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ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP Natural Zeaxanthin

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At Kemin, we are proud to offer ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin, meticulously crafted to support vision and enhance overall eye health. Designed specifically for supplement manufacturers, ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin is your key to formulating high-quality eye health supplements that deliver tangible benefits to your customers.

The Science behind ZeaONE®

Zeaxanthin, a powerful carotenoid found naturally in common vegetables like corn, squash, and peppers, plays a vital role in maintaining optimal eye health. Together with lutein, zeaxanthin forms macular pigment, which acts as a shield against potentially damaging blue light and helps enhance the quality of vision.3-6 Our ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin is carefully extracted from marigold flowers, ensuring purity, potency, and efficacy in every batch.

Science-Backed Benefits

When formulated into a supplement alongside FloraGLO® Lutein, ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin offers a multitude of benefits for eye health:

  • Accelerates eye recovery from intense light exposure1,2
  • Enhances visual acuity, even in individuals with 20/20 vision3-6
  • Absorbs excess blue light, protecting against oxidative damage7,8
  • May increase neural processing speed, supporting overall cognitive function9

Key Consumer Insights

Research recommends a daily intake of at least 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin to promote optimal eye health. However, most individuals fall short of these recommendations10, leaving their eyes vulnerable to age-related decline and oxidative stress. ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin offers a convenient solution to bridge this dietary gap, providing a reliable source of these essential nutrients for improved vision and long-term eye health.

Formulation Opportunities

As a supplement manufacturer, incorporating ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin into your product portfolio opens up a world of formulation opportunities. Whether developing standalone eye health supplements or comprehensive vision support formulas, ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin can be seamlessly integrated to enhance the efficacy and appeal of your products. Partner with us to explore innovative formulations that address the diverse needs of your customers and elevate your brand in the rapidly growing eye health market.

How to Add ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin to Your Formulation

ZeaONE®/OPTISHARP™ Natural Zeaxanthin can be seamlessly added to a wide range of formulations. Our Customer Laboratory Service team specializes in formulating with our ingredients to bring your innovative products to life.


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Supporting Eye Health, Naturally

A supplement ingredient for eye health, ZeaONE® is a free-form RR-zeaxanthin* naturally sourced from marigold flowers.

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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. Liu R, et al. (2014) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 56:252-258. 5. Yagi, A. et al. (2009). Appl. Ergon. 40, 1047-1054.
  3. Stringham, J. M., and Hammond, B. R. (2008) Macular pigment and visual performance under glare conditions, Optom Vis Sci 85, 82-88.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6.  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. Bovier, E. R. and B. R. Hammond (2015). “A randomized placebo-controlled study on the effects of lutein and zeaxanthin on visual processing speed in young healthy subjects.” Arch Biochem Biophys 572: 54-57.
  10. U.S. adults older than 60 years, average intake was around 2 mg per day of L+Z: Christensen, K., Gleason, C. E., & Mares, J. A. (2018). Dietary carotenoids and cognitive function among US adults, NHANES 2011-2014. Nutr Neurosci, 1-9.