EssentialEyes™ is a complex formula that provides full-spectrum support for overall eye wellness and helps sustain healthy eyes among the flood of negative effects of blue light damage rampant from modern technology. The ingredients in EssentialEyes have been shown to:
- Supports eyes exposed to electronics & blue light*
- Protects healthy macular and retinal function*
- Promotes healthy low-light vision*
- Increases nutrients essential to macular health*
RidgeCrest Herbals' award-winning EssentialEyes provides full-spectrum eye support, and unlike your favorite gaming console, it addresses the need to strengthen the circulatory system and related organs while providing essential nutrients for eye health. Our time-traveling combination is based on an ancient Chinese herbal formula dating back 220 A.D. In addition to this original formula, we added the Maculink Vision Complex for herbal antioxidant and visual support, and Lutemax 20/20 (an OmniActive Health technologies patented ingredients), which contains the essential daily amounts of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin needed to help the body do its best to replenish critical carotenoids that are the building blocks for healthy macular pigment support.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Awards for EssentialEyes
- 2017 New Hope Network’s NEXTY Award for Best Condition-Specific Supplement
- 2018 Taste For Life Essential Supplements Award, Eye Health
The perfect formula for modern society...
While we’re young, our eyes generally serve us very well. As we grow older, our eyes can metaphorically stab us in the back (I specify metaphorically because this is physically quite impossible, mostly because the shape of the human eye prohibits effective stabbing motions, though location proves problematic as well) as they can become subject to a host of normal, age-related conditions which may cause deterioration in our vision. Additionally, some of the most significant threats to vision are consistent exposure to UV and blue light from screens. Other factors that may affect eye health:
- poor nutrition
- eyedrops that could decrease blood flow to the capillaries in the eyes
- certain chemicals (such as chlorine in a pool)
- poor lighting while reading
While UV light from the sun reaches only the front parts of the eye, blue light reaches the more complex and delicate parts of the eye. Blue light comes from many sources in modern society. It’s emitted from energy-efficient light bulbs and various electronic devices most of us use daily, such as TVs, computers, tablets, and cell phones. As our lives revolve more and more around technology (she says as she types on a computer screen) it’s increasingly crucial that we take active steps to protect our eyes from the potential effects of blue light.
Herbs in EssentialEyes
Rehmannia Raw Root
Part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), 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.
Wild Yam Root
A herbaceous twining vine, wild yam contains steroidal saponins, which studies have shown may help protect the body from free radicals. This can be beneficial for the eyes as blue light damage can increase free radicals. In TCM it was used to promote positive bile flow and to support the digestive system.
Asiatic Dogwood Fruit
Used in TCM for thousands of years, modern science has confirmed that this herb contains many beneficial compounds. Popular traditionally as a base for jams and fermented alcoholic beverages, this fruit is gaining popularity as a supplement because of its tonic, hepatoprotective properties. Like most fruit, it’s rich in antioxidants, which have beneficial effects on eye health, as lower antioxidant levels in the eyes may be linked to age-related vision decline.
Poria Fungal Body
Poria, which contains multiple vitamins and other nutrients essential to healthy cardiac function and blood circulation, is used in TCM 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.
Tree Peony Root Bark
Found in the earliest TCM texts, tree peony bark was said to tonify Qi and promote longevity. A symbol of prosperity in Asia, peony has spiritual traditions in Greek, Buddhist, and American Hoodoo culture. Named after the Greek physician god Paeon, peony has now been shown to contain many beneficial compounds that can support the body in dealing with a variety of issues.
In TCM, 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.
Cinnamon has been used since the beginning of civilization, mentioned in Egyptian texts, the Bible, and other ancient works. One of the 50 fundamental herbs in TCM, cassia cinnamon contains cinnamic aldehyde, which has been extensively studied and found to have antioxidant properties and the potential ability to support the immune system and the body's natural, healthy state free from excess inflammation.
Award-winning, globally-recognized Lutemax 2020 is a naturally-derived marigold extract providing all three macular carotenoids - lutein and enhanced levels of both zeaxanthin isomers (RR-and RS [meso]-zeaxanthin) - at the same 5:1 ratio as found in nature to optimally support eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin aren’t produced by the body and their specialized locations and functions emphasize the need to consume all three macular carotenoids through diet or supplementation.
Zeaxanthin Isomers (RR-zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin from Lutemax 2020)
There are hundreds of carotenoids, but only two located in the human eye - lutein and zeaxanthin. These aren’t produced by the human body and need to be ingested, but the Western diet is severely lacking in this area. Carotenoids help the body filter blue light and defend the eye from oxidative stress. Lutemax 2020 is a trademarked product containing these essential carotenoids and has won several quality awards in the industry.
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.
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 free from excess inflammation, and it may have astringent properties.
Will EssentialEyes make me jittery or nervous?
No. EssentialEyes doesn’t have any stimulants and won’t make you feel jittery or nervous. If you struggle with these symptoms on a regular basis, we recommend trying Adrenal Fatigue Fighter™ or Anxiety Free™.
Will EssentialEyes keep me awake at night/prevent me from sleeping?
No. There are no stimulants in EssentialEyes and it shouldn't affect your sleep. If you struggle with falling or staying asleep, we recommend trying DreamOn™ Zen.
Are there any side effects from taking EssentialEyes? (Risks?)
No. EssentialEyes has no known side effects and is made of gentle herbs that aren’t known to create any negative issues. However, as everyone is different if a reaction does occur, we ask you to contact our customer service department so we can track it.
How long will it take to notice a difference with EssentialEyes?
Lutein studies show that supplementation should create positive change in as little as 60 days but it can take up to 90, so it’s recommended to consistently take EssentialEyes for at least three months. Because of this, RidgeCrest Herbals only guarantees this product if you have completed two full bottles and are still not seeing desired results.
As with all RidgeCrest Herbals' formulas, there are certain lifestyle habits that can help address eye health and support the effectiveness of our EssentialEyes blend.
- Support positive blood flow: Improving circulatory health nourishes the eyes and removes metabolic wastes through the finest network of capillaries in the human body.
- Nutrition is also a crucial factor for eye health: Antioxidants such as those found in berries, dark leafy greens, nuts, etc. (such as lutein and zeaxanthin) will go far in supporting eye health.
- Reducing electronic screen time and using night settings whenever possible.
- Incorporating focused eye exercises into your daily routine - yes yoga for eyes is a thing!
- Wearing blue-light blocking glasses while using your computer - our marketing director does it and she looks bomb!