Information about “Macushield”
Scientists have long known that the yellow colour, or pigment, inside the macula comes from three carotenoids: lutin,zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. These plant compounds help protect the eye by absorbing blue light, which is present in regular sunlight, as well as in offices (computer screens generate blue light). They also neutralise free radicals, which damage the cells required for vision in the eye. Free radicals come from smoking, pollution, poisons, fried foods and most importantly from blue light and oxygen metabolism.
New scientific research has found that supplementing with all three yellow carotenoids – meso-zeaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin – has resulted in the body taking up these vital compounds, and macular pigment levels being maintained.
This new formula, now in a sunflower oil softgel capsule, is designed to transport these important compounds around the body, thus making it easier to get to parts of the eye where they are required.
Each soft capsule contains:
. 10mg Meso-Zeaxanthin
. 10mg Lutein
. 2mg Zeaxanthin