surgery as Blackcurrant Anthocyanins increase blood circulation that may disturb surgical results).
My doctor says I am developing Macular Degeneration, will Vision Smart Supreme be able to help with this?
One of the key causes of Macular Degeneration is the highly reactive Peroxyl radical (formed from Hydrogen Peroxide -H2O2). This is because H2O2 can specifically damage the blood vessels around the eye. This disease often develops in the elderly whose natural anti-oxidant production, that would otherwise neutralize the peroxyl radical, has slowed down. Because of this, dietary anti-oxidants are extremely important to negate the effects of free radicals such as the peroxyl radical. However, the body's natural protection for the eyes and brain, the blood brain barrier, actually prevents most compounds from getting to the eye and stops many dietary anti-oxidants from being able to help!
Fortunately, the blackcurrant anthocyanins found in Vision Smart Supreme are able to pass the blood brain barrier and can directly fight the free radicals around the eye using their incredible anti-oxidant strength. This ability may not only help prevent the development of macular degeneration, but may provide therapeutic effects to help those who are already suffering.
Could taking Vision Smart Supreme increase the risk of retinal bleeding if I suffer from macular degeneration?
Retinal bleeding occurs because the blood vessels in the eye are weak and highly permeable (leaky). This occurs as a result of damage to the blood vessels from free radicals (one of the key causes of macular degeneration in the first place). Taking the Blackcurrant Anthocyainisn in Vision Smart Supreme can actually reduce retinal bleeding by protecting the eyes blood vessels and overtime allowing them to regain their strength (making them less permeable).
I suffer from Diabetic Retinopathy and am looking for a natural way to improve my condition. Can Vision Smart Supreme help?
Vision Smart Supreme is perfect for providing support to suffers of Diabetic Retinopathy and even helps with diabetes in general!
One of the key problems causing diabetic retinopathy is the destruction of blood vessels in the eye, through oxidative stress and high blood glucose concentrations. This is followed by the formation of new blood vessels that are frail and brittle. These new blood vessels are highly permeable (leaky) and can bleed into the eye clouding vision, causing inflammation and destroying the retina. Sadly, this condition affects up to 80% of patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more and is the leading cause of blindness in people aged 20 - 64.
Fortunately, the powerful blackcurrant anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme help prevent the onset of diabetic retinopathy and provide support to those who have already developed it! First of all, Blackcurrant anthocyanins provide anti-oxidant protection in the eye helping to prevent damage to blood vessels. Second, Blackcurrant anthocyanins improve ocular blood circulation helping ensure nutrition is effectively delivered, reducing the need for new 'frail' blood vessels. Third, blackcurrant anthocyanins actually help regulate blood glucose levels and increase insulin sensitivity, directly helping with the diabetic condition and therefore blood vessel health in the eye.
Can Vision Smart Supreme help with the Floaters in my eye ?
Eye floaters are small moving spots that appear in your field of vision that move as the eye moves and appear to dart away when you try to focus on them. Age related changes to the eye are the most common cause of floaters where debris builds up partially blocking light which casts a shadow on the retina. Such debris are often the result of damaged or broken blood vessels causing permeability issues (leakage).
Vision Smart Supreme's powerful Blackcurrant Anthocyanins directly combat the damaging effects of free radicals that lead to broken or leaky blood vessels.
Additionally, these anthocyanins have been clinically proven to increase blood circulation in and around the eye area. This helps nourish the eyes, delivering essential nutrients required for healthy function and maintenance. Improving eye health in this way may help reduce the symptoms of floaters by preventing build up of, and flushing away, waste and debris in the eye.
Can Vision Smart Supreme help with Dry Eye? Are there other Vision Smart Center Products that can also help?
The high quality blackcurrant anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme help reduce the inflammation caused by dry eye and increase blood circulation to help keep the eyes nourished and fresh. Providing relief to those suffering from Dry Eye.
There are many causes of Dry Eye's but one of the most common is from the incorrect tear formation that naturally covers the surface of the eye. This can be because they either: evaporate to quickly or, are not produced in enough quantity. The oil extracted from the seeds of blackcurrant contains a very rare Omega-fatty acid our body needs which directly helps regulate healthy tear formation: Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA. Vision Smart Center offers a number of premium products that contain Blackurrant Seed Oil:
ULTRA Strength GLA - Pure Blackcurrant Seed Oil, the perfect complement to Vision Smart Supreme
SUPER EPA + DHA + GLA - Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Alaskan Pollock Fish Oil, ideal for helping with cardiovascular and brain health
Super Cassis Power - A combination of Seed Oil, Anthocyanins and other active ingredients designed to support Women's health
Clinical Formulation Prosta Smart - combination of Seed Oil, Anthocyanins and other active ingredients designed to support Men's health
CLICK the links above to learn more about these products
I often have muscle spasms in one of my eyes causing me a lot of discomfort. Can Vision Smart Supreme help with this troublesome condition?
The Blackcurrant Anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme have powerful effects that relax the cilliary muscles and improve blood flow in the eye. These unique benefits can help prevent muscle spasms from occurring by keeping the eyes nourished and helping prevent eye fatigue from overuse (a key cause of muscle spasms in the eye)
NOTE: Vision Smart Center also provides a high quality mineral supplement "Cali-Mag", containing active doses of highly bio-active Calcium and Magnesium (plus over 70 other trace elements and Vitamin D3). In a addition to playing a key role in bone health, these minerals are involved in regulating muscle contraction and relaxation signals from the brain. Supplemental calcium and magnesium (especially in pre-chelated forms, as is the case with cali-mag) supports the body's natural mineral balance and promotes healthy brain muscle signaling. This can help prevent muscle spasms.
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At night I find it difficult to see clearly, especially with bright lights. Can Vision Smart Supreme help me with this?
Yes! Medical research studies have shown the Blackcurrant Anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme directly contribute to the production of Rhodopsin in the eye. This important compound is responsible for catching the light and the color we see. By helping with its production, Blackcurrant Anthocyanins improve the eyes adaptation to dark conditions (helping with night blindness), plus helps to make colors brighter!
I've just had surgery on my eyes, will the blackcurrant anthocyanins in Vision Smart Supreme with my recovery?
Absolutely! Following any sort of surgery the body naturally produces an inflammatory response (to help fight and prevent infection). Unfortunately, this inflammation often also damages the body and results in production of free radicals. These negative effects can prolong recovery times and cause long term damage to the eyes.
Fortunately the Blackcurrant Anthocyanin in Vision Smart Supreme have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and incredible anti-oxidant activity which help to protect the eyes following surgery.( NOTE: we recommend not taking Vision Smart Supreme within the first week following surgery as blackcurrant anthocyanins increase blood circulation that may disturb the surgeons work).
I just found out I need to wear glasses, will taking Vision Smart Supreme help my eyes go back to normal?
In most cases, myopia (near sightedness causing the need for glasses) is not reversible. However, in a small number of cases people have managed to return to normal vision without glasses. This is likely due to eye 'training', an exercise recommended by optometrists, which incolves spending time focusing on items in the distance rather than close up. In doing so this behavior allows the cilliary muscle that controls the eyes movements to relax. Whereas focusing on near objects (such as a book or computer screen) causes the cilliary muscles to contract and get tired. Interestingly, studies have shown blackcurrant anthocyanins also cause the cilliary muscles to relax (they are especially good at relieving eye fatigue) suggesting they may share some of the same positive effects that come from eye 'training'.
My eyes hurt at night, often when close them before sleep. Will Vision Smart Supreme help with this?
Many people suffer from sore eyes at night, usually because they have been working hard all day. One common cause is the lack of blood circulation to the eye during the day and at night. This is because the blood vessels around the eye are very difficult to circulate too and can be damaged very easily. Improper circulation can make it difficult for the eye to get the nutrition it needs to function properly and can cause waste build up leading to inflammation. Fortunately, Blackcurrant Anthocyanins are able to improve blood circulation to the eye by relaxing and widening the blood vessels. This has been confirmed in a number of clinical research studies, including those that specifically record an increased flow rate to the eye following Blackcurrant Anthocyanin treatment.
If you are having troubles with sore eyes at night we recommend taking Vision Smart Supreme and placing a warm towel over your eyes. These treatments will work together to greatly improve blood circulation to the eyes and help provide symptomatic relief.
My eyes are always sore in the morning. Will Vision Smart Supreme help?
Sore eyes in the morning can occur from a number of reasons including poor circulation, improper tear formation and inflammation. Vision Smart Supreme contains an active dose of high quality New Zealand Blackcurrant Anthocyanins which helps nourish the eyes and reduce inflammation. Together these therapeutic effects keep your eyes fresh and clear in the morning.
Vision Smart Center also offers another high quality product that may help with sore eyes: ULTRA Strength GLA. This premium product is made with pure New Zealand Blackcurrant Seed Oil, which contains therapeutic amounts of the Omega Oil Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA has been shown to help regulate the correct production of tears in the eye plus, helps reduce inflammation!
CLICK to learn more about ULTRA Strength GLA
Each morning my eyes have lot of gunk built up in the corners, what is this and can Vision Smart Supreme help?
When we blink during the day, our eyes flush away dead cells and debris. At night while we sleep we do not blink, this causes dead cells and debris to accumulate in the corner of our eyes as goop or gunk (the medical term is Rheum). Generally, young children and the elderly suffer most from this condition, as well as people who wear contacts and those suffering from allergies. Vision Smart Supreme provides some fantastic health benefits that may help reduce the amounts of rheum produced at night including improved blood circulation (helping to wash away waste and debris) plus reducing inflammation and oxidative stress that damages cells.
Vision Smart Center also offers two additional products that offer help for this condition:
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KIDS Vision Smart - a delicious jelly supplement specifically designed to help children's health including vision and eye related problems
ULTRA Strength GLA - made from pure New Zealand Blackcurrant Seed Oil and contains a therapeutic dose of the Omega Oil Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). GLA helps regulate correct tear formation and reduce inflammation in the eye and can therefore greatly help normalize Rheum production.
I spend over 12 hours working on the computer each day which causes pain and discomfort in my eyes. Is it safe to take more than the recommended 2 capsule dose of Vision Smart Supreme my eyes begin to hurt?
Many of our customers report that they take an additional Vision Smart Supreme capsules when their eyes are particularly tired or sore, especially those that spend long hour with computers. They say it helps keep their eyes fresh and prevents sore eyes at the end of the day.
Unlike medicines, Blackcurrant Anthocyanins are completely natural and their health benefits are safely regulated by the body. This means there is no danger from taking too much because the body will control how it reacts to them. Medicines on the other hand, induce artificial responses that can be completely out of the body's control and therefore carry the risk of overdose. Therefore it is safe to take more than two capsules of Vision Smart Supreme per day.
Please note that Vision Smart Center has been carefully formulated to deliver optimal results with just two capsules. Taking additional Vision Smart Supreme capsules per day is not necessary and may not contribute additional health benefits.
Are there other health benefits, besides vision health, that blackcurrant anthocyanins have been studied on?
Yes! In addition to their amazing vision health benefits, blackcurrant anthocyanins have also been studied for their powerful effects supporting:
Brain health and cognitive function
Gut and digestive health
Sports performance and exercise recovery
Anti-microbial activity (including cold and flu protection)