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Protecting Yourself from Vision Loss — Naturally!

Human eyesight is one of the world’s most exquisite and sophisticated feats of engineering. The process by which we see is so complex that even the most talented scientists don’t understand it completely.

As we grow older, the “parts” involved in this process break down and wear out, making our eyes vulnerable to a host of serious, debilitating diseases, including macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, which can cruelly rob us of this gift. 

Health Factors That Contribute to Your Risk of Disease and Blindness

• Atherosclerosis
• Hypertension
• Cardiovascular disease
• Nearsightedness or farsightedness
• Free radical damage
• Depletion of antioxidants in the body
• Smoking
• Age

Researchers tell us that there is now a way to stop these parts from wearing out and breaking down and to keep your eyes strong and healthy for a hundred years or more. Until recently this had been just a pipe dream.

But first, let’s look at the facts…

Right now, more than 13 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration. This is a disease that leads to about 300,000 cases of irreversible blindness every year — mostly in men and women over 50.  Sadly, it is one disease for which mainstream medicine has no effective treatment.  Laser surgery can only slow its progress slightly in some cases.

Approximately 2 million people in the United States today suffer from glaucoma. Sadly, one in four people with this debilitating disease remain undiagnosed, many of whom will become blind if not treated.

Of persons who have diabetes for over 15 years, 80% will have some damage to the blood vessels in the retina, making diabetic retinopathy the leading cause of blindness in those between the ages of 40 and 60.

Approximately 4 million people have some degree of vision-impairing cataract, and at least 40,000 people in the U.S. are blind due to cataracts.

New studies, however, reveal some tremendously good news:  Researchers have seen that nutritional supplements can not only significantly reduce the risk of macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, in some cases they may even provide the raw materials required to effect a reversal of these disease processes.

Protect and Strengthen Your Eyes

The supplements which appear to have the most protective effect on your eyes are those that work as antioxidants. New research suggests these antioxidants can significantly reduce your risk of eye disease.

Here’s why:

The eye diseases I just mentioned, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts are all related to damage which is caused by free radicals.

A free radical is a highly reactive molecule that binds to and destroys body components.  Free radicals are found in everything from air pollution to chemicals in the water we drink... from preservatives in the foods we eat to cigarette smoke.  Free radicals are everywhere and our bodies are bombarded by millions of them every day.  Some free radicals are necessary for normal metabolic processes in the body, but the body cannot handle excess free radicals, and they are considered one of the major causes of the aging process itself..

As a result of their dependence on light to function properly, the eyes are especially vulnerable to free radical attack.  Paradoxically, while this light enables us to see, it also creates additional free radicals that lead to disease.

Eye Vitamins - The Key to Prevention

Researchers have known for some time that if free radical damage could somehow be stopped or slowed, it would be a powerful antidote to disease. This is exactly what the antioxidants appear to do.

“The eye probably has higher free radical activity than any other organ, and several eye diseases are undoubtedly the result of excess free radical production in vulnerable areas of the eye.” Dr. T.M. Florence, Director Center for Environmental and Health Sciences, Sydney, Australia

Furthermore, a combination of extremely reliable studies shows that all of the following nutrients help to protect and sometimes reverse damage to the eye:

Carotenoids, including lutein and lycopene, help to protect the retina from oxidative damage initiated by absorption of light, a major factor in macular degeneration.
Vitamins C and E and bioflavonoids have demonstrated a significant protective effect against light-induced cataract and blood vessel damage from diabetes.
Vitamin C alone can help stop and reverse the formation of cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. 
Vitamin A, known as the anti-infective vitamin, is essential for night and color vision.
Alpha Lipoic Acid may have value in preventing cataracts caused by oxidative stress in the lens and preventing neuropathy from diabetes.
Bilberry can help slow the progressive visual loss associated with macular degeneration, reverse poor day and night vision, and has even helped REVERSE  blood vessel damage in diabetics.
Riboflavin deficiency is believed to increase the risk of cataract formation.
Lycopene and Lutein (natural carotenoids) levels in the body have been shown to be associated with significantly reduced risk of macular degeneration, and dietary lutein, zinc, vitamin E and C have been shown to improve visual function in patients with dry or types of macular degeneration. 

These are just a few of the nutrients that have been shown to have a powerful protective effect on the health of the eye.

Carotenoids - New Promise for Macular Degeneration

OcuPower; from Nutraceutical Sciences Institute contains Betatene;, a mixture of naturally occurring carotenoids including not only beta carotene, but also alpha carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lutein and lycopene.   Ocupower includes an additional 200 mg of 5% standardized FloraGLO® lutein (yielding 10 mg) and 12 mg of lyc-o-mato extract (standardized to .50% lycopene) in each daily dose, making it more potent in these two essential nutrients than most other eye products.  Ocupower also contains optimal doses of taurine and Opti-Zinc, a highly absorbable form of this mineral which is helpful in preventing and slowing the progress of macular degeneration.

Recent studies show that lutein and lycopene have remarkable healing properties inside your eyes and that each one by itself may lessen the risk of advanced macular degeneration by more than 50%, in addition to their well established cancer prevention properties.  A caveat on purchasing lutein: some nutrition companies say they have 10-20 mg of lutein, but count the total amount of FloraGLO raw product, and NOT the 5% net lutein content of the product!  This is a tactic which could be tragic for your eyes.  (See more studies and references at

Advanced Multivitamin
Each serving of 6 Capsules provides:
Vitamin A (as palmitate)
2,500 IU
Pro-Vitamin A (Betatene®)(as natural carotenoids beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin)
15,000 IU
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate)(Ester-C® MV)
1,500 mg
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)
400 IU
Natural Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate, gamma, delta and beta)
500 IU
Vitamin B1 (thiamine HCl)
50 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
10 mg
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide)
70 mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl)
50 mg
Folic Acid (as folacin)
800 mcg
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
500 mcg
300 mcg
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
50 mg
Calcium (from 2,430 mg citrate, malate, Ester-C® MV)
256 mg
Iodine (as kelp)
75 mcg
Magnesium (from 1,053 mg taurinate)
84 mg
Magnesium (from 1,024 mg citrate)
216 mg
Zinc (as L-methionine)(L-OptiZinc®)
25 mg
Selenium (selenomethionine)
200 mcg
Copper (as amino acid chelate)
1 mg
Manganese (as amino acid chelate)
2 mg
Chromium (chromium polynicotinate)(Chromemate®)
200 mcg
Molybdenum (as amino acid chelate)
75 mcg
Bilberry Extract (standardized to 25% anthocyanosides)(fruit)
160 mg
Lycopene (from 12 mg Lyc-O-Mato®)(fruit)
600 mcg
Lutein (from 200 mg standardized 5% FloraGLO® lutein extract)(marigold flower)
10 mg
Zeaxanthin (from 200 mg standardized .22% FloraGLO® lutein extract)(marigold flower)
500 mcg
Alpha Lipoic Acid
150 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine
200 mg
Bioflavonoid (as quercetin)
100 mg
Bioflavonoid (as rutin)
100 mg
Bioflavonoid (citrus biocomplex standardized to 50%)
125 mg
Plant Enzymes (amylase 2,000 SKB, protease 7,500 HUT, lipase 25 FIP, cellulase 25 CU, lactase 250 ALU)
50 mg
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)(fruit extract)(Bioperine®)
5 mg
100 mg
10 mg
2 mg
L-Taurinate (from magnesium taurinate)
900 mg
Malic Acid (from calcium malate)
90 mg
Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, silica and kosher gelatin (capsule).

*Daily value not established.
Free of
Gluten, corn, soy, yeast, wheat, lactose, fish, eggs, colorings, or preservatives.

As a dietary supplement, take 6 capsules daily with a meal or as directed by a physician. Best results are obtained with continuous use.

Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs, should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.

Double safety sealed with an outer shrink wrap film and a printed inner bottle freshness seal. Do not use if either seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.

Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.

*Daily percentage not yet established.

Vision Improvements with OcuPower

OcuPower has proven its effectiveness and safety with the publication of the LAST study. Further, OcuPower promotes overall vision, eye and whole body health. AMD not only leads to vision impairment and possible blindness, but can also rob you of your independence. And the uncertainty of just how bad it will get is the true threat of AMD.

Perhaps it would be more effective to let you put a human face to this insidious condition. Five years ago, during a routine eye examination, Sam Calucci was diagnosed with a severe case of AMD. Sam, a World War II veteran, decided to become a participant in the LAST study. He was amazed to find that his vision had actually improved in various areas. And to give further proof to the power of OcuPower, Sam decided to take a lutein-only product, and found that his visual improvements were disappearing.

Only OcuPower™ Contains All the Proven Effective Nutrients—In Their Proper Beneficial Amounts & Forms

Betatene™ Unlike synthetic beta-carotene, Betatene is natural! It combines a complex of carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables which, as antioxidants, protect cells from free radical damage.*
Ester C® This patented, pH-balanced/non-acidic form of vitamin C is required for collagen formation, healthy strong blood vessels and joint health. Bioflavonoids are powerful antioxidants included to enhance vitamin C.
Natural Vitamin E blend is a more effective antioxidant than synthetic Vitamin E. This nutrient is extremely important for proper immune function and promoting healthy circulation.* Few use this more expensive, natural form, but we never cut corners when it’s a matter of health!
Vitamins B6, B12 & Folic Acid have been shown to promote healthy homocysteine levels. Studies indicate elevated homocysteine may be a 500% greater risk factor for poor cardiovascular health versus elevated cholesterol.*
Calcium Citrate forms a vital part of bone structure. “Supplementation with 500 mg of calcium citrate and 700 IU of Vitamin D reduced bone loss… and reduced the incidence of nonvertebral fractures by over 50%!” - New England Journal of Medicine, 9/4/97
L-OptiZinc™ has been shown to support immune function and has free radical scavenging up to 20 times more than other forms of zinc. “L-OptiZinc was shown to protect the brain and liver.” L-OptiZinc also reduced cellular damage caused by several very dangerous free radicals.* - Creighton University Health Sciences Center, 5/96
Bioperine® Clinical studies have demonstrated that 5 mg of Bioperine increases the absorptive bioavailability of the mineral Selenium (selenomethionine) 30%; Vitamin B-6 increased 250%; Vitamin C increased 39%; Beta-carotene increased 60%.* Just one example of our UltrAbsorb Technology™!

Trademarked and/or patented special forms of nutrients as follows: ChromeMate®, L-OptiZinc® and Activin® are trademarks of InterHealth. Bioperine™ is a trademark of Sabinsa Corporation. Ester-C® is a trademark of Inter-Cal Corporation and is manufactured under U.S. patent #4,822,816.

OcuPower has a suggested retail price of $74.95, but now it may be ordered as low as the wholesale price ($44.95) online by clicking on this link: EZOrder Form or by calling Dr. Schmidt's HealthNet Nutritionals Toll-Free at (800) 469-3022 (9-5 EST, M-F).

(We also recommend a product called Proangenol, from Suncoast Bioresearch, which contains 150 mg of anthocyanidin activity per capsule for retinal vascular support.  It is also available on the EZOrder Form.)

We strongly urge you to have your eye doctor follow your progress on a one to two month basis initially to monitor your response to any nutraceutical program.  If you have a medical condition, especially diabetes, your medication levels may need to be reduced or modified after beginning OcuPower or other quality nutrition product.  We recommend starting at one capsule three times daily for the first week, then increasing to three capsules twice daily.  This information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or treatment, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.. 


New Hope for Elderly
“As the head of a medical facility with a large geriatric population, I have seen first-hand the devastation eye disease can cause. Elderly patients, who are otherwise healthy, have lost their independence and quality of life because they have lost their sight.

“It’s particularly troubling because in most cases, modern medicine has little hope to offer these patients. Yet clearly, the nutritional approach to preserving, and even improving vision is quite effective. The studies I’ve reviewed, along with my personal experience have convinced me that the superior formulation in OcuPower will provide improved visual capabilities. This is why, without hesitation, I recommend OcuPower to all my patients.”

Lee M. Schwalben, M.D.
Board Certified Internist
Medical Director of Lake Charles Care Center
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Ocupower is, Hands Down, the Very Best
"After reviewing hundreds of studies supporting the use of nutritional supplementation to enhance healthy vision, I became convinced that this was something that I should offer my patients. I then spent a significant amount of time researching the products available and I found the OcuPower formulation to be, hands down, the very best. The forms and levels of the nutrients in OcuPower are in perfect harmony with the scientific studies. No other product could even compare. My patients are very pleased that I have recommended OcuPower."

Joseph R. Olk, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Retinal Surgeon

OcuPower from Nature’s Wealth is Best Support for Healthy Vision
“I see an average of 300 patients a week in my practice and a good percentage of them have some degree of macular degeneration. Unfortunately, traditional medicine has little to offer these patients, and it’s truly heart breaking to have to explain this to those who are in the advanced stages.

“I have come to believe in the benefits which are possible through superior nutrition and avoidance of toxins because I have witnessed this myself. Clearly the way to avoid this inevitable deterioration and eventual loss of one’s sight is through a nutritional approach.

“Recent scholarly research indicates that the ingredients in OcuPower from NSI may significantly protect and maintain healthy vision as we age. I feel OcuPower is the best eye supplement formula presently available and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to recommend OcuPower to my patients.”

Peter A. Larsen, M.D.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Ophthalmic surgeon
NSI Advisory Board Member

But be careful, as several eye nutritional brands claim to have lutein but don't actually contain standardized lutein extract with documented levels of elemental lutein, or they have microgram amounts instead of milligram amounts.