Once A Day Meso-Zeaxanthin Supplement. Meso-zeaxanthin has been identified in certain foods including salmon, trout and shrimp and has shown that the antioxidant potential of macular pigment is enhanced when meso-zeaxanthin is present.
Once A Day Meso-Zeaxanthin Supplement
What is Meso-zeaxanthin?
Meso-zeaxanthin is located at the centre of the macula where vision is sharpest. Research has shown that meso-zeaxanthin is generated at the retina from lutein, however scientists believe that some individuals are unable to perform this conversion.
Meso-zeaxanthin has been identified in certain foods including salmon, trout and shrimp. In fact, a recent study from the US has shown that the antioxidant potential of macular pigment is enhanced when meso-zeaxanthin is present.
The Role of Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and zeaxanthin are entirely of dietary origin, found in leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale and fruits such as oranges and bananas. Lutein and zeaxanthin are also effective antioxidants which neutralise free radicals and filter harmful blue light.
Meso-zeaxanthin, zeaxanthin and lutein food supplement, tested at leading research institutes, and endorsed by eye care professionals.
Scientists have long known that the yellow colour, or pigment, at the macula comes from the carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin. These plant compounds which are antioxidants, neutralise free radicals originating from smoking, pollution, fried foods and most importantly blue light and oxidative stress. Furthermore, they help protect the eye by absorbing damaging blue light, which is present in sunlight, car headlights and television screens, amongst other sources.
As blue light is part of normal vision, and oxygen use is required for life, free radical damage is the cost of living, and is therefore unavoidable.
Enrich macular pigment
New scientific research, published in a top peer reviewed eye journal (Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science), has shown that a supplement containing the three macular carotenoids; meso-zeaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, can uniquely enrich an individual’s protective macular pigment.
This is the first published scientific study to test and confirm the safety of consuming all three macular carotenoids (Connolly et al., IOVS; 2011; Oct 6).