MacuHealth with LMZ3 (90 capsules - approx. 3 month supply)
Each capsule contains: 10mg Lutein, 10 mg Meso-Zeaxanthin, 2 mg Zeaxanthin
Inactive ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Beeswax and Fatty Acid, Beef Gelatin.
Macuhealth contains the three pigments (carotenoids), lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) which found in the macula and which protect the eye from damaging light.
Taking these carotenoids regularly has been shown to help restore macular pigment to normal levels (40% increase in MP over a 6 month period*).
- Designed to reduce the risk and progression of Macular Degeneration
- Contains all carotenoids for macular health: lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin
- Only eye supplement with 10mg of meso-zeaxanthin, a carotenoid that is found only in the macula
- Research-proven results and endorsed by many eye care professionals worldwide
The yellow pigments, carotenoids, inside the macula help protect the macula in from damaging blue light from the sun and as antioxidants that neutralize harmful free radicals
The Macular Pigment Research Group at the Waterford Institute of Technology looked at the value of Meso-zeaxanthin and concluded:
- It is the dominant carotenoid in the central fovea
- It is the most powerful antioxidant of the carotenoids found in the eye
- It filters a wider range of blue light than the other carotenoids
- It is perfectly located in the eye to give protection against free radical damage
Suggested Use: Take one (1) capsule, once a day with a meal
What do Lutein and Zeaxanthin do?
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are plant pigment compounds that filter damaging blue wavelength light from the visible-light spectrum by as much as 90%.They are antioxidants and thus protect against free radical damage.
Why is Meso-Zeaxanthin so vital?
Meso-Zeaxanthin, the strongest antioxidant of the three, is found only in the center of the macula from which sharp vision comes. It is derived by an enzyme conversion of lutein to Meso-Zeaxanthin in the macula and is not found in a typical diet.
Supplementing your diet with Meso-Zeaxanthin will ensure that it accumulates in the central macula without being dependent on an conversion from lutein.
Research has repeatedly demonstrated that these carotenoids are helpful for people with age-related macular degeneration. Compared to people without the disease, those with the lowest levels of carotenoid accumulation were 75% more likely to develop from age-related macular degeneration.
Macular Degeneration Related Research
Meso-Zeaxanthin Aids Eyes 2007 Study - a supplement of meso-zeaxanthin may bolster macular pigment optical density (MPOD), according to researchers from Florida International University (Nutr Metab. 2007;4:12) (DOI:10.1186/1743-7075-4-12). Lutein and zeaxanthin have been the primary focus of research trials exploring how the xanthophyll carotenoids can support macular pigment and possibly prevent onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Meso-zeaxanthin is the third major carotenoid found in macular pigment.
Meso-Zeaxanthin Deficiency Confirmed in Macular Degeneration 2003 Study - This postmortem study helped confirm other studies indicating the importance of all three carotenoids (lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin) in maintaining the structural integrity of the macula. Michaelides M, Hunt D et al. The genetics of inherited macular dystrophies. J Med Genet. 2003;40(9):641-50. Meyers SM, Grene T et al. A twin study of age-related macular degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 1995; 120: 757-66
Lutein, Zeaxanthin and AMD (Study 2008)
The study concluded that the higher dietary lutein and zeaxanthin intake reduced the risk of long-term incident AMD.
Ref: J.S.L. Tan, J.J. Wang, V. Flood, E. Rochtchina, W. Smith, P. Mitchell. "Dietary Antioxidants and the Long-term Incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The Blue Mountains Eye Study." Ophthalmology (Elsevier). February 2008, Volume 115, Issue 2, Pages 334-341.
Lutein and Prevention of Macular Degeneration (Study 1994)
Study: Lutein and Prevention of Macular Degeneration
The results of the study found that the highest correlation of disease prevention was associated with an intake of 6 mg per day of lutein, which led to a 57% decrease in the risk of contracting AMD.
Seddon, J.M., U.A. Ajani, et al. (1994). “Dietary carotenoid, vitamins A, C, E, and advanced age-related macular degeneration. Eye Disease Case-Control Study Group Jama 272(18):1413-20
Study: Zeaxanthin Supplementation Can Improve Visual Acuity for those with Macular Degeneration (2010 Study)
Study shows supplementing with zeaxanthin (a carotenoid in the lutein family) can raises macula pigment optical density (MP) and has unique visual benefits for patients with atrophic early AMD having visual symptoms.
The Zeaxanthin and Visual Function Study in Atrophic Age Related Macular Degeneration (ZVF-FDA IND #78,973) - MP and Foveal Shape Discrimination: S.P. Richer1, W. Stiles1, M. Lavin, K. Graham1, C. Thomas1, D. Park3. J. Nyland1, J Wrobel
Zeaxanthin Can Reduce Chances of AMD 79% (2006 study)
The authors reported a significant (50%) reduced risk of early or late AMD in subjects with high plasma zeaxanthin (>0.05ìM), compared with subjects with low levels (<0.03ì).
Ref: IOVS, June 2006, Vol. 47, No. 6
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