Pronounced Loo-teen and Zee-uh-zan-thin, lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in the eye.
As part of the carotenoid family, they are also found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach, and in yellow vegetables such as corn and carrots. Their function in plants is to regulate light energy and act as antioxidants.
Unfortunately, the human body does not naturally make enough of the lutein and zeaxanthin it needs. Therefore, getting daily amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin through your diet or nutritional supplements is important in maintaining good eye health.
The Lutemax 2020® Lutein and Zeaxanthin found in MitoQ Eye are both sourced from marigold flowers which naturally contain very high levels of these yellow pigments.
Current research recommends at least 10mg of lutein and 2mg of zeaxanthin daily but most people only get 1-2mg.
The optimal ratio of lutein to zeaxanthin is 5:1 which is what is contained in MitoQ Eye.
Lutein and zeaxanthin filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect and maintain healthy cells in the eyes. Of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only these two are deposited in high quantities in the retina of the eye. Zeaxanthin is absorbed from the blood directly into the macula, the small area of the retina responsible for high-resolution, color vision. Lutein is prominently absorbed elsewhere in the retina.
As we age, the levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in the retina naturally decline, and this can affect eye health and vision. By taking a daily dose of MitoQ Eye you can naturally support your eye health and maintain healthy levels of lutein and zeaxanthin.
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Lutein and Zeaxanthin are free radical scavengers inside the retina and act as natural filters of harmful high-energy blue light.