DiaVis - Specialized Nutritional Supplement for Retinal Circulation - (60Ct 1 Month Supply)

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DiaVis Highlights

  • Based on the latest scientific research, DiaVis delivers nutrients that:
    • help protect against oxidative stress
    • support retinal vessel health
    • promote a balanced and healthy cellular environment
    • Support healthy kidney and nerve function
  • Includes 200 mg of benfotiamine - a highly bioavailable form of thiamin (vitamin B1) that is better absorbed and retained in tissues. Benfotiamine has shown promise in promoting comfort for those with neuropathic (nerve-related) symptoms as well as in supporting normal kidney function.
  • Provides a robust polyphenol blend. Polyphenols have been found to work in combination to promote a balanced and healthy cellular environment, support the health of small blood vessels, and protect against oxidative stress. This blend now includes:
    • Polyphenols such as myricetin and quercetin, associated with health protection in large population health studies.
    • VinCare® whole grape extract, and trans-resveratrol. Whole grape extract and trans-resveratrol separately and in combination have been shown to promote a healthy cellular environment, bolster the body’s antioxidant defenses and support healthy blood lipids.
    • Longvida® optimized curcumin extract, a turmeric extract shown to have significantly enhanced bioavailability. Curcumin, a powerful antioxidant, has been found to positively affect multiple factors linked to normal health for diabetics and, experimentally, to support a healthy retina.
    • Bilberry extract - a potent source of polyphenol compounds found to be protective of microvascular health.
    • Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark Extract - to support microvascular health.

    Made from premium ingredients and manufactured according to the highest quality standards.

About this item

  • Delivers nutrients to combat oxidative stress, support retinal vessel health & reduce inflammation
  • Supports healthy kidney and nerve function
  • Includes 200 mg of benfotiamine, which supports kidney function & helps with nerve-related symptoms
  • Includes VinCare whole grape extract, Longvida optimized curcumin extract & trans-resveratrol
  • Recommended use: two capsules daily

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DiaVis is a specialized oral formulation designed to provide nutritional support for those with diabetes mellitus or those highly at risk for this condition. It offers a unique blend of antioxidants and other key nutrients to help protect vision and promote overall health. DiaVis provides tailored support in two capsules daily.

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Observational and clinical studies have identified nutrients that may be low in diabetics due to altered requirements, inadequate intake, increased excretion or higher oxidative stress. Diabetics are at increased risk for vision loss, and oxidative stress is one contributing factor. DiaVis delivers nutrients that:
    • help combat oxidative stress and inflammation
    • can be marginally deficient and that play a role in normal glucose metabolism
    • may be affected by the use of diabetes-related medications
    • support retinal vessel health
    • promote a healthy equilibrium of fluids in the eye
    • are associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes

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DiaVis is appropriate for use by adult men and women with, or at risk for:
    • type 1 or 2 diabetes
    • diabetes-related changes in retinal health
    • pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance

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It is highly recommended that DiaVis be taken in conjunction with Omega Vitamins, a pharmaceutical grade fish oil supplement that provides a concentrated source of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, along with lutein and olive leaf extract.
    • EPA and DHA may act against retinal vessel loss, growth of abnormal vessels, and inflammation
    • EPA and DHA offer well recognized support for cardiovascular health
    • Lutein has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties, while the unique compounds in olive leaf extract act as potent antioxidants

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Ingredient(s) Category Rationale Evidence*
Beta-Carotene,
Vitamin C
and Vitamin E
Antioxidants Diabetics often have increased oxidative stress – a factor in many diabetic compli-cations. Both type 1 & 2, and those with retinopathy, often have lower blood antioxidant levels. Evidence suggests antioxidants with different activities form a synergistic network against oxidative stress. Vitamin C highly concentrated in the eye; blood levels inversely associated with diabetes risk over long term. Long-term C,E and/or multi use reportedly linked to 2-fold lower retinopathy risk. Dietary beta-carotene found to be less bioavailable than previously known, particularly in women. Blood levels reportedly significantly lower in diabetics than controls. Evidence suggests vitamin E doses that can obtained from the diet contribute to lower oxidative stress in diabetes
Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacinamide (B3) Pyridoxine (B6), Folic Acid, Cobalamin (B12),
and Biotin
B-vitamins Ensure adequate intake and help maintain B vitamin balance Research shows type 1 & 2 excrete more thiamin and have low blood levels. Thiamin active in glucose metabolism; low levels raise risk of kidney, nerve and eye complications in animals. Diabetics have greater cataract risk; riboflavin and thiamin linked to decreased risk. Broad-spectrum antioxidant supplementation may be more effective than single nutrients. Some studies link multis with lower cataract risk; in AREDS analysis, long-term use lowered cataract risk Folic acid, B6 and B12 help maintain healthy homocysteine (HC) levels. Elevated HC observed in those with diabetic retinopathy. Older people at higher risk of low B12, which plays critical role in nerve function. Biotin-containing enzymes involved in glucose metabolism.
Vitamin D Essential fat soluble vitamin Ensures healthy blood levels and reduce risk of CVD Analyses find 1,000 IU daily needed to bring ½ of population into vitamin D blood level range linked with multiple health endpoints. Low vitamin D prevalent in type 2 diabetic adults and is strongly associated with narrowing of carotid artery. Vitamin D (and calcium insufficiency) also may harm glucose metabolism. Decreased vitamin D linked with CVD in type 2 patients with mild kidney dysfunction. For lowering risk of type 2 in women, evidence shows >800 IU is significantly better than 400 IU.
Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium Essential minerals Offset increased urinary losses and ensure good status Those with poor glucose control often low in magnesium. Research consistently links magnesium intake with reduced hypertension, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Zinc active in insulin metabolism. Increased insulin secretion associated with greater urinary zinc loss in type 1 & 2. Zinc needed for activity of key antioxidant enzyme. Chromium facilitates insulin activity. Evidence suggests chromium supports healthier blood glucose levels in those low in chromium who have impaired glucose tolerance.
Pine Bark Extract Polyphenols Strengthens leaky capillaries Pine bark components tested in 1200 people with retinopathy and diabetic retinopathy (open and controlled trials); results indicate delay of progression. Clinically reported to protect retinal function in retinopathy caused by diabetes, other causes. Preliminary clinical results suggest improved microcirculation and symptoms in diabetes, neuropathy and edema. In type 2 patients on ACE inhibitors, clinical reports improved blood pressure control. In animals, inhibits diabetic retinopathy progression, may reduce retinopathy and cataract formation. Human study indicates components exert anti-inflammatory effects through pro-inflammatory gene inhibition.
Quercetin Flavonoid Clinically, reduces oxidative stress In diabetics fed high or low quercetin diet, significantly reduced DNA damage in lymphocytes ex-vivo. A potent antioxidant, quercetin shown to inhibit enzyme mediating Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) – VEGF induces vascular permeability, plays role in retinopathy development.
In vitro, quercetin shown to protect retinal pigment epithelial and cortical cells from oxidative stress. Large-scale studies link quercetin-rich diets with lower CVD risk. Shown to accumulate in atherosclerotic lesions where
it plays role in reducing LDL buildup.
Lutein Antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, component of macular pigment Doubles average U.S. lutein intake to help support retinal and artery health Several studies report low plasma lutein in patients with coronary artery disease or progressive thickening of carotid artery lining. In animal diabetes model, lutein reportedly lowers retinal oxidative stress. Some, though not all, epidemiologic studies link higher intake with lower cataract risk.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Antioxidant May help protect micro-vessels ALA acts as antioxidant, appears to regenerate other antioxidants like glutathione. In diabetic retinopathy animal models, high doses protect against micro-vascular damage. Numerous well-controlled trials show ALA reduces sensory symptoms in diabetic neuropathy with 600-1200 mg/day.
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    • Yes, though as with any dietary supplement, patients with medical conditions and/or using prescription medications should inform their primary care doctor when adding DiaVis to their daily regimen.
    • While potential interactions between medications and DiaVis ingredients appear to be minimal, routine monitoring is prudent. Aninteraction chartprovides information about potential interactions of DiaVis ingredients with common anti-diabetic medications and tests, and takes into account other drugs used to prevent or treat diabetic complications such as cardiovascular, kidney, eye and peripheral nerve disease.
    • Some diabetes-related medications can also interfere with metabolism of certain nutrients, which may need to be supplemented. These ingredients are included in DiaVis, and are also identified within the chart.

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DiaVis can be used as a stand-alone formula, though those who don’t meet recommended calcium intake may need supplemental calcium. It is highly recommended that DiaVis be taken in conjunction with ScienceBasedHealth’s OmegaAdvance®, a concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids (see P.1). DiaVis may also be combined with most modest potency, one-a-day multi-nutrient supplements without exceeding the Upper Intake Level of essential vitamins and minerals.

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