Herbs in EssentialEyes®

Rehmannia Raw Root

Part of traditional Chinese medicine, this herb was traditionally used to nourish Yin. Containing over twenty kinds of amino acids, Rehmannia root also consists of alkaloids, phosphoric acid, Vitamin A, and polysaccharides, along with numerous other components.


Also called Euphrasia, which is Greek for "gladness," eyebright has been used for eye health since the 14th century and was popular as an ale in Elizabethan times. Today, we know it has alkaloids, tannins, volatile oils, and phenolic acids. This indicates it may have the ability to help support the body's natural, healthy state.

Poria Fungal Body

Poria, which contains multiple vitamins and other nutrients essential to healthy cardiac function and blood circulation, is used in traditional Chinese medicine to rid the body of excess "dampness." In the process, it helps balance electrolytes and revitalizes the spleen, which is responsible for storing half of the body's white blood cells (monocytes). This supports the immune system and helps it function properly.

Alisma Root

In traditional Chinese medicine, Alisma root is often used to promote urination and remove dampness. Originally found in the Fujian, Sichuan, and Jiangxi provinces, the traditional uses of this tuber first appear in the Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica, written around 4,500 years ago. Some modern scientific evidence exists that Alisma root may have properties that help support the urinary tract.


Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native refers to bilberry as "black hearts" and these berries were common in Native American medicine, used to create a dark blue cloth that was extremely popular in Europe. A story from WWII claims that pilots experienced better dim-light vision after eating bilberry jam, but the scientific backing for this anecdote is still lacking. However, more evidence does exist that one compound found in bilberry, anthocyanosides, may help support retina health.

Additional Herbs & Nutrients

Wild Yam Root, Asiatic Dogwood Fruit, Tree Peony Root Bark, Cinnamon Bark, Lutein (Lutemax2020®), and Zeaxanthin Isomers.

Product Description

Ridgecrest Herbals’ award-winning EssentialEyes® formula takes a nutritive approach to supporting eye health. Individual ingredients help support eyes exposed to blue light, healthy low-light vision, optimal ocular function, and overall eye health (with essential nutrients).

Winner of the Nexty New Hope award for the “Best Condition-Specific Product” at Expo East 2017, this innovative product contains Lutemax 2020®, a patented, award-winning eye-support ingredient sourced from marigolds, which contains Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthins in a 5:1 ratio.

Designed to increase circulation to the eye and provide it with crucial nutrients to support regeneration and eye health, Essential Eyes® acts as internal “sunglasses” for the macula’s constant exposure to blue light from technology.

Winner of the 2017 New Hope Network’s NEXTY Award for Best Condition-Specific Supplement

Winner of the 2018 Taste For Life Essential Supplements Award, in the category of Eye Health

Winner of the 2020 NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition Ingredient of the Year, Lutemax

Winner of the 2022 Taste For Life Back-to-School Essentials Award, in the category of Vision Support

Winner of the 2022 OmniActive Awards, for Best Ingredient, Lutemax


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