Poor vision dominates history as does romance, love, and of course, the sad uncle known as tragedy.
Surviving in modern times requires more than taking your army to war—you don’t have an army—but you do have smart people available to you like the thinkers and formulators at Wilderness Athlete. You use their products for specific actions against possible disabilities like you would use a spear in olden days to stop a force coming to get you. You ingest Precision Vision capsules like ammunition sent to halt the advance or eradicate the evil forces dimming your eyesight while helping the good ones do better for your vision.
It’s not magic; it’s brains. Can’t you see?
Jeff Kildahl, Ph.D., writes below that “The gift of sight is not to be taken for granted.” He details the ingredients in those little vision shells you will use to fight the bad-boys-of-sight: cataracts, glaucoma, optic disorders, macular degeneration, and others.
You will discover a key best-defense for vision loss.
First, look back in time to the clarity provided by hindsight in Greek mythology and the Trojan War. Arguably a real-deal conflict some 12 centuries BC, 1868’s excavations by archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann convinced most of its reality.
Like many famous passages, the dispute in question all started over love.
Beautiful Helen, sure to make the list of today’s beauties if alive now, left burly, bearded King Menelaus for Prince Paris, described by his mother at birth as “a flaming torch.” He indeed carried one heck of a name. In today’s vernacular, we’d say he was hot.
Now we have the Trojan War perhaps heralded with this slogan of the time: “Bring back Helen-the-Felon”
The Greek fleet sails to give Troy the what for, but when seeing the city of Mysia, they mistakenly dock there. Their vision, so bad they couldn’t read the Troy Times, combined with navigational deficiencies to boot, rendered the crews incapable of taking the readings necessary to navigate to their preferred destination.
Imagine the confusion as they leaped off battleships to “Seek and Destroy” as Metallica would instruct, brandishing weapons, yelling “Give us Helen” until some speak up saying, “Who?” That is similar to an airliner heading for Chicago and mistakenly landing at Kokomo. They didn’t see the blunder.
From Troy To Today
Vision continues as a leading factor in automobile crashes becoming a factor in one of five.
Translate that stat to fatalities: the numbers work out to approximately 100,000 motor vehicle wrecks monthly because of vision challenges with somewhat around a death every hour of every day. Tick, tick, tick.
Approximately one person per hour every day of every year dies because of the poor vision thing. Those injured or disabled add to the tragedy.
Best Defense Through Regular Check-Ups
Key preventions for vision loss include checkups and why not make them regular ones while we’re at it. Though there have been some advances in technology, especially in contact lenses, vision care is nothing to brush off. Unlike going to the dentist because a tooth is throbbing, eyesight slips away like dollar bills in a tip jar. You wake one day noticing the jar is empty, and everything seems dimmer. Who did THAT, you’ll ask to no one, but the answer stares right back at you with the face showing in the mirror.
Keep Precision Vision right on the counter you use most. That’s what I do. On the left is the Keurig with my caffeine fix, to the right are Wilderness Athlete products coming to my defense, or offense, depending. Precision Vision leads the front of the pack. Take it seriously. Give up your “Ring Dang Doo” as Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs sang, but not your Precision Vision capsules.
Keep A Look Out For Vision Changes
Look for changes in your vision, such as everything seems darker, particularly if you see random flashes of light. Your eyes send you those emergency flares as a beacon that something looks bad or wrong. Go find out what it is right now. Don’t wait. No matter the excuses, don’t wait.
Yes, Foreigner’s song “Double Vision” that is caused when they “push it to the limit”, finds control at the bar being only a few words—“Cut me off”—away. Otherwise, get that checked quickly, and if pain or inflammation does occur, add that to a quick visit, not to be scheduled “later,” but call right then.
You find your eyes oozing fluids, and you aren’t crying tears, check it out.
Healthy Habits Affect Your Vision
Eat better, and supplement smarter. More Omega-3s, and less salt. Sew your own eye-flag with the colors from vegetables and fruit with greens, yellows, and oranges. Protect your orbs with sunglasses (100 percent protection from uvA and uvB rays) and hats.
The Wilderness Athlete Formulators note that “Sunglasses, including polarized which dramatically reduce the passage of light, are a number one recommendation of ophthalmologists. Reducing glare, uvA, and uvB has a positive health effect on virtually every tissue in the eyeball.”
Smoking ultimately robs you of good eyesight. Use your tobacco savings to pay for your Precision Vision, so all those wonders in forests, fields, and mountains remain available to you until you go to the great hunt in the sky. Buy for eyes: your’s, the spouse’s, the significant other’s, and the family’s.
Wilderness Athlete suggests that “On a day to day basis, we don’t actively think about macular degeneration and deterioration of our eyesight. However, as outdoors people, we spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars on protecting and improving our vision. But after all of that money, none of it will protect you from the inside. Invest in the future of your sight now and fight against macular degeneration with Precision Vision.”
What Makes Precision Vision A Key Ingredient In Vision Protection?
Explore the gems comprising this unique formulation with research from Dr. Kildahl. Reply with an “Aye, Aye, Captain,” then read on.
This trace mineral supervises proper cell division and growth within the eye tissue. Zinc is crucial to healthy circulation, hormonal balance, and controlling pesky cytokines eager to sabotage eyesight.
Zinc facilitates nutrient absorption in addition to at least 100 other metabolic processes to protect the retina and mitigate risks for macular degeneration [MD] – whether or not age-related [AMD]. Zinc helps vitamin A create melanin to protect our eyes from exposure to harmful light.
Zinc must be obtained from our diet since it is not synthesized in the body. The prevalence of the Standard American Diet [SAD] nixes the likelihood of meeting said requirements. Precision Vision offers protection where zinc deficiency commonly exists.
Proprietary UltraBlend: The Perfect Combo of Protection
Your eyes are precious commodities. Wilderness Athlete developed a proprietary blend of heavy-duty heroes to optimize functionality no matter the circumstances. Enter the Three Amigos of carotenoids: Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Astaxanthin.
Carotenoids are what gives plants their color. They facilitate redox signaling (the process that helps detect, repair, and replace damaged cells), and capillary proliferation (which helps heal wounds and injured cells). Carotenoids also lessen oxidative stress, which is the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. This imbalance can lead to damage in the body and disease development (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease) over time.
The synergy among these carotenoids is vital to optimal eye health. A shortfall of any of these intrepid ingredients is similar to extinguishing a fire with gasoline. The Three Amigos represent the necessary blend to exert maximum antioxidant protection.
Why Are Carotenoids So Important?
A carotenoid helps protect our eyelids and prevents blue light [sun exposure] from causing damage, especially age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Blue light is part of the visible light spectrum that reaches deep into the eye. Its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina. Blue light is involved in the development of age-related macular degeneration [AMD]. Studies suggest that 60% of us spend more than six hours per day in front of a digital device emitting this hue.
Visible light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum seen as violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red, or the colors seen in the rainbow. Blue light has the shortest wavelength and produces the highest amount of energy. Prolonged exposure to the blue end of the light spectrum could cause severe long-term damage to your eyes.
According to the Wilderness Athlete Formulators, Precision Vision can be helpful with macular degeneration and harmful blue light exposure. As they mention, “Precision Vision can be beneficial with both types of Macular Degeneration (MD). The precise causes of MD are still unknown, but the risk factors point to oxidative damage, glycation, and lack of blood capillary integrity. By supporting the delicate tissues of the retina—the target of MD—Precision Vision’s comprehensive nutrient profile can help counter the risk factors.”
Lutein- The First of The Three Amigos
Lutein owns the nickname as the “eye vitamin” for its proficiency to shuttle anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, or natural chemicals produced by plants, to protect the lens and macula of each eye. Lutein also combats oxidative stress, or the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body, and inflammation related to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Lutein orchestrates the demise of free radicals, so the lens of each eye can regulate free and clear retinal light exposure. Lutein strengthens eye tissue, reduces eye fatigue, glare, light sensitivity, and cellular plight while a mere 6 mg per day lowers the risk of macular degeneration by a whopping 43%.
Precision Vision offers insurance thanks to dietary deficiencies commonplace in our instant gratification society. Everyone has time each day to consume the requisite dark leafy green vegetables, but the decision to bypass these nutrient-dense foods is more convenient.
Lutein works together with carotenoids zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin [The Three Amigos] to absorb excess light, filter harmful uvA and uvB rays, and pulverize free radicals threatening retinal mayhem.
Zeaxanthin- The Second Of The Three Amigos
Zeaxanthin is a plant-derived carotenoid with yellow pigment inducing high antioxidant protection. Zeaxanthin is the dominant component within the central macula, which is within the retina and responsible for color vision.
Zeaxanthin migrates to the eyes to assist in balancing blurriness and pigmentation. Zeaxanthin helps construct the yellow pigment to protect the lens, macula, and the fovea [retinal center].
In regard to the carotenoids in Precision Vision, The Wilderness Athlete Formulators note that “Precision Vision may confer some protection against the development and progression of glaucoma through the inclusion of eye-specific carotenoids, which are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This action may help the trabecular meshwork [tissue in the eye that drains fluid] of the eye to drain more readily preventing the rise of intraocular pressure that damages the optic nerve.”
They add, “Drainage of intraocular fluid occurs through the trabecular meshwork which drains into the bloodstream. While the anatomy of the trabecular meshwork determines how well the drainage occurs, it is also necessary to have good blood flow through the eye to carry away this fluid. Proper blood flow is also important, obviously, to bring nutrients and oxygen to the various tissues of the eye.”
So in all, zeaxanthin’s partnership with lutein is formidable. The National Eye Institute stated if supplementation among at-risk individuals with age-related macular degeneration [55+] were widespread, vision loss would be prevented by at least 300,000 within a five-year period. That’s like the population of Tampa.
Meso-zeaxanthin- Relative of Zeaxanthin, The Second Of The Three Amigos
Meso-zeaxanthin is a noteworthy and obscure carotenoid of the zeaxanthin family. It is vital to the macular pigment and is only created from ingested lutein. Meso-zeaxanthin protects the photoreceptors at the back of the eyes (cells in the retina that respond to light) from macular degeneration.
Omega-3 deficiency is widespread, and supplementation is recommended when deterioration of the macular pigment occurs. Ingesting enough lutein will protect the photoreceptors before the onset of macular degeneration.
Precision Vision propels cellular protection and stifles degeneration of your precious photoreceptors.
Astaxanthin- The Third Of The Three Amigos
Astaxanthin represents the final carotenoid of the trio. It reigns as one of the most potent antioxidants in nature, dubbed “The King of Carotenoids” because of its vibrant red/orange pigment.
Evidence purports its ability to combat free radicals with proficiency more ruthless than vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. Astaxanthin prevents inflammation and related precursors to free radical proliferation, which can cause damage to cells and disease.
Astaxanthin reduces eye fatigue and revs its dominance when the other two amigos are in sync. Thanks again to dietary deficiencies, Precision Vision supplementation offers protection from inflammatory eye diseases such as retinitis, iritis, keratitis, and scleritis.
Other benefits include protection from eye disorders and diseases such as cystoid macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, retinal arterial occlusion, and glaucoma.
Other Supplements Found in Precision Vision
BlackCurrant is a vision powerhouse rich in anthocyanins—the dark pigment found in antioxidant gems such as elderberries, blueberries, grapes, and so forth.
These compounds align with vitamins, minerals, and polyphenols (micro-nutrients found in certain plant-based foods) to protect cells from damage, reduce inflammation, and lessen the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to damage in the body, and disease development over time.
This formidable alliance between vitamins, minerals, and micro-nutrients allows blackcurrant to lessen eye fatigue, strain, and eye pressure or intraocular pressure [IOP]. It also helps to reinforce blood vessel structure, and reduce open-angle glaucoma [OAG] deterioration.
The unfair advantage of blackcurrant is its ability to pass through the blood-retinal and blood-aqueous barriers intact, thereby increasing its ability to function.
As the Wilderness Athlete Formulators mention, “Capillary permeability is a function of how structurally sound these tiny blood vessels are. Bioflavonoids and anthocyanidins found in fruits and vegetables (including bilberry and blackcurrant) help strengthen capillaries preventing them from errantly leaking fluids into tissues.”
NAC is an amino acid [N-acetyl-L-cysteine] foundation to the powerful antioxidant glutathione. NAC is commonly termed L-cysteine.
Our bodies produce small amounts of NAC, but supplementation ensures its numerous health benefits beyond our eyes. Its chief function includes the preservation of glutathione while mitigating eyelid inflammation [blepharitis], eye irritation, blurred vision, and dry eye syndrome.
Bilberry is phenomenal because it contains an abundance of anthocyanins, which are also a plant pigment with antioxidant effects. Though bilberry is known for its ability to improve vision, its immense benefits to overall health are overlooked.
This powerful extract helps your eyes focus in low light scenarios customary on the trails flanked only by the mesmerizing moonlight. It improves your vision, lowers blood pressure, blood glucose, lipids, and oxidative stress as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Bilberry extract is used as a retinopathy treatment among other protocols to enhance eyesight. It has been shown to improve retinal abnormalities and increase capillary resistance (the ability of veins to regulate blood flow). Bilberry also can slow progression of lens blurriness and nearsightedness, and improve the eyes’ ability to adapt to the dark.
Schisandra extract is a complex berry with powerful antioxidant capability that impacts nearly every organ system in the body to restore balance. Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] labels this highway system The 12 Meridians.
Schisandra is an adaptogen (plant/herb that can help reduce stress and improve processes of the body). It is used by Taoist masters to improve eyesight, digestion, mental clarity, endurance, blood flow, combat inflammation, and as a cleansing agent.
The berry or herbal tincture has five distinctive flavor properties: bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and hot. Though eye drops with Schisandra and Goji berries are common topical measures, your body works its magic from the inside out thanks to Precision Vision.
Wolfberry is a fruit of both the plants, Lycium barbarum, and Lycium chinense. It is often confused with Goji berries. The key difference is Goji berries stem only from Lycium chinense.
Wolfberry strengthens eye tissue and the retinal membrane. It fights irritation and dryness of the lens and bolsters pigment regulation with zeaxanthin. Whether you are frantically meeting deadlines at work, paying bills online, crossing fences over large fields, conversing with friends via Skype, or finishing a 15K race in a thunderstorm, you need to keep your eyes sharp!
The gift of sight is not to be taken for granted.
The key to optimal wellness is prevention. Lifestyles are determined by habit. Complacency opens the door for the insidious destruction of your health, performance, and your precious eyesight. Wellness is an inside-out proposition and has nothing to do with treating symptoms.
Precision Vision by Wilderness Athlete offers a comprehensive spectrum of phytonutrients, which are nutrients found in plants and are beneficial for human health, along with potent botanical extracts developed to support optimal visual performance and eye health.
This formula provides a rare combination of the nutrients in vital macular pigments (lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin) plus cyanidin-3-glucoside (from blackcurrant and bilberry) and wolfberry to nourish and protect the many delicate tissues within each eye.
Now, don’t you see how Precision Vision raises the eye-chart bar for vision above those drugstore-variety generic, mass-produced offerings? We dropped those from the shopping cart the moment Precision Vision appeared from the think tank caverns of Wilderness Athlete.
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