Pack : 60's
Clear Vision with Lutein
Lutein is an anti-oxidant found in leafy vegetables and can help prevent macular degeneration and protect the eyes against damage from UV light and pollutants. We've combined Lutein with Bilberry Extract to produce See Cleer, the ultimate vision protection formula.
Many people think of lutein as “the eye vitamin.” They use it to prevent eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and retinitis pigmentosa.
Some people also use it for preventing colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Many multivitamins contain lutein. They usually provide a relatively small amount of 0.25 mg per tablet.
How does it work?
Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina). It is thought to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage.
- An eye disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Population studies suggest that people who consume higher amounts of lutein in their diet have a reduced risk of developing AMD. However, increasing dietary intake of lutein might not reduce the risk of AMD in people who already have a high intake of lutein. Taking lutein supplements for up to 12 months can improve some symptoms of AMD, but it does not seem to prevent AMD from becoming worse. Research on the use of lutein together with other ingredients shows conflicting results.
- Cataracts. Some studies suggest that eating higher amounts of lutein might decrease the risk of developing cataracts. Also, early research suggests that taking lutein three times weekly for up to 2 years can improve vision in elderly people with cataracts.