is a nutrient found in vegetables and fruits, particularly leafy greens like spinach and kale. Lutein acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells against the damage caused by free-radicals, highly unstable forms of oxygen. What makes lutein unique from other antioxidants, such as vitamin C or beta-carotene, is the fact that it is highly concentrated in the macula, the part of the eye that’s responsible for central vision. While lutein is found naturally in the body, it cannot be made by the body and must be obtained from food or dietary supplements.
is also not made by the body. High levels of zeaxanthin can only be obtained from supplements. Similar to lutein, zeaxanthin is found in the macula, however, it is much more concentrated in the center part of the macula when compared to lutein.
Lutein & Zeaxanthin: AMD Benefits
Lutein and zeaxanthin have been linked to lowering the risk of neovascular AMD. A recent study published in Archives of Ophthalmology in September 2007, researched the 4,519 Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) participants between 60 and 80 years of age. They found that carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, absorb blue light that could damage the macula, by preventing free radicals from damaging eye cells and by strengthening eye cell membranes. The study concluded that a higher intake of Lutein and zeaxanthin may help lower the risk for AMD.
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Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene) 2500 IU / Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 60 mg / Vitamin E (as Vitamin E Acetate) 50 IU / Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 5 mg
Copper (as Copper Oxide) 5 mg / L-Taurine 300 mg / Schisandra Berry Ext. (Schisandra chinensis, fruit extract) 80 mg / Quercetin 75 mg / Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus, fruit) 65 mg / Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica, fruit) 50 mg / Carrot (Daucus carota, root) 50 mg / Eyebright (Euphrasia stricta, aerial parts) 50 mg / Ginkgo Biloba Leaves Pwd 50 mg
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea, leaf) 50 mg / L-Glutamic Acid 30 mg / L-Glycine 30 mg / Alfalfa (Medicago sativa, plant) 25 mg / Kale (Brassica oleracea, aerial parts) 25 mg / Mustard (Brassica juncea, seed) 25 mg / Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata whole HE) 25 mg / Turnip ( Brassica rapa, root) 25 mg / L-Glutathione 98% 12 mg / Lutein Complex 7 mg / Alpha-Lipoic Acid 5 mg / Lycopene 3 mg / Coenzyme Q10 2 mg / Other Ingredients : Microcrystalline Cellulose, D-Calcium Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide.
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