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Macular carotenoids great for eyes

A recent study found that macular carotenoids increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD), and improve photo stress recovery and glare performance. Lutein and zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin are considered to be macular carotenoids. The double-blind study involved 59 participants with a mean age of 21.7 and was conducted over a period of 12 months. Participants took a daily¬†dose of one of three possible supplements: 10 mg of lutein, 1 mg of zeaxanthin and 1 mg of meso-zeaxanthin; 20 mg of lutein, 2 mg of zeaxanthin, and 2 mg of meso-zeaxanthin or a placebo. Participants were assessed at the 6 month and 12 month markers and after 6 months, researchers found that participants in both dosage groups had a notable increase in MPOD, photo stress recovery and disability glare performance when compared to placebo and even greater improvements at 12 months. VisiVite offers our Balanced Ocular Support to help maintain overall eye health in people who do not have a diagnosis of macular degeneration. VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support has 15 mg of FloraGLO lutein and a Carotenoid Complex containing OmniXan Zeaxanthin and AstaREAL Astaxanthin.*  

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