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Dr. Julian Whitaker

Vision Essentials Gold + Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense VitaKit

Support healthy ocular pressure, retinal health and the overall health of your eyes

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Enjoy the Exclusive Benefits of Premium Nutrients for Retinal Health, Ocular Pressure and Total Eye Health

When taken together, Vision Essentials Gold® and Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense™ help you target multiple areas of the health of your eyes, including ocular pressure and retinal health, as well as safeguarding them from some of the negative effects of blue light exposure. Collectively, these two top supplements offer premium ingredients so you can support the health of your eyes for years to come. And now you can save a minimum of $10 when you buy them together!

Unprecedented eye health with 40 mg Lutemax® 2020 lutein

Formulated for adults 65+, but loved by customers young and old, Vision Essentials Gold has helped thousands of people with top-of-the-line ingredients for overall eye health. With 40 mg clinically validated Lutemax® 2020 lutein, Setria® Glutathione (the body’s master antioxidant), a 300 mg Berry Vision Complex, plus 11 innovative ingredients, you can be assured that your overall eye health is getting the robust nourishment it needs for…

  • Safeguarding from some of the negative effects of blue light exposure from laptops, smart phones, TVs, and more
  • Macular health and visual performance
  • Light adaptation under low-light conditions
  • Support from oxidative stress

Daily eye health depends on a wide spectrum of supportive ingredients

With Vision Essentials Gold, you get 40 mg of an advanced form of quality lutein—clinically validated Lutemax 2020 lutein—which is comprised of researched levels of lutein as well as 8 mg zeaxanthin and 2 mg of naturally occurring meso-zeaxanthin. These three carotenoids are extraordinarily valuable when it comes to supporting eye health, especially when it comes to safeguarding your eyes from some of the negative effects of blue light exposure and supporting the density of your macular pigment.

You also get Setria® Glutathione, a reduced glutathione, known as the body's "master antioxidant." Glutathione is produced by the cells in your body and this innovative form of glutathione, Setria, supports healthy glutathione levels for your whole body and to support your eyes.

Research establishes importance of shielding eyes against blue light exposure

Lutemax 2020 lutein is an award-winning, clinically validated, advanced form of lutein plus zeaxanthin with naturally occurring meso-zeaxanthin. Check out this amazing research that supports the need to shield your eyes from our digital revolution:

In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, healthy young adults were given a placebo or 20 mg Lutemax 2020 lutein with 4 mg of zeaxanthin for six months. Supplementation with Lutemax 2020 resulted in significant reductions in occasional headache frequency, eye strain, eye fatigue, critical flicker fusion frequency, contrast sensitivity, disability glare, photostress reactivity, and improved MPOD and sleep quality.1

With the inclusion of Lutemax 2020 lutein, Vision Essentials Gold goes above and beyond standard formulas to deliver an advanced form of lutein and zeaxanthin plus 15 additional innovative ingredients for superior lens, retina, macula, and total eye health support, as well as a safeguard from free radicals. With all that you’ll be hard-pressed to find as powerful and effective an eye formula as this.

Support Healthy Eye Pressure and Circulation

Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense helps support:

  • Healthy intraocular pressure levels and improved ocular blood flow
  • Better nutrient and oxygen delivery to the retina and retinal capillary walls
  • Healthy eye tissues, including blood vessels and capillaries
  • Overall eye health

Two clinical studies showed that the blend of highly researched ingredients—Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark Extract and Mirtoselect® Bilberry Extract—in Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense, can lower intraocular pressure and support the health of your retinas.

This exclusive Mirtogenol™ blend is the first solution of its kind. And unlike some conventional approaches, Dr. Whitaker’s Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense has no side effects.

Two stellar nutrients, one exclusive solution
Pycnogenol has a long list of benefits, from boosting the effectiveness of vitamin C and other antioxidants, to enhancing the production of nitric oxide, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure and circulation. But what’s most impressive is that when combined with the bilberry in the patented Mirtoselect nutrient blend, the combination has been shown to significantly improve intraocular pressure and blood flow in the eyes.

Mirtogenol also contains Mirtoselect Bilberry, which is exclusively harvested from seasonal, fresh berries near the pristine waters of Lapland, Finland. Bilberry is packed with super-antioxidants to increase microcirculation, and for healthy retinas, the anthocyanosides in bilberry are excellent defenders of the capillaries and blood vessels in your eyes to ensure that the cones and rods of the retinas are properly nourished.

Clinical studies show significant drop in pressure

In one study, using 120 mg of Mirtogenol lowered intraocular pressure by a significant 9 points.2 In a second study using 240 mg of Mirtogenol, 19 out of 20 people saw a reduction in intraocular pressure where only 1 out of 18 subjects in the control group saw a difference.3

Vision Essentials Gold and Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense support the collective needs of your eye with selected nutrients that specifically target intraocular pressure as well as the health of your retinas.

1Stringham JM, et al. Foods. 2017;6(7):47.
2Steigerwalt RD, et al. Mol Vis. 2008;14:1288–92.
3Steigerwalt RD, et al. Clin Ophthalmo. 2010;4:471–6.

Ingredients and Dosage

Vision Essentials Gold®

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 4 capsules once daily with a meal.

Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

IngredientAmount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)1,500 mcg RAE167%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)100 mg111%
Zinc (as zinc oxide)25 mg227%
Copper (as copper chelate)2 mg222%
Taurine600 mg*
Berry Vision Complex
Black Currant Extract (fruit), Maqui Berry Powder (Aristotelia chilensis, fruit), Goji Berry Extract (Lycium barbarum, fruit), Bilberry Extract (fruit)
300 mg*
Carrot Powder (root)260 mg*
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine260 mg*
Schisandra Extract (berry)160 mg*
Lutein (from marigold flower)(Lutemax® 2020)40 mg*
L-Glutathione (from fermentation)(Setria®)20 mg*
Zeaxanthin Isomers (from marigold flower; containing a minimum of 2 mg of meso-zeaxanthin)(Lutemax® 2020)8 mg*
Lycopene (from tomato fruit)3 mg*
* Daily Value (DV) not established

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica

Precautions: Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or nursing, have a serious medical condition, or use any medications.

Keep out of reach of children.

  • Gluten Free

Setria® is a registered trademark of KYOWA HAKKO BIO Co., Ltd.
Lutemax® 2020 is a trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd.


Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense

Doctor’s Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily. For additional support, take 1 capsule twice daily.

Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 30

IngredientAmount Per Serving% DV
Mirtogenol® Proprietary Complex
Mirtoselect® Bilberry Extract (fruit)
Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Extract (bark)
120 mg*
*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, silica

Precautions: This product is not a treatment for glaucoma. Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or nursing, have a serious medical condition, or use any medications.

Keep out of reach of children

  • Gluten Free

Mirtogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research and Indena and is protected by international and pending patents.
Mirtoselect® is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Ltd.

Science and Quality

Vision Essentials Gold® and Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense™ deliver…

Advanced, Sustainable Sourcing—Premium, Researched Ingredients

OmniActive Lutemax® 2020 Lutein

The company behind Lutemax 2020, OmniActive Health Technologies, ensures both traceability and transparency in delivering high-quality lutein and zeaxanthin through socially and ecologically responsible practices. Highlights from OmniActive include:


Farmers are at the heart of OmniActive operations—they are an integral part of the OmniActive family and play a vital role in the commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability of every flower grown.

Education & Social Stewardship

OmniActive has close relationships with more than 10,000 farmers who supply the marigold flowers. The result is a strong, reliable and efficient supply chain. The agricultural field teams regularly update farmers on technological advancements, including crop compatibility, to ensure efficient use of natural resources and cropland. This means greater consistency and reliability in marigold yields, improved quality of marigold crops and greater financial return for the farmers.

Environmental Focus

OmniActive is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. Their state-of-the-art drying process is thermally efficient, which helps ensure that customer needs are met without compromising environmental values.

  • Frost & Sullivan 2017 Product Leadership Award for Eye Health Ingredients (lutein and zeaxanthin
  • Frost & Sullivan 2011 Product Differentiation Excellence Award for Eye Health Ingredients (lutein and zeaxanthin).

Research on Lutemax 2020 lutein shows advances in MPOD, disability glare, and photostress recovery

In one double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, participants aged 18–22 were randomly assigned to one of three groups: Placebo, 10 mg of Lutemax 2020 lutein with 2 mg of zeaxanthin isomers, or 20 mg Lutemax 2020 lutein with 4 mg of zeaxanthin isomers for 12 months. Supplementation for both Lutemax 2020 dosages resulted in statistically significant improvements in MPOD, disability glare, photostress recovery, and serum lutein and zeaxanthin.1

The importance of super nutrient astaxanthin

The purpose of the retina is to receive light focused from the lens, convert that light into neural signals, and send these signals on to the brain. Essentially, the retina processes a picture from the focused light, and the brain interprets that image. Think of the retina as being like the film in a camera—producing clear, sharp pictures. Pycnogenol is included in Ocular Pressure & Retina Defense to provide support for the retinal capillary walls, which helps control leakage of fluids into the retina, and it improves the endothelial function of retinal capillaries, which supports blood microcirculation in the retina.

1 Stringham, J.M. et al. Eye Vis (Lond). 2016;3:30.

Product Quality

  • Manufactured to exacting standards using highest quality raw materials
  • Produced in accordance with our strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that meet those set by the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Every batch tested to verify purity and potency specifications are met
  • Quality assured with our Triple-Testing Philosophy™
  • Backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee

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