Prominent researchers in several major university studies found that patients taking antioxidant therapy, as contained in Cata-Vita, were less likely to develop cataracts and macular degeneration. In the over two decades of continuous use of Cata-Vita in the US, We have never experienced any adverse reactions. Developed by leading vision doctor, Cata-vita is a highly researched micronutrient and antioxidant dietary supplement for the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Cata-Vita has the distinction of being the very first eye-care supplement developed. In its twenty-four years on the market in the United States, Cata-Vita has been reformulated many times to reflect the most current research and extensive clinical research.
The leading B&L eye care supplement called Ocuvite and the Alcon product called I-Caps were based upon the Cata-Vita formulation. Today, our formulation represents the standard of care for the prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration. The current formula is derived from a recent clinical landmark study known as AREDs (age related eye disease study) conducted by the National Eye Institute, which concludes that deficiencies in antioxidants occurs in patients who are at risk of developing cataract and macular degeneration. Daily supplementation with these essential micronutrients contained in Cata-Vita, delay the onset of age-related eye diseases by many decades.
The mechanism whereby specific vitamins prevent or delay the progression of cataracts is similar to the mechanism that prevents macula degeneration. Cata-Vita, designed to prevent cataract-containing a broad spectrum of antioxidants-will simultaneously protect against age-related macula degeneration (AMD). Deficiency of glutathione, a more esoteric antioxidant and a component of Cata-Vita, plays a specific role in cataract formation. Glutathione is the tri-amino acid peptide that is the primary endogenous antioxidant of the eye’s lens. Reduced levels have been found in all forms of human cataracts. Vitamin B2(riboflavin)deficient animals and humans develop cataracts, although we can only speculate on the exact mechanism, I believe is the role of riboflavin as the enzymatic co-factor of flavine adenine dinucleotide(FAD), which is necessary for glutathione production. B2 is in the Cata-Vita formula.