So you or someone you know has been diagnosed with macular degeneration. Well, you’re not alone. The sight stealing disease affects over 30 million people worldwide. If you’re like most, you probably don’t know a lot about AMD- nor do you fully understand what’s going on inside your retina. Odds are you have a plethora of questions for your eye care professional including whether the progression of the disease can be stopped and what needs to be done to maintain your current vision. After all, the notion of going blind is terrifying.
No matter what caused an individual’s macular degeneration, whether it be genetic disposition, overexposure to the sun or lightly coloured eyes, nutrition is crucial when it comes to slowing the deterioration of the macula. In fact, all AMD patients can benefit from carotenoid supplementation, namely a formula that includes all three of the vital carotenoids: lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. MacuHealth’s unique formula combines these powerful antioxidants to help protect susceptible tissues against the damaging effects of blue light and free radicals.
Read and learn more about the MacuHealth formula and precisely how supplementing with it can help to preserve vision—and even prevent AMD onset all together.
Meso-Zeaxanthin (MZ) 10 Mg (9.9%)
Arguably, the most important ingredient in MacuHealth is meso-zexanathin. This naturally occurring carotenoid just so happens to be the dominant carotenoid at the epicenter of the macula. Though it’s speculated that meso-zeaxanthin (an isomer of zeaxanthin) is converted from lutein naturally in the eye, it’s further theorized that as individuals age, their ability to make this conversion may falter. Yet another reason why meso-zeaxanthin in its ‘converted form’ is such a vital ingredient!
Note: The source of MZ found in MacuHealth is entirely natural and derived from the Marigold flower.
Lutein (L) 10 mg (9.9%)
Lutein is an antioxidant carotenoid that is responsible for the yellow colours of fruits and vegetables and found largely in dark, leafy green vegetables. Since the human body cannot reproduce lutein on its own, it must be ingested through diet; and without adequate consumption, lutein levels deplete with age. In fact, experts recommended that individuals looking to improve their macular pigment should get 10 mg. of lutein per day. Realistically, obtaining that much lutein through diet alone would be extremely difficult; precisely why most experts recommend using a supplement like MacuHealth.
Zeaxanthin (Z) 2mg (1.98%)
Far less commonly found in the human blood than lutein, zeaxanthin is found in the highest quantity in the leaves of most green plants and is the pigment that gives paprika (made from bell peppers), corn and wolfberries (amongst other plants) their colour.
Like lutein, zeaxanthin helps to prevent AMD by maintaining pigment levels and helping to filter out damaging blue light.
Sunflower Seed Oil (67.5%)
MacuHealth uses striped sunflower seed oil as a carrier for the above-mentioned carotenoids. The oil is used to protect the carotenoid from oxidation, thus preserving the supplement for long periods of time.
Vitamin E (0.5%)
MacuHealth supplements utilize a small amount of vitamin E to help slow down the oxidation of the raw material and thus helping to maintain the quality of the product.
Beeswax and Fatty Acids (5.22%)
These natural ingredients help keep MacuHealth at its correct homogeneity.
There you have it. Both the active and inactive ingredients included in the 10mg-10mg-2mg formula. You don’t have to go blind!