Macula PlusOptimal vision is an essential element of good health at any age. The macula, which is located behind the lens, enables detailed vision and colour differentiation. The new Macula Plus formulation in softgels combines all the ingredients necessary for optimal eye nutrition and protection and offers enhanced absorption, stability and bioavailability.
Lutein, zeaxanthin and its stereo-isomer, mesozeaxanthin, principally make up the pigment that covers the macular area of the eye. These three antioxidant carotenoids, present in equal amounts in the centre of the retina, filter blue light and protect the photoreceptors from oxidative damage. Macular pigment density varies from one person to another, diminishing as we age, but regular supplementation can help maintain it.
Lutein is part of the xanthophyll family of pigments. Modern diets rarely provide more than 2mg a day, although doses 5 to 10 times higher than this are often judged to be necessary. Zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin are produced in the retina from lutein but this conversion occurs less frequently with age and thus levels fall. Supplementation curbs this decrease and significantly increases macular pigment density.
Studies have shown that :
• levels of lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin are lower in the eyes of individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Supplementation boosts macular pigment density and improves the mechanisms of vision to a level consistent with that of early stage macular degeneration and increases eye protection against oxidative damage ;
• supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin protects against the development and progression of cataracts.
Macula Plus has been improved by the addition of cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) and astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant carotenoid, relieves eye strain (caused by computer screens, artificial lighting…). It also boosts antioxidant defences and offers additional protection against inflammatory changes that can aggravate AMD.
C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside) is a purple anthocyanin with exceptional antioxidant potency: it protects the eyes against free radical attack. It also enhances night vision by facilitating the regeneration of rhodopsin, an essential pigment present in the eyes' photoreceptor cells.
This new formulation, based on the latest scientific research, ensures optimal nutrition for the macula and maintains long-term healthy vision.
|Daily dose : 1 softgel
Number of doses per pack : 60
|Amount per dose
|Nutri-Mz® (extract of Tagetes erecta)
|Other ingredients : beeswax, soya lecithin, soya oil.
Nutri-Mz® - Howard Foundation, UK.
US Patents #6,218,436 & 6,329,432, European Patent # 0 831 797.
(*Making a total of 2.5 mg zeaxanthin)
Directions for use
Adults. Take one softgel a day, with food, or as advised by your therapist.
Warning : contains soya oil