The health of the aging eye

As people age, the eyes are at risk of a variety of diseases and vision loss, including cataracts and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).1 Lutein and zeaxanthin intake is strongly associated with increasing Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD), as they prevent oxidative stress and free radical damage of the macula’s cells.

why floraglo® lutein?

FloraGLO® lutein is demonstrated to increase MPOD and improve visual function.2 A high dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin also has been associated with a significant reduction in the risk of progression to cataract surgery, of any cataract, or of any severe cataract.3

36 studies supporting that lutein increases mpod

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  1. Seddon, J. M. et al. Dietary carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and E, and advanced age-related macular degeneration. Eye Disease Case-Control Study Group. JAMA 272, 1413–1420 (1994).
  2. Richer, S. et al. Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic age-related macular degeneration: the Veterans LAST study (Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial). Optom. St Louis Mo 75, 216–230 (2004).
  3. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) Research Group, Chew EY, SanGiovanni J & et al. Lutein/zeaxanthin for the treatment of age-related cataract: Areds2 randomized trial report no. 4. JAMA Ophthalmol. 131, 843–850 (2013).