Fortifeye FOCUS is a combination of the following three carotenoids:
- Zeaxanthin isomers
This new formulation was developed to deliver specific nutrients, clinical studies have shown may help reduce accommodative stress and filter the harmful blue light associated with prolonged work on computers and other digital apps. Fortifeye FOCUS is recommended for individuals at any age who work on a computer or other digital applications for any extended period of time. Clinical studies indicate that 6mg of astaxanthin reduces eye fatigue symptomology and actually improves amplitude of accommodation, the eye’s ability to focus clearly on objects at near distances. Many symptoms associated with eye fatigue including tired eyes, sore eyes and dry eyes were dramatically reduced in less than four weeks in clinical studies using 6mg of astaxanthin a day. Studies also indicate astaxanthin may support circulation and reduce inflammation in the eye. Fortifeye FOCUS is an exciting new nutritional approach to aid the millions of people suffering from eye fatigue while working with tasks at near focus. Fortifeye FOCUS can be used alone or in combination with any of the Fortifeye Vitamins.† 1000s of people world wide have been taking Fortifeye Focus and testify to the positive benefits. One of the newest areas of exciting research is on the damaging effects that (HIV) blue light has on our eyes and our entire body. We are now in the Digital Era and all of the digital pieces of technology we use emitt potentially damaging waves of blue light. New science is proving that prolonged exposure to blue light may increase ones risk of developing macular degeneration. Blue light exposure especially in the evening may actually “trick” the brain into thinking you are actually outside in the sunlight and therefore supress the production of melatonin. When melatonin levels drop , sleep problems may arise along with many other potential health problems. The carotenoids in Fortifeye Focus have the ability to filter a portion of this harmful blue light and help to combat against free radical damage and inflammation. . Doctors all over the world are recommending Fortifeye focus for its many benefits. The same ratios of lutein and Zeaxanthin isomers use in LAMA 1 and Lama 2 studies are used in Fortifeye Focus. Fortifeye Focus is the first in the industry to take the benefits of Lutein, Zeaxanthin Isomers and Astaxanthin and put into a fish gelatin non gmo olive oil delivery system.
Astaxanthin – A relatively new nutrient used in supplements that comes from microalga Haematococcus pluvialis, astaxanthin is proving to have multiple health benefits. The carotenoid astaxanthin is the reason lobsters, shrimp and some crabs turn red when cooked. While it constitutes a tiny portion of farm-raised salmon feed (50 to 100 parts per million), astaxanthin represents up to 20 percent of the cost. Astaxanthin is an extremely potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Clinical studies have now proven that 6mg of astaxanthin can support the blood flow to the eye and actually aid in accommodation (focusing) and in reducing eye fatigue. Astaxanthin reduces inflammatory markers such as C reactive protein (CRP), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Astaxanthin is documented with high potencies for neutralizing oxygen radicals. For example, it is 550 times more powerful than vitamin E or 40 times more powerful than beta-carotene against singlet oxygen radicals. These remarkable aspects of astaxanthin are why Fortifeye Vitamins has incorporated it into their new eye vitamin formulas. Studies also indicate that astaxanthin may help in muscle recovery and reduce muscle fatigue. Many patients that have been taking supplemental astaxanthin have also noticed the sun block properties this powerful antioxidant exhibits. Astaxanthin has also been linked to healthier skin and less fine lines and wrinkles have been documented after taking astaxanthin for a few months. Astaxanthin in a truly unique nutrient with some incredible health benefits. Learn more about production of our astaxanthin.
Lutein – A carotenoid found naturally in dark green leafy vegetables (spinach and kale) and other natural sources, this potent antioxidant is sorely lacking in the typical American diet. Lutein and zeaxanthin are the only carotenoids found in the retina of the eye. Lutein supplementation has been shown in landmark clinical studies to increase macular pigment density which may promote macular health. Scientists believe lutein helps filter out dangerous ‘blue’ light, helping to maintain the photoreceptor and retinal health. Lutein is now believed to have a protective effect on the retina. In the AREDS 2 trial, study participants on an AREDS formulation containing lutein/zeaxanthin (no beta-carotene) had an 18 percent lower risk of progressing to advanced AMD compared with those who took AREDS original formula containing beta-carotene and no lutein/zeaxanthin. Lutein may also have some protective effects against cataract formation. † The LAMA 1 and LAMA2 study published in 2016 proves that supplementing with a specific type and ratio of Lutein and Zeaxanthin Isomers May support retinal health along with other potential health benefits. Fortifeye Focus is using this exact ratio of Lutemax 20/20 along with the amazing health benefits of 6mg of astaxanthin. Lutein and the 2 zeaxanthin isomers: RR zeaxanthin and RS (MESO)-zeaxanthin are the only 3 carotenoids in the macula. Increased dietary intake of these 3 carotenoids is associated with an increase in the macular pigment density of the retina. This increase in macular pigment density reduces oxidative stress to the macular and may prove to Be beneficial to macular health.
Zeaxanthin – Zeaxanthin is one of the two carotenoids contained within the retina of the eye. Zeaxanthin and lutein have an almost identical chemical structure and have similar properties. Zeaxanthin, like lutein, increases macular pigment density and also helps to filter out the harmful blue light from the sun. Gogi berries have one of the highest sources of zeaxanthin and orange bell peppers are relatively high in zeaxanthin and more readily available. Zeaxanthin and its related compound lutein are highly concentrated in the macula, providing a yellow color known as the macular pigment (MP). The macular pigment acts like a built in sunscreen and protects the macula from the damaging photo-oxidative effects of blue light.† The AREDS 2 trial proved that the arm of the study that had Lutein / Zeaxanthin and no beta carotene were less likely to go to a more advanced stage of macular degeneration. LAMA 1 and LAMA2 study published in 2016 proves that supplementing with Lutein and Zeaxanthin Isomers (both RR and RS(meso)) in a specific structure and ratio had some positive ocular and overall health benefits. Fortifeye Focus is using this exact ratio of Lutemax 20/20 combined with Astaxanthin. Fortifeye Focus has evolved into one of the supplements of choice for gamers. Gaming has become quite popular and creates a stressful environment for the eyes. This constant exposure to blue light may increase the risk of blue light damage to the retina. Anyone in front of a computer for prolonged periods of times like gamers should be proactive and take a supplement containing lutein, zeaxanthin isomers and astaxanthin. These nutrients may enhance performance while protecting the eyes too.
Fortifeye has chosen AstaREAL® astaxanthin – The Astaxanthin of Choice and Omni Actives Lutemax 20/20 for the Lutein and Zeaxanthin Isomers. AstaREAL® astaxanthin is manufactured by Fuji Chemical Industry from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae and is cultivated in systems in Washington state and in state-of-the-art photobioreactors in environmentally friendly Gustavsberg, Sweden. AstaREAL® astaxanthin products are guaranteed for high potency, quality and stability. AstaReal is the only natural astaxanthin certified Paleo and Keto by the Paleo Foundation. Fuji’s enclosed mass-culture systems generate the highest quality, purity and consistency of astaxanthin in the world. There is a growing interest in the power of astaxanthin among researchers with athletes. So far, the research on astaxanthin shows impressive results for muscle health recovery and endurance, due to its ability to protect cells and membranes from oxidative damage. The results indicate that AstaReal®, with natural astaxanthin, improves muscle endurance and lowers lactic acid by improving fat utilization, mitochondrial function and by reducing oxidation of red blood cells and muscle damage. In addition, studies demonstrate that astaxanthin decreases inflammation, which may reduce muscle pain and potentially prevent muscle atrophy. The effects of astaxanthin have wide appeal as we recognize more and more the importance of healthy and strong muscles in achieving an active lifestyle and a good quality of life.
Omni Actives is one of the world leaders in the production of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers from start to finish. They plant the seeds, grow the plant, harvest and produce the lutein and zeaxanthin isomers for supplement use. Their vision statement is “we improve lives by enhancing nutrition and wellness using science and innovation”. Omni Actives is involved in many nutritional studies using their ratios of lutemax 20/20.