Two years of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin may boost macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and retinal sensitivity in people with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says a new study.
A combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may boost the pigment in the retina and help people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says new data from Germany.
By Dr. John Nolan and Prof. Stephen Beatty - Macular Pigment Research Group, Vision Research Centre, Waterford, Ireland
Claims that meso-zeaxanthin is not required for eye health formulations in addition to the established ingredients, lutein and zeaxanthin, are "misleading" and "erroneous", leading eye-health researchers tell NutraIngredients.
Lutein supplements, shown previously to fortify the macular layer
in the eye and thought to protect against age-related blindness,
also appear to increase macular pigment in people at earlier stages
of age-related macular degeneration...
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...