Maintaining their eye health is a major concern as our pets age. As they get older their eyes have a harder time fighting off free radicals that cause oxidative stress. This highly oxidised environment within cells comes about as a result of a chemical reaction from exposure to oxygen and sunlight. Since the lens of the eye acts as a light shield for the retina, it’s no wonder it takes all the oxidative punishment. The destructive action of free radicals (they are oxidising agents) also destroys enzymes that are needed to maintain cellular metabolism. And, since blood flow decreases with age, the eye is further deprived of other essential nutrients for health.
Although many praise the benefits of dietary supplements, another way of preventing and treating eye disorders is through topical solutions.
Ethos Endymion Bright Eyes for pets is one of the most advanced eye formulas that offer protection from free radicals because of its unique formulation of lubricants, an anti-glycating agent, and antioxidant. Glycation occurs as a result of nonenzymatic binding of sugar to protein, which eventually leads to tissue damage. It’s a condition that increases with age.
The newly formulated Endymion Bright Eyes for pets contains 1% N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine, a naturally occurring antioxidant and anti-glycating agent that, when topically applied, can penetrate and protect the lipid tissues of the eye against light damage. Bright Eyes for pets will help to diminish free radical damage and the harmful effects of glycosylation associated with degenerative eye disease.
Use of Carnosine as an anti-senescence supplement
From our investigations, we have reported that eye drops containing 20 mM carnosine were used to treat 96 patients aged 60 years old having senile cataract of various degrees of maturity, with the duration of the disease from 2 to 21 years. The method is that after stopping all other anti-cataract drugs, patients instilled 1-2 drops of the carnosine containing solution in each eye 3-4 times each day for a period of treatment ranging from 3-6 months. The level of eyesight improvement and the change of lens transparency were considered as an evaluation index of the curative effect of carnosine.
The result shows that carnosine gives a profound effect on primary senile cataract, the effective rate being 100%.
For mature senile cataract, the effect rate is 80%, and positive effects were observed with other types of cataract.
It is significant that no side effect has been found in the observed cases. During recent years, we have also applied carnosine drops containing the same content to nearly 1,000 patients with senile cataract. Our research findings (ready to be published) show similar results.
In addition, we applied carnosine drops to patients aged 48-60 years with various degrees of eyesight impairment but without symptoms of cataract. The course of treatment is from 2 to 6 months. The results demonstrate that carnosine appears to alleviate eye tiredness and comparatively improve eyesight (obviously improve eyesight, giving more clear vision). Subjects reported that carnosine could brighten and relax their eyes.
It is an important point that all the above research on the medical application of carnosine has statistical significance.
Bright Eyes for Pets Ingredients
– Antioxidants: N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC) – 1.0%
– Glycerin (lubricant) – 1.0%
– Carboxymethylcellulose sodium (lubricant) – 0.3%
– Buffered with borates and potassium bicarbonate and as a preservative
– Sterile water (ophthalmic grade isotonic solution, pH 6.3 to 6.5)
– Purified benzyl alcohol
– Bright Eyes is 100% hypoallergenic
– Bright Eyes is 100% free of animal ingredients and may be freely used by vegetarians
– Bright Eyes is 100% safe and suitable for use on pets and other animals.
Bright Eyes Recommended Usage
The suggested use of Endymion Bright Eyes NAC Eye Drops is to apply 1 to 2 drops in each eye every day. Those with any kind of eye problem may want to apply 1 to 2 drops several times a day.
Each 5ml bottle should last 30 days at two drops per day or 15 days at four drops per day. A box contains 2 x 5ml bottles; therefore each package can last between 30 and 60 days which represents excellent value for money.
Unopened bottles should be stored in the dark in the refrigerator. It is also recommended that you take 1 teaspoon of Ethos lan vital supplement in powder form daily.