OPC-3 - Maintaining Proper Eye Health
The ability that OPC 3 has to aid eyesight has been proven in specific scientific tests. Its ability to do this comes from specific ingredients. The first ingredient in OPC 3, grape seed extract, is one of nature’s best natural antioxidants. Grape seeds are also rich in beta-carotene, the compound in carrots that have had people touting their ability to improve eyesight for centuries. Vitamin E compounds and bioflavonoids are also present in grape seed extract, which can protect cells against damage caused by oxidation. Macular degeneration and myopia, or nearsightedness, can be slowed as visual acuity is improved overall.
The next helpful ingredient in OPC3 is bilberry extract. People who have various eye conditions can be aided by this beneficial ingredient. Capillaries around the eyes are strengthened, and thus the circulation of blood and nutrients to the eyes are increased. This is particularly beneficial for elderly people who suffer from poor circulation. Research shows that bilberry can reduce eye irritation, improve poor night vision, decrease eyestrain, and slow the development of myopia. This occurs while the extract simultaneously extends the range of sight and clarifies blurred vision.
Pycnogenol, which is a kind of tree bark, is the final ingredient in OPC 3 that helps with improved vision. This particular tree bark, found on maritime pine trees growing in southwest France, has been the subject of more than 200 scientific studies over the past 40 years. A common condition found in half of all American diabetes patients is called diabetic retinopathy. This occurs due to damaged capillaries in the eye caused by excess sugar in the blood. Since pycnogenol is known to help support healthy capillaries, this detrimental situation can be helped if diabetic patients take OPC-3 as soon as they realize their situation.
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