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Nutrition for the Eye

"AREDS2 is the most important study to be published in recent years on the role of nutrition in eye health. This study demonstrated a clear benefit of supplementation." Dr Mark Kirby, Scientific Advisor


MacuShield® is a food supplement containing Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin. MacuShield® is derived from the marigold flower, tested at leading research institutes, and endorsed by eye care professionals.

Scientists have long known that the yellow colour, or pigment, at the macula comes from the carotenoids, lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin.

These plant compounds which are antioxidants neutralise harmful free radicals originating from smoking, pollution, fried foods and most importantly, blue light. Furthermore, they help protect the eye by absorbing damaging blue light, which is present in sunlight, car headlights and television screens, amongst other sources.

Blue light exposure is unavoidable, but its harmful effects may be controlled through proper nutrition and supplementation. 

Further reading:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25976647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27274188
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