Leading multivitamin brand Centrum has added lutein to its
formulation for the German market, taking the ingredient firmly
into Europe's mass market and establishing as a daily health
requirement, writes Dominique Patton.
Long-term supplementation with a synthetic zeaxanthin product
significantly increased plasma levels of the carotenoid, thought to
protect against degeneration of eye health, report researchers from
DSM Nutritional Products.
A new study has found that most lutein and zeaxanthin supplements
meet their ingredients claims but often vary largely in strength.
Daily doses varied by 90-fold from as little as 0.25 mg to as much
as 22.5 mg per day, reports ConsumerLab.com.
Kemin Foods, maker of FloraGLO Lutein, is hoping to increase brand
awareness among the British medical community, by backing a
campaign to teach doctors about the role of lutein in preventing
blindness among the elderly.
Survey results released this week by the AMD Alliance, an
international coalition of eye care charities and organisations,
revealed that GPs feel 'left in the dark' when it comes to
recognising and treating Age Related Macular...
A study by researchers in Manchester, England, suggests that
Cognis' Xangold natural lutein ester supplements may promote eye
health in the elderly. If the evidence is confirmed, dietary
supplements and a higher intake of fruits...
A new supplement containing zeaxanthin, a nutrient which is thought
to slow or even prevent macular degeneration, has been launched by
the US group ZeaVision. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of
blindness in people over the...