Lutein, proves beneficial in the treatment of Age-Related eye
disease including Age-Related
Putting the brakes on Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Lutein is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. It is increasingly recognized as a key factor in maintaining the health of the macula, an area in the back of the eye's retina that creates the sharpest vision. Free radical damage from sunlight and other environmental factors generally results in the onset of
Age-Related Macular Degeneration .
How does Lutein work to prevent
Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
Some of the most valuable antioxidant protection against macular degeneration is supplied by carotenoids which help neutralize the free radicals that can damage the retina. Two carotenoids in particular, lutein and zeaxanthin, play an important role in macular function by blocking the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. ."Both lutein and zeaxanthin effectively absorb the blue region of the visible spectrum-the most damaging wavelengths of light to which the retina is routinely exposed," reports Paul S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of Utah's Eye Center.
One important study (Landrum JT et.al.1997) evaluated the use of lutein supplementation for 140 days. Two patients received dietary supplements of 30 mg of lutein daily for 140 days. In both patients, there was an increase in macular pigment optical density. This was felt to correspond to a 30% to 40% reduction in the amount of blue light that would reach the photoreceptors. Theoretically, this reduction in blue light could aid in reducing the oxidative damage that may be occurring in
Age-Related Macular Degeneration .
food and or supplements rich in vitamin E, C and Lutein. Lutein is a plant
antioxidant found in high quantities in spinach, kale and other dark
green, leafy vegetables" - Macular
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|"Standardized Bilberry, Lutein and Alpha Lipoic Acid, are the Heavy Hitters Missing from Most Formulations
"It is important to note that every study we are aware of which has demonstrated visual health benefits with the herb bilberry has used the standardized 100 to 1 concentrate. This special form provides a 25% anthocyanoside content, and in these studies, patients used 160-320 mg per day.
If a formula does not state that it contains standardized bilberry, chances are you're simply getting plain dried herb, not concentrated. Even if the label says 40 mg of bilberry, you could be getting only a negligible amount of the active ingredient.
Standardized Lutein is an extremely effective carotenoid antioxidant. Alpha Lipoic Acid provides powerful protection to the central nervous system critical to optimal vision health."-
Thomas Charles Spoor, M.D. Board Certified
||Thomas Charles Spoor, M.D. Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Ophthalmic Surgeon and NSI Scientific Advisory Board Member
Age-Related Macular Degeneration -Nutritional supplements- natural treatment for leading cause of blindness
Landrum JT, Bone RA, Joa H, et al. A one year study of the macular pigment: The effect of 140 days of a lutein supplement. Exp Eye Res. 1997; 65:57-62.
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