Good nutrition is important to
keep your eyes healthy and functioning their best throughout your lifetime. Two
very important eye nutrients that may reduce your risk for macular degeneration
names you may not be familiar with: lutein (LOO-teen) and zeaxanthin
In addition to important eye
and vision benefits, lutein may help protect against atherosclerosis (buildup
of fatty deposits in arteries), the disease that leads to most heart attacks.
Macula Formula is based on the original AREDS formula, with high levels of Zinc (80 mg/dose), Vitamin C (452 mg/dose), Vitamin E (400 IU/dose) and Copper (2 mg/dose). However it also contains the same concentrations of Lutein (10 mg/dose) and Zeaxanthin (2 mg/dose) being used in the AREDS2. The formula does not include beta-carotene.
This is for a person looking for the use the original AREDS formulation with the high amount of Zinc, but also want to include the Lutein and Zeaxanthin from the AREDS2 study for maximum visual benefits. It contains the ingredients used by the
National Eye Institute’s AREDS2 study, including the 10mg Lutein and 2mg
Zeaxanthin shown by the study to increase macular pigment optical density
This product is a hybrid of the AREDS and the AREDS2 studies.
These formulations include the same nutrients used in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), with the exception of beta-carotene, and the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).
To read more about the AREDS2 study check out the website at http://www.nei.nih.gov
Eye Benefits of Lutein
It is believed that lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin in the macula block blue light from reaching the underlying structures in the retina, thereby reducing the risk of light-induced oxidative damage that could lead to macular degeneration (AMD)
A number of studies have found
that lutein and zeaxanthin either help prevent AMD or may slow progression of the disease:
AREDS2 based formula. 10mg Lutein and 2mg Zeaxanthin to build macular pigment optical density (MPOD). Contains 80mg Zinc, natural source Vitamin E and FloraGLO® Lutein, 300mg Taurine for additional ocular support.
FloraGLO® is a registered trademark of Kemin Industries, Inc.
Size: 60 Capsules
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.