The OcuDyne formulas were originally formulated for Allergy Research Group® by Jonathan Wright, M.D. and Alan R. Gaby, M.D. OcuDyne II New and Improved Formula includes natural vitamin E mixed tocopherols high in gamma-tocopherol and tocotrienols, vitamin D, alpha-lipoic acid and lycopene, as well as antioxidants, key amino acids, minerals, bioflavonoids such as quercetin, lutein and zeaxanthin, and extracts of Ginkgo and bilberry. This new, expanded formula may be used as a multivitamin, multimineral formula.
Lutein belongs to the carotenoid family of antioxidants. Lutein has been found in the eye, brain, breast and cervix. Research has shown lutein to be supportive for vision health.* In the eye, it is found mainly in the macular region, as well as the entire retina, ciliary iris bodies and lens. As an antioxidant, lutein helps protect macular tissue from photo-oxidation by filtering blue light, and prevents oxidative damage by free radical quenching.* Adequate levels of lutein in the eye may potentially be supportive in the absorption and dissipation of damaging UV radiation.* Research shows that lutein supplementation can increase serum levels of lutein, and increase macular pigment density.*