Because our vision deteriorates slowly, sometimes it can be hard to spot. As we get older all of us suffer from worsening eyesight. The only difference is that some of us choose to do something about it. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the two central antioxidants crucial to keeping your peepers working better and for longer.
When you think about a healthy diet - one with all the nutrition necessary to keep your organs functioning and free from disease - you might not normally consider your eyes as part of the equation.
We're led to believe that the key to maintaining eyesight is protecting ourselves from the sun's glare, not straining them too often in the dark and wearing glasses when our optometrist tells us to. Of course for many of us poor eyesight is a birth defect and one we have had to endure our entire lives. Fortunately for all of us, it's never too late to start offering that paired organ the natural protection it craves.Protects eyes against harsh blue light Carotenoids are a form of plant based antioxidant
Good nutrition is as essential to good eyesight as it is to good heart, liver or kidney health. The process of degenerative eyesight is known as macular degeneration or in the case of the elderly A-(age related)-MD. It is usually caused by high energy light rays called blue light and their impact on the retina or macula. The macula is the centre part of the retina and when it suffers so does our central vision.
There is a saving grace though - the macula is supported by high levels of both Lutein & Zeaxanthin, two carotenoids (a potent form of plant based antioxidant). They are actually better known as colour pigments in vegetables and plants, giving their hosts a yellow to red hue but in reality they are free radical scavenging antioxidants of the highest order.
In nature, Lutein and Zeaxanthin work by absorbing excess energy to prevent damage to plants from too much sunlight. In us, they are more than capable of performing a similar role.
So vital and abundant are they in our eyes that the macula is also known as "macula lutea" - which derives from from the Latin macula (“spot”) and lutea (“yellow”). What's really fascinating is that recent research suggests the presence of a third carotenoid in the macula - meso-zeaxanthin. This antioxidant isn't found anywhere in food sources, rather we appear to synthesise it in the eye from ingested Lutein.
Since the very first age related eye disease study in 1992 there has been meaningful evidence which points to the benefits of dietary supplementation of the xanthophylls Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Of course, when you consider that Marigolds are the best source of these carotenoids, it becomes clear why Swanson Ultra Synergistic Eye Formula Lutein & Zeaxanthin offers us a better dietary solution.
Take just one softgel each day with food and water. To be used as a dietary supplement.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, sunflower oil, glycerin, purified water, canola oil, mixed tocopherols, ascorbic acid.
If you are already taking other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner before taking.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
Do not take if outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.