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Dr Michael Lange discusses how the new Fortifeye Focus may benefit everyone.
Ever since the introduction of computers, tablets, smart phones and led lighting we have seen a tremendous surge in patients complaining of eyes that feel wiped out, fatigued, tired and dry. Clinically we are also seeing macula disease at much earlier ages. This is not a coincidence, it may be related to the prolonged periods of time we are being exposed to the high intensity visible spectrum or blue light in our indoor environment. This blue light becomes cumulative over time and may cause potential damage to the eyes and entire body. This combination is creating a syndrome called computer vision syndrome and also exposing the macula to damaging blue light. Is there anything u can do short of living in a tent with no electricity? Yes there are two things I recommend to all of my patients these days to help protect them from the damaging man-made blue light that we come in contact with daily.
- Wear a good pair of glasses that have a blue light filtering monomer in the lens. I recommend a clear lens called Blue Light Defense or a lens coming out soon called Blue Light Shield. These lenses are totally clear and come in prescription or non prescription. learn more at www.bluelightdefense.com
- Take a supplement called Fortifeye Focus once daily.
Fortifeye Focus is a small red and black soft gel that has three carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin. This soft gel is made from fish gelatin and contains non gmo olive oil to help with the absorption of the 3 carotenoids. There are numerous studies that have been published proving the ocular health and total health benefits of lutein, zeaxanthin isomers and astaxanthin. Fortifeye Focus is the first in the industry to use the combination of lutein, zeaxantin isomers and astaxanthin in therapeutic dosage in a fish gelatin. Doctors all over the world are recommending this supplement to their patients.
Fortifeye Focus is now using a 5:1 ratio of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers that have been extensively studied. Lutein combined with both zeaxanthin isomers (RR-and RS(meso)-zeaxanthin) have been utilized in this new formula. Dr Michael Lange and Fortifeye Vitamins decided to switch the form of Lutein and zeaxanthin they were using in their Focus supplement to Lutemax 20/20 and award-winning carotenoid ratio made by Omni Actives. The switch to this new ratio came as a result of the recent LAMA studies. LAMA I is complete and LAMA II near completion at this time. These studies are the first to show the positive benefits of supplementing with all 3 macular carotenoids lutein, RR- and RS- zeaxanthin at the exact ratios being used by Fortifeye Focus. These studies support these positive benefits on visual performance and brain functioning. Supplementing with these levels of carotenoids increased MPOD (macular pigment optical density) rapidly. The increased MPOD helps to protect the macular from blue light damage and oxidative stress which may reduce the risk of macular degeneration. Pending and current ongoing studies may also show a link with improved sleep, improved skin health ,improve psychological well-being and lower cortisol levels with the exact ratios being used in Fortifeye Focus. “When combining these carotenoids with astaxanthin a synergy seems to occur that benefits the patients much more than when either is used individually” states Dr Lange.
Astaxanthin has been used in this formula since its development over five years ago. Astaxanthin has numerous ocular and over all health benefits that have been studied extensively at 6mg. Astaxanthin is one of the most potent anti oxidants and anti inflammatory nutrients known to man. This carotenoid improves blood flow to the eye and brain also crossing the blood brain and blood retinal barrier making it the perfect nutrient to use in combination with Lutein and Zeaxanthin for support of the brain and the eye. Numerous studies indicate astaxanthin improves accommodative ability of the eye reducing eye strain associated with near point stress. This super carotenoid helps to absorb the harmful UV light protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Patients often times report less wrinkles in their face after supplementing with 6 mg of astaxanthin for 3 months. Studies indicate astaxanthin will lower inflammatory markers in the blood along with lowering the harmful cholesterol. Many sports related studies are proving that astaxanthin improves muscle recovery and endurance. Patients on a daily basis report many positive eye and overall health benefits after taking Fortifeye Focus for a few months. Some report positive benefits in as short as one week after supplementing daily.
Dr Michael Lange and Fortifeye Vitamins are continuously involved in ongoing research to enhance the Fortifeye line of supplements . Dr Lange sees the effect life style changes, dietary modifications and proper supplementation can make on patients ocular and overall health daily in clinical practice. Fortifeye Focus is available at many eye care providers through out the world that carry Fortifeye Vitamins or you can order at http://www.fortifeye.com or call 866 503 9746