For some time Carnosine and its derivatives have been used by Russian, South Korean and Chinese scientists to help the natural healing process and to aid the treatment of cataracts but, it was Professor Steven Gallant, a biochemist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, who was the first British scientist to discover the beneficial properties of L-Carnosine, a discovery he made whilst searching for a non-surgical cure for his father's cataracts. He said "I have been studying the effects of L-Carnosine for many years. It was first discovered back in 1988 that N-Acetyl-Carnosine had positive effects on cataracts. My father had cataracts and did not relish going under the knife so I tried to get some for him but unfortunately, at the time, it wasn't easily obtainable. My father had to have the operation, which thankfully was successful, but that got me to thinking how great it would be if we were to develop, and make readily available, a product whereby this condition could be addressed with a simple course of eye drops, as opposed to invasive surgery." After several years' research, development and trials of Bright Eyes, many people and their pets are now enjoying much-improved vision due to this exciting medical breakthrough.
L-Carnosine is naturally produced in the body by the chemical combination of two amino acids, beta-alanine and histidine; it occurs in animals and humans and is especially predominant in brain and muscle cells. L-Carnosine is not a drug, a vitamin or a mineral and does not react with any drugs. In early life there are high levels of it in the body, but it decreases with age. Studies on the many rejuvenating effects of L-Carnosine have shown that it is a very active antioxidant, which effectively quenches the most destructive of free radicals, it helps to prevent skin collagen cross-linking which leads to ageing, loss of elasticity and wrinkles, its amazing ability to rejuvenate connective tissue cells, expedites wound healing whilst protecting the microvasculature of the brain from plaque formation, which may lead to senility and Alzheimer's disease.