Puritan's Pride Lutein 20 mg with Zeaxanthin 20 mg / 30 Softgels / Item #004900
Lutein 20 mg with Zeaxanthin
20 mg / 30 Softgels / Item #004900 / Item #4900
- Expiry Date: AUG 2023
- Supports eye health**
- With antioxidant factors**
- Contains a one-month supply of softgels
Like other parts of the body, the eyes can be affected by the stresses of time.
Lutein Lutigold™ plays a role in the maintenance of eye health and is the principle Carotenoid found in the central area of the retina called the macula.**
Carotenoids are fat-soluble antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables, marigolds and other plants.**
Not sure where to start with eye health supplements?
Then this is a great place to begin.
This content is intended as general information. We encourage you to explore the full Puritan’s Pride’s Eye Health offerings for product-specific benefits.
Why is eye health so important?
Many of us go through life taking our vision for granted. When our eyes are healthy we may not stop to appreciate the magic of seeing a grandchild’s smile or the flowers blooming in our garden. But around 80% of our memories are determined by what we see.1 Surely, we would want to do everything we can to take care of our eye health to keep making lasting memories.
Around 80% of our memories are determined by what we see.1
Many of the complex structures of the eye do not undergo processes of biological renewal.2 That means, unlike the skin which is constantly renewing, there are parts of the eye that once they are fully developed, do not change. In fact, your eyeballs stay the same size from birth until death while your ears and nose continue to grow!1 This means it is really important to take a proactive approach to eye health.
How Vision Works
Light passes through the outer portion of the eye called the cornea. The cornea starts to focus the light and it passes through the black spot in the center of the eye called the pupil. The pupil changes size to allow more or less light in depending on the environment. On a bright sunny day the pupils will shrink in size, while in a dark, dimly-lit room the pupils will dilate to let in as much light as possible.
The light then passes through the lens which further focuses it on the back of the eye called the retina. The lens changes shape depending on whether we are looking at objects up close or far away in the distance.
The retina is a special membrane along the inside of the eye that contains specialized cells called photoreceptors. When light reaches these photoreceptor cells, they release signals that are carried along the optic nerve and delivered to the brain. The brain then translates these messages into the images that we see. Vision is a very complex process that relies on the intricate parts of the eye working together with each other and the brain.
Retina: a membrane along the back of the eye, the retina contains specialized cells called photoreceptors.
Cornea: the outermost portion of the front of the eye. It is transparent.
Iris: controls the size of the pupil. This is the portion of the eye that gives it its color.
Lens: located behind the iris, the lens focuses light onto the retina. This portion of the eye is nearly clear but can become clouded with age.
Pupil: allows light to enter the eye. The pupil appears black.
Macula: a region of the retina with a very high concentration of photoreceptor cells. The macula is essential for central vision or looking at objects straight in front of us.
Vitreous Humor: gel-like substance that fills the eyeball, giving the eye its shape.
Optic Nerve: located at the back of the eye ball, the optic nerve sends visual information from the retina to the brain.
Factors Affecting Eye Health
Age can take a toll on our eye health. Over 2 million individuals of all races in the US have age-related concerns about their eye health. These numbers are projected to continue to grow over the next 20-30 years.3
LED devices such as televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, and video game consoles emit high amounts of the high energy blue light. Blue light may cause oxidative stress and even free radical damage to the eyes. Plus, staring at a computer all day can be tiring for your eyes, and the more you work on a computer, the more your eyes can be affected. It is reported the average American has over ten hours of screen time each day.4
Even when we are at rest, our cells and organs are busy performing functions to keep us going. These processes can create free radicals which are unstable compounds. If free radicals are left unchecked, they can lead to oxidative stress and the premature aging of cells. Since the cells in our eyes are constantly busy receiving visual inputs and sending signals to the brain, they can naturally generate a lot of free radicals. Things like smoking and sun exposure can further exacerbate free radical production and make it more difficult for your body to fight free radicals.
Foods to Promote Healthy Eyes
Eating a healthy diet with a wide variety of food from all the food groups will help ensure you are getting adequate nutrients to nourish your eyes. Important nutrients to include in your diet to help maintain eye health are vitamin A and its precursors like beta-carotene, as well as the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A is found in foods like liver and fish liver oils, egg yolks and whole milk.
Beta-carotene is found in colorful plant-based foods including carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy green vegetables. Leafy green vegetables provide lutein as well, and zeaxanthin can be found in orange-colored plant-based foods like orange peppers, corn, and mangoes.
Dietary supplements are another easy way to ensure you are getting enough of these eye nourishing nutrients every day.**
No Artificial Color, Flavor or Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, Sodium Free.
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