Our body relies upon an adequate supply of nutrients in every phase of life, particularly when under stress. Therefore, a balanced diet plays a significant role in health and wellbeing, including that of the eye. Sight is essential to so many daily tasks, which all require energy and precision like our work, watching TV, working on the PC, reading – whether in a newspaper, book, smartphone or tablet – or driving a car, which all require energy and precision. Poor lighting, nicotine and a lack of sleep, fresh air and exercise, subject the eyes to additional stress.
VitroCap®N is designed to support the specific needs of your eyes by supplementing your diet with selected micronutrients.
The eye is perfectly shaped for its function: the trapping and transmission of undisturbed and unaltered light signals to the recipient cells (receptors) of the retina. Essential to this process is transparent media, namely that of the cornea, the lens and the vitreous. Certain changes in these structures e.g. clouding or clumping, affect the transmission of the light and thereby the quality of vision.
To maintain function, these structures in the eye require sufficient and specific nutrients, which are predominantly sourced from the blood-vessel-dense outer layers of the eye (retina and choroid).
The normal metabolic process of any tissue produces unstable free radicals, which if produced in excess, in a way that overwhelms the body’s ability to regulate them, gives rise to a condition known as oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is exacerbated in the presence of blue light (a component of visible light [sunlight]). The eye (along with our skin), is the only organ that is exposed to sunlight and its high-energy rays, thus making it more susceptible to oxidative stress. A diet rich in nutrients such as Vitamin C and Zinc contributes to protect cells from the damage caused by oxidative stress.