Lutein and Age Related Macular Degeneration

Two Decades of Data and 100,000 Participants Support Role of Lutein-Zeaxanthin in Lowering AMD Risk

New research has found that increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a reduction in the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Over 102,000 people participated in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study which provided over 20 years of data.  Both studies indicated individuals with the highest…

carotenoids

Study Shows 3 Carotenoid Formula Boosts Visual Performance for Non-Impaired Subjects

A new long term trial has concluded that supplementation with lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, 3 of the carotenoids, may improve visual performance in subjects who had normal vision at the start of the study.  This trial was called the Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials (CREST). 105 individuals with an average age of 48 equally split…

Vitamin C and Cataract Prevention

Healthy tears: Vitamin C May Protect against Cataracts: A new study shows that increasing vitamin C intake may provide a protective benefit against cataract progression. 324 pairs of female twins participated in this study which lasted over 10 years. Photographs, which looked at the lenses of the study participants, showed in detail the opacity of…