Life Extension, MacuGuard, Ocular Support, 60 Softgels
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Life Extension, MacuGuard, Ocular Support, 60 Softgels
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Shipping Weight:0.12 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Product Code: LEX-19926
- UPC Code: 737870199267
- Package Quantity: 60 Softgels
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- Eye Health Formula
- Dietary Supplement
Based on scientific studies, this formula is enhanced with phospholipids to increase lutein absorption.
Support your eye health and night vision
MacuGuard Ocular Support provides lutein, trans-zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin, three important nutrients that protect the delicate photoreceptor cells in the retina's macula from light damage. This innovative formula also contains C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside), a cutting-edge berry flavonoid compound that helps stimulate regeneration of rhodopsin, a compound in the eyes that absorbs light in the retina to help support night vision.
Benefits at a Glance
- Comprehensive ocular nutrition in a single softgel
- Contains lutein, two forms of zeaxanthin, and phospholipid compounds
- Promotes absorption and concentration of lutein nutrient
- Contains berry flavonoids to support night vision
Carotenoid antioxidants: essential nutrients for your eyes
The nutrients our eyes need are often hard to come by — and our bodies sometimes lose the ability to synthesize them as we age. For instance: carotenoid nutrients such as lutein and specific forms of zeaxanthin make up your macular pigment. This part of your retina protects underlying photoreceptor cells from the harmful effects of excess blue and ultraviolet light.
Macular pigment density: vital for healthy vision
Because of this, the density of your macular pigment is essentials to healthy vision. Unfortunately, this density naturally declines with age, and some of us lose the ability to synthesize meso-zeaxanthin from lutein over time. That's why this formula contains lutein as well as trans-zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, which are difficult to get from diet alone. In addition, alpha-carotene has been added based on new evidence that it helps support the macular pigment.
Phospholipids for lutein: absorption, concentration and circulation
Getting these eye-healthy nutrients to where you need them most is a huge part of supporting your vision health. This formula contains phospholipids, which mix well with lutein and are an integral part of the cell membrane. Phospholipids have also been shown to support lutein absorption and improve the circulation and accumulation of lutein within the retina as well.
Nutrition for night vision: C3G berry flavonoids
MacuGuard Ocular Support also contains a cutting-edge flavonoid derived from European black currant berry extract. Cyanidin-3-glucoside encourages the regeneration of rhodopsin, a retinal compound which absorbs light. Age-related decline of rhodopsin is associated with the loss of night vision — so this nutrient helps older eyes see better at night.
Vision-enhancing benefits of saffron
This formula also includes the optimal dose of saffron along with cyanidin-3-glucoside to support healthy vision. People supplementing with saffron showed an improvement in vision as measured by them seeing an average of two additional lines on the Snellen eye chart commonly used by doctors to test vision.
Start protecting your eye health today!
Eye health is a crucial and often-overlooked part of ensuring quality of life as you age. The potent ingredients in MacuGuard Ocular Support help protect your macular health from light-induced damage and oxidative stress. Make this comprehensive formula a part of your nutritional regimen — and help safeguard your eyes for years to come!
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.Take one (1) softgel daily, with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Extra virgin olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, safflower oil, beeswax, palm oil, purified water, cellulose, annatto color, potato maltodextrin.
Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
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|Serving Size: 1 Softgel|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|MacuGuard proprietary blend |
Phospholipids, marigold extract (flower)
[providing 10 mg free lutein, 4 mg
meso-zeaxanthin & trans-zeaxanthin],
mixed carotenoids [providing 1.24 mg a-carotene]
|Saffron extract (stigma)||20 mg||**|
|C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside) [from European black currant extract (fruit)]||2.2 mg||**|
|**Daily Value not established.|
This product has the same ingredients as the previous MacuGuard from Life Extension my mom used to take. The results appeared after about 3-4 months (for age-related cataract) and the vision has improved over the time period she took it. She has paused the product but now she wants to take it again because it has helped her a lot. Thank you iHerb for giving us the chance to purchase it overseas!
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MacuGaurd has worked for me.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 02, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I have been taking this product for about 3 months. I have noticed my eyes are a bit clearer. My sight has improved marginally, I no am longer experiencing headaches from reading too much. I will continue to take MacuGuard.
A good product
Posted by iHerb Customer on Dec 27, 2017 | Verified Purchase
First of all I have always trusted Life Extension for their high quality products. Second, I have taken this for years to help protect my eyesight against macular degeneration which is in my family. I am 73 and so far my eyes are very healthy with no sign of macular or cataracts.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I've been taking this for several years for occular support. My ophthalmologist tells me "whatever you are doing, keep doing it"! I certainly am pleased with this product. Got a friend with glaucoma introduced to it a few years ago now. His doc says the same thing. I highly recommend this product.
Added safe guard for my eyes
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Omega 3 is vital for good eye health. This product is added insurance to keep the eyes working strong. Other reviewers have noted that this product will guard against macular degeneration, glocoma, and cataracts..... and in some cases will help reverse this type of damage. Good enough for me to add one a day to my regimen
beware the optimal level of zeaxanthin
Posted by americiumdream on Oct 03, 2017 | Verified Purchase
. you get 4mg of zeaxanthins with this; some studies preferred 8mg for some reason.