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EssentialEyes is a complex formula that provides full spectrum support for overall eye wellness and blue light damage prevention. The ingredients in EssentialEyes have been shown to help:
• Help fight blue light damage
• Protect macular & retinal health
• Reduce electronic eye strain
• Enhance low-light vision
Herbal and nutritional supplement for full spectrum eye support and blue light damage prevention.
While we are young, our eyes generally serve us very well, but as we age, a host of age-related or condition specific deterioration may take place. Keeping the eyes healthy is primarily the job of the circulatory system, which nourishes the eyes and removes metabolic wastes through the finest network of capillaries in the human body. It’s a small wonder that in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the eyes are closely linked with the organs of the circulatory system, including the liver, kidneys and heart. Keeping these organs nourished and cleansed is critical to maintaining healthy eyes. Other factors that may contribute to deterioration within the eye are UV and/or blue light damage. Blue light is emitted from energy efficient light bulbs and the various electronic devices we use daily, such as T.V.’s, computers, tablets, and cellphones. While UV light reaches only the front parts of the eye, blue light reaches the more complex and delicate parts of the back of the eye and has shown to be a common factor leading to severe eye deterioration.
The eyes are possibly one of the most delicate organs in the human body. Within the eye there are 4 main components that contribute to sight: The cornea, the transparent film in the center of the eye where light enters. The lens, which helps focus the light and project it on the retina. The retina, that converts the light into a neural signal that begins to become an image. And finally, the optical nerve that is responsible for transmitting these signals to the brain. Each of these 4 components are susceptible to damage and disease. However, the retina is especially important and if damaged may lead to more severe conditions. The most intricate component of the retina is the macula, an oval shaped area in the center of the retina. The macula contains macular pigment which is responsible for clear vision (especially with fine details), seeing the contrast of objects against backgrounds, balancing light sensitivity, and glare recovery. Macular pigment is comprised of the carotenoids, Zeaxanthin and Lutein. These carotenoids act like sunglasses in protecting the eye from harmful blue light and free radical damage, and must be present in sufficient amounts in order to prevent or minimize optical degeneration.
Keeping the eyes healthy can be as simple as modifying habits or improving diet or supplementing as needed. Reducing electronic screen time when possible, avoiding electronics or reading in low-light conditions, or doing eye exercises every 30-60 minutes are both helpful. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants such as berries, dark leafy greens, nuts, etc. Lutein and Zeaxanthin can be found in a wide array of foods but are highest in dark leafy greens (especially kale,spinach and collards), broccoli, eggs, corn and peas, etc. Supplements can also be a quick and easy way to replenish the essential nutrients and give the eyes the full support they need. RidgeCrest Herbals EssentialEyes was designed to address both the need to strengthen the circulatory system and related organs as well as provide essential nutrients . Essential eyes contains the VisionAid original herbal blend which is an ancient Chinese herbal formula (pa-wei-ti-huang-wan, or Rehmannia Eight formula) dating to about 220 A.D., and traditionally used for “kidney yang deficiency conformation” (supporting circulation and kidney energy). However, research over the last 50 years has also shown it to be effective for a variety of eye health concerns due to aging. In addition the the original formula, RidgeCrest has added the Maculink Vision Complex that includes herbal anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and visual support as well as Lutemax 20/20 which contains the essential amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin needed daily to maintain healthy macular pigment. EssentialEyes helps fight blue light damage, protects macular and retinal health, reduces electronic eye strain, and enhances low-light vision. . EssentialEyes is for all ages, from 30+ when degeneration begins to occur naturally to younger generations that find themselves wrapped up in continual use of electronics. It is especially recommended for individuals with careers that require a lot of computer use or optimal vision maintenance such as pilots, military, artists, architects, cosmetologists, surgeons, drivers and many, many more. Because eyesight is is precious to all, EssentialEyes has partnered with Lutein For Every Age campaigne to raise awareness and provide our customers with optimal training and information. Please visit luteinforeveryage.com for further information.
VisionAid Herbal Blend (Traditional Chinese formula combined to strengthen and support the liver, kidneys and spleen that are linked to healthy eye function.)
Rehmannia root (raw): Supports blood flow to the eyes and fights dry, irritated eyes. Good for the macula.
Chinese Yam root: Supports spleen and kidneys. Nourishes the eyes.
Asiatic Dogwood: Nourish and strengthen eyes and support proper eye function.
Tree Peony root: Strengthens and clears “heat” in the liver which helps fight red, irritated eyes.
Alisma root: Helps refine vision.
Poria: Helps maintain good liver, spleen and kidney health. Helps balance blood sugar that may affect eyesight.
Cinnamon bark:Supports healthy blood sugar and circulatory function.
Maculink Vision Complex
Lutemax 20/20: Contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin that act as filters from harmful blue light and protect the eye from oxidative damage. Helps prevent ocular deterioration and strengthen eye health.
Billberry: Contains the chemical compounds, anthocyanosides, that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. May help support low-light vision. Helps nourish blood vessels within the eye.
Eyebright: Used for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, especially related to the eye and surrounding tissue. Fights irritation. Used for a wide variety of eye conditions. Helps to nourish and strengthen eye health.
Complex formulas are good, but creating new ones isn’t easy. When combining ingredients in a formula, Chinese herbal medicine teaches that you can use a smaller dose than if the same ingredient were used alone— but the selection of ingredients, their proportions, and the correct dose of the entire formula is mostly left to trial and error.
In western medicine, the situation is much worse - these small doses are termed “sub-therapeutic”, are generally considered ineffective, and are almost never tested, much less used in treatment.
Portfolio Formulation™ is a unique (patent pending) way to create complex formulas.
It gets its name from the financial world, because it is similar to the methods good financial planners use, creating diversified “portfolios” for more predictable benefits with lower risk.
We begin by selecting ingredients with similar main effects, but dissimilar side effects. When we combine these ingredients in specified proportions, the main effects of each ingredient are “stacked”, resulting in a powerful but predictable effect; while the side effects don’t stack, because they are different for each ingredient.
Homeopathy works well with herbs, but it can use up to 25% of the available capsule space. Herbs can be bulky, and need all the capsule space they can get.
With our unique (patent pending) Homeoactive™ encapsulation, we build the homeopathic ingredients directly into the encapsulation process, leaving the entire usable capsule space available for herbs. This makes our homeopathic and herbal formulas the most potent anywhere, with fewer and smaller capsules to swallow.
Every medicine (or medicinal ingredient) has at least one effect that we desire, which is why we take it.
But that effect can vary greatly from one individual or condition to another, and a medicine that works well for one person, may not work so well for another.
Each medicine or ingredient may also have unwanted side effects, which can also vary from one person to another—so one person may get great benefits with few side effects, while another gets only side effects but no real benefit.
A good over-the-counter medicine is one that works pretty well for most people, and hopefully has few serious side effects. This one-medicine-fits-all, or “silver bullet” approach, has been the basis of western medicine for the last hundred years or more.
Complex formulas are different, and though they are common in oriental medicine, they are less familiar here. Complex formulas use small doses of many ingredients, rather than large doses of one or two.
Although people still react differently to each ingredient, complex formulas are more effective for more people—people who don’t respond much to one ingredient are likely to respond better to others. And because the dose of each ingredient is smaller, there is less chance of serious adverse reactions, side effects, and drug interactions.
Well-designed complex formulas, like a complex diet, just work better than large doses of one or two ingredients. RidgeCrest Herbals products are complex—our simplest formulas have four or five ingredients, and some have over forty. Complex formulas are more expensive to create and manufacture than simple ones, since we have to test dozens of ingredients, not just one or two. But the results are worth the extra effort.
Some of these disciplines, like TCM and Eclectic medicine, overlap in many ways, and round each other out. Others, like homeopathy and herbs or nutrition, reinforce each other, making for real synergy—where a combination is more than the sum of its parts.
Our multi-disciplinary approach develops this potential synergy.
Many health conditions are caused or made worse by nutritional deficiencies. Our modern western diet is not varied enough to provide good nutrition for most people.
In fact, the US Department of Agriculture reports that the nutritional value of many fruits and vegetables is less than half what it was in 1948, when they started keeping records.
Vitamins, trace minerals, and other nutritional supplements can contribute greatly to good health, especially when tailored to individual conditions and needs.
Supplements Facts4 Capsules
Lutemax® 2020 is a Registered Trademark of Omniactive Health Technologies.
VisionAid™ Herbal Blend (400 mg/cap): 1600 mg
Rehmannia raw root, Chinese Yam root, Asiatic
Dogwood fruit, Poria fungal vody, Tree Peony
root bark, Alisma Root, Cinnamon bark.
Maculink™ Vision Complex (100 mg/cap): 400 mg
Lutein (From Lutemax 2020)
Zeaxanthin Isomers (RR-zeaxanthin and
meso-zeaxanthin from Lutemax 2020)
Billberry fruit, Eyebright
Availablend™ Bioavailability Complex:
Sichuan Pepper, Ginger root, Black Pepper,
Vegetable capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, rice bran extract, silica.
Do not use if safety seal around cap is broken or missing. If pregnant or nursing, see a doctor. Keep out of reach of children.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Adults and children age 12+, take 4 capsules (under age 12, take 2 capsules) daily for at least 8 weeks. For best results, divide daily serving in half (e.g. take 2 capsules in morning and 2 in evening). Once desired results are achieved, a maintenance dose of 1 capsule twice daily can be used. Results are usually seen within 8-12 weeks and improve with continued use.
Other information: Capsule Size “00”. Contains no animal products, corn, dairy, gluten, GMO, soy, wheat or yeast.