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OLIMP Luteina® bio-complex is a dietary supplement which supports healthy eyes and promotes normal vision. It comprises an effective dose of lutein, enriched with natural natural nutrients protecting your eyes.
The supplement is recommended to persons who spend many hours at TV or computers and suffer from eye fatigue or poor vision. It can be used to prevent eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Lutein is a compound from a group of carotenoids. In the body, it is found primarily in eye structures – the retina and the central part of the lens known as the macula. It serves various functions – it nourishes the eyes, reacts with retinal proteins and acts as a natural filter which protects the eyes from dangerous effects of UV radiation. Blue light rays, which damage photoreceptors and have a negative impact on the retinal pigment epithelium, are especially dangerous to the eyes. Lutein easily absorbs visible blue light and that is why it gives your eyes so effective protection.
Like other carotenoids, lutein is a potent antioxidant. Scientists think that it may prevent the production of free radicals or reduce their levels in the retinal pigment epithelium and choroid. We should remember that excessive free radicals cause cell damage and apoptosis in the eyes. This leads to impaired vision and development of eye diseases.
Taurine is a non-proteinogenic, sulphur-containing amino acid. It is present primarily in the brain, skeletal muscles, heart and eye retina. It takes part in some biochemical reactions which are critical to normal vision. Furthermore, it protects the eyes from oxidative stress and damage caused by excessive free radicals. Scientists have proven that taurine deficiency causes degenerative changes in ganglion cells. As a result, it may increase the risk of cataract and retinal diseases and speed up the development of diabetic retinopathy. Taurine is also used to aid the treatment of primary angle closure glaucoma.
Vitamin C is one of the most popular and important vitamins in the body. It supports healthy connective tissue and is necessary for proper production of collagen, which is present e.g. in the cornea. The vitamin maintains also the integrity of blood vessels, including delicate capillaries localised in the retina. Adequate vitamin C intake may protect against the development of cataract and macular degeneration. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant. Oxidative stress and excessive free radicals pose a serious danger for sensitive eye structures and enriching your diet with natural antioxidants is the most effective form of protection.
Citrus bioflavonoids have synergistic effects with vitamin C and are a very good source of this vitamin. They are plant compounds. Like vitamin C, they take part in collagen synthesis and thus support a healthy cornea and blood vessels localised in the conjunctiva. Scientists assume that adding citrus bioflavonoids to a diet reduces the incidence of eye diseases and lowers the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
Zinc is one of the trace elements. It has many vital functions in the body, including those associated with normal vision and eye health. Large quantities of this element are found in the retina and choroid. Along with vitamin A, it helps produce melanin – a pigment of the iris, protecting the eyes from UV radiation. Specialists warn that zinc deficiency impairs vision and increases the risk of cataract. Correcting the deficiency protects against macular degeneration and may slow down the progression of the disease.
Selenium is the next element which is crucial for normal functioning of the body. It is a component of glutathione peroxidase and glutathione S-transferase – two important enzymes creating an antioxidant system in the body. It helps protect the eye lens and prevens the development of cataract. Scientists have discovered that selenium drastically reduces glutathione levels in patients with advanced cataract. It is also suggested that selenium may have a role in the prevention of orbitopathy. This disease afflicts persons with hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. One of the treatment strategies is to restore normal thyroid function and selenium is known for its positive effects on this gland.
To sum up, OLIMP Luteina® bio-complex gives you complete eye support. In contrary to popular eye drops which treat only symptoms, the supplement is targeted at eliminating the causes of eye problems. It promotes healthy vision and may also reduce the risk of developing many eye diseases.
The supplement contains natural ingredients only. Because of that, it can be used as a preventive measure even for a long time. Experts recommend to take minimum 10 mg of lutein daily to reduce the risk of developing cataract due to macular degeneration. One capsule of the supplement contains up to 20 mg of lutein. Because of that, it is much more effective and you do not have to increase the dosage.
The formulation is suggested especially for persons who work on the computer and spend a lot of time watching TV or reading. It will be a good choice for those who work in poorly lit rooms.
Olimp is a Polish company offering dietary supplements and supplements for athletes that are made of carefully selected and safe for health ingredients. Among the products of this brand are protein supplements, amino acid supplements, pre-workout supplements and creatine. The company also allows the purchase of supplements inducing a strong muscle pump by raising significantly the level of nitric oxide in the blood and supplements restoring acid-alkine balance. Also noteworthy are supplements helping to reduce body fat, regulating metabolism and improving of the hair, skin and nails.
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Bulking agent - microcrystalline cellulose; anti-caking agent - magnesium salts of fatty acids; capsule (capsule components - gelatin, color: E171).
Lutein, a derivative of alpha-carotene is a natural plant dye, colouring in yellow, is also present in the yolk of egg. In the body, located primarily in the retina of the human eye (together with Zeaxanthin), it acts as a natural filter for the eye, absorbing ultraviolet radiation. It is a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals. Available in the form of mono-preparation supplements and multi-compound supplements with antioxidant, protecting the eyes, action, as well as multivitamins, creatine stacks and no-boosters.
Taurine – non-protein amino acid containing sulphur, which is synthesized in the body from methionine and cysteine, present in sufficient amount in human or animal body (in the brain, heart and skeletal), although in some cases must be supplemented. Significantly affects the calcium content in the cells and stabilizes the water and electrolyte balance and maintains acid-base balance. Takes part in the synthesis of bile acids. In the body acts as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. It is an insulin-mimetic improving insulin metabolism, responsible for transport of nutrients (such as amino acids, glucose, creatine) to the cells and muscle tissue. These properties determine that it is a valued mono-preparation supplement and valuable addition to creatine and amino acid supplements, recommended for psycho-pchysically active people and athletes and other competitive sportsmen in pre- and post-workout periods.
Dosage: 3 grams per day.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid – vitamin C. Its biologically active form is the L-isomer, which negatively rotates the polarised light, so that it is a dextroisomer (laevorotatory vitamin C does not exist). It is a strong antioxidant; it reduces the amounts of free radicals, which reduces oxidative stress, a factor leading to cell apoptosis, which is why it is indicated to be a cause for premature ageing.
It supports the immune system functions and increases body system immunity. It is an essential element of the collagen synthesis path, which is why it positively affects the condition of connective tissue. Hence, it promotes also wound healing and increases the durability of capillary vessel. It is involved in transformations of tyrosine and carnitine as well as of some nutrients, so that it affects metabolism. It can also have an impact on the nervous system functions, as it reduces mental fatigue.
Higher supply of vitamin C is especially recommended in the periods of more intensive body system burden, after infections and in order to accelerate regeneration. The indications for increased supply of the vitamin are also hard physical work or intensive trainings.
Zinc (chemical element from transition group 12) belongs to the trace elements, it helps maintain acid-base balance of the body, protein, energy, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. It provides bone metabolism and transport of oxygen. It protects the body against free radicals. Necessary for the proper operation of the senses of taste and smell. Positive impact on the process of insulin metabolism in the pancreas. It supports visual adaptation to the dark, has a significant influence on brain function. It is helpful in the treatment of infertility and mental illness.
Zinc deficiency leads to decreased immunity, and growth retardation. Zinc deficiency can occur in case of excessive consumption of simple sugars. In the case of hormonal therapy of women with irregular menstruation, the therapy should be associated with increased consumption of zinc. It can be found in food like: beans, eggs, carrots, beef and pork meat, milk, nuts, citrus fruits, seafood, rice, cottage cheese, lettuce.
Dosage: Daily 12-15 mg zinc. Exceeding the daily dose of 20 mg cause symptoms of poisoning of the body.
Zinc amino acid chelate - an organic compound formed by complexometry i.e. the coupling of a metal ion (zinc) and amino acid. As a result of zinc chelating, a substance, with greater opportunities to use by the body, is obtained, thanks to an increase of bioavailability of the body. Maintains acid-base balance (pH factor ensuring stability in the body). It is used in medicine to treat poisoning by heavy metals (antitoxin). Its neutrality with respect to compounds hindering the bioavailability of zinc (e.g. Phytates) reduces their performance and improves bioavailability of the metal. It is very important that zinc is involved in many metabolic and energy processes. Participates in the synthesis of proteins, the production of certain hormones (especially testosterone) and increases immunity. Supplements containing zinc amino acid chelate are recommended in sport because of the perfect synthesis of testosterone, especially for athletes practising sports that require endurance and strength training. It should be included in the diet of vegetarians and vegans.
Zinc amino acid chelate is available in the form of mono preparations (often fortified with ascorbic acid - vitamin C), vitamin and mineral supplements, also as a component of complexes such as ZMA, MZB.
Dosage: 10-30 mg per day.
Selenium (element, chemical symbol Se, atomic no. 34, from chalcogenide, it is present in several allotropic forms). It is supplied the body with food in the form of seleno-amino acids (selenomethionine - gathering supplies, and selenocysteine – a component of glutathione peroxidase, deiodinase and seleno-proteins). Regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland. It affects the growth and development, including sexual development (by increasing production and sperm motility). It affects the flexibility of the tissue, removes some of the toxins from the body and destroys cancer cells and reduces the severity of menopause in women. Natural products containing selenium are seafood (sea fish, oysters, bladderwrack) and vegetable products (broccoli, onions, wheat germ, bran, tomatoes) and animal products (poultry, eggs). It is also included in the composition of vitamin-mineral and mineral supplements. Selenium supplementation is recommended as a dietary supplement of active people having diet poor in this element, and as a factor increasing the body's immunity.
Selenium deficiency increases the risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Symptoms of selenium deficiency are: cardiomyopathy, growth stoppage, disorders of detoxification processes which may lead to damage to the kidneys and liver.
An excess of selenium can lead to selenosis (the disease, the symptoms are: loss of hair, nail cracks, lesions).
daily demand of selenium for pregnant women 65 mcg; nursing mothers 75 mcg; men 7 mcg.
Sodium is an important component of the intracellular fluids, and is a regulator of acid-base balance. Along with potassium affects the proper of growth and provides the proper functioning of muscles and nerves. The source of acquisition is table salt (NaCl) and bladderwrack, shellfish, bacon, beef, and of plant beets and carrots. People on salt-free diet should avoid, among others, spicy sauces and smoked meats and sausages.
Sodium deficiency is very rare, at heaving sweating after a long effort (e.g. in the marathon).
Excess sodium increases blood pressure (especially for the elderly), edema and increased thirst. Exceeding the daily dose of 14g a day can cause poisoning.
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