What is Zeaxanthin?
Extracted from Marigold flowers which belong to compositae family and tagetes erecta. It is an annual herb and widely planted in Hei lung kiang, Jilin, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Yunnan, etc. The marigold we used comes from Yunnan province.
Zeaxanthin is one of the most common carotenoid alcohols found in nature. It is important in the xanthophyll cycle. Synthesized in plants and some micro-organisms, it is the pigment that gives paprika (made from bell peppers), corn, saffron, wolfberries, and many other plants and microbes their characteristic color. Zeaxanthin is thought to play a role in protection against age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and age-related cataract formation. They may also be protective against some forms of cancer. These two carotenoids are sometimes referred to as macular yellow, retinal carotenoids or macular pigment.
- Promoting the healthy of eye and skin through reducing the risk of macular degeneration, supporting normal eye functions and protecting the retina by blocking harmful blue light.
- Eliminating free-radicals, protecting human body from harm, improve immunity, protecting skin from the harmful solar ray.
- Preventing cardiopathy and cancer.
- Resisting arteriosclerosis.
How Zeaxanthin works:
Studies show that the retina contains two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, with the greatest concentration at the center. Within the central macula, zeaxanthin is the dominant component, up to 75% of the total, whereas in the peripheral retina, lutein predominates, usually being 67% or greater. Typical carotenoid concentrations within other human tissues are much lower. Data show that the macular pigment increases through dietary supplements. Evidence points to a correlation between macular pigment density and a reduction in the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Please consult your doctor, The American Optometric Association recommends 10 mg/day of lutein and 2 mg/day for zeaxanthin.
Some medical conditions may interact with zeaxanthin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding;
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement;
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances;
- if you take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or multivitamin therapy);
- if you have certain types of anemia (eg, pernicious anemia).
Where to buy Zeaxanthin?
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