Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Are They Good For Your Vision?

June 12, 2017

I  had my eye refraction test last March and my prescription lens are now 500/500. I'm turning 41 in three months and the fact that my vision is worsening has now become one of my concerns. When I was still a child, my mother always feed me with carrots, squash, and vegetables believed to be good for the eyes.

My work demands that I am in front of the computer more than 8 hours a day. Add to that the time spend on my tablet and mobile phone when I'm not facing the laptop. I also love to read books.  I know it's impossible to once again have a 20/20 vision. What I can do now is prevent it to get worse. I'm afraid of having a cataract when I get old. 

Lutein and Zeaxanthin Benefits 

Most of us are familiar with Lutein. It came from the Latin word "luteus"which means yellow. It is naturally found in carrots, corn, squash, kale, spinach, and zucchini, among others. Another important supplement for eye health is Zeaxanthin. It is found in high concentration in green leafy vegetables.
  • lutein and zeaxanthin  increase the optical density of the macular pigment in eyes therefore reduces the risk of light-induced  damage that could lead to macular degeneration
  • help slow progression of macular degeneration
  • zeaxanthin improves night vision
  •  lutein's antioxidant abilities of help to fight free radical damage caused by blue light or sun exposure
I'm taking Doppelherz Lutein + Zeaxanthin with Vitamin A, C, E, and Zinc food supplement now because I don't want to wait until it's too late. 

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