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Visionace Plus

Even greater nutritional care from Visionace

The importance of Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are a special class of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are commonly found in plant seed oils, nut oils and oily fish such as sardines and salmon. A large number of scientific studies worldwide have highlighted the multiple benefits of dietary Omega-3 fatty acids in areas as diverse as heart, brain, and normal vision. The two most researched Omega-3 fatty acids are Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision1.

DHA in the retina

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Omega-3 fatty acids play an important structural and functional role in the retina, the part of the eye that detects light. DHA is a component of photoreceptor cells which are responsible for converting light into nerve signals. Photoreceptors contain the highest concentration of DHA of any cell in the body, with DHA accounting for over 50% of the total fatty acid content2 3. Adequate levels of DHA must be maintained for the retina to continue to function properly and to maintain normal vision)4 5.

The retinal cells are continually being renewed, so a constant supply of Omega-3 fatty acids and in particular DHA is required6 7. Since these cannot be made by the body a lack of these in the diet can have a direct effect on levels in the retina8. Fortunately increasing dietary intake can help to restore retinal Omega-3 levels9. Omega-3 fatty acids are now being recognised as being essential for normal eye health from before birth continuing into old age10.

Protection of cells

The macular is the central area of the retina, and contains the highest density of photoreceptors. The retinal cells of the macular are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV rays in sunlight which can result in cellular damage11 12. Because of this, sunglasses with a high Eye-Sun Protection Factor (E-SPF) are always recommended to reduce the exposure of the eye to excessive light and harmful UV rays.

omega3 Visionace Plus provides vitamins C and E plus minerals zinc and selenium which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Lutein Esters

Lutein belongs to a class of compounds called carotenoids and is the dominant pigment in the retina. Visionace Plus provides a total of 12mg of Lutein Esters.

Quality and Purity Guaranteed

Only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil which has been produced in Norway, is used in Visionace Plus. To ensure maximum benefit, the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.

Advanced Comprehensive Formula

Visionace contains high quality natural Lutein Esters. Visionace also contains a comprehensive range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, such as copper and selenium which support the normal functioning of the immune system, and thiamin (vitamin B1) which contribute to the normal function of the heart. An additional multivitamin is not required.

Which Visionace formula is right for you?

Original Plus Max
Vitamin A, B2 and zinc to help maintain normal vision
Bilberry Extract
Omega-3 Fish oil with DHA which contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.1 -
Krill oil providing DHA which contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.1 - -
Zeaxanthin - -
Lutein Esters 4mg 12mg 34mg

Product Availability:

Visionace is used by leading optometrists and eye care specialists in the UK and is available from larger Boots, Superdrug, Waitrose, health stores including Holland & Barrett. Alternatively you can order online here.

1The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA.

2Bazan, N.G. (1990) Nutrition and the Brain, eds. Wurtman, R. J. & Wurtman, J. J. (Raven, New York), Vol. 8: 1-24

3Mukherjee P.K. et al, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2007, Aug 7;104(32):13152-7

4Weisinger, H.S. et al. Lipids 1996 ; 31,65-70

5Birch E. et al. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci 1992; 33 (11): 3242- 3253

6Mukherjee P. K. et al. PNAS 2004; 101(22): 8491 - 8496

7Bazan N.G. & ReddyT.S. (1985) Retina. In Handbook of Neurochemistry, 2nd ed, Vol no 8, New York, Plenum, pg 507

8Acar N. et al Reprod. Nutr.Dev 2006; 46 515-525

9Uauy, R et al Lipids 31(suppl) 1996:167-176

10Cho E. et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2001;73:209-18

11Bazan N.G., Trends Neurosci, 2006 May;29(5):263-71

12Rotstein et al. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci 2003; 44 (5): 2252-2259

Visionace Plus Formula

28 Visionace vitamin & mineral tablets plus 28 Lutein & Omega-3 capsules

Nutritional Information Average per tablet % EC NRV*
Natural Mixed Carotenoids 3 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids 15 mg
Bilberry Extract equiv. to 60 mg
Lutein Esters 4 mg
Vitamin A (1000 IU) 300 µg RE 38
Vitamin D (as D3 100 IU) 2.5 µg 50
Vitamin E (Natural Source) 60 mg α-TE 500
Vitamin C 150 mg 188
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 12 mg 1091
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 4.8 mg 343
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 18 mg NE 113
Vitamin B6 10 mg 714
Folic Acid 400 µg 200
Vitamin B12 9 µg 360
Pantothenic Acid 20 mg 333
Magnesium 60 mg 16
Iron 6 mg 43
Zinc 15 mg 150
Copper 1000 µg 100
Manganese 4 mg 200
Selenium 150 µg 273
Chromium 50 µg 125
Iodine 100 µg 67

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units, †United States Pharmacopeia

Ingredients

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid, Carrier: Glyceryl Tristearate), Bulking Agents: Microcrystalline Cellulose & Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin E Natural Source (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate) (from Soya), Lutein Esters & Zeaxanthin Esters (Carriers: Sugar, Natural Vitamin E, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cellulose Gum), Zinc Sulphate, Tablet Coating (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natural Source Colours [Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides]), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Salt), Citrus Bioflavonoids, Anti-Caking Agents: Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate & Silicon Dioxide, Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as Mononitrate), Niacin (Nicotinamide), Ferrous Fumarate, Natural Mixed Carotenoids (Betacarotene, Gamma-Carotene, Citroxanthin, Beta-Zeacarotene, Modified Starch, Antioxidants: DL-Alpha Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbate, Corn Starch, Glucose Syrup), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl), Bilberry Extract, Manganese Sulphate, Cross-linked Cellulose Gum, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Vitamin A Acetate [Carriers: Gum Acacia, Sucrose, Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol], Copper Sulphate, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Folic Acid (as Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Sodium Selenate, Chromium Trichloride, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin). Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Omega-3 capsules

Nutritional Information Average per capsule % EC NRV*
Omega-3 Fish Oil 600 mg
   Providing:
   DHA
   (Docosahexaenoic acid) 300 mg
   EPA
   (Eicosapentaenoic acid) 60 mg
Lutein Esters 8 mg

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram
mg = milligram, IU = International Units, †United States Pharmacopeia

Ingredients

Omega-3 Fish Oil (High DHA Fish Oil) (from Fish), Capsule Shell (Pharmaceutical Grade Gelatin, Glycerin, Natural Source Colour [Red Iron Oxide], Flavouring: Lemon Oil), Lutein Esters (Carriers: Vegetable Oil, Natural Vitamin E). Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

Directions

ONE TABLET (AQUA BLISTER) PER DAY, PLUS ONE CAPSULE (PINK BLISTER) PER DAY.
Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed recommended intake. Only to be taken on a full stomach. Can be continued for as long as required. This comprehensive formula replaces other Visionace supplements and multivitamins. There is no need to take an additional multivitamin.

  • No artificial colours or lactose
  • Gluten free
  • No preservatives, salt or yeast
  • Visionace has not been tested on animals

Food Supplement

Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision, pregnant, breast-feeding, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. This product will not affect the lens prescription required in long and shortsightedness and astigmatism. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

Visionace Plus FAQ

Why has Visionace Plus been developed?

Visionace Plus is a comprehensive, researched based nutritional combination with specific nutrients which contribute to the maintenance of normal vision. The dual pack contains Visionace Original tablets which contain vitamins A and B2, plus zinc which supports normal vision, and high purity Omega-3 capsules with extra Lutein. The Omega-3 fatty acid Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) contained in the capsules also contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. Top

When is Visionace Plus recommended?

Visionace Plus is recommended for those who wish to support the maintenance of their normal vision. It is ideal for contact lens wearers, or those working long hours at a computer screen. Top

How pure is the fish oil in Visionace Plus?

Only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil produced in Norway has been used in Visionace Plus capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants. Top

Can Visionace Plus help with conditions such as Glaucoma and 'Floaters'?

No. Visionace Plus is a food supplement formulated with specific nutrients to help contribute to the maintenance of normal vision. It will have no direct benefit on conditions such as glaucoma and floaters. Specific nutrients in the formula such as vitamin C and E plus, copper, manganese, selenium and zinc contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Top

Can Visionace Plus be used simultaneously with medications?

Generally, Visionace Plus may be used alongside medication, as it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals and is free from drugs or hormones. For specific advice on taking Visionace Plus with medicines, please contact your doctor or pharmacist. Top

Will Visionace Plus have any effect on lens prescriptions required in long and short sightedness and astigmatism?

No, Visionace Plus will not have any effect. Top

How many tablets and capsules does one pack of Visionace Plus contain?

Visionace Plus contains 28 multivitamin tablets and 28 Omega-3 capsules. Take one tablet and one capsule per day. Top

How and when should Visionace Plus be used?

One multivitamin tablet and one Omega-3 capsule per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with water or a cold drink. Taking the dose with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients and can reduce nausea, which is sometimes experienced if multivitamins are taken on an empty stomach. Visionace Plus should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Visionace Plus is taken with plenty of cold liquid, not tea or coffee, as this may cause the tablet and capsule to disintegrate too early. Top

Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Visionace Plus?

Visionace Plus has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet/capsule intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately. Top

Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?

Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, the tablets may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. Top

What are the active ingredients?

Please see nutritional information click here Top

Is Visionace Plus suitable for vegetarians?

No Visionace Plus is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains fish oil in a pharmaceutical grade gelatine (bovine or beef) capsule. Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Visionace Plus contains fish oil as it provides a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA. Top

How long does it take to experience any benefit?

Results vary amongst individuals but in most cases, we would expect the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals in Visionace Plus to build over several weeks, with noticeable results in one to three months. There is no maximum length of time over which Visionace Plus may be used, however, a regular intake is recommended. Top

Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?

Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.

The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.

All Vitabiotics products have been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals.

Vitabiotics avoids 'mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years. Top

Visionace Reviews


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"The Visionace Plus really do help, brilliant product.""

Mr M Hartley, United Kingdom

"After 2 months use of the Visionace tablets the eye specialist noted improvement. Highly recommended product."

Mr A Odimayo, United Kingdom

"A local doctor recommended Visionace for my eye health. i feel so happy now and personally thank Vitabiotics and recommend the product to others"

Mr M N, Pakistan

"I’m a natural cynic so I don’t know what I was expecting when I purchased Visionace in June! My eyesight felt worse when I was tired. After taking Visionace for a month, I turned around to my wife and said “look at the colours in the garden-they’re really vivid!”. My wife looked at me as though I’d been drinking! But the colours seemed really ‘rich’ in a way I’d not noticed before. Also, my night sight was struggling me- all the colours fused into a fog (without specs). I’ve now noticed that detail is better at night. I can see individual house bricks from a distance, whereas before it was just a wall. From a cosmetic perspective, I’ve never had such healthy looking ‘whites’ of my eyes. I’m a hardened cynic believe me, but your product works!!!"

Mr M Rowley, United Kingdom

"Recently visiting the UK I took these tablets that I had never heard of before - they were wonderful. Am ordering some from down under!"

Miss K Manning, Australia

Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, or if on medication. Vitamin supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle. Do not take if you are allergic to soya.