Should you be taking an “eye” vitamin?

MacuHealth

is the only nutritional vision supplement containing all three macular carotenoids: Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Zeaxanthin in the exact ratio of 10:10:2, which is found in the retina. Their patented Micro-Micelle Technology is a process that increases the carotenoid concentrations at the target tissue in the macula. It is clinically proved to rebuild and maximize macular pigment over a lifetime, resulting in enhanced visual performance.

What are carotenoids? Carotenoids are yellow, orange, and red organic pigments that are produced by plants and algae, as well as several bacteria, and fungi. Carotenoids give the characteristic color to pumpkins, carrots, parsnips, corn, tomatoes, canaries, flamingos, salmon, lobster, shrimp, and marigolds. Carotenoids are beneficial antioxidants that can protect you from disease and enhance your immune system.

What is macular degeneration?

Age related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a disease that progressively worsens over time, and typically effects the center of your vision, sparing your peripheral vision. It is an accumulation of waste products under the retina and pigment changes, from use over the years. This build up and pigmentary changes are what we refer to as the dry form of macular degeneration. The wet form is when irregular blood vessels start to grow under the retina and can cause bleeding.

Who is at risk?

Your genetic background may influence your propensity towards developing this disease. If someone in your family suffers from this condition, your risk of developing it later in life may be elevated. There is however no guarantee that this will happen. Some other risk factors include:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Eating large amounts of saturated fat
  • Being Female
  • Being over the age of 60
  • Smoking- this one is huge. Smokers are 4x more likely to develop AMD and are likely to develop it 10 years earlier than those who have never smoked

Having a complete dilated eye exam every year, is important in diagnosing this disease early, so that preventative steps can be taken or treatment can be started if needed.

Role in Alzheimer’s

Pairing these carotenoids with a fish-oil supplement can help reduce cognitive decline in patients with alzheimer’s and dementia. see the studies here.

Why MacuHealth?

I recommend MacuHealth to anyone with early pigmentary changes that would be found during the eye exam. Anyone with a healthy retina, who has a family history of macular degeneration. Patients who may feel like they struggle seeing in low light conditions, like night driving, or may spend hours on digital devices. I also like the convenient one a day dosage.

Peer-reviewed research shows MacuHealth effectiveness at replenishing macular pigment. It improves visual performance by increasing contrast sensitivity, reducing glare and protecting eyes from harmful blue light. Increasing your macular pigment production reduces oxidative stress and injury that free radicals from UV or blue light exposure causes. This added protection safeguards your eyes from damage and reduces risk for future eye diseases later in life.

  • Pharaceutical grade
  • Patented formula
  • Only supplement that contains all three carotenoids as found naturally in the macular pigment
  • Clinically tested and gluten free
  • Third-party tested (NSF, Informed Sport and Supplement Certified)
  • Most Macula type over the counter vitamins can not claim this.

If you’re considering macular degeneration supplements, you should review your diet. Research has shown that diets that contain foods high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients are associated with a decreased risk of macular degeneration and progression. It is also well-known that a healthy diet reduces the risk of developing other eye-related conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye disease. Supplements for macular degeneration can help bridge the gap in your diet and ensure your body can fight off oxidation, inflammation and other signs of disease that could cause a decline in your visual health and performance.

Supplement Certified™

Supplement Certified, performed by the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland, means that the product has undergone independent 3rd party analysis to confirm that the active ingredients are present in the supplement and match their quantity label claim. Only products that are Supplement Certified can claim stability and quality of ingredients for the consumer.

MacuHealth’s Triple Carotenoid Formula is the only eye supplement containing all three carotenoids (Meso-Zeaxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin) as found in the macular pigment.

When you purchase MacuHealth, you are guaranteed a product containing zero GMO ingredients, no artificial colorings, no gluten-based products and all-natural ingredients. They have been rigorously tested for efficacy and long-term safety through comprehensive independent testing.

This product is available for purchase in the office, call 941-624-3939 for more information