Dr Michael Lange has been an optometric physicians and certified nutrition specialist at the Lange Eye Institute in the Villages Florida since the early 90s. He has seen what prolonged use of computers, tablets and smart phones can do to the visual system. A syndrome called computer vision syndrome is very vogue in eye doctors’ offices these days since so many people are in front of digital screens for prolonged periods of time. The symptoms for this form of digital eye strain are eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn, tear, itch, fluctuation in vision, eye fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain, brain fog, memory loss and much more. Dr Lange and the Fortifeye Vitamin team have studied nutritional approaches to help with CVS (computer vision syndrome). They have done extensive studies with different formulations of nutrients to come up with the current line of supplements they recommend. Fortifeye Focus was the first supplement developed to help patients with CVS and this is one of the most popular supplements being used and recommended by patients and doctors all over the globe. Fortifeye Focus uses the power of four carotenoids in specific ratios to help reduce accommodative stress and support the focusing abilities of the eye while increasing macular pigment optical density in the macula (MPOD). Most eye care providers that are in tune with nutrition believe increasing MPOD decreases blue light damage to the retina, and this decreases macular degeneration related to blue light exposure. Fortifeye Focus uses lutein, zeaxanthin isomers (combination of meso zeaxanthin and RR zeaxanthin) and Astareal astaxanthin. This formulation has been used by 1000s of people and being recommended by doctors all over the world with great success. The ingredients are backed by years and years of clinical studies proving the positive effects and support for the visual system obtained through this form of nutrition. People that do not want to take a supplement can get similar carotenoids by eating kale, spinach, orange bell peppers, Gogi berries and wild Alaskan salmon.
More and more people are in front of digital screens playing video games for prolonged periods of time than ever before. This number continues to climb and therefore the number of cases of computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain also continues to climb. Dr Lange realized the enormous number of cognitive skills including memory and recall associated with video games. He came to the assumption that with all this increase in neurocognitive stimulation with video games maybe specific nutrients may support brain health and neurocognition. The Fortifeye Vitamin team researched a multitude of nutrients for brain health and continuously came back to one called Citicoline. Citicoline is a nutrient that has some impressive brain benefits with lots of good science and clinical studies in support of these benefits. Citicoline raises levels of important neurotransmitters in the brain, improves blood flow and energy while reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. This nutrient is considered a nootropic that supports learning, memory and neuroprotection. Citicoline plays an important role in cell membrane integrity that acts as a “gate keeper” allowing passage of good nutrients and blocking unwanted substances from getting into the brain.
Dr Lange and the Fortifeye team picked Cognizin a proprietary form of citicoline backed by numerous good studies. Studies indicate Cognizin can improve attention and psychomotor speed, increase memory, increase attention and increase brain energy. This seemed to be the perfect nutrient to incorporate into a new evidence-based supplement for gamers.
Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme is a gamer vitamin developed by the Fortifeye team. This supplement will be available in the middle of December 2022. Fortifeye has taken a time-tested popular supplement called Fortifeye Focus and added Cognizin to it to produce this new gaming vitamin. This is a new generation in nutritional support for gamers. Gamers are at a much higher risk of developing CVS (computer vision syndrome) and do have more potential stress on their neurocognitive system too. Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme is the latest in nutritional support for the gamers and for anyone on a computer or digital screen for prolonged periods of time.