Macular Pigment’s Role in Improving Vision in Young and Healthy Patients

Written by John Nolan, PhD Carotenoids are a group of more than 700 pigments, ubiquitous throughout nature and synthesized de novo mainly by photosynthetic organisms (plants and algae). Three carotenoids in particular — lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z) and meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) — make up the macular pigment (MP). Located in a central and prereceptorial location at the macula, the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and… More →

Add this Eye Healthy Recipe to your Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Puree with Nutmeg & Cinnamon INGREDIENTS 2 Whole Butternut Squash 1 Can Pumpkin Puree 29 oz. 2 Sweet Potatoes 1 Tsp. Nutmeg 1 Tsp. Cinnamon 1 Tsp All-Spice 1 Tsp each S&P (salt optional) ½ Stick unsalted Butter (optional) 1 Sprig Thyme TECHNIQUE Peel the butternut squash, remove seeds and cut into ½ inch cubes- set aside.… More →

EYE HEALTHY RECIPE

BRAISED KALE SALAD · with Hard Cooked Eggs ·   INGREDIENTS 3 Cups Kale 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 5 Baby Carrots ( can substitute regular carrots) 5 Asparagus spears 2 tablespoons dried cherries ( can substitute dried cranberries or blueberries) ½ cup Red wine ½ cup Balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) S&P to taste (salt optional) 2 Hard Cooked Eggs… More →

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations By Hank Schultz, 18-Jul-2016 A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Meta-analysis-concludes-meso-zeaxanthin-improves-performance-of-eye-health-formulations CLICK TO READ THE OFFICIAL PUBLISHED PAPER

Waterford Scientists Find Way to Boost Good Vision

New research breakthrough published on June 30 offers prospect of further improved vision among those with healthy eyesight European Research Council-funded Waterford research breakthrough offers prospect of further improved vision among those with healthy eyesight; Major potential implications for motorists, train drivers, pilots and sportspeople Irish-based research published Thurs, June 30 in the international journal, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science… More →

EYE HEALTHY RECIPE

TILAPIA · with Rainbow Swiss Chard and Red Pepper Sauce · INGREDIENTS 2 tilapia filet 1 bunch rainbow swiss chard 1 clove garlic 1 red pepper 1 beet 1 bay leaf extra virgin olive oil S&P to taste (optional) italian parsley — flat leaf parsley TECHNIQUE Red Pepper Sauce: Chop 1 red bell pepper- medium sized dice Peel 1 small red beet,… More →