Life Extension, Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin and C3G, 60 Softgels (Discontinued Item)
- For Longer Life
- Protects Ocular Functions
- Dietary Supplement
The eye is a highly complex organ that detects light and converts it to electrochemical impulses in neurons. It must safely harvest, control, focus, and react to light in order to produce vision. Light enters the anterior (front) portion of the eye through the clear cornea and fluid-like aqueous humor, and is then focused by the clear lens before entering the gel-like vitreous humor. It must pass through a nerve layer of ganglions connected to photoreceptors (both rods and cones) where light signals are converted to electrical signals that are transported to the brain. Behind the photoreceptors is the retinal pigmented epithelium, which nourishes the retinal visual cells and removes waste from the constantly active photoreceptor cells. The retinal pigmented epithelium rests on a thin, connective tissue-like support structure called Bruch’s membrane (vitreous lamina), which also serves to create a blood-brain barrier for transport of nutrients, waste products, and critical oxygen. The macular region of the human retina is yellow in color due to the presence of the macular pigment, composed of two dietary xanthophylls, lutein and zeaxanthin, and another xanthophyll, meso-zeaxanthin. The latter is formed from lutein in the retina. Because the macula is yellow in color, it absorbs excess blue and ultraviolet light that enters the eye. The macular pigment protects the underlying photoreceptor cell layer from light damage, possibly initiated by the formation of reactive oxygen species during a photosensitized reaction. The macular pigment can be increased by either increasing the intake of foods that are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, such as dark-green leafy vegetables, or by supplementation with nutrients like lutein or zeaxanthin.
With time, the aging eye accumulates photosensitizers in the retina, such as lipofuscin, thereby making the retina the most susceptible to light-initiated oxidative damage. Photoreceptors in the retina are neural cells that do not undergo mitosis (i.e., the division of the parent cell’s genome into two daughter cells). Once lost, these photoreceptors cannot be restored, leading to degeneration of the retina, deleterious accumulation of metabolic debris, and a resultant loss of vision. However, research has shown that maintaining optimal vision is now possible with nutritional supplementation, diet and other lifestyle changes.
By absorbing blue light, carotenoids protect delicate photoreceptor cells in the retina’s macula from light damage. The density of your macular pigment (composed of lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin) is essential to proper vision. These carotenoids act as antioxidants and protect the macula from damage by photo-initiated oxidative stress. Unfortunately, this density declines naturally over time. Some aging people also lose their ability to convert lutein into meso-zeaxanthin inside their macula.
Eating lots of lutein- and zeaxanthin-containing vegetables can help maintain the structural integrity of the macula. However, since meso-zeaxanthin is not part of the typical diet, it cannot be replaced except in supplement form.
This Super Zeaxanthin formula provides clinically proven doses of all three carotenoids to help protect your precious eyesight.
Super Zeaxanthin formula includes C3G (Cyanidin-3-gluco-side), a cutting-edge berry flavonoid compound that helps to stimulate regeneration of rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is a compound in the eyes that absorbs light in the retina. As rhodopsin dramatically declines over time, it leads to a progressive loss of night vision. By helping to maintain rhodopsin, C3G helps to support night vision.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take one (1) softgel daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, beeswax, purified water, sunflower lecithin, safflower oil, potato maltodextrin, annatto color.
Super Zeaxanthin with Lutein, Meso-zeaxanthin and C3G contains natural extracts of bioavailable zeaxanthin, lutein, meso-zeaxanthin, and C3G.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not exceed recommended dose.
- Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
- When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
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|Serving Size: 1 Softgel|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|OptiLut, LuteinPlus and MZ [Marigold (Tagetes erecta) extract (flower) (free lutein equivalent 10 mg)]||38 mg||**|
|Zeaxanthin & Meso-zeaxanthin blend [Paprika (Capsicum annuum) extract (fruit), OptiLut, LuteinPlus and MZ Marigold (Tagetes erecta) extract (flower)]||3.75 mg||**|
|C3G (Cyanidin-3-glucoside) [from European black currant (Ribes nigrum) extract (fruit)]||2.2 mg||**|
|**Daily Value not established|
No effects felt
Posted by TriedandTested on Apr 29, 2014
Bought this for my 57-year-old dad. He claimed that after 2 months of use, his eyesight and vision did not improve at all.
Zeaxanthin: highly touted, but I don't notice anything.
Posted by Reviewer2631717 on Apr 20, 2014
Zeaxanthin is the only thing that is supposed to help cataracs, but it did nothing for my beginning cataracs. They are getting worse. Might work for others, but not for me. Also very expensive if - in desperation - you take 2 or more per.
Posted by 5722013870293167477 on Jan 01, 2014
My mom suffers from cataract. Since she started to take this product, her cataract has evolved slower than before. I hope that her condition will remain as it is now, so she won't need to undego surgery for the left eye (she already had surgery for her right eye). We will see...
Posted by Reviewer1729558 on Nov 23, 2013
I have been taking astaxanthin for over a year, and when I added this product from Life Extension, it heightened the improvements I have seen in my skin (healing of some sun damage) and my vision. I am really pleased!
Posted by 5542274494635803263 on Nov 20, 2013
I have taken this supplement since a few weeks. I noticed my eyes can see clearer now, I think it works for me. Thank you iherb team, for the fast delivery.