Life Extension - Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeoxathin - 60 Softgels
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Life Extension Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeoxathin
Protects Ocular Functions
The macular region of the human retina is yellow in color due to the presence of the macular pigment, composed of two dietary xanthophylls, lutein and zeaxanthin, and another xanthophyll, meso-zeaxanthin. The latter is formed from lutein in the retina.
Scientists long ago discovered that the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin help protect the macula and photoreceptor outer segments throughout the retina from photo-initiated oxidative damage. New research has discovered that a third carotenoid, meso-zeaxanthin, is required by the aging macula to maintain its structural density.
Why protecting your macular density is so important
By absorbing blue-light, the macular pigment protects the underlying photoreceptor cell layer from light damage. The density of your macular pigment (composed of lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin) is essential to proper vision. Unfortunately, this density declines naturally over time. Patients with macular degeneration have been shown to have 30% less meso-zeaxanthin in their macula compared to healthy eyes.2 One reason for this deficiency of meso-zeaxanthin is lack of ingested lutein. Another explanation for the missing meso-zeaxanthin observed in macular degeneration may be the inability to adequately convert lutein to meso-zeaxanthin in the retina
Eating lots of lutein- and zeaxanthin-containing vegetables can help maintain the structural integrity of the macula.3-4 Unlike lutein and zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin is not found in the diet, but is converted in the retina from ingested lutein.1 If taken as a supplement, meso-zeaxanthin is absorbed into the blood stream and effectively increases macular pigment levels.
Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin help increase macular pigment and protect the inner eye as it is being bombarded by high energy wavelengths of light during vision. The new Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeaxanthin Plus Astaxanthin gives you therapeutic doses of all three carotenoids to help preserve macular pigment density that is essential to healthy vision, plus a special ingredient that’s scientifically proven to help fight tired eyes.
Fight Tired Eyes With Astaxanthin
If you’re one of the more than 72 million people in America who use a computer daily at work, you’re probably familiar with eye fatigue. Staring at a fixed distance object such as a computer screen for a long period of time can cause the muscles that focus your eyes (called the ciliary body) to tire or go into spasm. This can result in physical symptoms such as head discomfort, sensitivity to glare, tiredness, soreness, dryness, and blurry vision.
The new Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeaxanthin Plus Astaxanthin contains a potent dose of astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in a red algae called Haematococcus pluvialis. Studies show that taking astaxanthin with other carotenoids protects against free-radical induced DNA damage, repairs UVA-irradiated cells, and inhibits inflammatory cell infiltration.9-12 Astaxanthin also helps support vascular health within the eye and improves visual acuity. Its fat-soluble nature offers protection to sensitive cells inside the eye.
With its special combination of ingredients that targets eyestrain and protects visual acuity, new Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein & Meso-zeaxanthin Plus Astaxanthin is an exciting breakthrough in eye care.