By absorbing blue light, carotenoids protect delicate photoreceptor cells in the retina’s macula from light damage. The density of your macular pigment (composed of lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) is essential to proper vision.8-9 These carotenoids act as antioxidants and protect the macula from damage by photo-initiated oxidative stress.10-12 Unfortunately, this density declines naturally over time. Some aging people also lose their ability to convert lutein into meso-zeaxanthin inside their macula.
Eating lots of lutein- and zeaxanthin-containing vegetables can help maintain the structural integrity of the macula.13-14 However, since meso-zeaxanthin is not part of the typical diet, it cannot be replaced except in supplement form.
This Super Zeaxanthin formula provides clinically proven doses of all three carotenoids to help protect your precious eyesight, plus an additional carotenoid, astaxanthin, to help fight eye fatigue.
Astaxanthin, found in the red algae called Haematococcus pluvialis, when taken with other carotenoids has been shown to protect against free radical-induced DNA damage, repair UVA-irradiated cells, and inhibit inflammatory cell infiltration.15-18 Astaxanthin also helps support vascular health within the eye and improves visual acuity.19 Astaxanthin may play a preventative role in eye fatigue. Human clinical trials by Japanese scientists demonstrated that astaxanthin is effective in reducing bleary-eye feeling, a tendency toward irritation, and preventing eye strain.20-22
The Super Zeaxanthin formula also includes C3G (Cyanidin-3-gluco-side), a cutting-edge berry flavonoid compound that helps to stimulate regeneration of rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is a compound in the eyes that absorbs light in the retina. As rhodopsin dramatically declines over time, it leads to a progressive loss of night vision. By helping to maintain rhodopsin, C3G helps to support night vision.
With its special combination of ingredients that targets eye strain and protects visual acuity day and night, Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin Plus Astaxanthin and C3G is a serious, comprehensive eye health formula.