This formulation contains various nutrients and herbs that have been used to protect
the functioning of the eyes. Bright Eyes may be used by people with poor night
vision, cataracts, macular degeneration, and hay fever or allergies that aect the
About the Ingredients
Bilberry is used by humans for both medicine and food. Bilberry fruit contains
anthocyanosides which help strengthen blood vessels, improve circulation, prevent
platelet aggregation, and enhance rhodopsin production which improves night
vision. British ghter pilots in World War II reportedly experienced improved night
vision after regular ingestion of bilberry jam.
Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Astaxanthin are antioxidants in the carotenoid family.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are macular pigments found within the retina of the eye
which protect the retina from damage caused by sunlight. Increased levels of
macular pigment are correlated with decreased risk of age-related macular
degeneration. Taking these antioxidant pigments as supplements correlates with
increased levels of macular pigment measured in the retina and may also improve
visual function. In a study that spanned 5 ophthalmology centers in the United
States, the subjects eating the most lutein and zeaxanthin had a 57% decreased risk
of macular degeneration.
Quercetin is a member of the avonoid family and is a prominent dietary
antioxidant. Quercetin is used in age-related macular degeneration to improve cell
membrane integrity and mitochondrial function, as well as reduce inammatory
mediators. It has also been studied for its ability to reduce brosis of the cornea in
diseases like keratoconus. Quercetin plays a role in reducing allergies as well.
Activin (grapeseed extract) contains a signicant amount of proanthocyanidins. In
one animal study, grape seed extract combined with zinc (also present in Bright
Eyes) prevented the formation and progression of cataracts. Furthermore, markers of
oxidative stress were lower in the treatment group. Another study shows that grape
seed extract reduced free radical damage and cell death in cells of the lens.
N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) is a precursor to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant.
N-acetyl-cysteine has many medicinal applications such as in bronchitis and other
lung diseases. It also plays a role in reducing oxidative stress in the cornea. NAC helps
corneal cell survival and increases antioxidant markers in the eye.
Zinc has been used along with other nutrients and antioxidants to slow the
progression of age-related macular degeneration. Selenium helps support Zinc
Vitamin E Recent research (2015) shows that Vitamin E intake either through diet or
supplements, as well as high serum tocopherol (vitamin E) levels in the blood were
associated with reduced risk of age-related cataracts. The Age-Related Eye Disease
Study (AREDS) involving nearly 5,000 people, researchers found a 25 percent lower
risk of developing advanced stages of AMD when a nutritional formula including
vitamin E was taken. The AREDS supplement included 400 International Units (IU) of
vitamin E, as well as high levels of vitamin A (as betacarotene), vitamin C and zinc.
Vitamin A actually is a group of antioxidant compounds that play an important role
in vision, bone growth and health of the immune system. Vitamin A also helps the
surface of the eye, mucous membranes and skin be eective barriers to bacteria and
viruses, reducing the risk of eye infections, respiratory problems and other infectious
Vitamin C High dietary intake of vitamins C and E were associated with a
signicantly reduced risk of cataracts or cataract surgery, according to research in
ALA Powerful antioxidant. ALA scavenges free radicals and promotes regeneration of
vitamin C and glutathione, which can in turn recycle vitamin E.
ALA’s antioxidant properties are especially suited to preventing the diabetic
complications arising from overproduction of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species,
and ALA also promotes uptake of glucose.
ALA May be protective of the lens of the eye, through antioxidant activity and delay
development and progression of diabetes-related cataracts (rodent study).
Amount Per Serving: 3 capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Vitamin E 400 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 300 mg
Zinc (as TRAACS® Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate) 100mg
yielding 20% Zn 20 mg
Vitamin A (10% beta carotene) 60 mg
Selenium (as Albion Selenium Glycinate Complex) 5 mg
yielding 1% Se 50 mcg
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine 300 mg
Bilberry Extract 25% (Vaccinium Uliginosum) 60 mg
Activin® (Grapeseed Extract (85% oligomeric
proanthocyanidins)) 50 mg
Quercetin Anhydrous 98.5% 50 mg
Zeaxanthin (from Lutemax® 2020 marigold ower
extract) 40 mg
ALA (Alpha-lipoic acid) 25 mg
Natural Lycopene (from LycoMato®) 10 mg
Asthaxanthin 1% 4 mg
Other ingredients: Rice our, rice concentrate, silicon dioxide, hypromellose and
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules per day with meals, or as
directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Warning: If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare practitioner before taking