Solgar® Vision Guard Plus is an antioxidant formula containing several vitamins and minerals to assist in minimising the damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are produced by the body when you breathe, digest food, exercise or even sleep. They are naturally occuring as they are created by emotional stress, ultraviolet light, radiation and air pollution. Free radicals damage the body by causing deterioration of the cells, lowering the defences against diseases and putting the body into a ‘stress’ state.
To counter the effect of free radicals, a balance of antioxidants is required. The most important antioxidants include: Beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Selenium and components found in certain plants including Turmeric, and Ginkgo Biloba.
Antioxidants can be obtained by eating a healthy and balanced diet, but taking a supplement might be desirable to achieve an optimal intake of antioxidants.
The special Solgar® Vision Guard Plus formula combines the botanical Ginkgo Biloba with Vitamins C, A and E, alongside minerals such as Zinc and Selenium, all of which have strong antioxidant qualities, plus Bilberry and Lutein.
Solgar® Vision Guard Plus is to be taken as 2 vegetable capsules daily, and it is suitable for those on a vegan diet. The different sources of antioxidants provide a holistic approach for daily wellbeing.
Vitamin C contributes to: • The normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth • The normal energy-yielding metabolism • The normal functioning of the nervous system • The normal psychological function • The normal functioning of the immune system, as well as during and after intense physical exercise • The protection of cells from oxidative stress • The reduction of tiredness and fatigue • The regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E • The increase of iron absorption
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and an essential nutrient as it is a primary antioxidant. It also contains natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) which in studies has shown to be 1.3 times more bioavailable than synthetic forms**. Zinc contributes to: • Hair, skin and nails maintenance • Carbohydrate metabolism • Cognitive function • Fertility and reproduction • Metabolism of vitamin A • Testosterone levels in the blood • Vision function • Immune system function • Maintenance of normal bones • Protection of cells from oxidative stress
Selenium contributes to: • Normal spermatogenesis • Maintenance of normal hair • Maintenance of normal nails • Normal function of the immune system • Normal thyroid function • Protection of cells from oxidative stress
Vitamin A contributes to: • Normal iron metabolism • Maintenance of normal mucous membranes • Maintenance of normal skin • Maintenance of normal vision • Normal function of the immune system • Process of cell specialisation
This formula also contains: • Taurine - an essential amino acid as it cannot be made by the body. It is involved in various processes in the body • Carotenoids - compaounds that produce the bright yellow, red and orange colours in plants, vegetables and fruits • Eyebright - an herb which grows in Europe and has been used traditionally for eye support • Bilberry Berry - a shrub with flowers and can be found in Northern Europe, Northern America and Northern Asia. It is a rich source of anthocyanins, which are polyphenolics • Ginkgo Biloba Leaf - an ancient plant which has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for centuries. This plant contains both flavonoids and terpenoids, which are believed to have strong antioxidant properties.