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SALVAT launches Nurane Retina

03/10/13

Laboratorios SALVAT launches Nurane Retina® for macular degeneration.

The antioxidant power of OPCs is 20 times that of vitamin C and 50 times that of vitamin E.

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the most common cause of blindness in people over 55 years of age. In Spain, AMD affects 13% of the population aged over 65. This degenerative disease gradually reduces visual capacity and eventually drastically reduces the quality of life of AMD patients.

There is currently no cure for AMD. Preventive therapy, by administering antioxidants aimed at delaying the onset or slowing down the evolution of AMD is, together with intravitreal injections, the only therapeutic approach to this serious health problem.

Age-Related Eye Disease Study I (AREDS I), a clinical study conducted by the US National Eye Institute, concludes that the use of some vitamins and minerals (like those contained in Nurane Retina®) reduces the risk of AMD progression to advanced stages and sight loss.

The Nurane Retina® formula includes the vitamins recommended by the AREDS study, enhanced in their antioxidant effect by other natural substances called oligomeric proanthocyanidins, OPCs or pycnogenols. OPCs are compounds with an antioxidant capacity equivalent to 20 times that of vitamin C or 50 times that of vitamin E, both of which are included in the AREDS I reference formula. It has also been shown that these substances have a synergic effect with the radical ascorbate (vitamin C) and other antioxidant systems. In other words, according to studies, they enhance and are capable of prolonging the antioxidant effect of other substances included in the formula. Due to their high affinity for certain proteins (collagen), oligomeric proanthocyanidins also play a role in reducing increased capillary permeability, thus improving vascular function, which is often altered in diseases affecting the retina.

Laboratorios Salvat has developed Nurane Retina® in order to provide ophthalmologists with a powerful new tool with which to reinforce their preventive and coadjuvant strategies in AMD patients.

Nurane Retina® is an over-the-counter food supplement. Each unit of Nurane Retina® contains 30 capsules, to cover one month of treatment at a rate of one dose per day.



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