Clinically proven to have an important role in maintaining the health and function of the human macula. Zeaxanthin protects the eyes against oxidative stress and conditions associated with sunlight damage, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. This naturally occurring carotenoid is synthesized only by plants.
Carotenoids in the macula, a small, focused area of the retina, absorb 40% to 90% of blue light, and therefore are in major need of protection. This is where zeaxanthin comes in. This carotenoid is responsible for increasing the retina’s macular pigment, which protects different areas of the retina from extremely damaging blue light. Macular pigment therefore acts like a sunscreen for your eyes, helping you preserve your vision.
- Country of origin: China
- Part used: Tagetes erecta L flowers
- Solvent for extraction: Ethanol/water
- Stored form: Red orange suspension liquid