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ZeaONE® Zeaxanthin - The Way Nature Intended
Zeaxanthin is an important carotenoid found in foods, primarily in vegetables such as corn, squash and yellow and orange peppers.1 Both lutein and zeaxanthin are naturally deposited in the eyes to form macular pigment, which benefits long-term eye health.2-4 Studies have shown that high levels of macular pigment may keep eyes functioning at their best. Zeaxanthin is similar to lutein, and often used in conjunction to produce the best vision benefits. Zeaxanthin acts as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing the light-induced free radicals that destroy the eye's sensitive cells.5
How does zeaxanthin benefit eye health?
Zeaxanthin is prevalent in the central region of the retina, whereas lutein is prevalent in the periphery of the eyes. These two nutrients work together to filter damaging blue light and enhance quality of vision, even in people with 20/20 vision.6-9 The more lutein and zeaxanthin in the eyes, the more blue light will be filtered.10 High levels of both zeaxanthin and lutein helps eyes recover more quickly from intense light and promotes sharper vision, which can help people drive more easily at night, and read or watch TV in low-light conditions.
The importance of zeaxanthin supplementation
Current research recommends at least 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin daily to keep eyes healthy and performing their best. Since the human body doesn't produce these carotenoids, it's important to consume these nutrients from foods or dietary supplements. Most people aren't consuming enough fruits and vegetables that contain lutein and zeaxanthin. In fact, most people only get 0.5-4.0 mg each day - far below the amounts proven to be beneficial for eye health.11
Formulating with ZeaONE® Zeaxanthin and FloraGLO Lutein is the best way to protect your customers' eyes.
ZeaONE is a safe, trusted ingredient for eye health
ZeaONE Zeaxanthin, like FloraGLO lutein, is a naturally-sourced extract from marigold flowers. ZeaONE is the same free-form zeaxanthin found naturally in the human diet and for many of us, an eye health supplement is the best source for daily zeaxanthin. Kemin manufactures ZeaONE in accordance with the U.S. FDA Good Manufacturing Process (GMPs) facility and delivers it through a carefully controlled supply chain. ZeaONE has received GRAS status from the FDA, making it the first (RR) dietary zeaxanthin from marigold flowers and the first brand to specifically evaluate the safety of ZeaONE zeaxanthin in pregnant women. ZeaONE Zeaxanthin is distributed by DSM Nutritional Products as OPTISHARP® Natural.
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