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ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP Natural Zeaxanthin

Together, ZeaONE/OPTISHARP Natural Zeaxanthin and FloraGLO Lutein help absorb potentially damaging blue light and enhance the quality of vision. 1-4

When formulated into a supplement with FloraGLO Lutein, ZeaONE/OPTISHARP Natural Zeaxanthin:

  • Help eyes recover more quickly from intense light 5,6
  • Enhance the quality of vision, even in people with 20/20 vision 1-4
  • Absorb excess blue light 7,8

How much zeaxanthin is needed?

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 for vision, it's important to consume lutein and zeaxanthin from foods or dietary supplements. Most individuals aren't consuming enough fruits and vegetables that contain lutein and zeaxanthin. In fact, most people only get 1 to 2 mg each day, which is far below the amounts proven to be beneficial for eye health.9

ZeaONE/OPTISHARP Natural Zeaxanthin is zeaxanthin naturally sourced from marigold flowers and is a safe, trusted ingredient for eye health. While the highest concentration of this carotenoid is found in the eye, zeaxanthin is also found in the skin, brain and other tissues.

Seed-to-Supplement Zeaxanthin Manufacturer

Dedicated to continuous viability of its natural sources, Kemin is the only company worldwide to have sequenced, assembled and annotated the entire marigold flower genome. Our world-leading breeding program is dedicated to developing hybrids with higher zeaxanthin-accumulation levels and more stable flower yields.

ZeaONE Zeaxanthin is distributed by DSM Nutritional Products as OPTISHARP Natural. Kemin manufactures ZeaONE in accordance with the U.S. FDA Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) 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 of zeaxanthin to be specifically evaluated for safety in pregnant women.

Kemin is committed to responsible and sustainable practices in the production of ZeaONE and in every other aspect of our business. Learn more about how we implement sustainable practices in every step of supplement production, from seed to table or the consumer's hands.

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OPTISHARP™ Natural is a Registered Trademark of DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.

OPTISHARP™ Natural is made with ZeaOne(R) from KEMIN. ZeaOne is a [registered] trademark of KEMIN Industries, Inc. 

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  2. Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Kvansakul, J., Harlow, J. A., Kopcke, W., Schalch, W., and Barbur, J. L. (2006) The effects of supplementation with lutein and/or zeaxanthin on human macular pigment density and colour vision, Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 26, 137-147.
  3. Kvansakul, J., Rodriguez-Carmona, M., Edgar, D. F., Barker, F. M., Kopcke, W., Schalch, W., and Barbur, J. L. (2006) Supplementation with the carotenoids lutein or zeaxanthin improves human visual performance, Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 26, 362-371.
  4. Schalch, W., Cohn, W., Barker, F. M., Kopcke, W., Mellerio, J., Bird, A. C., Robson, A. G., Fitzke, F. F., and van Kuijk, F. J. (2007) Xanthophyll accumulation in the human retina during supplementation with lutein or zeaxanthin - the LUXEA (LUtein Xanthophyll Eye Accumulation) study, Arch Biochem Biophys 458, 128-135.
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  9. Johnson, E. J., Maras, J. E., Rasmussen, H. M., and Tucker, K. L. (2010) Intake of lutein and zeaxanthin differ with age, sex, and ethnicity, J Am Diet Assoc 110, 1357-1362.