Macular Support 60c is available by Pharmax.
The two major degenerative diseases of the eye, cataracts and AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration) are now known to be strongly associated with progressive oxidative damage to the eye as ageing occurs.
Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment in older people and AMD is the leading cause of irreversible blindness.
AMD affects the macular, which is part of the retina and is the site of highest visual acuity. Cataracts are characterized by opacification of the lens.
The association between the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, and AMD is now clear:
? Lutein and zeaxanthin are the only carotenoids found in the macular and the lens
? These carotenoids appear to be present to prevent the peroxidation of long chained fatty acids, which form the basis of the ?rod? cell light receptors
? High intake of lutein and zeaxanthin correlate with high plasma concentrations of these two carotenoids. In human studies, this has been found to be associated with lowered risk of AMD and cataracts
? AMD and cataract suffers have low levels of lutein and zeaxanthin in their macular and lens tissues
Features & Benefits
Pharmax Macular Support provides a mixture of carotenoids and circulatory support nutrients, all of which have been shown to support macular health. Additionally, the concentration of carotenoids found in Macular Support is consistent with the amount required to have significant physiological effects.
? High concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin
? Mixed carotenoids provide a comprehensive basis of all the major plasma-borne carotenoids
? Bilberry extract has been shown to improve eye function by:
- Increasing blood flow
- Increasing retina sensitivity through antioxidant activity
? Ginkgo is a potent peripheral vasodilator
Serving size: Typically, per capsule
Lutein (as freeze dried lutein)...10mg
Zeaxanthin (as freeze dried zeaxanthin)...2mg
Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus)...50mg
Natural mixed carotenoids (as Dunaliella salina)...500?g
Ginkgo biloba leaf standardized extract (Ginkgo biloba)...50mg
One capsule taken daily with a meal or as professionally directed.