Blackmores Lutein-Vision Advanced 60 Caps
Blackmores Lutein-Vision Advanced is a convenient one-a-day dosage and helps to:
- Provide protection to the macular region of the eye from free radical damage.
- Increase the density of the macular pigment of the retina
- Contains omega-3 fatty acids important for eye health
Lutein and zeaxanthin: Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in the human eye. The highest concentration is found in the macular area of the retina.The macula is responsible for central vision. Our ability to recognise faces, read, drive, see colours and contrast are all dependent on a healthy macula. They are also present in the lens. In the macula, lutein and zeaxanthin form a layer of yellow pigment called the macular pigment, which serves as an effective natural filter of the most damaging light (near-to-UV blue light) that reaches the retina. Human studies suggest that supplements containing natural lutein and zeaxanthin esters may increase the density of the macular pigments. In addition to absorbing potentially harmful blue light, lutein and zeaxanthin also function as antioxidants and may help reduce the risk of age-related macular change by decreasing the cumulative effects of oxidative damage to the retina and lens.
Selenium: Lutein-Vision Advanced™ contains selenium as selenomethionine, an easily absorbed form of selenium. Selenium plays an important role in the body’s antioxidant system.
Omega-3 fatty acid: Several studies have found that higher intakes of omega-3 fatty acids and fish are associated with better eye health. Very high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), are present in the retina, specifically in photoreceptor cells and the vascular part of the retina. The photoreceptors are constantly being renewed and therefore a constant supply of DHA may be required for proper retinal function. A marginal depletion may make the retina more vulnerable to damage.
Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with a meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Children – Not suitable for children under 15 years
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
- Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
- This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 µg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
- Contains sodium sulfite
Tagetes erecta (Marigold) extract equiv to dry flower (standardised to contain lutein esters calculated as lutein 5 mg) 500mg
Selenomethionine (Selenium 50 µg) 122 µg
Zeaxanthin 1 mg
Concentrated omega-3 triglycerides-fish Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 500 mg as (850mg): Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 325mg and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 175 mg
Brown, soft gelatin capsule.