Free Radicals, antioxidants and ORAC

Fortifeye Complete Vitamins combat against free radical damage with their
newest powerhouse antioxidants.

Free Radicals, antioxidants and ORACA free radical is a molecule with a missing or unpaired electron in its outer shell. Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive, they will search out the nearest stable molecule to steal an electron thus creating another free radical and a free radical cascade. This process is called oxidative stress or oxidative damage. The final result is the death of the cell. Evidence is accumulating that many degenerative diseases of the body and the eye originate as a result of free radical reactions.

Antioxidants, also known as “free Radical scavengers,” react with and neutralize unstable free radicals by donating one of their own electrons. This stabilizes the free radical helping to prevent cellular damage and disease. New science now suggests that diets rich in antioxidants from whole foods and supplements may be effective at preventing and slowing down degenerative diseases of the body and eyes. ORAC,(Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a laboratory measurement of the antioxidant power of a particular food developed by the National Institute on Aging. There may be a correlation between foods that have a high ORAC value and less free radical oxidative stress. Studies done at Jean Mayer USDA Human Research Center on Aging at Tufts University suggests that consuming fruits and vegetables with a high ORAC value may help slow down the aging process in the body and brain.

Fortifeye Vitamins is embracing the latest science on free radical damage, antioxidant therapy and ORAC research. Fortifeye is using this science combined with intracellular blood tests (spectracell labs) to maximize cellular absorption of each Fortifeye product. Fortifeye is constantly involved in research to enhance the bioavailability and overall antioxidant power of the Fortifeye line of supplements. Fortifeye routinely updates their formulas based on both national research and ongoing in house research. Fortifeye is affiliated with multiple eye care centers that are actively involved in clinical research for the advancement in science based nutrition for ocular and overall health.

Current nutritional experts are recommending the consumption of 10-13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This can be a very difficult task for the majority of people in society today. Fortifeye Complete vitamins have an antioxidant profile much higher than these current recommendations.

The latest and most advanced formulations Fortifeye has developed are Fortifeye Once Daily, Fortifeye Complete Plus , Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense and Fortifeye Focus. These four products have some of the highest ORAC scores per serving in the industry. The Fortifeye Complete Once Daily  has an ORAC score 10 times that of the typical one- a -day multivitamin ,Fortifeye Complete plus is 20 times more potent and Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense is 30 times more potent than the typical multivitamin. Fortifeye focus is the newest supplement to the Fortifeye line that incorpartes an amazing carotenoid called Astaxanthin along with Lutein and Zeaxanth. Astaxanthin is a lipid soluble antioxidant and has been shown to provide exceptional protection against lipid peroxidation at the cell level as well as the ability to scavenge singlet oxygen, which is the most damaging of all Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Studies comparing astaxanthin to other well known antioxidants demonstrated astaxanthin to be 1000 times more effective than vitamin E  against lipid oxidation and 550 times more effective against singlet oxygen. Brunswick labratories has tested the astaxanthin used in Fortifeye Focus and it has been found to have an ORAC value of 28,222 per gram.

These nutraceuticals have been shown to raise total antioxidant functioning significantly in patients lymphocytes. A large number of patients that may think they are eating correctly and taking multiple vitamins still have a deficient antioxidant status that decreases their ability to resist oxidative stress. A deficient antioxidant status may be a result of lack of intake of the proper foods or supplements, lack of absorption of antioxidants, over production or exposure to free radicals and /or oxidative events or a combination of these. Fortifeye Vitamins is continuously involved in research that incorporates life style changes, dietary changes and supplementation to improve antioxidant status and help slow down the oxidative cascade in the body. There is growing evidence that this may help with total body and ocular health.